This time of year often emphasizes the spirit of goodwill and unity. The Christmas message fills us with warmth and hope. Baby Jesus, a savior, the light, our newborn king. And yet, the message of Christmas is a double-edged sword. To admit these realities about Jesus is to admit some difficult things about ourselves. Christmas, like God Himself, is more magnificent and threatening than we may initially realize. King Herod was disturbed to hear Magi were inquiring about a newborn “king.” The prospect of a new king was anything but welcomed by Herod. In fact, he deeply resented it. In this series we’ll explore how if Christmas is truly about the newborn king, Jesus, His authority must dethrone me as the authority in my life.
Whether it’s a religion, a sports team, your family, or the checkbook … we all worship something in life. The problem is, we don’t always realize what it is we worship, or that it might be the wrong thing to worship altogether. All Out All In will help us test different aspects of our lives to discover what we worship, figure out what God’s best is, and know how we can realign ourselves to be All Out AND All In.
We all drift: in our relationships, in our marriages, in our interests. There is also a dangerous drift that subtly occurs when we stray from God and His purpose for us. Amos will help us identify how we wander away from God and give us the tools we need to stay anchored.
Join us for our new series, GC3: A Vision for the Great Life, which will take us back to the basics of the Gospel. We know having a relationship with Jesus Christ is about much more than simply avoiding hell — but what plans does God have for us in the age to come, and how does that impact our purpose on this side of heaven? You won’t want to miss this conversation as we break down the basics by leveraging the three “Greats” of the New Testament: The Great Commandment, The Great Commission, and The Great Comforter.
Our actions, thoughts and feelings have a tremendous impact on the way we experience everyday life. In The Everyday Revolution, we’ll explore the New Testament teachings commonly known as the “household codes,” based on the writings of Paul and Peter. This series will be divided into several conversations, including discussions on marriage, parenting, gender identities, work relationships and people. Join us as we look at these apostles’ teachings on how the message of the Gospel trickles down into these important areas of our lives to impact, motivate and change us.
Many people look to the Bible for answers, but throughout the ministry of Jesus we find that He asked far more questions than he gave direct answers. Literally, Jesus asked hundreds of questions. Questioning Jesus considers the questions Jesus asks – what they tell us about Jesus and what they uncover about us. Could it be that we are looking for answers to the wrong questions? Join us as we investigate the profound questions Jesus asked.
If you are like most people, chances are good that you struggle to pray. It is very common for prayer to be a challenge for us, and understandably so. There is a lot of confusion and question about what prayer is, how it works, and why it is necessary at all.
The good news is that prayer, according to Jesus, is something that can be taught and learned. Jesus himself instructs those who follow Him in what is commonly called The Lord’s Prayer. During this series, we will learn how to pray like Jesus and cultivate a vibrant prayer life.
For so many of us, Christmas is anything but calm! Long lines, gift lists, grocery store runs, family tension, the first holiday after losing a loved one… It’s a season that can often evoke feelings of chaos, frustration, loneliness, and pain. Where can we find peace, comfort, and calm amidst the madness? Join us for All Is Calm, a series where we explore how the message of Jesus’ birth addresses these tensions and moves us beyond them toward authentic, abiding peace.