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Green Lake Presbyterian is a church committed to seeing people walk with Jesus.

Journeys begin by placing one foot in front of another. Oftentimes the path is unclear, even uncertain. Yet, until we step out in faith we'll never go anywhere. Green Lake is a community dedicated to these simple acts of faith, love, and hope.

We believe that God is active in this world, reconciling the city of Seattle to Himself through the work of His Son, Jesus Christ. This, then, is the joy of Christianity: to participate in God's work of redemption by bringing the Gospel of God's grace and mercy to the world, one neighborhood at a time.

Whether you're a believer or a skeptic, we think this is a compelling vision, one worthy of further thought and investigation. So, welcome--we're glad you're here.

The Gospel

At Green Lake The Gospel Is Everything.

We believe there is not an area of life—whether our thinking, feeling, relating, working, and behaving—that isn’t impacted or influenced by the story of the gospel.

But, what exactly is the gospel?

The gospel isn’t merely a philosophy or even a good piece of wisdom to live by; it’s an announcement, God’s good news for all of creation.

In the Scriptures we find that God has not left the world to itself, but has radically entered into time and space to redeem it from sin and despair through the person and work of Jesus. This is the central truth of Christianity. It forms the core conviction for all that we do. Knowing we are terribly broken yet deeply loved both deeply humbles us, yet at the same time supply us with the confidence of our acceptance before God. The gospel rests not anything we’ve done, whether our successes or failures, but upon God’s grace and mercy.

As Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York, writes, “We never “get beyond the gospel” in our Christian life to something more advanced. The gospel is not just the A-B-C’s but the A-Z of Christianity.”

Consequently, the key to our life together is the continued re-discovery and application of the gospel. We invite you to join us in this process of discovery, to realize the joy and hope of Jesus in your life, perhaps for the very first time.

Vision

Imagine A City Of People Dedicated To Walking With Jesus.

Christian living begins when we learn to walk as Jesus did. The gospel teaches us that God did not remain distant from his creation, but walked among us in Jesus Christ.

We believe this simple truth changes everything. The way we look at the poor and embrace our neighbor, how we engage our vocations and make our art. It changes families, communities, as well as our understanding of the world.

It simply changes everything.

Through his life, death, and resurrection, Jesus established a way of walking, a path of life, for his disciples to imitate and follow. As a community we desire to walk this path. Through worship, training, and service we long to see the life of Jesus present among us.

We believe this vision--of equipped disciples, engaged in God's Kingdom work--is not only compeling, but necessary. It's something Seattle needs and something all of creation longs for.

But this requires your participation.

Journeys begin by placing one foot in front of another. Oftentimes the path is unclear, even uncertain. Yet, until we walk in faith we'll never go anywhere. So join us and start walking with Jesus, today.

Values

At Green Lake We Embody Four Unique Gospel Values.

These values, along with our vision for gospel ministry, form and determine our life together.

Gospel Formation

This is our chief core value, the one from which the others flow. If we're to be dedicated followers of Jesus, then the gospel must first be formed in our heart. This happens when we come to value the things Jesus valued and love what he loved. Gospel formation happens through worship, training in Christian living, and acts of serving one another. We believe this formative path of learning, doing, and experiencing not only glorifies God, but also transforms the soul and blesses others.

Gospel Community

Following Jesus is never a solo process. It demands a community of fellow followers who are able to walk with us, to support us as we seek the things of Christ. Community means both deep joy and gratitude as well as the possibility for sorrow and brokenness. This is because community is more than people who look, think, and act like us. Gospel Community means partnership and accountability in a singular vision--to pursue the things of Jesus.

Gospel Service And Mercy

God calls each one of us to a particular mission. Whether that mission takes place in the home, and artist's studio, or classroom, God has equipped each of us with different gifts--missional assets, if you will--to serve others and expand the reach and influence of the Kingdom. What are your gifts? We believe these gifts are important and necessary for the health and growth not only of the church, but for the individual's personal discipleship as well.

Gospel Multiplication

Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to a mustard seed, something small and fragile but with large potential for growth and multiplication. The same is true for the church. God calls us to multiply our efforts by planting churches and ministries so that His gospel can take root in new places. We're on a mission to grow not only in spiritual vitality and health, but also in influence, scope, and reach. And we want you to be a part of it.