Our mission is simple:
To walk with more people toward a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.
“I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” -John 10:10, The Message
God has given us an incredible mission of “walking with more people toward a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.” It all starts with this amazing truth, “God loves you!” At Clay, we celebrate that God’s incredible grace finds us, accepts us, and embraces us where we are and takes us on a journey to where God invites us to go. The profound understanding that we are loved without condition motivates us to accept this grace, discover why we are here, embrace our own place of ministry, and then walk with someone else on that path, helping others know they are loved.
We live out this mission by sharing LIFE together - Living In Faith Everyday!
Nothing is so powerful as a daily witness of God’s love in action in our own lives. Our goal is for every Christ-follower to walk everyday with others while sharing the love of Jesus.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. -Matthew 28:19
“Cleopas and the other disciple asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while Jesus talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?" -Luke 24:32
"So welcome each other, in the same way that Christ also welcomed you, for God's glory." - Romans 15:7
Along the road to Emmaus, Jesus is revealed to Cleopas and another disciple as they embrace him. We desire to be a church who embraces everyone - sick, hurting, lost, broken, not sure what you believe, or sure of what you believe. No matter who you are or where you've been, our hope is that you will come to know the embrace of Christ's love.
"For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of hands..." - 2 Timothy 1:6
Our desire is to be a people 'with hearts burning' to share the love we've come to know in Jesus, a love that transforms lives. Everyone has gifts and talents and experiences to share. Through worship, the Word, prayer, and serving, we look to God to ignite our passions to use our lives to change our families, our neighborhoods, and our world into more loving, Christ-like communities.
"A new command I give to you, that you love one another: As I have loved you, you are also to love one another." - 2 Timothy 1:6
We are a group committed to see Christ's love expanding through our lives and our ministries. We deeply desire a world with more love and peace and comfort and hope, and we believe that effort begins with us. Through feeding the hungry and caring for the orphan, meeting basic needs and mentoring our youth, we are committed to expanding Christ's love in all that we do.