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WHO WE ARE

a desire to be known

Everybody has a desire to be known and recognized by others. We as a society strive so hard to be noticed in our families, on social media, at work, school, gym, in our neighborhoods, and the list goes on and on but with all of our effort and struggle how loved, familiar and recognized are we?

We were never meant to be unknown but truly recognized and loved by our Creator (God) who desires for us to know Him and be known by Him through His Son Jesus. To belong, be loved, and to be recognized in Jesus Christ.

God also desires for us to be in community and truly known by others. To have people in our lives that know our names, our families, care for us, hold us accountable and help us grow closer to Him, walkout the Great Commission, and walk side by side with us through this life.

You were meant to unknown any longer, but to be known by God and others.

relationships not a service

This is a church that values relationships in close community. In fact, this is why we’re called Known because God didn’t create us to be alone, unrecognized and without relationships. Every human has a longing for connection with God and others. And because we value being Known, we have moved away from the traditional Sunday morning location, into intentional relational and Biblical communities. In our Known Communities (I promise) you will grow closer to Jesus, connect you with others that will become family, and give amazing opportunity for you to invite people to become KNOWN by God.

Behold, how good and pleasant it is when everyone dwell in unity (Psalm 133:1)

we saved a seat for you

KNOWN is made up of small, diverse, relational communities in homes where everyone is welcome, so that every person comes into a known relationship with their Savior Jesus Christ and develops close lifelong relationships with others.

our leadership

KNOWN is guided in vision and wisdom by the Holy Spirit through our leadership team made up of Nate Sams, Liz Sams and our 3 lead team members made up of Enrique Silva (Guest & Hospitality), Tristan McDonald (Creative), and Ryan Whittemore (Known Kids).

Each person of the team functions in their strengths and serves KNOWN with their unique giftings and specific abilities that each bring to the team.

Pastor Nate & Liz Sams

After almost two decades of leading in churches, God began stirring in our hearts a call to start a movement to help people come into a known relationship with Jesus and allow Him to transform their lives in mighty ways.

As well as to be be known and belong to a community that grows, serves, cares, and loves. Stay Tuned…

It’s going to get exciting

our beliefs

God

We believe in one personal living God who exists eternally in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in power, authority and glory.

Genesis 1:1, 26; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 5:7; Matthew 3:16-17

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for all mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory.

Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

the Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who regenerates and indwells every believer in Jesus, from the moment of salvation. He assures us of our salvation, guides us into all truth, glorifies Jesus and convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and empowers us for service.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

The Bible

We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are God’s Word to us and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth completely without error.

2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5; John 17:17; Hebrews 4:12

Humanity

We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts. But that salvation and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2

Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by good works or self-improvement. Only by believing and trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our life and turn to Jesus, in faith, we are saved.

Romans 10:9-10; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Revelation 3:20; John 5:24

the Church

We believe in the universal church, the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith in the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him, obeying Him and bringing the gospel to the world. As well as, to work together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

Matthew 16:18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3

Eternity

We believe in the personal, visible return of Christ to the earth and the establishing of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, and the final judgment. We believe that our eternal destination of either heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Matthew 24:30; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; Revelation 20:15