You might want to know a little about who we are. I mean, what is a 6:8 anyway? And why did you choose such a weird name for your church? Is the earth round or flat? How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck would?
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? But to act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8
A 6:8 is a reference to the Bible verse, Micah 6:8. We changed our name in 2013 because we wanted our name to reference the kind of church we wanted to be. We want to be a church that trains people to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God.
This is what led us to run the SixEight Food pantry for the last 9 years before handing it off to another church. But, more than being an organization that gets involved in justice issues, we want our people to think in terms of justice in their lives.
To be a church of people who act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.
- Unity. The world is too divided. We want to be a source of bringing people together across divides. We see a community that puts political differences aside and comes together for the good of the whole.
- Transformation. We believe Jesus was the greatest person to ever walk the earth. He gave his life to fix what we had broken. He rose from the dead, defeating the consequence of our actions. And gives new life to anyone who believes in Him. We want to see one more person believe in Jesus. Because when we someone believes in Jesus, it changes everything.
- Lighting up the darkness. We want to change the world by making a difference from within it, not condemning it from the outside. We see a church full of people who go into their Monday – Friday lives and live a life that shines so bright that it draws people to them.
How We Got Started
6:8 was originally planted as “Northwest Community Church, which later changed its name to “Whipple Creek Community Church.” For the first 30 years of ministry, our church was in Vancouver, WA before moving to Battleground, WA in September of 2022.
Where We Are Now
We are thrilled to be a part of the Battleground community. We’re one block of Main Street, on the East side of town. Not only are we in the heart of downtown Battleground, we’re close to the High School, and a lot of new neighborhoods that are going in!
How We Got Here
In 2019, our pastor started feeling like God might be calling the church to move to Battleground. The leadership discussed it and felt like it wasn’t the right time. Over the next few years, God started opening up doors for our pastor to start building relationships in the community. When we were faced with some financial challenges as a result of the pandemic, we put our building in Vancouver up for sale, trusting that God would guide us where He wanted us. After having a few groups look at the property, a church from Battleground came and looked. They looked a second time, and a third. Our pastor pitched the idea of swapping buildings, which is exactly what happened. We moved to town in September of 2022 and are excited to see what God does in the years to come.