Our mission is to lead people to become Christ-centered disciples. Capital’s services offer a comfortable environment that welcomes folks just beginning to explore and discover God, as well as those believers that are centered in God and ready to be challenged to dive deeper into His truth. Our community is encouraged to own their faith, partner with others and invest themselves in the church, community and world. We aim to be a life-giving place where adults, youth, and kids seek, above all else, to Love God and Love Others.
You may have a personal relationship with God, but do you have a shared relationship with God? Faith begins with an individual commitment, but it doesn’t end there—it is lived out through relationships with others. In the short book of Philemon, Paul gives insight on the impact of spiritual friends as he writes to his dear friend. “Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.” (v. 7) If you don’t have someone in your life who drives you to thank God when you think of them, then you need to find a Philemon. Find a Philemon by being a Philemon.
Throughout the New Testament, the Apostle Paul paints a picture of spiritual friendship that involves both encouragement and accountability. We’re not given a license to be a jerk for Jesus, and we're not called to pile guilt & shame onto each other’s sin—but we do have an obligation to lovingly hold each other accountable when we wander. It can be uncomfortable, awkward, and even painful to offer a caring and gentle rebuke to a close loved one, but love isn’t afraid to go there. Grace without truth isn’t love.
Messy & Meaningful
The people around you are not always your dream team… When you were younger, you may have pictured a future with notably more success and surrounded by people with fewer flaws. Yet, God has placed you right where you are. The bible teaches us not only the importance of spiritual friendships, but the work required to cultivate them. The healthiest relationships are healthy because someone has put in the work! You need a friend who can simultaneously celebrate your strengths and shoulder your weaknesses. You need a friend—and need to be a friend—who can hold the blessings and blemishes of spiritual friendships in tension. Friends make life messy and meaningful.
The Fellowship of the Mat
We’re wired for relationship and were created for community. The kind of friends we need are ones who love God and love us—and who help us to love God more. Rarely does a person drift into spiritual friendship. It takes determination & deliberation to form a habit of cultivating spiritual friendships. This series is all about the what, how, and why behind fostering spiritual friendships in your life.
Digging Up Hope
As we journey with Jesus, God’s faithful love digs into the source of what’s hurting us and hurting our relationship with him but hope always gets the last word. The Bible, and the prophet Jeremiah might criticize but also will energize, digging in to deal with hurt so that hope can be planted. On your journey with Jesus, may you trust that whatever hurt God digs up he will replace with the hope found in Jesus.
Patient Not Prickly
Today, with pet peeves and politics, we are so easily offended by what people say or don’t say, eat or don’t eat, what they are reading or what they are watching, it’s no longer seen as a weakness to be easily offended but it’s seen as right. It’s almost as if the world says it’s a good thing to be touchy or easily provoked. But the Bible says the exact opposite. It says love is patient not prickly. We read that love is patient, slow to anger and are reminded by the late Dallas Willard that “everything we can do with anger, we can do better without it.” Leaders can be both candid and kind when bringing feedback to an employee, parents can discipline children and “mean it without being mean.” In the same way, with God’s help, we can be patient not prickly.