Lead pastors Kyle and Jess Hammond moved to Lewis Center, Ohio to plant Adventure Church in January of 2013 and started weekly services Sept. 15, 2013.
What began in a nearby conference center with 75 people and a vision for a fun, connected and different sort of church has grown into a community of hundreds. Thanks to exponential growth and providence, AC moved into its own building in 2015 and continues to reach more and more people.
Kyle was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He attended THE Ohio State University for a year and a half before packing up and heading south to pursue his calling to ministry in Dallas, TX at Southwestern University, where he graduated in 2004. Kyle is an energetic leader and a dynamic communicator with a passion to reach people. He married his better half, Jessica, in 2007. They live in Lewis Center, OH with their daughter, Rileigh and son, Maddox.
Having fun is a huge part of why anyone is willing to embark on an adventure. Life was meant to be lived. Jesus said He came to give us life and life to it’s fullest! (John 10:10) A life that is fun and full of joy! Adventure Church is intentional about having fun in everything we do.
We do life together, it is a core value here at Adventure Church. That means more than high-fives, fist bumps and knowing nods on Sunday mornings. It means now and then we invite people into our homes and talk to them about, well, life. Yikes, sounds crazy, right? Wrong.
The early church was made of small groups gathering to talk about life and faith and to help each other in both. Long before fancy buildings, sermons, services and holy days, Life Groups were the foundation of Christianity.
It is our goal at Adventure Church for everyone to get connected in a Life Group. We offer three types of groups – growth groups, bible/book studies, or interest groups. Find a Life Group today!
God wants to use YOU to reach people with His love & hope.
God can and will use your life to make a difference in this world and for His kingdom. Everyday we have an opportunity to invest our best where it matters most…people. Who in your life needs to discover new life in Christ?
Take these next steps to get involved:
God is a god of ACTION. Acting, He came to earth, lived among us, and brought about salvation. The Book of James (Chapter 2) says that faith without action is useless. Vision without action is just a dream. For Adventure Church to reach its destiny it will take everyone becoming active in God’s purpose for our church. God created you for a purpose. You are needed for God’s kingdom and in our church.
God is the loving Creator of all that exists, both seen and unseen. God is eternal and completely good, knowing all things, having all power and majesty. God exists as the Trinity, in three persons, yet one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God passionately desires a relationship with us and toward this end continually invites us into a relationship of faith, friendship, learning, and service.
Scripture references for further information:
Genesis 1:1; John 14:6-9, 15-17 and 16:7-15; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 4:9-10
God expressed himself in human form through Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified for the sins of us all, was buried, rose again from the dead, and ascended to heaven.
Scripture references for further information:
Colossians 1:13-23 and 2:8-14; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Matthew 22:36-40 ; John 14:1-3; Hebrews 1:1-3; Acts 10:42-43; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
The Holy Spirit, sent from God to live inside all who believe in Jesus Christ, teaches, comforts, and empowers us, giving each follower diverse gifts, fostering unity, interdependence, productivity, Christ-like character, and love among Christians. The empowering of the Holy Spirit, the promise of the Father, is available for every Christian.
Scripture references for further information: Acts 1:8; 2:4; Romans 5:5 and 8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 3:16, Ephesians 4:3-4, and Ephesians 5:18; John 14:26 and 16:7-14
We believe that God speaks to us in the Bible, and that it is our privilege to seek to understand God’s message and apply it responsibly to our lives. The Bible is our standard in all we say and do. We believe that God’s unchangeable biblical message ought to be presented in relevant and contemporary ways, free of religious jargon and understandable to the people of our community.
Scripture references for further information: Matthew 5:17-19; 2 Timothy 2:15 and 3:14-17; Hebrew 4:12; 2 Peter 1:16-21 and 3:14-18; Psalm 19:7-11 and 119:9-16; Joshua 1:7-8; Acts 17:11
All people are created with dignity and value in the image of God, to live in a vital relationship with God. Unfortunately, through our sin (failing to live by God’s moral standards), we break our intended relationship with God and we experience the destructive consequences of that broken relationship; spiritually and socially, in this life and beyond. However, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to rescue us from those consequences and to restore our broken relationships with God and others, through Christ’s death on the cross, a perfect act of redemption for each of us. Salvation comes to people on the basis of God’s grace through their faith in Jesus alone. They receive the free gift of forgiveness and are spiritually reborn through repenting of their sin and believing in Jesus Christ. Good works and a holy life, although totally unable to save anyone, are the natural product of repentant, believing people.
Scripture references for further information: 1 Peter 2:24 and 3:18; Romans 3:9-28, 6:23, and 10:9-10; John 3:16 and 5:24; Ephesians 2:1-10; Titus 3:3-8; James 2:14-26