Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God (Romans 15:7).
If you're new to Substance, come on out and make yourself at home! Our renovated warehouse in the heart of downtown Ashland has been designed to be a casual but creative space that reflects our love for God, people and the gospel.
And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers (Acts 2:42).
Join us on Sundays at 10am as we gather together before the Lord in prayer, praise and preaching. We provide discipleship and care every Sunday for kids in kindergarten and under. Children grades 1st-4th worship with us in our main gathering before they're released for their own time of discipleship every week except for the last Sunday of the month (Family Sunday).
And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people
We not only value worship, but we love food and fellowship, too! At the conclusion of our Sunday gathering, we like to hang out in our cafe to enjoy brunch and some good pour-over coffee, while meeting new people and catching up with old friends.
If you’ve missed a Sunday or want to get a sense of our preaching style, listen to past sermons here.
All of our Pathway Ministries at Substance exist for the purpose of making disciple-makers.
We desire to replicate the method and model that Jesus used in making disciples. Jesus was relational, intentional, and reproducible in his method and model. Pathways are groups designed to help us establish our identity in Jesus, grow in our love for him and equip us to live a disciple-making lifestyle in every area of our lives through a missional community.
WHAT IS A DISCIPLE-MAKER?
A disciple-maker is someone who has been transformed by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit to live out the passions and priorities of Jesus
WHAT ARE THE PASSIONS OF JESUS?
A Great commandment love.
Mark 12:29-31 "Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
WHAT ARE THE PRIORITIES OF JESUS?
A great commission lifestyle.
Matthew 28:16-20 "Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
OUR CURRENT PATHWAYS
Small groups of 2-5 men or women who gather for 8-10 week rhythms to study a book together, challenge and support each other as disciples.
Check back here for details about new Growth Groups when they open!
A biweekly gathering for young adults and college students (post high school to age 25) to help establish their identity in Christ and equip them to live on mission knowing and sharing his gospel in their lives.
Sign ups are not required, but if you would like more information about the next U Collective gathering click below!
Midweek gatherings in peoples homes where you connect with other singles and families to share a meal, pray, and study God's word to become better equipped to live a disciple-making lifestyle in every area of our lives.
Community Groups will begin gathering in February of 2024. Click the link below to join a Community Group based on your evening availability (Tuesdays or Wednesdays)
Have More Questions About Pathways? Please click here