Jesus does not have to be made relevant for a new generation and mindset. He already is. However, the difficulty is often linked to how we reveal Jesus. We seek to find ways to communicate and interpret the unchanging and authoritative truth of the Bible into the mindset and perspective of this generation.
Transformation doesn't happen in events as much as it happens in relationship. The quality of our relationship with God is often tied to the quality of our relationships with others. The Bible was written in the context of community and was meant to be lived out that way.
Everyone is called to a mission. Jesus gave us the command to go and be influencers. Because everyone has influence, we seek to leverage ours as we reveal our passions for Jesus and the gospel to those around us.
Discovering God: We seek to engage in things that help us understand God both cognitively and experientially. We seek to constantly go deeper in our relationship with God.
Discovering Me: We seek to reveal and unleash the amazing potential that God has placed within us. We are developing our spiritual gifts and our place of service in the community of faith.
Resonate Church exists to connect the Gospel to people, people to community, and community to mission.
The vision of Resonate Church is to bring the unchanging message of Christ's rescue to a mindset embedded deeply in post-modernity. The aim is to reach our culture through transformational community while using a simple church structure that can be easily replicated elsewhere.
Resonate seeks to equip believers to be sent out with a missional heartbeat, a passion for the Kingdom and a leadership/ministry skill set that will motivate them to plant churches or to be part of church plants in the Northwest and around the world.
The Bible declares that Jesus was/is God the Son who in His incarnation (birth into human history as fully God and fully man) provided for us the clearest and most important revelation of God that has ever been or ever will be and can alone forgive our sins and grant us salvation. In Heb 1:1-4 we read, "In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven."
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections (Deut 6:4; 2 Cor 13:14)
What is the Gospel? The word gospel simply means "good news." The central message of the Bible is the gospel, or good news, about the person and work of Jesus Christ. In 1 Cor 15:1-5, Paul provides the most succinct summary of the gospel: the man Jesus is also God, or Christ, and died on a cross in our place, paying the penalty for our sins; three days later He rose to conquer sin and death and give the gift of salvation to all who believe in Him alone for eternal life.
Total Depravity of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam's sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; man is totally depraved and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Gen 1:26, 27;
Rom 3:21-25; 5:12-13; Eph 2:1-3, 11-12).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Eph 2:8-10; John 1:12-13; Eph 1:7-10; 1 Peter 1:17-19).
We believe that the church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons (Eph 1:22-23; 5:25-27; 1 Cor 12:12-14; 2 Cor 11:2). We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 18:22;20:17; 1 Tim 3:1-3; Titus 1:5-11). We believe in the autonomy of the local churches, free of any external authority and control (Acts 13:1-4; 15:19-31; Rom 16:1-4; 1 Cor 3:9, 16; 1 Cor 5:4-7,13; 1 Peter 5:1-4). We recognize believer's baptism and the Lord's supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church (Matt 28:19-20; Acts 2:41, 42; Acts 18:8; 1 Cor 11:23-26).