a story of rebirth
At Cresset, we believe that the church is not a building or an event that you attend, the church is the people of God. And just like individual people are in need of rebirth and regeneration through the love and grace of Jesus, the church is often in need of rebirth as well.
The story of Cresset Church is one of rebirth. Cresset Church is an older church with a lot of history, dating back to 1959. However, after years of decline Cresset decided to begin a journey to replant herself in 2016. But what does this mean and what does this look like?
By saying that we are going to replant ourselves we are essentially saying that Cresset Church, as it has been known in the past, is no longer going to exist. We are going to replant ourselves, or start over, with new commitments, a new mission, a new identity, and a new vision for what God is going to do in us and through us. In doing this we have decided to radically reshape ourselves to better represent Christ in our community.
What specifically has this looked like for us? It has primarily included three big new pieces: we have re-governed, re-visionioned, and re-systemed. It has included a shift from being a congregationally led church to an Elder-led church. It has required that we rethink the direction of the church, including our purpose as a church and the values that are most important to us. It has also required that we put in place new systems of worship, ministry, community, outreach, and mission.
All of this is preparing us for a relaunch in the Fall of 2019. A team is the process of forming and getting ready for that big event. Please consider praying for that big event and being a part of it. If you have more questions about this process of replanting and relaunching, or you would like more information about how you can be a part of this replant, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.