It was 2015 when Rev. Ricardo Tavárez began to pray about starting a church. In May of 2016, he shared these prayers with several interested leaders, several of whom also felt a passion for starting a new kind of faith community. On June 7, 2016, this group of leaders began meeting together on south Division Avenue to begin the ministry that is now En Vivo Church.
Today, En Vivo Church is a non-denominational church, sharing meeting space with 2nd Congregational Church. It celebrates diversity and is open and affirming to the LGBTQ community. When you gather with us you can expect to share a table with an eclectic group of welcoming people, in casual dress, ready to learn and grow together.
As followers of Jesus Christ, we live out and proclaim the good news of God’s kingdom in our neighborhood.
We envision a church actively engaged with the Holy Spirit in the transformation of our neighborhood through sharing the gospel, by acting in mercy, the cultivation of community resources, and the practice of justice. We see the freedom of Christ bringing wholeness and righteousness to our neighbors. We anticipate disciples rising from our community as champions for God’s kingdom.
We believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.