H2O is a gospel-centered community whose mission is to see the college students, graduates, and professionals of Ohio State University and Columbus become disciples of Jesus Christ who are equipped and prepared to influence their families, workplaces, and the world.
Our vision is to see one church community committed to fulfilling the Great Commission both at the Ohio State University and in the city of Columbus, and to raise up leaders and influencers who take the Gospel both locally and globally.
We are a local church body committed to the New Testament emphasis of living life together, as we pursue the values that we see in the book of Acts. Orienting around the Gospel, we hope to live out our call as a…
Community of GRACE
We value an emphasis on the glorious grace of God, as the greatest expression of his love for us, displayed through the life, death, and resurrection of Christ, as the source and key to living the abundant life that Jesus promised. As a community we begin with this grace, continue in it, and strive to aggressively model it to one another and the world around us. This grace frees us to walk in authenticity and security as followers of Christ, as well as freely sharing our lives with one another. We seek to love as God has loved us. [Ephesians 2:8-9]
Community of WORSHIP
We orient our community around a lifestyle of thanksgiving, prayer and heartfelt praise, as we believe that God is worthy of our wholehearted love and undivided worship. This involves offering every part of our lives as living sacrifice to God, including our time, money, possessions and relationships, devoting them to His honor, as we follow Him as Lord. [John 4:23-24]
Community of LIFE TRANSFORMATION
We eagerly expect God to transform our lives, bringing healing, setting us free from habits of sin and conforming us to the life and image of Christ as we learn to walk in dependence on the Holy Spirit. We value knowing and obeying God’s Word as a lifestyle, in order to equip and be equipped for works of service, as well as being transformed by the renewing of our minds. We build deeply into one another, practicing discipleship and multiplication as a lifestyle modeled for us by Christ. [2 Peter 1:5-7]
Community of SERVANTS
We strive to nurture an attitude of humility as we set aside selfish ambition and adopt the mindset of Christ, who modeled servant leadership to the world. Every member of this community is first and foremost a servant of Christ, realizing that each has unique gifting and role to play in our call to serve one another and in the world around us. [Matthew 20:26-28]
Community that is SENT
We desire to follow in Christ’s footsteps as He came to seek and save the lost. We value authentic connection with those that don’t know Christ, proclaiming the good news of Christ, in order to participate in the Holy Spirit’s work of reconciliation through sharing the gospel with those around us. We hope to participate in God’s work of redemption, as He heals and restores individuals, families and communities. We value maintaining a global focus as we work to fulfill the Great Commission, continuing to remember the poor and suffering, as we minister to both physical and spiritual needs. [Matthew 28:18-20]
Community of FAITH
Knowing that faith honors God, we hope to be a community marked by our trust in God and His Word. We value faith-filled prayer, believing that God faithfully answers prayer with love and power in our lives and in the lives of those whom we are ministering to and loving. We shamelessly believe that God can use the weak and broken things of this world to bring redemption and radical transformation. [2 Corinthians 5:7]