Who we are
Tribal Family – We’re a family not a franchise. In an age of the corporatization of churches we’re intentionally embracing the family ethos of the New Testament (Romans 12:10, 1 Timothy 3:15, Matthew 12:46-50, 1 John 2:12-14, Ephesians 2:19). We’re seeking to live in interdependent community like a tribe. The word “tribe” best describes the loving community described in Acts 2:44-47.
Authentically Raw – We realize that those who get real get restored (1 John 1:8). We value being open, transparent and honest about our weaknesses to receive help and inspire others to authenticity. We agree with the Apostle Paul who said in “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Diversity – We welcome everyone from bikers to bankers; PhD.’s to G.E.D.s; every different age, race and walk of life (Revelation 7:9, Colossians 3:11, Galatians 3:28, James 2:1-26). Biblical Foundation – We are an unapologetically Bible believing and distinctively Christian church. We embrace biblical standards given for God’s glory and our protection. Everyone is welcome to come and be transformed by the power of God (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21).
What we do
Know Jesus – We assist people into love relationship with Jesus.
Cultivate Freedom – We create environments where people can find freedom from sin, dysfunction, addictions and inner-wounds.
Discover Purpose – We guide people to discover their unique purpose for living.
Make a Difference – We create opportunities for people to make a difference in the world by using their unique strengths.
Where we serve
We love the city! Some of our tribe grew up in the inner-city; some moved into the inner-city; and others drive in to worship and serve. The ancient prophet Isaiah talked constantly about cities and urban realities. In fact, some theologians have called Isaiah “The Prophet of the City.” God caused Isaiah to speak often about cities because God loves people and lots of people live in cities. In 1900 only 8% of people on earth lived in cities. In 2000 50% lived in cities. In just a few years 60% of people on the planet will live in cities. Unfortunately there’s been an anti-city mentality among some Christians as many Christians have left the cities for more comfortable, safer environments. This has left the cities without the Christian influence. Cities are strategic because art, music, government, media, banking, business and education are in the city. Culture and influence move from the city out to the suburbs and country. This could be why early Christian Missionaries went exclusively to cities. The word pagan literally means man of the country. If you don’t like cities you won’t like Heaven. Listen to John’s description of Heaven in Revelation 21:2 “And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.” According to author Ray Bakke “Mission is no longer just about crossing the oceans, jungles and deserts, but about crossing the streets of the world’s cities. This is why Jesus was so affected by the city. We see Jesus’ heart for the city when he approached his city in Luke 19:41 “As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it…” Jesus looked over His city and wept and I’m asking God to intensify our love for our city of San Antonio. The Apostle Paul was discouraged by much of what he saw in the city of Corinth but God encouraged him in Acts 18:9-11 “One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision and told him, “Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent! For I am with you, and no one will attack and harm you, for many people in this city belong to me.” As Christ-Followers we feel strongly that we must not fear but we must be a people characterized by loving and serving our city.