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Our Story

AnchorPoint is the result of the merger of two churches on August 7, 2016.

RioWest Community Church was 37 years old. It began as a Great Commission church plant, under founding Pastor Don Schlichte.

Cottonwood Church was a 15 year old Southern Baptist church. In 2014 a Futures Team was formed to ask for God’s help in partnering with other ministries in order to better impact our community for Christ.

Around August of 2015 Pastor Reinaldo of RW, and Dan of CW met – and Reinaldo dropped the “M” word. Merger. The boards got involved about a month later. The congregations were informed and asked to pray in January 2016. Marriage is a better word than merger, as this became the blended marriage of two terrific families.

 

Our Vision

Our Purpose: we believe we exist to bring glory to God and enjoy Him forever

Our Mission: is to love God and our neighbors and to make disciples of all nations

Our Vision: is to be gospel-centered community impacting our community with the hope of Christ


Heb 6:18 (NLT)  We who have fled to him [God] for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. 19  This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.

 

Our Distinctives

  1. We are a place of grace. Because we believe Jesus restores what’s broken, we have confidence in His power to restore the most desperate situations. We meet people where they are to help guide each other to our next step closer to Christ.

  2. We are devoted to the family. Because we believe family is the basic unit for handling our faith and culture, we will nurture and equip willing families (1 or more) to grow in the Lord and impact our community/world for Christ.

  3. We are committed to the uncommitted. We believe lost people matter to God; therefore, they matter to us. Jesus came to seek and save the lost and has left us here, in part, to do the same. We will encourage an environment in which it is safe to be vulnerable, to tell our stories and receive ministry.

  4. We are disciples that make disciples. Because we believe true transformation occurs by the power of the Holy Spirit from the inside out, we will teach, encourage and support growth in godliness without resorting to manipulation or legalism. We will take risks to raise up healthy, replicating Disciples of Christ

  5. We are all servant-leaders. Because we believe all believers are ministers, we will provide opportunities for ministry for kids and adults, new believers and old.

  6. We are intentional about Small Groups. Because we believe life-change happens best in the context of relationships, we will encourage being committed to a small group. It is through these smaller communities that we become involved with others in accountable, encouraging relationships.

  7. We are partners in God’s grand work. Because we believe there is one God, and one universal body of Christ, we will partner with like-minded individuals, churches and organizations in any way that will better fulfill our Purpose, Mission, and Vision.

How We Relate - Our AnchorAttitudes

Have you ever been in a relationship or a part of a group and it felt like a grind? At AnchorPoint, we desire to treat each other in a way that honors God and makes relationships enjoyable. We are committed to 7 Attitudes that guide the way we relate to one another and do church. Here is a list of these attitudes and a key verse from the Bible for each one.

  1. I will put the goals and interests of others above my own.  Philippians 2:4
  2. I will live an open, honest lifestyle. Ephesians 4:25
  3. I will humbly give and receive Scriptural correction. Proverbs 15:31
  4. I will clear up relationships. Romans 12:18
  5. I will support my church family by praying, attending, inviting, and giving. 2 Corinthians 9:6
  6. I will participate in ministry. 1 Peter 4:10
  7. I will follow my leaders within Scriptural limits and make it a joy for them. Hebrews 13:17

You can listen to a sermon series on our Anchor Attitudes here.

How We Relate

Have you ever been in a relationship or a part of a group and it felt like a grind? At Hope Church we desire to treat each other in a way that honors God and makes relationships enjoyable. We are committed to 7 Heart Attitudes that guide the way we relate to one another and do church. Here is a list of these attitudes and a key verse from the Bible for each one:

  1. Put the goals and interests of others above my own. Philippians 2:3-4
  2. Live an honest, open life before others. Ephesians 4:25
  3. Give and receive Scriptural correction. Hebrews 3:13
  4. Clear up relationships. Matthew 5:23-24
  5. Participate in the ministry of the church. 1 Peter 4:10
  6. Support the work financially. 1 Corinthians 16:2
  7. Follow spiritual leadership within Scriptural limits and make it a joy for them. Hebrews 13:17
- See more at: http://hopechurch.com/new-here/who-we-are/#sthash.sPT6IcNw.dpuf

How We Relate

Have you ever been in a relationship or a part of a group and it felt like a grind? At Hope Church we desire to treat each other in a way that honors God and makes relationships enjoyable. We are committed to 7 Heart Attitudes that guide the way we relate to one another and do church. Here is a list of these attitudes and a key verse from the Bible for each one:

  1. Put the goals and interests of others above my own. Philippians 2:3-4
  2. Live an honest, open life before others. Ephesians 4:25
  3. Give and receive Scriptural correction. Hebrews 3:13
  4. Clear up relationships. Matthew 5:23-24
  5. Participate in the ministry of the church. 1 Peter 4:10
  6. Support the work financially. 1 Corinthians 16:2
  7. Follow spiritual leadership within Scriptural limits and make it a joy for them. Hebrews 13:17
- See more at: http://hopechurch.com/new-here/who-we-are/#sthash.sPT6IcNw.dpuf

How We Relate

Have you ever been in a relationship or a part of a group and it felt like a grind? At Hope Church we desire to treat each other in a way that honors God and makes relationships enjoyable. We are committed to 7 Heart Attitudes that guide the way we relate to one another and do church. Here is a list of these attitudes and a key verse from the Bible for each one:

  1. Put the goals and interests of others above my own. Philippians 2:3-4
  2. Live an honest, open life before others. Ephesians 4:25
  3. Give and receive Scriptural correction. Hebrews 3:13
  4. Clear up relationships. Matthew 5:23-24
  5. Participate in the ministry of the church. 1 Peter 4:10
  6. Support the work financially. 1 Corinthians 16:2
  7. Follow spiritual leadership within Scriptural limits and make it a joy for them. Hebrews 13:17
- See more at: http://hopechurch.com/new-here/who-we-are/#sthash.sPT6IcNw.dpuf