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The Alternative Community

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.

Street Cred

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.

Represent!

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.

Crashing Systems

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.

Turf Wars

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.

Get Out!

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.