WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION

We exist to reach the world for Jesus one person at a time by multiplying disciples and churches in real relationship.

We do this because Jesus’ church cares about who he cares about. We are invited to join Jesus at work in our world. We are all in a process of becoming who Jesus called us and designed us to be individually as disciples and together as his church.

How We Do IT

 

We PURSUE people.

We get people CONNECTED.

We GIVE of our time and finances.

We MULTIPLY disciples and leaders.

OUR BELIEFS

We exist to reach the world for Jesus one person at a time because Jesus’ church cares about who he cares about. We are invited to join Jesus at work in our world. We are all in a process of becoming who Jesus called us and designed us to be individually as disciples and together as his church.

GOD

God is Creator and Ruler of the universe. There is one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. He is Holy and Righteous. The only way to have an authentic relationship with God is through Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:16; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14

GOD THE FATHER

We believe that God the Father holds all the attributes of God while exercising a unique role in the triune God. The Godhead is in agreement with the role of each: God as Father, Son as sacrifice, and Spirit as power. He is the father of Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and yet still one with both as God. The Father adopts believers into relationship with Him as he prunes/disciplines believers to strengthen them for His glory.

Luke 1:35; Matthew 3:17; Romans 8:15-17; John 15:1-2; Hebrews 12:7-11

GOD THE SON - JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father as God. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to claim His own and take them to Heaven.

Colossians 1:15-20; Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-4, 14:6, 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He makes us aware of our need to follow Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. He gives us guidance and leadership on a daily basis so we can obey God’s Word and do what is right. He gives each of us spiritual gifts for the purpose of serving the Body of Christ. We seek to live under His control in all situations.

John 16:8-9; Acts 2:38; Romans 8:26-27; Ephesians 1:13-14, 3:16, 4:30, 5:18; Galatians 5:16, 25; 1 Corinthians 12,13

THE BIBLE IS AUTHORITATIVE

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture or error. The Bible is infallible, inerrant, and absolute truth. Where it speaks we listen and obey.

Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119:105, 160

PEOPLE NEED A SAVIOR

We believe that man, created by God, willfully sinned, and as a result is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 53:6, 59:1-2; Romans 3:23, 5:8

SALVATION

Salvation is a free gift of God. The death of Christ on the cross is the only sufficient payment for our sins. Every person has sinned, but every person can also be forgiven and saved by Christ. By placing your faith in Jesus you will have your sins forgiven, you will be filled with the Holy Spirit, and you will receive eternal life. Faith is both internally experienced and externally displayed through belief, repentance, a public confession of faith, and baptism.

Romans 3:23, 6:23; John 3:16; Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38; Matthew 28:19; Matthew 3:13-17

ETERNITY

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through the forgiveness of our sin. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally with God is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9

THE CHURCH

The church is the Body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue the task of leading others to faith in Christ and teaching followers of Christ to obey and serve Him. Involvement in a local church is critical to individual growth, fellowship, and support for life’s day-to-day challenges.

Matthew 28:19-20;1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 4:1-16; Ephesians 2:19

OUR CULTURE

The Culture of this eldership, staff, and leadership team has been fought for and labored over for years. We will relentlessly pursue these to be true of each of us. We will protect this culture. We will call each other to this culture. We will celebrate this culture. We will hold each other accountable to this culture. We cherish this culture.
WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT PEOPLE’S POTENTIAL

Jesus’ church is all about people development.

 

WE CAPTURE EVERY MOMENT

Intentionality in relationship is a switch we keep turned on.

 

WE KILL IT WITH SIMPLICITY

We can do more by doing less.

 

WE ARE WHO WE SAY WE ARE

Integrity is the most essential part.

 

WE DO WHATEVER IT TAKES

Supernatural passion drives our hearts.

 

WE ARE FAITHFUL

We stay faithful with little. Jesus gives us more.

WE LEAD THE WAY IN GENEROSITY

Goodwill leads to good opportunities for the Good News.

 

WE KNOW HIS CALL IS WORTH THE RISK

Every step of faith.

 

WE ARE LEARNERS

Self-starters and self-motivated to learn and grow.

 

WE DON’T GO ALONE

We are team players and team builders.

 

WE DEAL WITH IT

Fight for unity, Resolve conflict Biblically.

 

WE TAKE OUR NEXT STEPS

We never arrive.

OUR TEAM

Our staff team is comprised of men and women who are passionate about Jesus and the potential of the people Jesus entrusts to us. We believe God has called us to equip the church for the mission of reaching the world for Jesus one person at a time. We see ourselves as coaches, not star players.
Richie Shaw

Richie Shaw

Vision, Culture, Preaching rshaw@wearereallife.com

Shane Austin

Shane Austin

Groups Pastor saustin@wearereallife.com

Brandon Wessner

Brandon Wessner

One Heart Director/Groups Pastor bwessner@wearereallife.com

Dave Powers

Dave Powers

Connections Pastor dpowers@wearereallife.com

Michael Gray

Michael Gray

Northside Lead Pastor mgray@wearereallife.com

Brennan Johnson

Brennan Johnson

Next Generation Pastor bjohnson@wearereallife.com

Samuel Morin

Samuel Morin

Worship Pastor smorin@wearereallife.com

Michele Wood

Michele Wood

Office Administrator mwood@wearereallife.com

Dan Hearron

Dan Hearron

Director of Operations dhearron@wearereallife.com

Michael Kotsala

Michael Kotsala

South Hill Lead Pastor mkotsala@wearereallife.com

Leighton Miles

Leighton Miles

Worship Director lmiles@wearereallife.com

Grayson Belleque

Grayson Belleque

Next Generation Admin / Kids Lead gbelleque@wearereallife.com

Address: 10101 N Nevada St. Spokane WA 99218
Phone: (509) 466-1214
Office Hours: Mon - Thur // 9am - 4pm

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