Our History

We began meeting in October 2009, with an official launch as Branches Church in February 2010. We are an independent, nondenominational, religious nonprofit organization and a member of the Association of Related Churches.

  

We were compelled to create a place that is safe and accepting of one another, with the idea that we are all people who have questions about God and religion and how they fit into our everyday lives. We believe that since man’s relationship with God was separated by sin, God has had a plan of hope for us to be restored to right relationship with Him. That hope is Jesus. Our mission is to create a place to reach as many people as we can with that Good News.


To learn more, you may be interested in attending "Branches Roots & Life". This is an opportunity to meet with Pastor Mike to learn the history of Branches, what we are all about, and also to ask questions. Contact the church office to see when the next one is scheduled.

Our Mission

Our purpose is to see people connect with God without programs and traditions getting in the way. We believe spiritual growth is a lifelong process and comes through living life together as we journey to become fully devoted followers of Christ.


“What is the Kingdom of God like? How can I illustrate it? It is like a tiny mustard seed that a man planted in a garden; it grows and becomes a tree, and the birds make nests in its branches.” – Luke 13:18-19

Our Beliefs

GOD

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal (I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11).


JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. (John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5).


We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).


HOLY BIBLE

The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. It is inspired, infallible and inerrant (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).


THE CHURCH

The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus' Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23).