About Us

Our Story

We started in 2005 as a Bible study on Thursday nights. Two years later, we started meeting in Richardson, TX for worship services on Sunday evenings & eventually started church services on Sunday mornings in a custom renovated space.  God has positioned us to be a church that can cross various boundaries & touch many lives for His glory.

Whether you’re hungry or hurt, lonely or lost, full of questions or looking for a home, there’s a place for you at our church.  We want to help you find a place where you can connect with others in your stage of life.  Our desire is to disciple you to think & live missionally.  As we continue to invest resources into reaching people in Richardson, the Dallas area & beyond, we pray that our church can make a Kingdom impact at a global & local level.

Vision LOFT City Church Richardson

Our Vision

This is the vision of a community called by God to Live Our Faith Together –

1. UPWARD – It’s all about Jesus
A community that grasps God’s redemptive mission toward humanity. One that believes that worshiping God is the point of life & history. One that believes in the complete sufficiency of Scripture to speak into all areas of life.

2. INWARD – We are family
A community that holds each other accountable, encourages each other & forgives one another. A church that will not be satisfied with mediocre faith & will encourage each other to pursue God in complete surrender.

3. OUTWARD – Life on mission
A community that sees all people as created in the image of God & longs to see them worship in spirit & in truth. A community that is equipped to spread God’s love, forgiveness, & compassion to the lost & hurting people in Richardson & the rest of the world!

Core Values

At LOFT City, the following core values serve as guard rails that keep our church focused on the mission that God has given us.   Click on each the values to see a more in-depth explanation of what they each mean.

  • Christ Centered

    It’s all about Jesus. It always has been about Jesus. It always will be about Jesus. We believe that all of scripture makes sense only in light of Him. Forgiveness of the past is only available in Him. Hope for the future is available only through Him. Take away Jesus and you have nothing.

    We seek to know Jesus as He is revealed in His word. We seek to obey His commandments and so grow in our intimacy with Him. We seek to show those around us who Jesus really is and what He has done so that they too may come to know the true meaning of life.

    When we say that we are committed to Jesus we mean, first and foremost, that we are committed to glorifying and worshipping the person of Jesus as he is depicted in the Bible (Col. 1:15-20), to strive to intentionally pursue knowing and loving Him to the best of our ability both individually and collectively. Second, when we say we are committed to Jesus, we mean that we value and are committed to the Word of God (John 1:1-5, 14). It is through God’s Word that we come to know Jesus as He has revealed Himself. We do not think that it is possible to value Jesus and not value His Word, they go hand in hand. Finally, when we say we are committed to Jesus, we mean that we are committed to the gospel as it is laid out in the scriptures (Acts 10:36-43, 1 Cor. 15:1-6). Namely, that Jesus, being God in flesh, came to earth, lived a perfect life, died our death, and rose again on the third day claiming victory over sin and death

  • Diverse Family

    IWe are God’s people made in His image for the sole purpose of glorifying Him for all of eternity. We are called to be one body, who live not for ourselves but for one another and for Jesus.

    Often, when the scriptures talk about the people of God they are referred to as the Children or Household of God (Rom. 8:16-17, 1 Tim. 3:15). We love this image because it paints a picture of what our spiritual family should be like. You don’t get to pick your family of origin – you’re born or adopted into it. If we get into a fight with one of our siblings, we don’t give up and find another family. We work through our problems and move forward. Likewise, if our sibling is about to do something that is foolish or harmful, we don’t stand by idly. We step in to gently bring them back from harm. Finally, not everything that happens in our family of origin is a trip to Disney. Most of our experiences with our families are mundane, everyday life. Most of our time is spent washing dishes or cleaning the house, and only every now and then do we get to experience these “mountaintop” moments like a family vacation. So it is with our spiritual family: we grow together, live life together, fight together, and stay together.

    At LOFT City, our family is ethnically, generationally and denominationally diverse. We make space for everyone, mourning together in our grief and celebrating together in our joy. We are authentic and transparent with one another as we journey together, seeking Jesus in everyday life.

