Vision + Mission
At Capital, our mission is simple: To lead people to become Christ-centered disciples.
We base our mission and vision on that which Jesus declared to be the Greatest Commandment, as found in the following scripture:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. Mark 12:30-31
Discipleship is key and movement is critical to any journey! We offer our community several ways to grow in their walk with God under three main principles: own, partner and invest.
We take responsibility for our personal journey with Jesus.
There are many things you can do to own your personal journey, such as getting baptized, learning more about your faith (see here for a list of our recommended spiritual resources), and pursuing growth through personal counseling, prayer or digging deeper into the Word through Small Group Bible studies.
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13-14
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:12,13
We devote ourselves to fellowship as we experience life together.
Koinonia (the Greek word for fellowship) is essential in our journey. We weren’t meant to live this life alone. Connecting with others in an authentic way enriches life tremendously, providing us with a group of friends with whom we can be real and held accountable to live a life in obedience to God.
You can get connected through our life-stage groups and/or small groups.
I pray that you may be active in SHARING your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Philemon 6
They devoted themselves to fellowship. Acts 2:42
We invest our time, talents and resources as we serve others sacrificially.
While God asks us to love him first and completely, he also asks us to live out our commitment to Jesus in a public way, loving our neighbors and letting our actions demonstrate our faith. Serving sacrificially can come in many forms – investing of our finances in ministry, serving on a volunteer team or serving in our local community or across the globe.
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 1 John 3:16
JOURNEY WITH US
What to Expect
Our mission is to lead people to become Christ-centered disciples. Capital’s services offer a comfortable environment that welcomes folks just beginning to explore and discover God, as well as those believers that are centered in God and ready to be challenged to dive deeper into his truth. Our community is encouraged to own their faith, partner with others and invest themselves in the church, community and world. We aim to be a life-giving place where adults, youth, and kids seek, above all else, to Love God and Love Others.
You can expect to hear a message from the Bible that applies to your life.
You can expect to hear about grace and peace.
You can expect a good cup of coffee.
You can expect to enjoy great music and have the opportunity to sing to a God that is listening.
You can expect your children to be safe, to have fun, and to want to come back.
You can expect your tweens and teens to have a great time and learn in a way that makes sense to them.
You can expect to find ways to own your personal faith, get connected with new friends, and serve in a way that makes a difference in your community and world.
We are grateful to worship in-person again! As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we’re continually evaluating our health & safety procedures to be in line with guidance from local and national health experts.
- Masks are not required at our weekend services in Park City and Salt Lake for fully vaccinated attendees.
- If you haven’t been fully vaccinated, we strongly recommend you wear a mask. However, we recognize that when unvaccinated people join an indoor gathering without masks, the risk at this point is primarily to themselves, and we want to allow people to make a choice.
- Through May 31, 2021, masks will continue to be required for kids over the age of 3, as well as Kids Ministry Volunteers while they are serving.
- Masks will also be required through May 31 for students at our Capital Student Gatherings.
- Of course, please help us by loving one another: If you have been directly exposed to COVID-19 and are not vaccinated, have tested positive yourself, or are experiencing symptoms, please stay home & join us online at 9:15AM Sunday.
Especially now, in our environment of polarized and impassioned perspectives, we challenge you: Let’s get love right in this season of transition. Let’s give each other the benefit of the doubt—masked or unmasked—as more and more people feel safe returning to our weekend worship gatherings. In fact, as passionate as you may be about your politics or your views on public health, I want to challenge to be more passionate about love.
Thanks for journeying with us, and we can’t wait to see you!
As with everything, Capital’s services will look different than they did pre-COVID. We aren’t “going back” to what was normal before the pandemic, but are excitedly and optimistically moving forward into this new season of ministry, anticipating the great things God has in store as we learn and grow together.
For the time being, here are a few things to keep in mind that are different than what you may remember from Capital’s services: Registration and check-in will be required to attend, as a measure to help with potential contact tracing. Masks and social distancing between households will be required for the duration of the service. While the weather allows, we’ll ask that attendees congregate outside instead of inside after the service.
In compliance with local regulations, a face covering is required for all attendees over the age of 3. Please wear your mask for the duration of the service.
Please do not register if within 10 days prior to the service you have had direct contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19, you’ve tested positive or are pending test results yourself, or are experiencing symptoms.
