Through prayer, community listening, reading of the scriptures, and the leading of the Holy Spirit, we have discerned that God’s vision for KINDRED is about:
CULTIVATING BOLD COMMUNITY
THAT REVEALS GOD’S PRESENCE IN THE CITY
To prevent this from becoming a meaningless static statement, we identify these enduring values that guide our life together:
+ WORD OF GOD
as it is made known in the bible and the still-speaking Spirit that stirs us up.
It anchors us in something bigger than ourselves and draws us into the fullness of our being.
that means being open to risk, to standing in vulnerable places,
to new ideas, to trying new things, to getting it wrong, to starting over.
the implications of following Christ are complex but the church doesn’t have to be complicated.
Our structures, communication, and practices will always strive toward
simplicity that follows the organic movements of the community.
We try to keep ourselves in check so we don’t get in the way of God being accessible to all.
for the marginalized, the overlooked, the oppressed. In our neck of the woods,
that’s highlighted as (but not limited to) the LGBTQ community and people in poverty.
So we’re keeping our eyes and ears open for opportunities to appreciate, advocate,
and celebrate alongside these folks from our community and beyond.
+ FAMILIES & FRAMILIES
whether you were born, adopted, surrogated, divorced, separated, or brunch-ed into it.
Whether you share DNA or not. If you don’t have kids, and if you do.
But you should know, we honestly love kids, and so we respect and honor them.
Basically, we value all enduring relationships marked by love, challenge, and accountability.
+ OUR CITY - HTX
from our immediate neighbors in Hyde Park and Montrose, to City Hall, and the burbs…
we love this city and we’re committed being a vital part of it.