WHO WE ARE

Aletheia Norfolk is a church plant in Norfolk, Virginia that was started in July 2008 by Jamie and Jessica Limato. After starting in their living room, it grew into a large group bible study that met on the campus of Old Dominion University. Sunday morning worship gatherings were launched on campus in September of 2010 and an Aletheia ODU campus organization was created to better reach the students of Old Dominion. Since then, Aletheia Norfolk has grown into a diverse, multi-generational, Gospel-centered church body.


Aletheia (pronounced ah-lay-thee-ah) is the Greek word for “truth”. We are a group of people called out for a specific purpose: to reach students, make disciples, and plant churches. Our mission is to reach the students of Old Dominion University and the people in the surrounding communities. Our desire is to see them come to new life in Jesus Christ and for them become true disciples of Him. We seek to accomplish this through our five family values:

OUR FAMILY VALUES

We will WIN people to Jesus by proclaiming and displaying the Gospel

(1 Corinthians 9:19-22; 1 Peter 2:9,12).


We will BAPTIZE people in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matt 28:19).


We will DISCIPLE people to know Jesus more intimately (Matthew 28:20).


We will EQUIP people to use the gifts and the tools that God has given them for His glory (Ephesians 4:12).


We will SEND people out to be a part of God’s mission (Acts 13:3).


Our goals and purposes here revolve around the Great Commandment and the Great Commission that are found in the passages of the New Testament (Matthew 22:36-40; Matthew 28:18-20).

WHAT WE BELIEVE

GOD

One God who is Trinitarian, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 
(Matthew 28:19)


JESUS

One Lord who is Jesus Christ, God and Savior.
(Acts 2:36; Acts 2:38; 1 Timothy 3:16)


THE HOLY SPIRIT

One Spirit who is God, indwells and fills every believer and empowers the Church.
(Romans 8:9; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 5:18)


SALVATION

One Faith whose components are repentance of sin and belief in Jesus Christ as the only means of Salvation presented through God's Holy Word, the Bible, which is inspired, inerrant, and infallible. (Acts 20:21; 1 Corinthians 15:2-4; Acts 4:10; Acts 4:12; John 14:6; 2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 1:21; Psalms 19:7; Matthew 5:18)


THE CHURCH

One Body which is called the Body of Christ, the Church, the reflection of the Savior in the world.
(Ephesians 1:20; Ephesians 1:23;  Ephesians 3:21;  Hebrews 10:24-25)


BAPTISM

One Baptism which is demonstrated both through the Spirt's indwelling and by water.
(Romans 8:11; Acts 8:36-38)


Based on Ephesians 4:4-6

OUR LOGO

The Aletheia 3-Blocks logo has numerous meanings. It is first and foremost intended to communicate a feeling of solidarity. The structural essence of the blocks reflects the strength of Jesus Christ as the cornerstone of the Christian's life, and reinforces its most critical understanding: that He alone is our strength. In that there are three parts, it also reflects several key aspects of Christian doctrine: the Trinitarian unity of God, the three nails of Christ's crucifixion, and the three days comprising His death and resurrection. It carries further symbolism in that the three shapes act as the inside of the letters 'A' and 'C', the initials of Aletheia Church. Furthermore, every letter of the word "Aletheia" can be seen abstractly somewhere in the logo. It also beckons the eye to move upward, signifying the transcendent nature of our hope in Christ. All of these elements combine to reflect what Aletheia's ministry exists to do: demonstrate the power of God to change lives in a way that is both culturally relevant and biblically orthodox.