The Spirit of God calls us to fullness of life in Jesus. At Durham Church, with Iglesia Emanuel, we respond by choosing one another in committed intimacy and together pursuing the relational justice of Jesus.

Who We Are

In 2012, a small team formed Durham Church with a desire for a community that seeks fullness of life in Jesus. Today, we are a people who worship and pray, eat meals and share our stories. We join in the life of Durham through community organizing with Durham CAN. We are learning to engage race as we choose one another at Durham Church and follow Jesus together in a world of racial distortions. Our flourishing is bound up with our sister church, Iglesia Emanuel, with whom we share a building, a calling, and life in Jesus.

We practice committed intimacy in shared meals, in our community groups, and in our communal life with Iglesia Emanuel. Committed intimacy looks like showing up, again and again, and trusting one another with all our complexity and giftedness.

We practice relational justice by sharing our complex identities and stories, by joining in community organizing with Durham CAN, and by engaging immigration injustice alongside Iglesia Emanuel. Relational justice looks like the risky work of building trust, particularly in counter-cultural relationships where people typically pushed to the margins of power lead the community into fullness of life.