THE NAME: THRESHOLD
A threshold is defined as a doorway, a transition point, or a new beginning. We believe each of these have vivid implications for the spiritual life. We all bring our full relationship with God when we received Christ as Lord and Savior. This important time in our lives opens a whole new life for us, and we spend the rest of our lives experiencing this new beginning.
Threshold's log came from our four values: intimacy, infusion, influence and innovation. All words begin with the letter "I" and when we put them together in the shape of a cross in the center, signifying the importance of each value playing a part in the whole picture this is Threshold.
To Get Others in Front of Jesus
There is a story in Mark 2, which serves as the visual foundation for all we do at Threshold. It’s a story of four people bringing a paralyzed friend to Jesus, hoping and expecting that if they can get him in front of Jesus, he will be healed. When they arrive at the house where Jesus is teaching, it’s packed and they can’t get in. So they go up on the flat roof and cause a huge commotion by digging a hole in it and lowering their friend down – right in front of Jesus! From there, this paralyzed friend has his sins forgiven and his body is made whole. He gets a whole new life, and the community celebrates and glorifies God! (see Mark 2:12)