In recent weeks and months, we’ve taken a number of steps in both our Park City and Salt Lake buildings to prepare us for gathering in-person again, safely and comfortably: HVAC systems have been inspected and approved, affirming quality ventilation. Our cleaning crew comes in twice weekly (after Sunday gatherings, and after Tuesday Students gatherings). We’ve purchased an electrostatic sprayer for each building which will be used to disinfect all surfaces after every gathering.
While families are welcome to attend the service together, there will be no Kids Ministry programming at this time.
CONNECTION & OFFERING
We will not be receiving an offering during our in-person services. If you feel led to give in this season consider giving online or you may place an offering in one of our offering boxes available throughout the building including in the foyer of our Salt Lake campus.
CAPITAL CAFÉ AND BOOKSTORE
Feel free to bring your own coffee, as the Capital Café and Bookstore will be closed for now.
Our cleaning crew comes in twice weekly (after Sunday gatherings, and after Tuesday Students gatherings) to thoroughly clean all our restrooms. Additional cleanings are done for restrooms in tandem with additional weekly gatherings in the building.
If you have questions about any of the above details, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe in the Bible.
The Bible is the completely true story of God. In it we learn about who God is, what he has done, what he is doing, and what he will do. We also discover his plans for us and the way he wants us to live. The Bible comes to us from God by way of human writers, whose influence can be seen in areas of culture, style, and language; but because the Bible comes from God, it is unlike any other book ever written, and has final authority on all matters to which it speaks.
(Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:16-21)
We believe in the God of the Bible.
There is only one living and true God, holy, eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise, ever-present, righteous, just, and unchanging. In the Bible we discover that God is spirit, and exists as three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—living and working in perfect harmony. God created and sustains all things by his powerful word, and has a perfect purpose for all of creation. The Bible also tells us that God is loving, patient, merciful and gracious, and that he desires to have an intimate, life-transforming relationship with each of us. He invites us to enjoy life with him, a life that is abundant and eternal in his presence.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4; 1 Peter 1:16; Isaiah 57:15; Deuteronomy 33:27; Exodus 6:3; Psalm 139:1-18; Psalm 36:6; Hebrews 4:13; James 1:17; Revelation 4:8; John 4:24; Matthew 3:16-17; John 14:16-17; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Genesis 1:1-31; Hebrews 1:3; Jeremiah 29:11; 1 John 4:8,16; 2 Peter 3:9; James 5:11; Psalm 145:8; John 10:10; John 17:3; John 5:24; John 3:16)
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s son.
From its earliest days, humanity has repeatedly rejected the friendship and life of God. This rejection distances us from him and denies us what he desires for us. In an effort to end the separation and restore the relationship, Jesus Christ, himself fully God, entered the world by being born as a fully human baby. During his ministry, Jesus called all people to return to God, and he perfectly demonstrated what a life of unbroken relationship with God looks like. Then, through his death and return to life, he removed the sin that separated us from God. By placing our faith in Jesus and in what he has done for us, our relationship with God is restored, and we become part of his family forever. Meanwhile, Jesus sits in heaven with the Father, representing us, praying for us, and waiting for the time when he will return for his people.
(Romans 3:10-11; Isaiah 59:1-3; Isaiah 9:6-7; John 1:1-5; 3:16; Romans 1:3-4; 3:21-26; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; 1 Peter 3:21,22; 1 John 2:1-2; John 14:1-7; Revelation 3:20)
We believe in the Holy Spirit.
God is at work in the world today through the Holy Spirit. The Spirit calls all people to return to God and enjoy the eternal life made available through Jesus. He is at work within us, teaching us the truth and applying God’s work in our lives. He is also the one who equips us with the gifts and power we need to partner with God in his plans for the world.
(John 14:16-17; 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:16-26; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Matthew 28:19-20)
We believe in the Church.
The Church is the worldwide community of people who live as followers of Christ. The Church is called by God to serve in the fulfillment of his loving vision for the world. Capital is one local expression of this worldwide community. We gather regularly to worship, to encourage one another, and to use our time, talents, and resources to extend God’s love and purpose to others.
(Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:1-8; Hebrews 10:24-25)
Capital Church is affiliated with the Assemblies of God. For more information about the Assemblies of God visit their site (click the button below).