A special message from Jason Miller

Dear friends, One of the reasons we love our Studebaker home in the Renaissance District is the way it allows us to be a part of the shared life of our city, and this Sunday we’ll experience a memorable opportunity for that. You may have heard that Mayor Pete is holding a major campaign announcement event on Sunday afternoon. It …

Observing Lent: Learning together

This Lenten season, we’re diving in to a new series called, “Out of the Ashes – The Beauty Hiding in Our Most Difficult Experiences.” We begin this week with a celebration of the Eucharist (communion) during our gatherings and will continue this practice weekly until Easter. We’re looking forward to journeying together through this special season. We’re also offering an additional …

Scott the Painter at The Brick!

Scott the Painter (aka artist Scott Erickson) joins us this week for all of our gatherings as well as for a special night at The Brick on Friday, Feb. 8. Scott is the artist who created our new mantra illustrations. (see below) (Sushi, not fish stew; Everyone an icon; Practices, not performances; Fields, not factories) We hope you can join us! …

Advent: Gathering & giving

Practices for the Advent season This week in our gatherings, we began our Advent series. We reflected together on both the darkness and the light of this season. For our Advent practice this month, we’re entering into prayer and reflection each week, along with lighting a candle to help us in our prayers. This week, here’s the practice: Begin with the candle unlit …

Join us on the west side this Tuesday!

THIS Tuesday, Oct. 23, we won’t have a traditional gathering in our space. Instead, we’re meeting up  at 2910 W. Western Ave. (see map above), to explore the city’s west side! We’ll gather at 7 p.m. for a brief rundown on the west side neighborhood, then spread out to grab dinner at a restaurant of your choosing, enjoy some of the best ice …

It’s time to sign up for a Table!

Registration is now open for Tables, an intentional time of connecting with others in our community over a shared meal. Tables will meet regularly (about 2x a month) in homes or restaurants, with the goal of cultivating intentional conversation. There is no curriculum or homework, just open dialogue around these two questions: “Where are you?” and “What do you want?” If you’re looking …

A course on Christianity & evolution

One of our community members, Jim Stump, will be leading us through a learning series exploring the credibility of Christianity in an age when evolution is the primary theory accepted for explaining the diversity of life we see on Earth. Jim will be holding these sessions on three consecutive Thursdays: Sept. 20, Sept. 27, and Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. During the sessions, we’ll tackle the …

This week: A conversation with Jonathan Merritt!

We’re excited to welcome Jonathan Merritt to speak in our gatherings this Sunday and Tuesday, Sept. 2 & 4. Jonathan is a writer who currently serves as a contributing writer for The Atlantic, has authored several books including his latest, “Learning to Speak God from Scratch,” and was named one of “30 young influencers reshaping Christian leadership“ by Outreach Magazine. …

We’re looking for another teammate!

We’re hiring! South Bend City Church is looking for the right person to join our team as an executive pastor. The right person for the role will have huge talents in the areas of operational leadership, staff oversight, ministry development, and strategic planning. They’ll use those skills to help us implement our vision and grow into our calling: a community …

Gathering liturgy

Next week, on May 6 & 8, we will hear from author and speaker Sarah Bessey in each of our weekly gatherings. Sarah candidly shares her wrestlings with core issues — such as who Jesus is, what place the Church has in our lives, how to disagree yet remain within a community, and how to love the Bible for what it is …