Practicing the Presence of God
Reconciliation | Belonging and Becoming
March 26, 2023 • Lindsey Apple
The Way of the Kin-dom is reconciliation. Imagine a community where everyone made in the image of God (Imago Dei) is celebrated and experiences full belonging. As we communally see our common need to be cared for and understood, we can seek Jesus’ Way of reconciliation within every relationship, with all of Creation. Through intentional practices of slowing down, transforming anger, and making amends, we will surely become reconciled to the Kin-dom.
Prayer | Learning To Wield The Power of God
March 19, 2023 • Dave Romoser
The one thing that the disciples of Jesus asked him to teach them was how to pray... Is it possible that more than asking for "right words", they had recognized a dynamic force and significant relationship between Jesus' prayers and the power of his words and ministry? Have we missed something for centuries that is crucial to the work of the Kingdom?
Suffering | Where Is God?
March 12, 2023 • Grant Romoser-Claunch
The experience of suffering is one that we all try to avoid. But can we really? Or is it just a part of life? Amidst suffering are crucial moments where our spiritual formation takes shape. Part of that formation is to honestly seek, "Where is God in this?" The surprising answer to that question might be better news than we could even hope.
Growing | Gospel Wisdom
March 5, 2023 • Lindsey Apple
Human development is an orderly natural process of growth, learning right from wrong and what determines our worth, value and identity. Gospel Wisdom is the announcement that invites us to embrace our belovedness, a truth that has always been true, without distortions and false assumptions that can be revealed through experiences of growth — through crisis, waiting and failure.
Commitment | The Drive Beneath All Living Things
February 26, 2023 • Dave Romoser
Pastor Dave opens our Lent series exploring the first of a list of significant and unavoidable components of life and the role they play in shaping who we're becoming and the kind of life we're experiencing as a result.