The Living Nativity celebrates the wonder of the greatest rescue story ever told. After years of prophecy and promises, God sent us a Savior. He sent a real-life, holy baby to grow and walk among us. He sent a king to lead by example and embody love. He sent a fully human, blameless son to take on the sins of the world, die an excruciating death, rise three days later, and conquer death. He sent our Prince of Peace, our Emmanuel.

What a deep privilege it is to retell and honor the humble birth of our Lord and Savior during Living Nativity!

Housed on our beautiful hillside with God’s creation “ampitheatered” around and live music filling the night skies with praise, our guests encounter a memorable experience. 

In a world full of brokenness and darkness, we are able to offer an escape from the heaviness of life just as Jesus did. Jesus changed everything. His love is timeless and is still changing lives, like the Latourneau family.

A few years ago, John and Lindsey Letourneau were invited by their neighbor, Yvonne Bock, to come up to our Living Nativity. That night was a turning point for them. They had been raising their young daughter Emma to love the Lord with all her heart, mind, and strength, but something clicked in the heart of their 3-year-old that night. The nativity made it all come alive for her.

Baby Jesus and the whole story was true!

Seeing that truth come alive for her led the Letourneaus to come back on a Sunday morning. They have been here ever since, and we just dedicated all of the Letourneau kids last month!

Jesus changed everything!

Our lives have been forever rewritten. He is our hope, our joy, our peace. He is our everything and we are his witnesses; we are his children.

Oh come let us adore Him!

Jessica Lee
Children’s Pastor

P.S. Living Nativity is happening this coming weekend – December 8, 9 and 10. Don’t miss this opportunity to invite your Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria!


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