This Is Us, This Is Me

Order & Mess

November 11, 2018 • Pastor Duncan Clark

He is the God of order. He enters chaos and brings order. Not the order of the graveyard, but the order of life. AND He meets us in our mess. He delights in our complexity. He meets us in our vulnerability and gently heals and mends.

Laugh & Cry

November 4, 2018 • Shirene Agbelusi

There is a time to laugh. There are moments of outrageous happiness. He turns our mourning into dancing. He laughs with us…and laughs at us! There is joy in His house. AND There is a time to weep. He meets us in our sorrow. He counts our tears; they do not go unnoticed. He comforts. He counsels. He restores.

Friendship & Fear

October 21, 2018 • Pastor Duncan Clark

We accept the invitation to intimacy. We become friends of God. He calls us close. We ‘remain’ in Him. We meet Him in the ‘secret place’. AND We keep our distance because He is holy. We meet Him on our knees. Our Friend is to be feared. He is the Lion, as well as the Lamb. He is dangerous. Unsafe.

Information & Transformation

October 14, 2018 • Pastor Duncan Clark

We love God with our minds. We thrive on teaching. We absorb, memorize, meditate on the Word. We long to learn. AND We love God with our hearts. We allow information to become a catalyst for our transformation. We read for relationship. We expect Christ to be formed in us.

Unity & Diversity

October 7, 2018 • Pastor Ryan Ireland

We are made uniquely. I am not like you. You are not like me. I have my own ‘shape’. You have yours. AND We are ‘one’. One unique beautiful body. Different yet the same. Better together than alone.

Attractional & Missional

September 30, 2018 • Pastor Duncan Clark

We say ‘come and see’. We create environments and live lives that, like a magnet, attract questions, create curiosity, and reflect the beauty of our beautiful God. AND We say ‘go and tell’. We are ‘everyday missionaries’. We send people onto the frontline of mission to every corner of the city, carriers of the Father’s presence.

Movement & Consistent

September 23, 2018 • Pastor Duncan Clark

We are tent-dwellers. We expect movement. We are early-adopters. We are always ready to jump-on the new thing God is doing. AND We keep showing up in the same place. We know that the signature of mediocrity is chronic inconsistency, and so we take steady, persistent steps in a singular, holy direction.

Encounter & Practice

September 16, 2018 • Pastor Duncan Clark

We love ‘suddenly’ moments. Moments when His presence fills a space and everyone in the room knows it. AND We know that those moments alone won’t sustain us. We lean into daily rhythms. Spiritual disciplines. The practices of Jesus. Call them what you want; they open our hearts to the presence of Jesus and the power of the Spirit, and it’s there that we long to live.

Hungry & Filled

September 9, 2018 • Pastor Duncan Clark

We long for God. There’s a soul-level hunger for His presence. A void that must be filled. We are compelled to seek out ways of living that are congruent with our deepest longings. AND We are full. Full of gratitude. Overflowing with faith, hope and love. Filled with His Spirit’s power and presence. We’ve experienced abundance. We know His riches. We lack nothing. We are complete.