Lament

Lament (passionate expression of grief and sorrow - usually in poetic or song form) is important for our world today! Besides personal suffering, there is much lament in the face of war, displacement, and other disasters. But it must be seen in the context of the Bible’s whole story of redemption in Christ and New Creation to come. God invites us to talk with him through our pain and suffering. We must learn to lament as part of our community worship and transformation.

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Faith at Work

One of our Mission Priorities is to become and make committed disciples of Christ who glorify God and embody our faith in every area of life. This fall, we want to inspire, equip, and support one another to bear witness - in our lives, work, and words - to the loving reign of God in ‘the real world.’

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Praxis

“practice or doing — as distinguished from theory"

As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. (Psalm 42:1-2)

God has given us the disciplines -or- practices of the spiritual life as a means to be transformed: how to meditate on Scripture; learning discipleship through our experiences; living the Good News.

This summer at Christ Church, we want to go deeper in our encounter with God!

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air: The Transforming Presence of the Holy Spirit
 
It’s time to breathe in the fresh air! 
Easter is followed by Pentecost: the coming of the promised Holy Spirit. Our desperate and continual need is for God’s inspiration and power, both individually and as a church. Learn to walk “in step” with God. 
 
"If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit!"  (Galatians 5:25)
 
(May 10 - June 15)
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Whole Gospel: The Bible's Epic Drama

Have you wanted to better understand what the Bible is all about? Sundays in Lent and Easter we will explore the Six Act Drama of the Bible’s really Good News - the Whole Gospel of Christ for the Whole World!

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Ordinary People Radical Kingdom

​My Kingdom is not of this world. (Jesus, John 18:36)
 
God calls ordinary people to do the work of His Kingdom here and now! This 5 week series explores what it means for us ordinaries to be called by Christ to join him in something truly radical and subversive. 
 
The Church is “God’s mission to the world for the sake of the world so the world will become what it is meant to be.”  (Scot McKnight)
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A Light In the Darkness

In him was life, and the life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John’s Gospel 1:5)
 
We do not believe in a God who is absent.
We believe in a God who came as the Light so we might not remain in darkness!
This Advent and Christmas we will explorein sermon, in song, in our own stories, and in outreach to our neighbors… 
 
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    A Light In the Darkness

    In him was life, and the life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
    (John’s Gospel 1:5)
     
    We do not believe in a God who is absent. We believe in a God who came as the Light so we might not remain in darkness! This Advent and Christmas we will explorein sermon, in song, in our own stories, and in outreach to our neighbors… 
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    All In

    It's Time to Choose! 
     
    "All In!" Two words of response to the God of relentless love who calls us to total commitment!  
    In this study of the Ten Commandments for today, we look at the choices we make that make all the difference.
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    Prayer. What difference does it make?

    This summer we will dare to ask the tough question: "Does Prayer really make a difference?” It may sound wrong to even ask! But the question forces us to be honest and go deeper. There is no subject that is more talked about and less practiced today than Prayer! 

    You may want to read Philip Yancey’s great book by the same title as our series.
     
    "Prayer is the continual presence of God!"
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