Who Is Origins?

Our Mission

Origins is called to walk alongside all people as they journey towards becoming the person God created them to be.

Our Vision

Origins is a people of God committed to changing the spiritual temperature of the Treasure Valley through service and Love.

 

Central to Origins is the belief that the story of God as told in the Bible is essentially about an exchange, God's plan, provision, and freedom for our imperfection, short comings, and bondage. Because this exchange is not only about an eternal destination, but also about day to day living, we are called, as His disciples, to join Him as He works to return all of creation to its intended Godly design.  

Origins doesn't just want to be a people of belief, rather we want to be a people whose beliefs affect our actions. That is why our core values are presented as 'Because We Believe' statements. As we do our best to imitate the life of Jesus, we see Him directing us to focus our attention in three different areas Up, In, and Out.

UP

Because We Believe...that Jesus is the living Son of God and that He alone offers hope for the restoration of creation, we commit to further our relationship with Him through increased understanding and ever deepening levels of obedience. This is why we do everything. (Hebrews 6:1)

Because We Believe...that God sent us help and comfort, in the form of the Holy Spirit, we look to Him and His Word for guidance and discernment on how to best navigate the often difficult collision of faith and culture. This is why we look to the Bible as our source of truth. (Psalm 119:105)

Because We Believe...that everyone worships something, we commit to focusing our worship on the one true God. This is why we regularly gather for dedicated times of teaching, worship, and prayer. (Luke 4:8)

 

IN

Because We Believe...that we are all created by God and in His image, we understand the inherent value of all of creation and commit to join God in His earthly establishment of a beautifully diverse, multicultural Kingdom. This is why we value all people as a part of Origins. (Galatians 3:8)

Because We Believe...that the history of faith is divinely woven into the story of humanity, we look to ancient faith as a profound influence on our daily understanding of God. This is why our gatherings are a mix of modern and ancient faith practices. (Psalm 150)

Because We Believe...that humankind was not created to live in isolation and that discipleship happens best in community, we regularly gather together in small community groups for friendship, support, growth, and fun.  This is why we intentionally connect with others. (Acts 2:42)

 

OUT

Because We Believe... that the scriptural mission for all believers is to make disciples who make disciples, we commit to choose daily to obediently follow the way of Jesus and to invite others to join us on that journey. This is why we are more concerned with who we are becoming than who we’ve been. (Mathew 28:19)

Because We Believe...that all of life has its source in God, we commit to regular and measured giving of our time and resources to most effectively join God's Kingdom work. This is why we hold loosely to all that was ultimately given to us by God in the first place, so we can easily give it away to those in our world who are in need. (Matthew 22:21)

Because We Believe...that the church is God's active presence in the world, we commit to partner with Him where we see He is at work. This is why we regularly and intentionally serve others. (Ephesians 4:11-12)