What We Believe
This Is What We Believe
Our mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. We desire to do that by fulfilling our vision of being a community of believers that is radically devoted to Jesus, passionately committed to one another, and relentlessly focused on reaching those who have “not yet” decided to follow Jesus Christ.
Creating Simple Environments
Our strategy is to create simple environments where everyone’s welcome because nobody’s perfect and anything’s possible. We’ve designed an easy step by step process to help people on their journey to becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus.
Sundays with Jesus
There's no better way to start each week than by putting Jesus first. At Starting Point, we do this by gathering together for a time of worship with music, followed by a timely message from one of our pastors that helps us keep our focus on Him...all week long.
Weekly Discovery Groups
Let’s be honest: most things are more fun when enjoyed with friends. The way that we accomplish that is not through sitting in rows on Sunday morning, but by circling up in homes, coffee houses and office buildings all around Prescott. We believe that sustained life change takes place best within the context of community.
We are going to serve and reach out with our gifts and talents to our community, and inside the ministries of Starting Point all year around. We believe everybody gets to play, it's more fun that way!
Who Is Starting Point Church For?
We are not interested in persuading Christians away from their home church to come to ours.
Our primary focus will be to reach out to the “non-churched” (those with no church background) and the “de-churched” (those who have had a negative experience with Christianity and have lost interest in the church) as well as “displaced Christians” (those who have some level of faith but have not found a church in which they truly feel at home).
At the same time we embrace those who have allowed Jesus to capture their heart. Those who are excited about the adventurous dream of reaching people who are far away from God, and who are willing to serve over being served.
We’re Making a Statement.
What We Believe About God
There is only one God, and he is the creator of everything. We’re made in His image, which means we’re like him in many ways, except that he’s God and we’re not. He’s loving and just and desires a relationship with us. As individuals with free will, we have the freedom to respond to the relationship God’s initiated with us, or not.
We’re free to choose to live outside the realm of the life God has for us as it is explained in the Bible. Put another way, many choices we make either move us closer to God or further away from him. Making even seemingly small decisions that separate us from God is called sin. We all do it, and we’ll continue to do so. And, even then, God will love us and passionately pursue us.
God loves us so much, in fact, that he sent his only son, Jesus, to die so the rest of us could live. The cost of sin was separation from God—spiritual death—until Jesus came and his death paid everyone’s debt. That’s serious love. Because of that serious, perfect love, this gift from God is waiting for anyone who wants to receive it. This is called Grace. God gives grace freely and abundantly.
As for us, we need only to decide whether or not to believe and receive this stuff. If we decide to believe it, we have available to us a new, full life that can start now and never stop. It’s OK to have a lot of questions along the way. Although God reveals things to us (including what he’s revealed about himself in the Bible), he remains mysterious and wonderful.