APOSTLES CHURCH EXISTS TO LIVE EVERY DAY AS A FAMILY OF MISSIONARY DISCIPLES.
For decades, numerous plans have been made to fix, help and change the problems of St. Louis City. There are hundreds of non-profits in St. Louis with a passion to see the city made new again. While many of these plans and non-profits have seen success and positive gains made, there is still a glaring brokenness that exists in our city.
Apostles church believes that the only true way to change our city, is for God to change the identities of the people that live within it. This happens when individual's hearts are changed from being rebellious toward God to being a disciple of Jesus, by hearing, believing and being obedient to the good news of Jesus Christ. As individuals are transformed by the Gospel of Jesus, houses, blocks, neighborhoods and whole cities can be transformed.
Apostles Mission is to live as a family of missionary disciples; a gathering of people, living sent lives, that have been changed by the good news of Jesus.
To see the city reconciled to God and to one another.
Apostles Church was birthed because of a tension that exists in our city. There is a glaring division in St. Louis. This division is one of ethnicity and socio-economic position. This disparity was put on display internationally through the events in Ferguson in 2014, but have been evident for decades along one specific street in St. Louis city.
Delmar Blvd is an incredibly important street in St. Louis. It is commonly referred to as the Delmar Divide. This is the geographical manifestation of the ethnic and socio-economic barriers that exist all around St. Louis. The north side of Delmar is almost completely African American and poor while the south side of Delmar is mostly Caucasian and affluent. This has been the reality for decades in St. Louis.
Apostles Church is birthed out of the idea that God saves people from different places and unifies them into one family. Then, He sends them out to announce that reconciliation with God and with one another is possible through the Gospel of Jesus Christ! The church, or ekklesia in the Greek, is the called out people of God. Apostles, or apostolos in the Greek, means the sent messengers of God. Apostles Church is a people of God, called out of the division in our city to be ministers of reconciliation.
Our vision is to see the city reconciled to God and to one another.