Who we are:
Innovo is a community of people who are learning to love God, care for people and expect the impossible! We believe that God can use us to make a difference in our city and our goal is to reach the people around us with the good news of the Lord Jesus. Our style is simple, our goal is to love Him and love others, and our practice is the Kingdom of God.
In June of 2010 a group of friends felt led by God to begin meeting together in a home on the West side of Wichita to worship Him and to find out what He wanted us to do. We wanted to be a people who would be defined by prayer, a craving for God’s presence and by really loving people. We also wanted to create a track record of obeying God and following His lead in everything. Nothing more and nothing less. As we met for a few months, it became obvious that our group was getting too large to meet in a home so we began looking for a new place to meet.After a time of prayer and fasting we felt God leading us to begin meeting downtown so we could be near the needs of the city. With that in mind, we began meeting at the corner of Main and Williams streets in January 2011. While there we practiced creating an environment where everyone felt welcome and where God was present, and building relationship with those in need. The feedback we often received from people who joined us was that our worship gatherings felt like home. We then move to His Helping Hands located at 1441 East 37th Street. Being at His Helping Hands has allowed us the opportunity to continue to be in an environment where we can help grow God's Kingdom and help the under-resourced. After two years of prayer and relationship building, Innovo is now part of the Vineyard Association of Churches. We are excited about our relationship with the Vineyard and look forward to seeing God's Kingdom show up more and more in our gatherings, in our homes and at our workplaces! Now we are excited to have our own building in the Stanley/Aley neighborhood of Wichita where we will continue to worship God and love people to a transforming relationship with the Lord Jesus.
What to expect at a worship gathering:
Our Sunday Morning Gatherings are when we come together as a community to celebrate and worship Jesus, share our stories and explore God's truth in the Bible. We usually have a time of worship through prayer and singing followed by a time of teaching. Afterwards we share a meal together. Come as you are, and dress however you want; from shirt and tie to sandals and shorts, everyone is welcome here. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in your own style. In fact, whether you are single, married, a parent, teen or child, we work hard to make church comfortable, real, simple and easy to understand each week. Expect to feel at home. No pressure, no intimidation and no guilt. The entire Sunday Gathering lasts 90 minutes and one thing is for sure, you won't feel unwelcome. We have great coffee and usually some sort of donuts, homemade bread or muffins. There will be laughter, listening and even some tears as we are touched by each other’s stories and what God is doing in our lives. We don't put on a fancy production. There are no smoke machines, no disco balls, and no fluff. We just try to come before God together, honestly and simply.
Come grow while you enjoy awesome friends, fun and conversation by being part of an Innovo Group!