DIFFERENT. BECAUSE IT NEEDS TO BE.
It's funny what can happen when like-minded people get together regularly, especially when they share significant, life impacting values such as faith. With so much in common, there may be little pressure to self-evaluate and consider necessary change. The symptom of this can be found in church gatherings everywhere. These gatherings can become internally focused and built upon the preferences of those already present. If left unchecked, the gathering may lose its ability to attract newcomers - or worse - the gathering may not even want to attract newcomers because it could upset the balance that currently exists (though they would never admit it!). But without newcomers, the gathering will eventually dissolve.
"New" means "change." Change can be uncomfortable for everyone, but it's often necessary. The world outside the walls of any church gathering is changing rapidly and without mercy. If the Church cannot grasp this reality, how will they ever be able to connect with the world who's living this reality? The Church has done the same thing for so long and with the same results. If we desire different results, it's time for change.
What is VIBE? It's a gathering built on this philosophy with certain people in mind - people who've given up on church, or have never seen the value in it. We don't have all the answers, but we desire to see God do something new. Join us for some exciting live music, a message delivered with authenticity, and zero churchy tradition if we can help it! And while we're at it, let's have a meal together afterwards, free of charge!