If you think the last thing Columbia needs is another church because churches are good to have around, we agree. We aren’t inclined to color in the lines. Rather, we aim to stretch the lines as far as God allows to allow people on the boundaries, in the margins, and outside the doors, but not forgotten by God to belong even before they believe.
This isn’t easy, but easy often means boring. So we’ve decided to try a different approach and meet people exactly where they are. But even while we stretch, we’re careful not to dismiss the ancient and timeless practices of faith that are still around for a reason.
Downtown Church is an experience that’s not easy to put into words. Instead of offering you a laundry list of stuff we do and don’t believe, we’d rather you come and see it for yourself. But still, there are a few things that guide the way we worship, the way we work, and the way people become a part of the church.