Mission

To show God’s love in such a way that people exchange ordinary living for an extraordinary life through the power of Jesus Christ.

Our Vision is……to launch a new church with a new outlook and new culture in South Texas

.…to be a church that non-church people love to attend

.…to be a church that is more focused on helping non-church people who did not grow up in the church feel welcome than creating a place where church people feel comfortable

.…to be a church that establishes a tradition of being untraditional, where change is expected and embraced.…to be a church that is more into Christianity than church-ianity.

…to be a church that lives out the concept that it is not “Religion” it is a “Relationship.”We believe that the focus of Christianity is a relationship with God rather than adhering to a set of rules and ideas. Therefore, we will promote intimacy with God rather than a religious system.

…to help people experience God in creative, spiritual, celebrative, and relevant worship services

.…to be a church that brings people in, builds them up, trains them to use their gifts, and then sends them out to use them.

Core Values

We Value Intimacy with God:     
“Our primary relationship is God”

We believe that our connection with God is vital.  Everything flows from our relationship with God.  We develop intimacy by spending time with God.  God primarily speaks to us in His Word.  We talk to Him in prayer.    John 15:5, Ephesians 6:18, Philippians 4:6

We Value People:     
“People matter to God”

We believe people matter to God and therefore they matter to us. People were Jesus’ top priority.  He risked His reputation for people who were far away from God and so will we; as a church and as individuals.  Jesus gave all and held nothing back in accomplishing His mission to seek and save the lost. Renegade Church will do the same.  We will do anything short of sin in order to be “all things to all people so that we might win some”.  Renegade Church is called to lead this generation and the next to God and help them pursue a relationship with Him.Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 19:10, 1 Corinthians 9:22

We Value Application of Scripture:
“Teaching is for life-change”

We believe the Bible is God’s Word and the ultimate authority for our lives.  Therefore, we must live and practice the life-changing principles we discover.  God gave us His Word in order to equip us and change us for His glory and benefit.    Psalm 1, James 1:22-25, Luke 6:46, Psalm 119:11

We Value Authentic Community:     
“The Truth will set you free”

We believe that real authenticity is best described as openness with others about our strengths and weaknesses. Renegade is an imperfect church for imperfect people. At Renegade Church you do not have to be perfect, or pretend that you are.John 8:31-32, Colossians 3:9

We Value Small Groups: 
“Growing larger and smaller at the same time”

Small groups are where friendships are made, leaders are trained, needs are met, and prayers are answered. In essence life change happens best in biblical small groups. Therefore, at Renegade Church we will grow larger and smaller at the same time.  We will help people find their way from the large group (weekend experience) into relationally-authentic small groups. At Renegade Church you will find no “full” or “closed” small groups.Acts 2:44-47, Galatians 5:13, Ephesians 4:2 & 32, 1 Thessalonians 5:11

We Value Creativity and Innovation:      
“Changing methods, unchanging Message”

We believe boring church is a sin. The Bible is the most exciting book ever written, and we seek to share its message in relevant environments.  We will create appropriate, modern, relevant environments for our nursery, pre-schoolers, grade school children, middle and high school students, as well as our adults.  We will maintain the incredible message of Scripture and endeavor to deliver it in the most culturally relevant way possible.  So, wether it’s our publications, our messages, or our conversations with friends, we want to engage 21st century people in a 21st century way.Genesis 1:1, 1 Corinthians 9:22-23

We Value Service:
 ”Every member is a minister”

We are most like Jesus when we serve.  The Bible says that He came “to serve not to be served”.  We believe God has equipped every Christ follower with gifts and passions so they can make a difference in their world for Jesus Christ.  We will encourage everyone to use and develop their gifts and talents in service to our church, community, and the world.  We believe a great benefit of serving is that it changes us.  We are more fulfilled when our eyes are off ourselves and on God’s bigger plans. Our life becomes meaningful and purposeful.  We discover that God created us for more than just personal success, but for eternal significance.Philippians 2:1-15, James 1:27, Matthew 20:28 

We Value Excellence:
 ”Excellence honors God and inspires people”

We believe excellence honors God and inspires people.  The lack of excellence communicates to people that God is not important or that we don’t care about them.  We want to be excellent in all we do, but not perfect.  We want to give our best, but we will also offer grace generously when mistakes happen.  Excellence is so important that in most cases we will only start or continue something if we can do it with excellence.  Whether it’s our communication, music, how we hold babies in the nursery, or how we set up and tear down our services, we want to bring our “A game”. Colossians 3:23, Malachi 1:8

We Value Generosity:     
“You can’t out-give God”

Our God has been extremely generous with us, and so we want to be generous with the world around us.Matthew 6:1-4, 2 Corinthians 8:14, 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

We Value Godly Leadership and Maturity

Our body will be led by Christ-followers with leadership gifts who have embraced the mission, vision, and core values of Renegade Church.Nehemiah 1-2, Romans 12:8, Acts 6:2-5