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Beyond Normal

Alive in the Love of the Father

June 21, 2020 • Scott Wilson

Guest speaker, Scott Wilson, shares a Father's Day story of being alive in the love of his dad despite his dad's memory slowly slipping away to Alzheimer's and how we can all live in the love of our heavenly Father. Scott Wilson is the Senior Pastor of Oaks Church in the South Dallas area. He is the founder of Oaks School of Leadership, which trains young men and women in church leadership while they earn college credits. He is the author or co-author of several books, including P3: Praying...in the Spirit, with understanding, and in agreement. Scott and his wife Jenni have three sons: Dillon, Hunter, and Dakota.

From Polarization To Communication

June 28, 2020 • Shane Schlesman & Vernon Gordon

Following Christ's many examples, we can engage in difficult discussions about polarizing issues with a perspective of love, a focus on the Gospel, and an awareness of what God is wanting to do in our lives as we communicate. Pastors Shane Schlesman and Vernon Gordon model this approach to effective communication as they take on complex cultural issues related to racial injustice, politics, and Christianity in today's world. You may find it beneficial to first watch Shane and Vernon's previous conversation in this Perspectives series video: https://youtu.be/UPS0ZHlPLSc Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith, ask questions, and see who God truly is. Through positive community, engaging music, and applicable encouragement, we hope you find WEAG to be a home for you. Join us at https://watch.weag.online. If you'd like to watch and meet others in our community at the same time! Get to know us better by visiting https://weag.church

A Call to Unity

June 14, 2020 • Shane Schlesman

What does unity look like? Is true unity even possible? The author of unity not only said it is possible but also commanded us to be unified in His love. In other words, for the church, unity is not an option. And, perfect unity is not for the world to define but for all of Christ's followers to experience and share. Watch, rewatch, and share this powerful message from God's word delivered by Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman. We invite your stories of how you have seen God's unifying work in your life, at work, in your community, or at church. In these contentious times, please keep comments positive, uplifting, and seeking to understand the perspectives of others. Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith, ask questions, and see who God truly is. Through positive community, engaging music, and applicable encouragement, we hope you find WEAG to be a home for you. Join us at https://watch.weag.online If you'd like to watch and meet others in our community at the same time! Get to know us better by visiting https://weag.church

Grieve and Grow

June 7, 2020 • Shane Schlesman

In the midst of two significant challenges for humanity, Pastor Shane shares from the Word of God how we can go Beyond Normal in being instruments of justice, grace, and love to all persons when we are willing to grieve and grow. At WEAG, we long for every person to experience transformation through Jesus Christ as we join God in the work of expanding His family across ALL cultures and generations. This mission and vision necessitate an honest, inward look at how cultural systems have established racial biases across every institution including the church. Realizing the truths behind the pain that has been allowed to persist for so many years then opens us up to grieve for all who have suffered. As we then work through the grief together, God will strengthen us with his peace, grace, and love. As part of this emotionally and spiritually challenging sermon, Shane asks two African-American members of WEAG's leadership to share their personal experiences with discrimination so that we may all gain a better perspective on the subtleness and painful impact of bias. Here is the link to the books that Shane references at the 47min mark: https://go.weag.church/ReconciliationResources At WEAG, everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith, ask questions, and see who God truly is. Through positive community, engaging music, and applicable encouragement, we hope you find WEAG to be a home for you. Join us at https://watch.weag.online If you'd like to watch and meet others in our community at the same time! Get to know us better by visiting https://weag.church