Inspired by the description of community we see in Acts 2,
we have core practices which not only express who we are
and what we believe but, as we practice them,
shape who we are and how well we believe.

 

Core Practices

Ritual and Rhythm of Life
There is comfort and meaning in continually devoting ourselves to simple faithfulness, shaped by scripture, prayer, communion, life together, sabbath keeping—whether we’re feeling it, or not. In our weekly services, our engagement with the community, our daily home life, we’re learning how a commitment to a lifestyle of faithfulness teaches us the faithfulness of God.

Submission to the Process
We’d like to say we’ve arrived. But we’re learning that spiritual, personal, relational growth are an ongoing process, where questions drive us deeper into scripture and the world and deeper into conversation with each other and with God. It’s humbling but it teaches us that God is the one shaping us and he is kind enough to do it a little at a time.

Generosity
Through stretching ourselves to give our building, our money, our gifts and time—in short, our whole selves—we are learning to trust in God’s abundance. By following the example of giving ourselves away, we’re leaning into Jesus’ example, and trusting his generosity.

Hospitality
We’re discovering that hospitality is a whole way of life, living gratefully even if we don’t feel grateful, even when there is little to share. As we open our building and homes and lives to each other, we’re understanding more deeply the welcome that Christ has extended to us.

Patience
When we set out to do God’s work, it’s tempting to set grand goals and expect easy success. We long for each person in our community to know his love and as we work with him in this effort, we learn his patience. Since this work of sharing his love and developing relationships takes time, we commit to it regularly and faithfully. Which brings us back to ritual and rhythm of life...

 

Core beliefs

Jesus and the authority of scripture are our central beliefs. We love the old quote:

“In essentials, unity, in non-essentials, liberty, and in all things, love.”

As far as we’re concerned, the essentials are all about the identity and meaning of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. In everything else, there is room for dialogue, with each other,
with our culture and with scripture.

 
And we hope and pray that dialogue, as everything else we do, can be done with love.

 

Mission Statement

Sharing the Love of Jesus in Uptown Cincinnati.
Developing Lifelong Kingdom Leaders.

Sharing the love of Jesus takes many forms. And as far as we’re concerned, leadership is choosing to share Jesus’ love. We believe that Jesus wants to share his love through many different people in many different places and so we do whatever we can to encourage and equip each community member as they shape what it means to share that love in their home, their work and their life.

 

Our Staff

 

Anthony Jones
Associate Pastor

Shannon Sanker
Family Minister

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Aaron Hatton
College Pastor

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Justine Hatton
College Pastor

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Christopher Maier
Arts and Culture Coordinator

 

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Nathan Smith
Associate Pastor

Keaton Neely
Rohs Street Cafe Manager

Jim Cira
Administrative Assistant

 

Ministries

 

Serving Our Community

Serve the poor through City Gospel Mission
For more info contact Nathan Smith: nathan@universitychristianchurch.net

Help with the McMillan St. Community Garden
For more info contact Lyric Morris-Latchaw: lyric.morrislatchaw@gmail.com

Volunteer at Rohs Street Cafe
For more info contact Keaton Neely:
rscvolunteering@gmail.com

Learn about and respond to justice issues.
For more info contact Randy Wade-Murphy: randywmurphy@gmail.com

Serve in Worship through Art and Hospitality.
For more info contact Nathan Smith: nathan@universitychristianchurch.net

Help with kids on Sundays
For more info contact Shannon Sanker: shannon@universitychristianchurch.net

Respond to practical needs in the community
For more info contact Sarah Bowman:
sbowman612@gmail.com

Encourage college students
For more info contact Justine Hatton: justine@universitychristianchurch.net

Engage with other faith communities,
uptown and beyond
For more info contact Randy Bruins:
randybruins@gmail.com

Serve the homeless
For more info contact Jim Cira:
jim@universitychristianchurch.net

 

 

 

Prayer

Join our Thursday morning women’s group
For more info contact Mandy Smith: mandy@universitychristianchurch.net

Pray for others, ask for prayer or
join the Sunday morning prayer team
For more info contact Cara Barth: carabarth@redokcenter.com

 

Groups

 

Bible Study & Conversation

Sunday

Adult Bible study at 9:45am
For more info contact Dane Miller: phdesert@yahoo.com

Monday

Men’s Lectio Divina Bible Study at 8:30am
For more info contact Nathan Smith: nathan@universitychristianchurch.net

Men’s group, Monday evenings
For more info contact Phillip Roebuck: phillip.roebuck@gmail.com

Women’s group, Monday evenings
For more info contact Lauren Roebuck: lauren.roebuck@gmail.com

Tuesday

College Bible study, Tuesday evenings
For more info contact Justine Hatton: justine@universitychristianchurch.net

Wednesday

Women’s Bible study, Wednesday evenings
For more info contact Erin Barker: ebarkerdesign@gmail.com

Men’s Scripture and book study, 7:30pm
For more info contact Jim Cira: jim@universitychristianchurch.net 

Thursday

Co-ed adult study group, Thursday evenings
For more info contact Woody Rule: woodyrule@hotmail.com

Friday

Men’s Bible study, 7am
For more info contact Pat Judd: chickandance@hotmail.com

 

Being Together

Enjoy a potluck meal
For more info contact Alisha Loch:
lishaloch@gmail.com

Share life with a missional community
For more info contact Phillip Roebuck:
phillip.roebuck@gmail.com

Join our group of over-40’s for fun and service
For more info contact Jerry Carter:
jcarter642@gmail.com

Come to a weekly “Summer Sunday” meal
For more info contact Mandy Smith: mandy@universitychristianchurch.net

Gather with families for play days and events
For more info contact Shannon Sanker: shannon@universitychristianchurch.net

Gather with students for community events
For more info contact Justine Hatton: justine@universitychristianchurch.net

Hangout at our cafe and join great arts/events
For more info contact Nathan Smith: nathan@universitychristianchurch.net

Join the Motherless Daughters Ministry serving
women who have lost/missed
the nurturing of a mother
For more info contact Cara Barth:
carabarth@redokcenter.com