The church was founded by Christ to be an alternative, subversive, revolutionary overturning of the world system: Individualism replaced by community, greed replaced by generosity, vengeance replaced by forgiveness, division replaced by oneness, national identity replaced by spiritual identity.
July 13, 2019 • Ty Gibson
What we say is only as believable as what we do. Love alone gives credibility to our witness for Christ. The church’s street cred is lost when our loyalties are given to hurtful political agendas.
Unleashing Your Potential
June 29, 2019 • Ty Gibson
The genius is not a special kind of person, rather each person is a special kind of genius. Each member of the church is gifted by the Holy Spirit to serve the needs of others and advance the good news of God’s love to the world.
The Identity Incubator
June 22, 2019 • Ty Gibson
The church is an incubator for the development of healthy human beings. The traumas of life shut us down. The love of God opens us up. The church exists to communicate God’s healing love.
Four Things We Do
June 8, 2019 • Ty Gibson
Apostolic Christianity was devoted to habitualizing God’s love by means of four specific practices: study, prayer, fellowship, and hospitality.
The Most Dangerous People in the World
May 25, 2019 • Ty Gibson
Jesus is the most dangerous person in history because He threatens the destruction of this world’s self-serving systems. The most dangerous people in the world are those who actually believe His message.
The Safest Place in the World
May 11, 2019 • Ty Gibson
The church should be the safest place in the world. But it is only safe to the degree that it can embrace people, without judgement, no matter where they are in their life journey.
The (Un)Christian Culture
May 4, 2019 • Ty Gibson
Ontologically and culturally, God relocated to where we are. The church should do the same with the world. We should get as close to the world as we can without sinning or apostatizing.
Table of Strangers
April 27, 2019 • Ty Gibson
Our world is divided. Tribalism, nationalism, and denominationalism define humanity. The church is called to be a table where strangers meet and find common ground.
April 20, 2019 • Ty Gibson
One of the greatest illusions of the human mind is that “I am here and you are over there.” The truth is, we’re all connected. “Us vs them” is a patently false construct of reality.
April 6, 2019 • Ty Gibson
Both capitalism and socialism have pros and cons, but both systems are prone to corruption and ultimately unsustainable. The church is called to operate by an alternative economic system defined by the positive elements of both.
March 30, 2019 • Ty Gibson
Planting a church in any location on earth constitutes a strategic territorial claim for the kingdom of God. We are saying, “This city was purchased by the blood of Christ, it belongs to Him, and we are here to take it for Him, person by person, home by home.
March 23, 2019 • Ty Gibson
“Get out!” With those words, God launched His church with an ancient man named Abram, and the movement to “get out” continues today. Real Christianity is a cycle-breaking enterprise of revolutionary proportions.
The Upside Down
March 16, 2019 • Ty Gibson
If the church is merely an extension of the world's value system of greed and political power-mongering, then the church is unnecessary.