Why the name Refuge?
One of our favorite descriptions of God in the Bible is Refuge – He is our shelter, protector, and provider. We also think it’s a great description of who the church is supposed to be. We want to be a people and place that offers the hope of Jesus to a hurting world, a people and place where it is safe to explore and discover a life changing relationship with Jesus.
No matter who we are, or where we are, we believe God’s abundant grace has the power to change us and restore us into the people we were created to be. In Jesus, we are forgiven, loved, accepted, righteous, free, cherished, victorious and hopeful. God has given us what we don’t deserve. At the heart of Christianity is this gospel or good news of grace. It is a message of unexpected and undeserving love.
The gospel is that God himself has come to rescue and restore creation in and through the work of Jesus Christ on our behalf. It is because God has first loved us, that we desire to love him back. His love motivates us as a church to live intentionally, sacrificially and generously toward others.
At Refuge, we believe Christianity at its core is about learning to love God and love one another. Church shouldn’t feel just like another program or form of entertainment. It should feel like family. We’d love for you to experience Refuge for yourself at one of our weekend gatherings in the near future!
Our mission at Refuge Church is to help people begin a lifelong journey of trust in Jesus, whereby the Holy Spirit transforms them into the likeness of Jesus, so that they increasingly experience the abundant life of loving God and neighbor.