Don't Self Improve
Responding to Jesus is not about self-improvement. In fact, in spending time with Jesus we’ve found that our efforts to make ourselves better are frustrating and futile. We believe that when you see God, and fully understand who His is and what He did, then you will respond just like we did—you’ll realize that human effort will always be insufficient.
The idea of coming face-to-face with the living God is a little terrifying, but when you do you finally see yourself clearly and there is only one appropriate response: You surrender. It’s a beautiful thing, really. You eventually, inevitably come to the conclusion that you are very small and you're never going to be able to make it on your own. So in your brokenness, you turn away from your selfish impulses and choose to follow Jesus instead.
Why should I?
Great question. We all have problems, but most of us are working hard to make a better life for ourselves. We all have faults, but most of us genuinely want to be better people. If the church can't offer self-improvement why should anyone even come?
Jesus, that's why. Jesus is consistently working to not only make your life better but to make all things better. Right now, this very minute, Jesus is carrying out His father’s plan to reconcile creation to Himself and restore the world back to its original, perfect state.
If you come to church you're probably looking for answers. We can only tell you how we responded: We went to Jesus and we found the answers we were looking for. He is inviting you to come as well.