- Phone: 563.210.1232
- Email: info@sacredcitychurch
- Office: 2816 Eastern Ave. #12 Daveport, IA 52807
- Gathering: 2822 Eastern Ave. Davenport, IA 52807
Our Gospel-given identities produce Gospel rhythms in the context of everyday life. We call these rhythms Listen, Celebrate, Eat, Bless, and Recreate.
We set aside regular times to listen to God both backward and forward. Jesus listened to God in prayer to know His Father's will. We are also called to listen to God. We listen 'backward' by regularly interacting with God's Word and His Son. We also spend time actively listening to what God is saying to us through His Spirit in us and through His creation. We take time to actively listen 'forward' to hear what God is saying to us today. We also listen to others' stories and help them find their lives within God's story.
(Mark 1:35-37; John 16:7-15; Hebrews 1:1-3; Romans 1:20)
We gather together to celebrate God's blessings. God calls people to regularly celebrate His goodness and grace. We gather weekly in Missional Communities and regularly as a larger family, to share stories and celebrate all that God is doing in and amongst us. We intentionally celebrate milestones in our personal lives and in the life of our church such as birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and other special occasions that have demonstrated God’s grace and faithfulness toward us. We invite everyone to these celebrations as a way of displaying God's glory.
(Leviticus 23; Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:24-25)
We regularly eat meals with others to invite them into the community of God. Meals are a daily reminder of our common need for God and His faithfulness to provide both physically and spiritually. Jesus called us to remember Him and His sacrifice for us through a meal. When we eat together, we commune around this truth. We regularly eat meals with those not in our immediate family or circle of close friends, discipling them toward a life of dependence on God.
(Leviticus 23; Matthew 6:11; 26:17-30; Acts 2:46-47; Romans 12:13)
We intentionally bless others through words, gifts, or actions. God desires that all nations—all people—would be blessed through Jesus. And now, as His Body, we believe we live out this mission as we bless others. We intentionally seek God's direction for who he would have us tangibly bless each week.
(Genesis 12:1-3; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:8-10; 1 Peter 2:12)
We take time to rest, play, create and restore beauty in ways that reflect God to others. After powerfully and joyfully creating the universe, God rested. We were created in His image and therefore we were made to joyfully create and rest as well, to reflect what God is like to our city. This also means that we are made to enjoy the goodness of God’s creation in our city and regularly participate in and enjoy our cities’ parks, festivals, and special events.
(Genesis 1-2:3; Deuteronomy 5:12; Mark 2:23-28; Hebrews 4, Jeremiah 29:7)