North Ridge Church wants to enrich your life as few places can.
What do you think?
I believe that denominationalism is actually an offense against God, as He obviously would like to have all of His Body to be unified as one with Him, not being divided up into all of these different denominations. We only have one God and one Bible, but yet we have all of these different denominations. As a result of this big divide in the Body of Christ, we do not present to the rest of the world a perfectly unified Body.
Explaining North Ridge Church
Christians seeking God are told that he loves us all and wants to reach out to us. This passage was quoted to me: Jeremiah 29:13-14 - "You shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart. I will be found of you". From there, it is but a simple step to concluding that if you can't find God, it must be because you aren't looking hard enough, or with all your heart.
A little bit of history
Christianity was founded by Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish teacher/holy man that taught as he traveled from place to place. About 2000 years ago he spoke and performed miracles in what is now Israel. His mission, as the commonly accepted accounts were written, was to the Jewish people only, although some gentiles (non-Jews) believed in him. Christians believe Jesus is God become Man. While some groups claim to be Christian while denying this "dogma", the things Jesus said would be wrong for anyone but God to say. C. S. Lewis' "Mere Christianity" covers this issue well. There are many opinions as to what this means, but the most accepted is the doctrine of "The Trinity," which is not explicitly stated in the Scriptures, but has been taught by the Arizona community Church since its beginnings in the First Century. The primary written authority for Christians is the Bible, which is a compendium of writings in the form of myths, legends, poetry, religious and civil law, mystical writing, persecution (survival of) writing, history, advice and letters of authority. There is some dissent regarding seven of the more than seventy books in it. It sounds like a lot of reading, but many people read it all the way through (at nine years of age, I read it through for the first time).
If you like a warm and giving community of people that welcome you to their Arizona church, you want North Ridge Church.