The work that God does is often hidden, so it is like a sweet surprise when you find some part of it. As many of my friends are moving with their church to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church I was looking around on their site looking for familiar names. I found something wonderful. Something that only God could plan and do. It was in San Francisco, and Berkeley, and Oakland as well as Marin County. First I went on the site for Christ Church in Berkeley and Oakland, an Evangelical Presbyterian Church. And then I read about their Mother and their Grandmother.
Their “Mother church” is City Church San Francisco, which is a Reformed Church in America. Their “Grandmother church” is Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, a Presbyterian Church in America whose pastor is Tim Keller. And some of the churches that City Church has planted are PCA & EPC. Their concerns are the city and how to authentically bring Jesus Christ to the cities. The beauty of this is that while they “wholeheartedly” embrace “the historic Christian faith expressed in the ecumenical creeds of the universal church,” and reformation faith, they are finding unique ways to reach their particular community.
Christ Church and City Church each have lots of videos to watch that allows one to understand what it is God is doing in the Bay Area—but I was particularly intrigued by one on the City Church site. I am going to place it below. I believe this is God’s work; it has brought together a community of people who belong to various denominations, yet hold to the same foundations, ministering to the very needy people of the Bay Area: