( Unless it’s a reunion of The Office. )
Nope, we don’t need another show. We don’t need more divisive “us versus them” talk. Most of us are looking for a place to belong, to heal, to grow, and to live on purpose. Here’s the good news: following Jesus together gives us all those things. At Reach, you will be equipped to follow Jesus in your real, ordinary, everyday life.
God is reaching out to you.
We call that GOSPEL.
The good news is this — through Jesus, we have all been invited into a life-changing relationship with God himself. And you are not the exception. No matter who you are or what you have done.
1 Cor. 15, 1, 3-4; 2 Cor. 5:21
In response, we reach out to God.
We call that WORSHIP.
The goal is to make our entire lives a “thank you” to God for all he’s done for us. He gets the glory, and we get more joy than we thought possible, regardless of our circumstances.
Rom. 12:1; 1 Cor. 10:31
We reach out to each other.
We call that COMMUNITY.
Being the church means we don’t just go to church, we are the church. God has made us family, and that’s not just a buzz word for us. Does trusting others and growing together get messy? Yes. But is it worth it? Absolutely.
Acts 2:42-47; John 13:34-35; Rom. 12:9-10
We reach out to our cities.
We call that MISSION.
We once were hopeless, but now we’re ambassadors of hope. So we invite others to follow Jesus with us, we serve the hurting and marginalized, and we send people across the country and the globe to do the same.
Matt. 28:19-20; John 20:21; Matt. 25:40
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Reach is passionate about making room for the skeptical, the curious, and those burnt out on playing church. There is no bait-and-switch here — we want to see our neighbors, co-workers, family members (and you) experience the saving love of God.
Come as you are, but expect to be challenged way past your comfort level as we learn and grow alongside one another. God has plans for every part of your life — both your identity and your activity — so we trust him to change us from the inside out as we follow Him together.
We don’t want to be a place where you just consume content and experiences, but where you are developed into the leader God has called you to be. We want you to be equipped for the incredible things he is inviting you into.
We love God, each other, and the city. Not just one city, but every city where God has placed us. You can expect this to be a place that consistently aims its arrows out, serving like crazy so we can be the church our community actually needs.
Reach is a former church plant that plants churches — which means we train and send people to start new communities of faith across the region and beyond. It’s costly — in resources and relationships — to choose this path, but we can’t imagine a better way to steward the gifts God has trusted us with.
We’re getting together this Sunday, and you’re officially invited. Click below to find out what Sundays look like right now.Visit
Since church is not a building, event, or institution, we believe that profound experiences happen in living rooms and coffee shops as often as they do in crowded auditoriums.Community
It depends on what you’ve heard. 😉 Here’s the deal — all the important stuff is weird stuff, it just so happens to be completely true.
We believe Jesus isn’t just an inspiring historical figure, but the Son of God who lived a perfect life and died in our place for our sins so we can be forgiven. We believe that he rose from the dead so we can rise to new life, too — and that one day he’s coming back to fix everything that is broken in the world and wipe every tear from every eye. We also believe the Holy Spirit can bring miraculous healing into your life, often in unexpected ways — that’s weird, and wonderful.
Again, it’s all weird stuff — but it’s true, and it might just change your everything.
Yes. This is a great of example of how Reach is a “both/and” community (as opposed to “either/or.”) We love blowing up false dichotomies. We study Scripture deeply and invite the Spirit to move among us. We trust the sovereignty of God and pray for miraculous healing. We equip each other to share our faith and seek justice in our cities. You get the idea.
We are committed to being a family made up of different generations, backgrounds, ethnicities and abilities. Unity in the midst of diversity is a big part of God’s Kingdom, and one we celebrate. (Translation: there is a place for you and the people you care about here.)
Yes. Reach was started with you in mind. Please bring your doubts, your brain, and your baggage — they are all welcome here. You will have the opportunity to learn more, ask questions, share hurts from past experiences, all at your own pace. In fact, you can reach out to a pastor with your big questions any time — even right now. We will always be eager to hear from you.
At Reach a team of elders carry the responsibility of overseeing the mission, vision, life and doctrine of the church. They do this largely by empowering and caring for the men and women who serve as Reach’s pastors and staff to lead ministries, build teams, and care for groups across the region.
For an overview of what Reach believes about leadership roles, including Elder, Pastor, Preacher, and women in leadership, check out the videos from Pastor Brian and Dr. Gerry Breshears below.
We’re a family of churches united by common mission, vision, and values. Each congregation is empowered to creatively engage their context with the Gospel, finding their unique place in God’s story of redemption in the Seattle region and beyond.Learn More