Shades is about “sending transformed people to influence their world for Christ.” That is our mission. But how do we accomplish that goal? Our strategy answers this question by shedding light on someone’s next steps toward the mission. Think of the strategy as a pattern of participation.
Our strategy consists of three components: Meet with God, Connect with Others, and Live with Purpose. We gather in corporate worship and personal devotions to meet with God. We connect with others through weekly small group gatherings – namely Sunday School, DGroups, and various Bible studies. We live with purpose through volunteer, service, and mission opportunities locally and globally. This strategy orients and guides how we function as a body of believers. Everything we offer as a church fits both the mission and the strategy.
There’s a place for you to connect with and be encouraged by others, no matter your life stage. From preschoolers to senior adults, we believe in ministry that impacts the individual and the family with the Gospel.
We invite each member of our church family to engage in living sent, both domestically and internationally. That’s reflected through two means: Global Impact Celebration and mission projects.