Blue Sky Church is a non-denominational, multi-ethnic, Christian church in Bellevue, WA. We are made up of Seattle area students and professionals, married couples and singles, old and young, children and youth. Our services are casual, consisting of worship music, clear teaching from the Bible, and fun kids and youth programs.
Our desire is to be a local 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 each other, 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. Over the course of a few years, the church grew to over 600 people. While at a conference in 2003, Steve felt God's leading to "Do it again!"–specifically to start a church in the Seattle area. After a lot of prayer, counsel, and confirmation, Steve relocated to the Seattle area with his family and a team of about 50 people to start Blue Sky Church in in 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 Avenue between Northup and Bel-Red Road, leasing and renovating part of an old warehouse and office space. The church continued to grow into a diverse, vibrant group of people from all over the area and Blue Sky began planting other local churches in cities on the West Coast in 2012. 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 began to feel God calling him to once again plant a new church. After much prayer and councel, and with the support and affirmation of the overseers, Steve began that journey in 2017 and former staff pastor David Bieraugel was appointed the new lead pastor of Blue Sky. Steve now leads Joshua Church in Austin, Texas.
Why are we called Blue Sky?
Before Blue Sky was planted, while visiting Seattle to check out the area in 2004, Steve was sitting at a Starbucks coffee shop in Bellevue. The typical overcast weather was on full display, 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.
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.