Blue Sky Church is a non-denominational Christian church in Bellevue, WA. We are a multi-ethnic church in the Seattle area; made up of students and professionals, married couples and singles, old and young, children and youth. Our services are casual and consist of worship music, relevant teaching from the Bible, and fun kids and youth programs.
Our desire is to be a Seattle-area church where people can come in and learn about Jesus in a way that is impactful and life changing. We are part of a small relational network of churches who encourage and build each other up, and plant healthy local churches in other cities.
In 1995 Steve Morgan, Blue Sky's former lead pastor, started Vine Church in Carbondale, Illinois with 6 people. During the course of a few years the church grew to over 600 people, and while at a conference in 2003 Steve felt God's leading to "Do it again!" - specifically feeling God's direction to start a church in the Seattle area. After a lot of prayer, counsel, and confirmation; Steve, his family, and a team of about 50 people relocated to the seattle area; starting Blue Sky in Bellevue during the Summer of 2004.
Our first Sunday services began that following October in the Meydenbauer Center in Downtown Bellevue. In 2005 the overseers of Blue Sky located a more permanent home in Bellevue on 130th Ave. between Northup and Bel-Red Road, leasing and renovating part of an old warehouse and office space. The church continued to grow into a vibrant group of people from all over the area, and in 2012 Blue Sky began planting other local churches in cities on the West Coast. In 2014, following the lead of the overseers the church gave an offering to purchase and renovate the facility to make room for more people who want to learn about and follow Jesus.
In 2016, Steve Morgan again began to feel God calling him to once again plant a new church and move the network offices to Texas. Again, after much prayer and council and with the support and affirmation of the overseers, in 2017 Steve began the journey of planting a new church and former staff pastor David Bieraugel was appointed the new lead pastor of Blue Sky. Steve now leads Joshua Church in Austin, Texas.
So why are we called Blue Sky?
While visiting Seattle to check out the area in 2004 before Blue Sky was planted, Steve Morgan was sitting at a Starbucks coffee shop in Bellevue. The typical overcast fall weather was cloaking the area, when suddenly the sun broke through the thick cloud covering. While watching this, Steve had these words come to his mind...
When I awoke from my long dark slumber,
all I could see was Blue Sky.
So we got our name, Blue Sky Church!
Finding God can sometimes feel like this. It can often feel like we're covered by a dark cloud as we are going through our lives - we can barely see where we're going, and finding God feels difficult.
In these times it can be hard to believe that the sun might ever shine on us again. But then there's a break in the clouds, and we can finally see the light come through! We named the church Blue Sky because this is life with Jesus. We can finally see and breathe and love and live in his light.