recalibrate (participate) – Week 5 (10.10.21)

Our final week looks at a core value that pushes against one of the strongest currents in modern day life.

recalibrate (partnership) – Week 4 (10.4.21)

Good news: this week’s podcast is nice and short.

Bad news: it’s nice and short because only the first half got recorded.

Back to the good news: the 2nd half was really just us giving time for people to reflect on Romans 16:1-15, write their thoughts in a google doc (which you can find here) and then mention a few notes to finish up.

If you’re giving this a listen, we invite you to add to the google doc. What did you notice in the passage, especially around partnerships? And…what partnerships are currently in your life, or do you feel called to form?

recalibrate (simplicity) – Week 3 (9.26.21)

Week three brings us to the core value of simplicity. Yes, the world is in need of renewal; and yet, God does not intend for us to burn out as we try to be everything to everyone. Instead, we must choose simplicity. We must discern what is ours to do and not to do.

Here is a link to the google doc we created.

And here is the link to the blog post Chris references from Nadia Bolz Weber.

recalibrate (incarnation) – Week 2 (9.19.21)

Week 2 of our series on our core values takes us through the value of incarnation. We consider what it means to be incarnational and what we might do to embody the presence of Christ in our everyday lives.

recalibrate (liberty) – Week 1 (9.12.21)

Our first week in a series on our core values takes a look at Liberty — a commitment we have made to practice humility, proximity and curiosity when we encounter those who we disagree with, dislike or are different from. Here’s the google doc we created together.

Faces of Our Faith – 8.29.21

Our final Sunday in our series. Together, we look back at the series as a whole, and consider three themes we see in the collective of characters.

Faces of Our Faith – Week 10 (7-25-21)

This week, instead of focusing on one or two biblical characters, we’re looking at 28. Most of these folks, from Romans 16, are never mentioned again in the biblical text, and yet this passage (Romans 16:1-16) helps to remind us of how God calls us to live, and how that might differ from the current of our culture.

 

Faces of Our Faith – Week 7 (6.28.21)

Guest preacher Deborah McCreary invites us to consider what Shiphra and Puah’s story may have to say to us today.

Faces of Our Faith – Week 5 (6.13.21)

Elliot leads us through the extremely short, and often overlooked book of Philemon – inviting us to ask what Onesimus, Philemon and Paul may have to teach us about our vocation.

Faces of our Faith – Week 4 (6.6.21)

After considering the ‘After-Times’ in the month of May, we pick up a series we started in April: Faces of Our Faith. This week, we look at Priscilla and Aquila. They are only mentioned in four places in the NT – and yet their story instructs and challenges us for what our lives might look like today.

 

The After-Times – Week 3

The After Times – Week 2

Faces of Our Faith – Week 1 (4.18.21)

We begin a new series this Sunday which invites us to look at a number of biblical characters who are often overlooked. Their stories, although obscure, are instructive for our lives.

Easter 2021

Intersection – Week 4 (3.14.21)

Discerning our vocation can be aided by considering a unique intersection. Where does our deep gladness, the world’s deep hunger and the work of God’s Spirit intersect? We explore this together by looking at Luke 10 and the sending of the 70.

Intersection – Week 2 (2.28.21)

As we continue a look at the the idea vocation, we consider the end goal. What is every calling and vocation leading us toward? Luke 4:1-21

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Stories of (Unexpected) Strength – Week 5 (2-14-21)

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In our final week of this series we look back on the last four weeks and consider an idea that makes all the others possible: I need you.

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One of the most destructive voices in our lives is the voice of shame. Shame tells us that we’ll never be enough — that there’s no way we are worthy of love. If people only knew the real us…

The Scriptures speak to us not with a voice of shame, but compassion. In a story from Luke 15, we see shame at work in the lives of two brothers. The way out is to listen to the words of their father. Can we do the same?

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