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Lead Pastor Bryce Gernand

Becoming More.

As a church, we exist to lead people into life with Jesus. Life with Jesus leads to becoming more faithful, complete, and generous.


The story of God and humanity, on many levels, is one of becoming. Becoming as a noun is “the process of coming to be something,” as a verb it means to “begin to be”.

When God called a man named Abram to go from his country, his people, and his father’s household to the land he would show him; the promise was that he would become great, blessed, and a blessing to others. After God used Moses to deliver his people from slavery in Egypt, he showed them who they were to become; and wove certain things into the fabric of their being. God utilized prophets, priests, and kings along the way as caution or encouragement in who they were becoming.

Jesus came as the ultimate picture of who we are to become. John writes, “Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did (1 John 2:6).” Jesus said, “If anyone wants to BECOME my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me (Luke 9:23).” John the Baptist said it this way, “He must BECOME greater and greater, and I must BECOME less and less (John 3:30).” The apostle Paul writes that God chose us “to BECOME like his Son (Romans 8:29),'' and that “we are BECOMING more like him with ever-increasing glory (2 Corinthians 3:18)”. After a chapter to early believers in Ephesus on who not to become, Paul writes, “BECOME, then, imitators of God, as children beloved, and walk in love, following the example of Christ (Ephesians 5:1-2)”. We believe that one day Jesus will return, and we will “BE like him (1 John 3:2)”.

In a world bent on doing, God starts with being. Who are you becoming? Who are you beginning to be? As you’re with someone, you become like them. The more you’re with Jesus, the more you become like him.



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