About

As a church we’re all about one thing: renewing hope in the Heights in Jesus’ name. We’re defiantly hopeful for the Heights because it’s where we call home. Our hope comes from the fact that Jesus is alive and making all things new, including us. You can’t surprise us with anything because we’re always surprised by God’s grace, so we come together as we are to find hope together in Jesus.

Our Team

Jon Ashley

Lead Pastor / Northside House Church Elder

Jordan Cavanaugh

Worship Leader

Tom Polatas

Elder – Northeast House Church (launching 2022)

Steve Stilley

Elder – Southside House Church

Kim Polatas

Prayer & Care Team Leader

KRISTINA ROBERTSON

Kids’ Team Leader

AYSA MORRISON

Kids’ Team Leader

Robert Stachowiak

Production Team Leader

Michael Morrison

Hospitality Team Leader

Our Motives

Make Jesus Central

Make Jesus Central

Everything we do points directly to Jesus. We worship Jesus and preach Jesus as our only hope in Sunday services and live to make him the center of our stories, our community and our mission every day.

Pray Boldly

Pray Boldly

We pray as Jesus taught us for God’s kingdom to come in our neighborhood. We pray every time we’re together and act believing that God will lead the way.

Value All People

Value ALL PEOPLE

Everyone is made in God’s image with worth, value and dignity. We welcome people warmly, practice hospitality, and stand up for those who are overlooked or undervalued in our city.

Celebrate Life Change

Celebrate Life Change

Following Jesus is a lifelong journey. We look for signs of God’s grace at work, celebrate when people are made new by Jesus, and always look for the next step we can take together.

Reproduce Regularly

Reproduce Regularly

Healthy things grow; healthy disciples multiply. We share Jesus often, multiply groups, develop leaders, and plant churches as a regular part of our life together following Jesus.

Work Together

Work Together

We are better together. Whenever possible, we collaborate with others, sharing resources and relationships to see God’s kingdom come in the Heights as it is in heaven.

Our Beliefs

We believe God is on a dynamic mission to renew everyone and everything through Jesus. The Bible tells one unified story of how God is renewing the world through Jesus. That story has four parts:

NEW

God created everything perfect and at peace. We were created as the peak of God’s creation, bearing his image and created to find our purpose, identity, and hope in God.

 

BROKEN

We rebelled against God’s good plan and set out to make our own plans. Selfishness, brokenness, and sin are the result. The evidence of this brokenness is all around us – in our broken hearts, broken homes, and broken communities. This brokenness both happens to us and we participate in it.

MADE NEW

God initiates a renewal mission, sending his Son Jesus to live a perfect human life, die an innocent death in our place, and be raised to life again, proving that not even death could keep us from God. All those who trust in Jesus are made new – their past failures and mistakes are gone and they are given a fresh start and new life.

RENEWED

No matter what you’ve done, who you’ve been, or how broken you might think you are, God offers renewal by grace, meaning you can’t earn it. It’s only and always because of his love for you in Jesus. Trusting Jesus means following him as king of your life, allowing him to renew every part of your life, living out his kingdom around you, and inviting others to be made new by his love.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We like to think of our beliefs as the center we’re all moving toward. These statements summarize what Christians have believed, taught, and lived out over generations. But the reality is just because we believe something with our heads doesn’t mean we actually believe it. That’s why we call these our center. No matter where we are in our process or journey of understanding Jesus, this is what anchors us to him and his story. Explore them here and if you have a question about anything, let us know! 

 

About God

We believe in one God eternally as one essence and three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, each of whom is fully God, yet there is one God. (Deut. 6:4-9, Matt. 28:19-20, Jn. 15:26-27, Phil. 2:5-11)

About Knowing God

We believe God has made Himself known to the world most fully in the person of Jesus Christ, through the authority and inspiration of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, and to all people through His work of creation. (Gen. 1:1-31, Ps. 19, Luke 4:27, Rom. 1:20, 2 Cor. 5:17-21, Col. 1:15, 2 Tim 3:16, Heb. 1:1-2)

About God's Authority

We believe God created the world from nothing and governs all things at all times in all places. (Gen. 1:28-30, Ps. 8:1, Col. 1:17)

About People

We believe all humanity is created male or female in the image of God possessing intrinsic dignity and worth. (Gen. 1:27-30, Gen. 2:20-25, Matt. 9:4-6)

About Our Need

We believe sin has broken all things, leaving the world in desperate need for salvation and renewal. (Gen. 3, Rom 1:21-32, Rom 3:9-20)

About Our Only Hope

We believe salvation and reconciliation to God are by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus alone, the Son of God who lived a perfect life, died an innocent death on the cross, and physically rose again from the dead to forgive our sins and restore us to life and relationship with God. 1 Cor. 15:3-6, 2 Cor. 5:17-21, Gal. 2:20, Heb. 10:19-25)

About Community

We believe the Church is the body of Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit and sent into the world to live out the kingdom of God and to shine forth the glory of God by making disciples. (Matt. 28:18-20, 1 Cor. 12:1-31)

About the Future

We believe Jesus Christ is returning to the world in the future to establish his kingdom fully and to judge the living and the dead. (Rev. 20:7-15, Rev. 21:1-5).