Jason Miller – In the conclusion of our series about spiritual growth, we considered the challenge of being a community for people in different places or stages of faith. It’s a conversation for our church, but also any marriage, family, or friendship where people are growing in their own ways. Philippians 2
Shannan Martin – This week we heard from author Shannan Martin on the power of living close to the ground and close to our neighbors, following Jesus by loving the people and places in our ordinary, every day lives.
She closed our gatherings with this moving benediction:
May you go out into this cold day warmed by the fire in your own bones. May you come to see walking shoes, soup spoons, mini vans, and wrinkled hands as worthy tools for the kingdom. May you crave low places—the messy, the boring, the overlooked, the complicated. May you grow comfortable with grit in your teeth. May you see God’s presence in the moon, God’s glory in the clouds, and God’s goodness in the faces around you. And may you find your shelter in the untamable garden of community, God’s kingdom on earth, right where you are planted. Grace and peace be with you.
Jason Miller – In the past few days, our community has faced some pressing questions about faith, politics, and the kind of church we want to be. Our lead pastor took a quick break from our current series – The Anatomy of Spiritual (R)Evolution – to address some of those questions this week.
January 26, 2020
1.26 [TEACHING] The Anatomy of Spiritual (R)Evolution (wk 3)
Beth Graybill – In week three we look at our own narrative journeys through stages of faith, including the liminal spaces between each stage. Beth also gives an encouraging word to those parenting through the order, disorder, and re-order stages of our spiritual journeys.