We’re excited you are checking out our church! Reading about us is great, but, meeting us in person is even BETTER! We meet 10 AM SUNDAY MORNINGS at our 450 SE Washington Street campus.
Here at Dallas Church we believe that God, the Creator of the whole Universe, is interested in being our Father, our Savior, our friend, and our hope. God wants to know each of us personally and to work in our lives. God wants to create something even more amazing that we could ever dream of through His Son, Jesus Christ. He tells us that we are made in His image and through Jesus Christ, we see how that image is God’s dream for His creation – to be in Christ is to be fully human! We were made for so much more than our media or culture might lead us to believe! Followers of Jesus are molded and shaped daily into the image of Christ to make an impact for Him in our world. In addition, we believe that God has a distinctive calling on your life, a specific purpose for you to discover and respond to. Our mission is simple: “discovering God’s dream…together.”
Now, what does that mean? Well, basically, it means that before God created everything we see, He had you and I in mind. He was dreaming about walking in relationship with us. He didn’t NEED us, but, He wanted us and He chose to create us in His image. Isn’t that cool? Before the foundation of the world He was dreaming about life in close contact with you and me! He cared SO MUCH for this dream that even when sin interrupted it all, He came and was born into humanity to do whatever it took to restore His dream for all of us…even to death on a cross! After He rose from death and shocked the world, Jesus spoke to His followers and said this:
“God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.” (The Message)
Jesus taught His followers that He was ‘the way, the truth and the life’ indicating that His very life was what God dreamed for all humanity. In learning His way of life, we live out God’s dream for us! Jesus embodied life the way God designed – a life full of joy, purpose, hope & forgiveness. Here at Dallas Church, we want to fully discover & live that dream…and we want everyone to have a chance to join with us in that life adventure!
I look forward to walking this journey and discovering this dream along with you! Click here to download our resource called “Responding to God” to help you get started in your journey!
Ben Bauman, Lead Pastor