How to Read the Bible #5 - Moving the Story Forward

How to Read the Bible #5 - Moving the Story Forward

The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. There are simple truths that can be easily distilled from the New Testament (God is love, Jesus died to heal the world, we can know God through the Spirit, etc.), but it is ultimately a book that came into being 2,000+ years ago. This series will explore the "why," "what," and "how" questions about the Scriptures, not so we can become filled with more information alone, but so that we can step into our own unique place in the story of God.

How to Read the Bible #4 - Creation, Crisis, and Interpreting Scripture

How to Read the Bible #4 - Creation, Crisis, and Interpreting Scripture

The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. There are simple truths that can be easily distilled from the New Testament (God is love, Jesus died to heal the world, we can know God through the Spirit, etc.), but it is ultimately a book that came into being 2,000+ years ago. This series will explore the "why," "what," and "how" questions about the Scriptures, not so we can become filled with more information alone, but so that we can step into our own unique place in the story of God.

How to Read the Bible #3 - Plain Sense vs Big Story

How to Read the Bible #3 - Plain Sense vs Big Story

The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. There are simple truths that can be easily distilled from the New Testament (God is love, Jesus died to heal the world, we can know God through the Spirit, etc.), but it is ultimately a book that came into being 2,000+ years ago. This series will explore the "why," "what," and "how" questions about the Scriptures, not so we can become filled with more information alone, but so that we can step into our own unique place in the story of God.

How to Read the Bible #2 - What is the Bible Doing?

How to Read the Bible #2 - What is the Bible Doing?

The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. There are simple truths that can be easily distilled from the New Testament (God is love, Jesus died to heal the world, we can know God through the Spirit, etc.), but it is ultimately a book that came into being 2,000+ years ago. This series will explore the "why," "what," and "how" questions about the Scriptures, not so we can become filled with more information alone, but so that we can step into our own unique place in the story of God.

How to Read the Bible #1 - Why Read the Bible?

How to Read the Bible #1 - Why Read the Bible?

The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. There are simple truths that can be easily distilled from the New Testament (God is love, Jesus died to heal the world, we can know God through the Spirit, etc.), but it is ultimately a book that came into being 2,000+ years ago. This series will explore the "why," "what," and "how" questions about the Scriptures, not so we can become filled with more information alone, but so that we can step into our own unique place in the story of God.

Be Happy #7 -  Imagine a Life of Contentment (Phil. 4.4-13)

Be Happy #7 - Imagine a Life of Contentment (Phil. 4.4-13)

Rejoice! Paul uses words like joy to describe the depths of happiness he has found in identifying with Jesus as Messiah. This isn’t a happiness devoid of reality, where he invites the church at Philippi to wear Christian rose colored glasses. This sort of happiness embraces struggles, pain, suffering, and broken relationships. It holds the frustrations of life, names the circumstances we can’t control, and yet chooses a joy-filled contentment that can only be explained by having encountered the God of the universe in Jesus Christ. Journey with us through Paul’s powerful letter: Philippians.

Be Happy #6 - Be Like a Citizen of Heaven (Phil. 3.17-21)

Be Happy #6 - Be Like a Citizen of Heaven (Phil. 3.17-21)

Rejoice! Paul uses words like joy to describe the depths of happiness he has found in identifying with Jesus as Messiah. This isn’t a happiness devoid of reality, where he invites the church at Philippi to wear Christian rose colored glasses. This sort of happiness embraces struggles, pain, suffering, and broken relationships. It holds the frustrations of life, names the circumstances we can’t control, and yet chooses a joy-filled contentment that can only be explained by having encountered the God of the universe in Jesus Christ. Journey with us through Paul’s powerful letter: Philippians.

Be Happy #5 - Stories Reconfigured (Phil. 3.1-16)

Be Happy #5 - Stories Reconfigured (Phil. 3.1-16)

Rejoice! Paul uses words like joy to describe the depths of happiness he has found in identifying with Jesus as Messiah. This isn’t a happiness devoid of reality, where he invites the church at Philippi to wear Christian rose colored glasses. This sort of happiness embraces struggles, pain, suffering, and broken relationships. It holds the frustrations of life, names the circumstances we can’t control, and yet chooses a joy-filled contentment that can only be explained by having encountered the God of the universe in Jesus Christ. Journey with us through Paul’s powerful letter: Philippians.

Be Happy #4 - Work it Out (Phil. 2.12-18)

Be Happy #4 - Work it Out (Phil. 2.12-18)

Rejoice! Paul uses words like joy to describe the depths of happiness he has found in identifying with Jesus as Messiah. This isn’t a happiness devoid of reality, where he invites the church at Philippi to wear Christian rose colored glasses. This sort of happiness embraces struggles, pain, suffering, and broken relationships. It holds the frustrations of life, names the circumstances we can’t control, and yet chooses a joy-filled contentment that can only be explained by having encountered the God of the universe in Jesus Christ. Journey with us through Paul’s powerful letter: Philippians.

Be Happy #3 - The Jesus Attitude (Phil. 2.1-11)

Be Happy #3 - The Jesus Attitude (Phil. 2.1-11)

Rejoice! Paul uses words like joy to describe the depths of happiness he has found in identifying with Jesus as Messiah. This isn’t a happiness devoid of reality, where he invites the church at Philippi to wear Christian rose colored glasses. This sort of happiness embraces struggles, pain, suffering, and broken relationships. It holds the frustrations of life, names the circumstances we can’t control, and yet chooses a joy-filled contentment that can only be explained by having encountered the God of the universe in Jesus Christ. Journey with us through Paul’s powerful letter: Philippians.

Be Happy #1 - Start Something with Jesus (Phil. 1.1-11)

Be Happy #1 - Start Something with Jesus (Phil. 1.1-11)

Rejoice! Paul uses words like joy to describe the depths of happiness he has found in identifying with Jesus as Messiah. This isn’t a happiness devoid of reality, where he invites the church at Philippi to wear Christian rose colored glasses. This sort of happiness embraces struggles, pain, suffering, and broken relationships. It holds the frustrations of life, names the circumstances we can’t control, and yet chooses a joy-filled contentment that can only be explained by having encountered the God of the universe in Jesus Christ. Journey with us through Paul’s powerful letter: Philippians.

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.)