Vertical Church exists to glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).

Proclaiming the authority of God’s Word without apology.
“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” 2 Timothy 4:2

Lifting high the name of Jesus through worship.
“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.  God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24

Believing firmly in the power of prayer.
“Pray without ceasing,” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Sharing the good news of Jesus with boldness
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”  Romans 1:16

The path of authentic discipleship commands a lifetime of following. 

Growing disciples go through a continual process—sanctification. This simply means becoming more and more like Christ (Romans 8:29). We like to describe that as worshiping, walking, and working for Christ. And when we become intentional about seeking to honor God in these three ways, we can’t help but become “mature in Christ” (Colossians 1:28), growing deeper in our relationship with God and our relationships with others. 

Disciple-making is to be worked out together in ministry to one another. We believe it’s not about one or a small number of pastors bearing the total responsibility to care for the entire congregation (Ephesians 4:11-12). Rather it’s about all disciples using their God-given spiritual gifts to provide mutual ministry, in the context of a vibrant and strong local church. 

Our primary means to develop these gifts, and to build up and serve one another is through Vertical Church Small Groups. Everyone who calls Vertical Church their church home is strongly encouraged to take part in a Vertical Church Small Group where the Scriptures are opened, lives are shared and prayer is upheld. Small group ministry will takes place within our Student and Children’s Ministries. Many types and demographics of Vertical Church Small Groups are available, and new groups are continually forming.

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