NOTE: CURRENTLY ALL GATHERINGS ARE HAPPENING ONLINE DURING THE COVID19 QUARANTINE. We are disciples of Jesus making disciples in the everyday stuff of life. Because we are family, servants, and missionaries, we gather, go, give, and grow to make disciples and make much of Jesus!
GATHER: We gather on Sundays at 9am and 11am to worship Jesus through song, sharing, preaching, and prayer at the John Danz Building on 620 106th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.
WHAT'S SUNDAY LIKE?
Each week we sing together about and to God to remind one another of his amazing grace and love poured out through Jesus into our hearts by his Spirit. Often a story of his love and grace will be shared by one of the members of Doxa Church. Then we hear God's word preached, followed by a time of remembering Jesus together. Every week we provide opportunities to receive prayer if needed.
Sundays are a time to gather together with people that live, work, and play all over Puget Sound and celebrate the good news about Jesus. It's a time to remember the truths that have changed our lives. We firmly believe that our street address is just a building, but when the people gather it's where you find the church!
WHO COMES TO DOXA ON SUNDAYS?
Doxa is a friendly family of diverse believers in Jesus Christ, as well as many who are simply investigating Jesus with us. Sundays are for celebration, for hearing biblical, exegetical, and applicational teaching, and responding to what God has done in song, giving, and communion.
Doxa has college students, families with kids of all ages, working professionals, as well as more "seasoned" people around too. No matter who you are, we have a place for you. Come this Sunday and spend time with us to see why we live for Jesus in the everyday stuff of life.
A few guiding principles for how we do Sundays:
1. Sundays shape our everyday.
Through the teaching, music, storytelling, and celebrating, we aim to keep the focus on Jesus. We strive for life-changing gatherings. Our music and preaching is never for the sake of a show, but for pointing everyone to the greatness and love of God. We want to clearly and consistently communicate the good news of Jesus to all who gather with us.
2. Sundays should make sense to almost everyone.
Our teaching comes from a rhythm of both exegetical (walking straight through a book of the Bible) and timely topical series from scripture. Any Sunday you visit will have solid biblical teaching that is gospel-centered and accessible. We offer age-appropriate curriculum for children at Doxa because they are disciples too. We have great teachers and classrooms meant to disciple your kids, not just babysit them.
3. Sundays are essential but not sufficient.
Sunday is an opportunity for us to communicate the unchanging gospel in a fresh way. We keep it simple. We gather. We sing. We listen to God's word preached. We respond together in giving and communion. We do the same things Christians have done for centuries. Sundays are great for doing these things, but they aren't conducive to everything a Christian needs.
Getting to know people and be connected to our community can certainly start on a Sunday, but we work hard to provide opportunities for new people to join our other gatherings, Missional Communities and DNA groups.
A missional community is different than just a bible study. A missional community is a family of servant witnesses sent on mission by God as disciples who make disciples. MCs (as we call them) study the bible together, spend time together with those that don't know Jesus, and give back to their community together. If this is a new type of group to you, don't worry! Most groups are learning and growing in doing each of these. Missional Communities currently happen all over the Puget Sound.
DNA groups are smaller environments (usually 2-3 men or 2-3 women) designed for building relationships, praying together, and studying the word. Many people choose to do DNA groups with people in their MC for depth of relationship and consistency sake.