Jesus said, “Follow me.”
And so we’ll follow. We will follow Jesus wherever He leads because He loves us more than we can comprehend. Because He loves us so, we love Him. He gave us the dream of planting Beloved Church many years ago. In His sovereignty, He has taught us many things and prepared us in many ways. But now, He has said it’s time.
Beloved Church is a new church being planted in Clermont, Florida. Much of what drives the mission and heart of Beloved Church comes from the Apostle John’s letter where he wrote:
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him” (1 John 4:7-9, ESV).
The church is the tangible body of Jesus, continuing His mission of reconciling this world back to God. The hope and power of accomplishing this task is found in the gospel, or good news, that God still loves this broken world so much that He made the way for it to be rescued by grace through faith in the sacrificial death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus.
Beloved Church will always be a gospel-centered church, existing to show a guilty world that there is a gracious God, and He is our greatest treasure! We show this as we invite others into a restored relationship with God and into His community, the church.
Here, you can be known.
Here, you can belong.
Here, you can be loved.
This is Beloved Church.
My wife, Courtney, and I (Kevin) are currently working to prepare and put in motion the beginnings of Beloved Church while receiving training as a Pastor in Residence at Mosaic Church in Winter Garden and participating in Acts 29’s Church Planter Development School.