    As one body we seek to recognize our individual roles and responsibilities to one another. The growth of the body is not limited to one individual member or a few select members but rather to the entire body as a whole (Rom. 12:4-5, 1 Cor. 12:12-31). When we recognize our responsibility to shepherd one another we in turn live healthier and holier lives.

  • Radical Generosity

    Because we believe that in Christ we live and move and have our being, we share what we’ve been given to advance the Kingdom (1 Thess 1:6, Luke 6:38). Giving demonstrates our faith that the God who has provided for us in the past will provide for us in the future. It’s the opposite of fear. Fearful people hang on to anything they can get. People who are growing in faith see everything in life as a gift from God – including their money. Every time we open our hands in generosity, we are saying to God, “This is yours anyway – please use it for your purposes”.

    When we give, we acknowledge three things: First, everything that we have comes from the merciful hand of God. Second, the quality of our life is measured not by accumulating wealth, but by wisely investing it. Third, it is a privilege to distribute God’s resources to a broken, hurting world. When we give, we are making a conscious decision to exchange our plans, agendas and priorities for God’s.

    Jesus modeled servant leadership by leaving heaven and serving humanity – all the way to sacrificing his life for our salvation. From healing the sick to feeding the poor, he always put others first. And so should we. Our goal is to utilize God’s resources here so people locally can know him, and there to expand his kingdom around the globe. From helping eliminate medical debt in our community to partnering with local food pantries in the pandemic to supporting church plants around the world, we reach out to the world because our heart is for others, and we give to that end.

  • Mission Driven

    We believe that the church has been given one mission: make disciples of all nations. This means that we have been called out as missionaries, inviting people to be followers of Jesus wherever we are. Each of us has a “sphere of influence” where we live, serve, work, and play. We interact daily with neighbors and coworkers and we believe that Jesus has placed us in these spheres to be witnesses of who He is.

    Whether we are accountants or teachers we are all called to be missionaries with a heartbeat of discipleship. A disciple is one who follows, learns from, and obeys someone who is greater than themself, seeking in everything to be like their master. Our desire is to make more disciples of Jesus. As disciples we seek to follow Jesus, learn to be like Him and obey what He is teaching us through His word. As disciple-makers we are calling others to follow Jesus, teaching them His Word, and exhorting them to obey His commandments.

    As we intentionally inject the gospel into everyday life (where we live, serve, work, and play) we call those who do not know Jesus to follow Him and those who claim the name of Jesus to love and obey Him. In every situation we seek to help others find life, place, and meaning in Christ.

    This is not simply a mission to make converts, as if relationships are merely a means to an end, but rather a welcoming of others to experience true life in communion with God and his people. We believe that evangelism is merely the first step in disciple-making and that helping walk someone into maturity with Jesus (teaching them to observe all that Jesus commanded) should always be a natural next step. One should not be separated from the other.

Affiliations

LOFT City Church is excited to be a part of the Ethnos Network of Churches.  The Ethnos Network is a budding family of spiritual communities (i.e. churches) that look to provide space for people to explore and connect with Jesus and what He is doing in our world. Our communities are uniquely called to live in and serve the urban areas surrounding major global universities.

Church Planting Partnerships

In His wisdom, our Father has chosen the church to be the new covenant reality where the truth is guarded, where the gospel is preached, where sinners are baptized into new life, where saints are loved and encouraged and instructed and disciplined … and where many from among every ‘ethne’ would come as an inheritance for the Son, for His glory and their great joy.
Over the course of the last several years, LOFT City has had the joy to help partner in the planting of churches all over the world including:

Faith Hill Braamfontein (Johanesburg, South Africa)

Faith Hill Durban (Durban, South Africa)

Renew City Church (New York, NY)

Nexo Church (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Dream & Imagine (Los Angeles, California)

A Church in Southeast Asia (name and location withheld for security purposes)

 

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