Pangea Church | Seattle, Wa.
If you live in Seattle, and long for a church where questions are honored, where doubt is assumed, where inclusion is a core value, where families are empowered, and where exploring the challenging teachings of Jesus is normative: we have a seat for you.
VALUES & VISION
“A church that follows in the way of Jesus, to inspire others in the way of love.”
Hope | The world as it is, isn’t the world as it will be.
God intends the world to be a place where all relationships are made right. Jesus, through his life, death, resurrection and ascension, empowers all people to live as signposts of a better world. God reconciles us to God’s self as the beginning of God’s renewed humanity and world. This is good news. Our lives as they are, aren’t our lives as they will be. Christ is our hope!
Inclusion | Communities of love offer embrace, not exclusion.
There are no prerequisites to love. God loves us before we ever could love God. And that is what we are invited to image to the world around us. We refuse to let anything get in the way of relationship, insofar that it depends on us. If you are human, you belong at Pangea; you belong with us.
Peacemaking | We practice nonviolence and contend for others.
Making peace is what God did through the cross and resurrection of Jesus. This peace extends to individuals, human communities, and all of creation. At the personal level, Jesus taught us that nonviolent resistance is part of the vocation of his followers. His vision of peace sparks revolutions of love. As followers of Jesus in a divided and violent world, we are committed to finding nonviolent alternatives and to learning how to make peace between individuals, within and among churches, in society, and between nations.
Transformation | Knowing and following Jesus makes us more human.
If you want to know what it looks like to be fully human, look at Jesus. He, the “second Adam” as the Apostle Paul would say, is the prototype of what God intends humanity to be. So, the more we know and follow Jesus, the more we become Christlike, the more we become truly human: the image bearers we were always called to be. Jesus is not opposed to our humanness, but invites us to flourish into the fuller version of our God-given humanity. The Bible sometimes calls this “sanctification.”
Mystery | Ancient faith fosters wonder and refuses to put God in a box.
The church in the twenty-first century is part of a narrative that goes back 2,000 years. As we read the Scriptures, we commit ourselves to doing what we can to interpret and apply the texts with first century contexts in mind. But the story moved forward from there. The church throughout the generations, with its ancient practices and postures, is our story. And yet the church is just one chapter in the story of God, one that started in creation and will reach its culmination in the renewal of creation. We co-create the future as we partner as actors in the Divine drama. The God who guides this compelling narrative is bigger than any categories or ideas with which we try to entrap the Spirit. We worship a God who leaves us in awe, and accepts us in our doubts.
SUNDAY WORSHIP GATHERINGS
10:30am on Sundays. (Duration: about 1hr 15mins [we usually end our time by 11:50am])
Our worship environment is at the intersection of the casual and the sacred, the contemporary and the ancient, the charismatic and the contemplative, the evangelical and the progressive.
Join us as we worship authentically, ask hard questions, hear an inspiring message from the Scriptures, and connect with others who are on a journey to inspire love in our city. You belong here. To learn more about our Sunday teachings, click here.