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A place where everyone can grow in their faith, ask hard questions and take time to explore the truths of who Jesus is and what it means for their lives today. Expect…
BELONG HERE w/ Local
BELONG HERE w/ Local is a class designed to welcome you to Local Church St. Pete. We’ll share our history, what we believe and our vision for the mission we’re on together.…
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Every Sunday we have a pre-gathering time of prayer @ 9:15a. We take time to call on God together with expressed expectation and dependency. Wether you’re the one leading out…
LOCAL mission | serving our city in love.
Our House Groups partner with, learn from and come alongside local ministries reaching the marginalized, hurting, abused and neglected of our city. If you want more information on how to…
START HERE w/ Local
Join us immediately after our Sunday Gathering for a brief introduction (10 minutes) designed to welcome and connect you to Local Church St. Pete. If you’re new to Local Church…
LOCAL youth
LOCAL youth come together to be empowered by the love of Jesus. We have a vision of students encountering real community with each other and their leaders. We want our…
LOCAL Story | Tonya Williams
     Good morning Local Church St. Pete. I am humbled to have the opportunity to share a summary of my story and love for Jesus and His grace and mercy towards…

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@ 2750 5th Ave N 33713
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Disciples who make disciples to impact the city of St. Pete for Jesus.

St. Petersburg has an average of 361 days of sunshine each year; because of this the city has been nicknamed “The Sunshine City.” It’s no wonder why St. Pete is the largest city in the most densely populated county in the state. St Pete is a diverse, eclectic, artistic and active city.

I love St. Pete. I love its quirkiness and diversity; I love its passion and beauty. Our hope is for Local Church St. Pete to be a place to grow in faith, ask hard questions and take time to explore the truths of who Jesus is and what it means for our lives today. Simply put, we are disciples of Jesus. An imperfect community of people called out of brokenness and shame and called into a relationship with Him. We believe in the mission Jesus gave his disciples to love one another and make disciples. We’re humbled by God’s grace and eager to share the joy and hope we have in Him, and we understand the local church is God’s missionary strategy to reach a broken world.

In 1 Peter 2:9-10 we find the church (followers of Jesus) has a “double identity.” The church is called out of the world to belong to God and sent back into the world to declare His praises. Our temptation can be to either withdraw and isolate ourselves or to blend in and compromise. Instead, we’re called to be set apart while at the same time deeply involved in the world, entering the pain and suffering of those around us. We believe God has called us to be a church in the city of St. Pete that understands it’s identity as the called out and sent in people of God.

I’ve pastored for 20 years in the bay area (15 of those years in St Pete), and I’ve been encouraging local pastors and church planters along the way and will continue to do so. The network of relationships we have with local pastors is a gift and I know it will prove to be a strength for us as a church. We’re excited to move forward and see a new expression of God’s people through Local Church St. Pete. Our story is still unfolding and we can’t wait to see who God brings into it. We’re forever grateful for the people we get to walk out our faith alongside and we’re excited to move forward. We would love for you to join us!

With Joy and Faith,

Daryn
Lead Pastor

Daryn Kinney has pastored for 20 years in the Tampa Bay area, 15 of those years in St. Pete. His passion for the local church and his love for discipleship has been a focus for him over the years. He enjoys music and has led worship teams longer than he’s pastored. Originally a visual art major, he has a deep appreciation for the arts. Daryn married his high school love in 1999 and has three boys (Jude, Shay and Silas).

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Groups
We typically meet in homes two to three times a month across St. Pete, where we spend time together often sharing food, discussing the Scriptures, praying, and looking for opportunities to serve one another and the city. Learn more about House Groups, LOCAL mission, LOCAL youth and more.
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Talks

Local Church St. Pete
Not Your Hometown Hero | Luke 4:1-44 | January 26th, 2020
Daryn Kinney | Download Notes
What Should We Do? | Luke 3:1-22 | January 19th, 2020
Daryn Kinney | Download Notes
You're Invited! | | Luke 14:15-24 | January 12th, 2020
Daryn Kinney | Download Notes
Local Story | January 12th, 2020
Tonya Williams
A Culture of Expectation and Dependency | Matthew 6:5-15 | January 5th, 2020
Daryn Kinney | Download Notes

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