- Phone: 563.210.1232
- Email: info@sacredcitychurch
- Office: 2816 Eastern Ave. #12 Daveport, IA 52807
- Gathering: 2822 Eastern Ave. Davenport, IA 52807
We believe action follows being. Therefore, we define ourselves not by what we do, but who we are in Christ. At Sacred City, we believe the Gospel gives us four main identities: Family, Missionaries, Servants, and Learners.
We are children of God who live and care for each other as a family. God has always desired a people - an earthly family - who would live in such a way that the world would know what He is like. Jesus said that those who live in His ways and obey His Father are truly His family. Through Jesus we believe we are children of God and brothers and sisters with each other. As family, we see it as our call to personally care for the needs of one another - both physically and spiritually. Through Missional Community and the Sunday Gathering we disciple, nurture and hold each other accountable to our covenant life together.
(Genesis 12:1-3; John 1:12-13; Romans 12:10-16)
We are sent by God to restore all things to Himself. God sent His son, Jesus, to earth to take on human form and live within the culture. He worked, ate and interacted among the people, living in such a way that those around Him could see and experience what God was truly like. Jesus came so that all people, places and things could be restored to a right relationship with God. In the same way, we believe we are missionaries sent into our culture to restore all things to God through Jesus.
(John 1:14; 20:21; Colossians 1:19; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21)
We are servants of God who serve others as a way of life. Being fully God and fully human, Jesus took on the posture of a servant. He gave His life, even unto death, so that others could experience salvation, peace and restoration. Jesus said, "I am among you as one who serves…”, and all those who follow Jesus are called to serve in the same humility. For us this means joyful submission to God, leadership and to each other, as we serve whomever God brings into our lives.
(Matthew 20:25- 28; 25:31-46; John 13:1-17; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Peter 2:16)
We are disciples of Jesus who take responsibility for our own development and the development of others. As a young man, Jesus grew in wisdom, stature, and favor with men. He learned from local religious teachers, by living in community, and through regular times of listening to God. Jesus called others to follow His ways, to be His disciples and live in obedience to all that God commands. He then sent these followers out to make new disciples. We are called to this same life of learning, discipleship, and the discipling of others. This includes both our personal time with God as well as pursuing together the training provided by spiritual leadership.
(Luke 2:52; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 4:11-13; 2 Timothy 2:2)