Crest is blessed with a large property that we'd like to use for the Kingdom of God. We've been in conversations with the city of Riverside to build a small community of tiny homes for our housing vulnerable neighbors, and we're developing relationships with compassionate people everywhere to see this dream become a reality.
The University Neighborhood is home to both college students and long-time residents. Crest hopes to be a bridge building and peace making community in our neighborhood. We host monthly neighborhood association meetings, and seek to reach both young and old with the radical and life-restoring message of Jesus.
We don't imagine our work being confined to a specific day of the week, or the property where we meet. Rather, each one of us, as we follow Jesus, become his hands and feet every place we go. In every home, relationship, and workspace, we bring the Kingdom of God. God, through Christ and His church, is working to restore all things - reconcile all people - to Himself and one another.
We'd love for more dreamers, artists, and makers to join our little mustard seed movement.
Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
"For Christ's love compels us... Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God."
2 Corinthians 5:14,17-20