What We Affirm

Jesus is the center of our faith. 

He is both the complete revelation of God to us and the model of perfect humanity. It is from Jesus, then, that we learn how to be in right relationship with God and with one another. Therefore, we are committed to obeying him.


The Bible is God’s inspired revelation of his love for his creation and the plan for his Kingdom.

We read, teach, and study the Bible to better know the nature of God and his will, as well as to gain wisdom and discernment concerning his eternal truth.


The Holy Spirit is God’s indwelling presence that empowers and equips us.

Through the Spirit we experience the new life Jesus offers, as individuals and in community.  We  recognize the need to develop and regularly employ practices that teach us how to hear and to follow the Spirit’s direction in order that we may live lives that are pleasing to God.


Relationships are central to our lives as followers of Jesus.

We welcome into our community anyone who desires to connect with God and with other people.  We are creating an environment of mutual encouragement and reconciliation, with a commitment to unity and maturity in Christ.


In addition, we intentionally pursue relationships with those outside our community, to make God’s love visible through acts of kindness as good neighbors.

   

Spiritual Formation is the development of Christ-like character in our lives.

This transformation is God’s will for every believer, and it is the fruit of our ever-deepening relationship with Jesus. We joyfully and lovingly submit ourselves to him as our King, we receive his teaching, and obey the leading of his Spirit in order to reveal the kingdom of God through our words and deeds.



Our Beliefs

We stand unapologetically in the long tradition of the Christian church in proclaiming the Nicene Creed:


WE BELIEVE in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

Our Story

In December 2008, our founding Pastors Alex & Raquel Penduck began to sense there was more to this thing called church and the way that people experienced it.


During the course of the next six months, a series of events, conversations, and what can only be called divine encounters led them to the decision to gather a group of people to start a new church in Harford County. But not just another church, they knew in their hearts that God was leading them to create a place where people could encounter God, not religion. A place to experience not a crowd of people, but a community in the same journey of discovering God, His love, His grace, and His hope. 


Our story is a work in progress.  After nearly 10 years, the Penducks felt God leading them to ministry elsewhere and asked Chris & Amy Reuwer to assume the lead pastoral role at Generation Church.  


So we're excited to experience all that  God has for us in this new season.  We invite you to come along on the journey!