Our dream is to Connect the Disconnected, Empower the Connected, and Reconcile all things to God...
Since early on in the human story, sin has separated us from God. We do not fall in love with our creator either because we are too in love with something else, or because our understanding of God's nature is lacking. And so we try to do life on our own. We become our own authority. Experience trumps what is not seen.
At the same time, early in human history, God has broken in to reveal the truly holy way to live. A way full of passion, love, grace, goodness, challenge, and adventure. Our highest priority at Rose Park is to help people connect with God. "'I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,' declares the Lord." (Jeremiah 29:11) God's plans include forgiving us of our sins, redeeming us from our past, adopting us into God's family, and giving us a promising new future. We strive to connect the disconnected.
Next, we believe these plans of God for our future and our prosperity include using the gifts God has given us to serve others above ourselves. This indeed is what gives us hope in a broken world. Therefore, we endeavor to empower our folks to make things better. We sit with the sick and the lonely; we feed the poor and clothe the naked; we encourage one another, and seek to live the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Finally, the culmination of our efforts and the power of God bring reconciliation to the world around us. We seek to reconcile broken relationships with ourselves, with others, with the creation around us, and with God. In the end, we believe God will heal and bring life in all of these areas, and so we endeavor to step into that realm of heaven now. We invite you along on our journey.
Grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ.