In today’s information saturated world, one can easily find themselves overwhelmed with choices when it comes to expressions of faith and spirituality. So we understand the need to ask: What makes Incarnation different from other faith communities? Our answer lies in what we call “RAW Spirituality”; an expression of Christianity that is Rooted, Artistic, and Welcoming.
We are rooted in a two-fold manner. First, our identity as a community is rooted in the person and work of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, sent to the earth in order to redeem all of creation. This means our core identity does not lie in politics, race, gender, nationalism, consumerism, or anything else, but rather roots itself in the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. Second, our community develops that identity by rooting itself in the teaching and traditions of the early church and Apostles. We find this best expressed in the Holy Scriptures and the early Ecumenical Church Creeds (Apostles’, Nicene, Athanasian). We regularly utilize these and other elements from throughout church history in our liturgical life.
We believe that humanity’s ability to create art reflects the Biblical teaching that humanity bears the image of God, the Great Artist. As such, we are not afraid to step out of the box and give our worship and lives an “artistic spin.” Our Sunday worship services always include art, cultural references, and music, not found in most traditional church settings.
Our rooted and artistic identity has helped us forge a welcoming community, where everyone can participate, no matter where they may be on their own spiritual journeys. This includes families, young and old alike; skeptics and believers; artists and musicians; intellectuals and philosophers; as well as the unchurched and the de-churched. In our Sunday services, we welcome everyone’s questions through the use of text messages and discussion.