“The Branch Church endeavors to live and love like Jesus as we compassionately relate to our community and beyond that all might thrive in Christ.”
The Branch Church Endeavors…
We’re serious about this vision. We aren’t just hoping it happens, we aren’t just casually
waiting for it. An endeavor implies effort. This is what we’re committed to as a core
expression of who we are.
… To Live and Love Like Jesus …
Our endeavor flows out of a relationship with God. He’s saved us and is at work in our
lives helping us to live and love like Him. We have no illusions of instant transformation;
we’re all works in progress, but we are committed to the process of being transformed
by Jesus’ overwhelming grace. We grow in our living and loving like Him the more we
grasp – and are grasped by – His life and His love.
… As We Compassionately Relate …
When we understand what Jesus endured that we might have the kind of relationship
with Him where we begin to live and love like Him, it’s going to overflow into our
interactions. We will increasingly become people of compassion just like Jesus was
(Matthew 9:36). Jesus loved the vulnerable and marginalized; He crossed barriers to
show God’s love to those different than Him. A distinctive of this network of churches is
a compassionate heart.
… To Our Community and Beyond …
Being compassionate starts with loving people in the church, but we’re also committed
to loving and serving our community. One of the ways we serve our community is to
help at major events. If you’ve been to community events in Los Al, you’ve made
bubbles with The Branch Church at the Spring Carnival, drank water and laughed at our
signs at our water station at the Race on the Base, done crafts with us at Winter
Wonderland, and navigated Candyland at our station at Trunk-or-Treat. We also work
with non-profit organizations in Los Alamitos to show God’s kindness to those in need
within our community. Beyond that, we support missionaries all across the world, along
with our other branches. Why?
… That All Might Thrive in Christ.
God created us to thrive. That can be interpreted in a bunch of different ways, but by
thriving in Christ we mean having a growing relationship with Him. This is why we do
everything we do. Jesus has changed, and is changing our lives – we’re thriving – and
we live so that others will experience the same.