The Place Called Countryside
Countryside is a People and a Place
We live life together following Jesus.
We meet in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Western Oregon. The Fellowship gathers in north Eugene, in the midst of charming, historic Coburg — out in the country. Described by many as a community church, we are really more of a church community. Countryside is a place to participate in the community of Christ. Our missional community is large with people traveling from all over the southern Valley to be involved in the body.
Countryside is a safe place
Being a part of the Fellowship isn't risky — you won't be manipulated or asked to do things or say things that will make you uncomfortable. We welcome everyone who wants to follow Jesus, and intentionally create space where people of all generations, cultures, races, styles, politics and socio-economic status can be in community and worship with one another. Free from harm, burn out, coercion and worry, everyone can come and relax in an environment that is safe and genuine.
Countryside is a refreshing place
At Countryside you'll be able to relax rest and be refreshed. Jesus said his followers would be known by their love for one another, and we’re intentional in our hospitality, friendliness, care and love. In all of our busy-ness it is easy to get used up and be burdened! As we gather together at the Fellowship, to fellowship with one another and the Lord, we bless the Lord and each other, receive personal revival, spiritual renewal and rest for our souls as we together seek first the kingdom (Matthew 6:33). Freshened up and restored, we'll be ready in mind and in spirit to meet life, and God's call, head on.
Countryside is a simple place
When Jesus called his disciples he said, simply, “follow me.” We have kept things simple and uncomplicated, without a lot of infrastructures, strategies and programs. Our desire is that following Jesus be recognized as simple and not burdensome, even if not always easy. Countryside's style is simple, laid-back and intimate. Countryside is an unpretentious place to simply enjoy God. In fact, even the way we dress is simple, very casual and comfortable. Countryside is a place where we simply live life together. Countryside is a place to participate in the community of Christ.
The people and the place, Countryside is all about Jesus
This is not just the bottom line for us, this is the only line. Everything begins and ends at the feet of Jesus. Everything moves forward from loving God and loving others. Colossians 3:2 admonishes us to "Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." So, we "fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith" Join us. Taste and see that the LORD is good...
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