Lately, we've been talking about gifts we can give ourselves in a tiring and heavy season. One gift we can give ourselves is the gift of community. Another gift we can give…
Let's talk about renewing community relationships and getting a plan of action for spiritual formation. In a race, community and discipleship are the "lead leg" -- the one that puts…

Focus

August 9, 2020
Last Sunday, we talked about rebuilding trust, the "power leg" that pushes us out of the starting block. This week, we will talk about PPE (personal prayer engagement!), which gives…
The series theme can be summed up in 1 Corinthians 9:24-26, with a special emphasis on v. 26: "I run with purpose in every step." We'll borrow from the starting…

The One Thing I Desire

July 26, 2020
Do you remember our One Thing initiative earlier this year? In COVID time, it seems like it was about ten years ago that we were all talking "one thing," though it…
Paul tells us in Romans 15 that God is the God of Hope. God is both the source and the object of our hope. Our circumstances will never be the secret…
Mike Barr is our preacher and grace is our topic. Apostolic grace is an empowerment given to Christ’s church. Paul tells us in Ephesians 3 what apostolic grace is and…
When it comes to the character of God, the Bible is clear: God is love, and God is holy. And those two things are not opposites! In fact, they work…
In a season filled with fear, change, and even deteriorating trust, what the world needs now more than ever is courage to lean in and love like Jesus loves. This…
We could all use a little love right now, couldn't we? But the answer is so much more than that one word. It's about how to communicate in stressful times,…