We are often asked “What is The Refuge?” or “What kind of church are you?”
We thought the best way to answer that question would be to share our Invitation to Community, which we read at the beginning of each of our gatherings as a reminder of who we are and what we are trying to live out together. You can also learn more about The Refuge at our website www.therefugeonline.org or The Refuge Facebook Page.
The Refuge’s Invitation to Community
The Refuge is a mission center and Christian community dedicated to helping hurting and hungry people find faith, hope, and dignity alongside each other.
We love to throw parties, tell stories, find hope, and practice the ways of Jesus as best we can.
We’re all hurt or hungry in our own ways.
We’re at different places on our journey but we share a guiding story, a sweeping epic drama called The Bible.
We find faith as we follow Jesus and share a willingness to honestly wrestle with God and our questions and doubts.
We find dignity as God’s image-bearers and strive to call out that dignity in one another.
We all receive, we all give.
We are old, young, poor, rich, conservative, liberal, single, married, gay, straight, evangelical, progressive, book-smart, street-smart, certain, doubting, hurting, thriving.
Yet Christ’s love binds our differences together in unity.
At The Refuge, everyone is safe, but no one is comfortable.