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Mercy Seat’s Mission is…

to be an urban church that responds to God’s grace by:

  • always seeking to point, not to us, but to the radical, subversive grace of God in Christ
  • offering up our “third option” for music and worship: setting the ancient liturgy of the church to original compositions of all genres
  • cultivating a spirit of play, in children and grownups alike
  • thinking critically about church and culture and working for peace and justice
  • incubating artistic expression, be it self-consciously Christian or not
  • treating each other with respect, kindness, and care; behaving as if God’s grace is already sweeping us away

Mercy Seat Mission Statement

To plant and grow a self-supporting urban church that responds to God’s grace

• by doing better theology–always seeking to point, not to us, but to the radical, subversive grace of God in Christ,

• by offering up our “third option” for music and worship: setting the ancient liturgy of the church to contemporary compositions of all genres,

• by cultivating a spirit of play, in children and grownups alike,

• by thinking critically about church and culture and working for peace and justice,

• by incubating artistic expression be it self-consciously Christian or not,

• by treating each other with respect, kindness, and care; behaving as if God’s grace is already sweeping us away.