Patri•Archy and the Way of Jesus #4: The Patriarchy & the Idol of -isms

Patri•Archy and the Way of Jesus #4: The Patriarchy & the Idol of -isms

In this series, Pastor Jenn Shaffer leads us through a series of conversations about Jesus and patriarchy. Through sermons and panel discussions, we explore the ways in which patriarchy—ancient and modern—is completely at odds with the way of Jesus. At the end of the series Pastor Kurt will give a wrap up message as we anticipate there will be lots to process and integrate into our church family’s DNA. Following this series we will watch a message by Christena Cleveland on how to be an ally when we have privilege.

Unchosen Lessons (Bishop Perry Engle)

Unchosen Lessons (Bishop Perry Engle)

Bishop Perry takes an intimate look at the past 18 months of his family’s life. A dear family friend suddenly took his own life and they’ve had to hold all of the emotions and questions that come from such a tragic loss. Perry walks through lessons that he’d rather of not had to learn, but has learned in the midst of such tragedy. These are unchosen. Yet, in the midst of pain and loss, God does whatever God can to bring hope and healing—even if something outside of God’s desired plan has happened.

Patri•Archy and the Way of Jesus #3: Men's Stories (Jenn Shaffer with Ben A., Ben W. and Andrew)

Patri•Archy and the Way of Jesus #3: Men's Stories (Jenn Shaffer with Ben A., Ben W. and Andrew)

In this series, Pastor Jenn Shaffer leads us through a series of conversations about Jesus and patriarchy. Through sermons and panel discussions, we explore the ways in which patriarchy—ancient and modern—is completely at odds with the way of Jesus. At the end of the series Pastor Kurt will give a wrap up message as we anticipate there will be lots to process and integrate into our church family’s DNA.

Patri•Archy and the Way of Jesus #2: Women's Stories (Jenn Shaffer with Lizzy, Beth, & Tera)

Patri•Archy and the Way of Jesus #2: Women's Stories (Jenn Shaffer with Lizzy, Beth, & Tera)

In this series, Pastor Jenn Shaffer leads us through a series of conversations about Jesus and patriarchy. Through sermons and panel discussions, we explore the ways in which patriarchy—ancient and modern—is completely at odds with the way of Jesus. At the end of the series Pastor Kurt will give a wrap up message as we anticipate there will be lots to process and integrate into our church family’s DNA.

Patri•Archy and the Way of Jesus #1: Systems, Persons, and God (Jenn Shaffer)

Patri•Archy and the Way of Jesus #1: Systems, Persons, and God (Jenn Shaffer)

In this series, Pastor Jenn Shaffer leads us through a series of conversations about Jesus and patriarchy. Through sermons and panel discussions, we explore the ways in which patriarchy—ancient and modern—is completely at odds with the way of Jesus. At the end of the series Pastor Kurt will give a wrap up message as we anticipate there will be lots to process and integrate into our church family’s DNA.

77: Forgive Like Jesus

77: Forgive Like Jesus

Jesus models radical love and forgiveness. We are called to embody that love like him.

The Miracles of Jesus #9 - Resurrection (Easter 2019)

The Miracles of Jesus #9 - Resurrection (Easter 2019)

The miracles of Jesus demonstrate Jesus’s absolute authority and power over the devil, sickness, death, and nature, thereby confirming to all that he is indeed the Messiah and the Fully Human One. He is the human we are destined to become. Also, the signs and wonders of Jesus testify to his limitless compassion for people and his longing to see people set free from all bondage. This series focuses on the humanity of Jesus through the lens of his miracles. (Not to the neglect of his Divinity, just in case you were wondering.)

The Miracles of Jesus #8 - A Different King (Palm Sunday)

The Miracles of Jesus #8 - A Different King (Palm Sunday)

The miracles of Jesus demonstrate Jesus’s absolute authority and power over the devil, sickness, death, and nature, thereby confirming to all that he is indeed the Messiah and the Fully Human One. He is the human we are destined to become. Also, the signs and wonders of Jesus testify to his limitless compassion for people and his longing to see people set free from all bondage. This series focuses on the humanity of Jesus through the lens of his miracles. (Not to the neglect of his Divinity, just in case you were wondering.)

The Miracles of Jesus #7 - Jairus's Daughter

The Miracles of Jesus #7 - Jairus's Daughter

UNFORTUNATELY, PART 4 OF THIS SERIES HAD A RECORDING ERROR. The miracles of Jesus demonstrate Jesus’s absolute authority and power over the devil, sickness, death, and nature, thereby confirming to all that he is indeed the Messiah and the Fully Human One. He is the human we are destined to become. Also, the signs and wonders of Jesus testify to his limitless compassion for people and his longing to see people set free from all bondage. This series focuses on the humanity of Jesus through the lens of his miracles. (Not to the neglect of his Divinity, just in case you were wondering.)

