In an age of constant digital connection and social media, loneliness and an increased sense of personal disconnect in a consumer-oriented world have caused many individuals to feel disoriented about where to turn, especially when it comes to faith and worship.
Vertical Fellowship recognizes the need for change and provides a safe, friendly space where people can be loved and foster new bonds while also sharing in worship and growing spiritually. Originally founded in 2007 as Harvest Bible Chapel St. Louis West, the official relaunch and name change to “Vertical Fellowship” is scheduled for Sunday, March 29, 2020 with the goal of helping individuals of all backgrounds build authentic relationships while living out their faith in God.
“Life is challenging, but it’s always easier if you have a place where someone who knows your name can put their hands on your shoulders and pray with you,” Pastor Michael Šust said.
The growing community at Vertical Fellowship is international and includes individuals from Central Europe, India, Asia, as well as from multiple communities in the St. Louis area and out of state.
“We have a large amount of people involved in home groups in the middle of the week,” Michael said. The reason for Vertical Fellowship’s strong resonance with a wide audience is right in its name – they’re a church built on doing life together through vertical connection.
“Church is not about us, it’s about a relationship with God,” Michael said. “We are a community where the gratitude we feel is authentic, the grace we experience is real, the love we receive is fulfilling – as the fellowship we share is vertical.”
Vertical Fellowship will host a Vision Night on Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. for individuals to meet face-to-face, share dinner, and personally experience the mission of a Christ-oriented church. For more information or to sign up for Vision Night, visit www.WeGoVertical. org and learn more today.
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