We are so glad that you have visited our website. We are building a church that exists to help people find their place in God’s big story. No matter your religious background, you have a place here because we believe Brooklyn's best days are ahead and that you have a role to play. Our dream is to see our city awakened to God's amazing love.
We are a non-denominational Christian church that wants to live in a way that reflects the life and love of Jesus. Most of us live in South Brooklyn and gather on Sundays in Bay Ridge.
Right now we are gathering throughout the week to eat & laugh, pray & worship and grow together as well as on Sunday mornings. Sign up below to receive the weekly update about dinner parties, social gatherings and times when we pray together. For us, church isn't an event you go to on a Sunday but a community you belong to.
Every Sunday morning at 930am for coffee and a 10am start at Beyond Dance (8717 3rd Ave) we are also gathering to shape the vision of this church. We would love for you to join us and to hear your voice. Learn more about our regular gatherings and RSVP for childcare here.
Why start a church in Bay Ridge?
This is a question that we get asked a lot. Aren't there already churches in Bay Ridge? Why would we start a new one?
We have had a transforming experience of God's love and want to see our neighbors in Southwest Brooklyn encounter that love too. We want to communicate the timeless truth of the story of Jesus in a fresh, relevant way. That being said, we don't just want to start a new church service, but build a community that is knit together to love God and love their neighbors. A community that gathers to celebrate God's goodness together and then scatters throughout the city to shine light and love into dark places.
Beliefs & network
As a church we are learning to walk in authentic community, engage Brooklyn as givers not takers, to be transformed power and presence of the Holy Spirit and to live our lives guided by the life-giving message of the bible. We hold to the essential orthodox Christian beliefs as best expressed in the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed. A number of our leaders have been sent out from New Frontiers Church to Bay Ridge, and we continue to be overseen and supported by them. We are a part of Confluence, a sphere of a global family of churches called Newfrontiers. We are also being supported and trained through Redeemer City to City.
We are a diverse group of people that live in South Brooklyn. We are families, individuals and children, professionals, students and parents. Our team is led by Seth and Rhianon Hoffman, who moved to Bay Ridge in 2015 with a heart to see people wake up to the love of God.