The Miracles of Jesus #6 - Woman with Blood

The Miracles of Jesus #6 - Woman with Blood

UNFORTUNATELY, PART 4 OF THIS SERIES HAD A RECORDING ERROR. The miracles of Jesus demonstrate Jesus’s absolute authority and power over the devil, sickness, death, and nature, thereby confirming to all that he is indeed the Messiah and the Fully Human One. He is the human we are destined to become. Also, the signs and wonders of Jesus testify to his limitless compassion for people and his longing to see people set free from all bondage. This series focuses on the humanity of Jesus through the lens of his miracles. (Not to the neglect of his Divinity, just in case you were wondering.)

The Miracles of Jesus #5 - Jesus' Scars

The Miracles of Jesus #5 - Jesus' Scars

UNFORTUNATELY, PART 4 OF THIS SERIES HAD A RECORDING ERROR. The miracles of Jesus demonstrate Jesus’s absolute authority and power over the devil, sickness, death, and nature, thereby confirming to all that he is indeed the Messiah and the Fully Human One. He is the human we are destined to become. Also, the signs and wonders of Jesus testify to his limitless compassion for people and his longing to see people set free from all bondage. This series focuses on the humanity of Jesus through the lens of his miracles. (Not to the neglect of his Divinity, just in case you were wondering.)

The Miracles of Jesus #3 - Water, Wine, and Shame

The Miracles of Jesus #3 - Water, Wine, and Shame

The miracles of Jesus demonstrate Jesus’s absolute authority and power over the devil, sickness, death, and nature, thereby confirming to all that he is indeed the Messiah and the Fully Human One. He is the human we are destined to become. Also, the signs and wonders of Jesus testify to his limitless compassion for people and his longing to see people set free from all bondage. This series focuses on the humanity of Jesus through the lens of his miracles. (Not to the neglect of his Divinity, just in case you were wondering.)

The Miracles of Jesus #2 - Present Like Jesus

The Miracles of Jesus #2 - Present Like Jesus

The miracles of Jesus demonstrate Jesus’s absolute authority and power over the devil, sickness, death, and nature, thereby confirming to all that he is indeed the Messiah and the Fully Human One. He is the human we are destined to become. Also, the signs and wonders of Jesus testify to his limitless compassion for people and his longing to see people set free from all bondage. This series focuses on the humanity of Jesus through the lens of his miracles. (Not to the neglect of his Divinity, just in case you were wondering.)

The Miracles of Jesus #1 - The Big Story and the Sea

The Miracles of Jesus #1 - The Big Story and the Sea

The miracles of Jesus demonstrate Jesus’s absolute authority and power over the devil, sickness, death, and nature, thereby confirming to all that he is indeed the Messiah and the Fully Human One. He is the human we are destined to become. Also, the signs and wonders of Jesus testify to his limitless compassion for people and his longing to see people set free from all bondage. This series focuses on the humanity of Jesus through the lens of his miracles. (Not to the neglect of his Divinity, just in case you were wondering.)

Human Like Jesus (02.03.19)

Human Like Jesus (02.03.19)

In Christian culture, we often—rightly—emphasize Jesus’ Divinity as God. Yet, it is also true that we under-emphasize his equally significant humanity. In this message, Kurt Willems explores how Jesus is the prototype of the life we are all invited to live.

Family Feels #4 - Disappointment and Abandonment

Family Feels #4 - Disappointment and Abandonment

Family. It makes us ‘feel’ things. Being a part of a family isn’t always easy. In fact, it can be downright difficult at times. “Family Feels” is a series that looks at some of the challenges and expectations people have in their pursuit of peaceably loving and living in a family. We will also take note of the kind of family that Jesus ultimately recognizes above our biological ties: the community of faith that does the will of the Father. No matter our struggles with our physical family, the church is invited to be a spiritual family that reflects the goodness of God.

Family Feels #3 - A Family of Interdependence

Family Feels #3 - A Family of Interdependence

Family. It makes us ‘feel’ things. Being a part of a family isn’t always easy. In fact, it can be downright difficult at times. “Family Feels” is a series that looks at some of the challenges and expectations people have in their pursuit of peaceably loving and living in a family. We will also take note of the kind of family that Jesus ultimately recognizes above our biological ties: the community of faith that does the will of the Father. No matter our struggles with our physical family, the church is invited to be a spiritual family that reflects the goodness of God.

Family Feels #1 - A New Family ... And an Old One

Family Feels #1 - A New Family ... And an Old One

Family. It makes us ‘feel’ things. Being a part of a family isn’t always easy. In fact, it can be downright difficult at times. “Family Feels” is a series that looks at some of the challenges and expectations people have in their pursuit of peaceably loving and living in a family. We will also take note of the kind of family that Jesus ultimately recognizes above our biological ties: the community of faith that does the will of the Father. No matter our struggles with our physical family, the church is invited to be a spiritual family that reflects the goodness of God.

I Pray #5 - In Transitions

I Pray #5 - In Transitions

In our sermon series, I Pray, we explore how prayer connects us to Jesus and others in regular life. Many of us struggle to have a "prayer life" but perhaps it is time for some of us to recognize that all of life is prayer. Through intentional practices and orienting our mind on Jesus, we will come to see that a prayer-saturated life with God is for everyone.