About Iron Works Church
WE INVITE DOUBTERS, SEEKERS, AND RELIGIOUS ALIKE TO FOLLOW THE WAY OF JESUS FOR THE GOOD OF WEST CHESTER.
This mission is rooted in Jesus’ own mission. We read, “God so loved the world, that he sent his one and only Son” (John 3:16). Later on Jesus prayed, “As you have sent me, I send them” (John 17:18, 21). Christians are sent to love this world to life. It’s tempting to read these verses in the abstract, but God tangibly loves real places like West Chester. Our mission is born out of the reality that West Chester, like everyone, needs the gospel. West Chester is a home to people like us, who cannot make themselves whole on their own, cannot perfect themselves on their own, but can only experience healing, meaning, and hope through Jesus. In other words, we need God and one another to find wholeness and belonging.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BELIEVE IN ORDER TO BELONG
If you look at the gospel stories, we see doubters, seekers, and religious all following Jesus — before they believed. Peter, one of Jesus’ best friends, followed him for roughly two years before confessing: “you are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” Shortly after that, Jesus called Peter out on trying to hijack his redemptive mission in the world. Life with God is a process, and our lives are messy. Likewise, Iron Works is committed to creating space in our church life to help you investigate the claims of Christ upon your life. We don’t believe or pretend to have it all together, nor is that the point.