Our Mission at Canyon Church is simple—we want to help people find and follow Jesus.
We worship one God who exists in eternal love between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We recognize God’s aim is to save all people. Although God created everything and called it “good,” sin entered the world. As the recipients of God’s grace in Christ (Ephesians 2:8-10) we become a new creation (Jeremiah 31:31-34; 2 Corinthians 5:17) and we work toward the future renewal of this world (Romans 8:19, 2 Peter 3:11-13) to live in complete community with one another under Christ through eternity.
Real Life Church is a small part of the global Church as the community of salvation, the bride of Christ (Revelation 21:1-2). In the midst of human sin and need, God’s mission to save the world is directed toward, and is experienced by, being in community with one another.
We practice baptism as the symbol of one’s new birth into the new creation. It depicts our entrance into Christian community that is ruled by the story of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. With a new identity, we are symbolizing dying to ourselves (Romans 6:3-4) in allowing the Spirit to transform us into the unified community of those who belong to God (Matthew 28:18-20). We affirm the pattern in Scripture to be believer’s baptism by immersion (Acts 2:38-41).
We practice communion on a weekly basis as the symbol of coming together and partaking of the same meal that Jesus had with his disciples before he was crucified. By doing so, we are affirming Christ’s presence among us, and in one another (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). Participation in this practice is open.
Our approach is to be real, relational and relevant. No perfect people allowed.
Our faith is based on the resurrection of Jesus, and our teachings are based on the Bible.
Our hands are open to give of our money, our talents, and our time to serve others.
Found people find people, leaders train future leaders, and churches start new churches.