Small Group Leadership Intensive Fall 2019

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Paul calls the church “a pillar and buttress of the truth,” (1Tim.3:15). As a pillar, it thrusts the truth high for all to see. As a buttress, it supports and establishes the truth “on earth as it is in heaven.” In other words, the church both grounds and displays the gospel in...
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Lent – Week 7

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LECTIO DIVINA | Prayerful Reading of Scripture Ref. Sacred Companions by David G. Benner Introduction Lectio Divina is an ancient spiritual practice from the Christian monastic tradition. It is the practice of “divine reading” or praying Scripture. It involves a balance of...
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Lent – Week 6

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LECTIO DIVINA | Prayerful Reading of Scripture Ref. Sacred Companions by David G. Benner Introduction Lectio Divina is an ancient spiritual practice from the Christian monastic tradition. It is the practice of “divine reading” or praying Scripture. It involves a balance of...
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Lent – Week 5

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LECTIO DIVINA | Prayerful Reading of Scripture Ref. Sacred Companions by David G. Benner Introduction Lectio Divina is an ancient spiritual practice from the Christian monastic tradition. It is the practice of “divine reading” or praying Scripture. It involves a balance of...
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Lent

The “Season of Lent” is one of the oldest observations on the Christian calendar. Though it has a rather complicated history, it is undoubtedly ancient in origin.  As Ted Olson writes, “Like all Christian holy days and holidays, it has changed over the years, but its purpose has...
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Why One Service

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  As disciples of Jesus, we are called to be unified in the gospel by the power of the Holy Spirit. This means that we disciple each other, pursuing Christlikeness, as we go into our city and invite others into a new life with Christ and His people. We grow more unified...
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Congregational Discussion: One or Two Services?

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Last year we discussed going to two services for essentially three inter-related reasons surrounding our hope to increase our capacity for multiplication.  First, we wanted to move toward planting another congregation and forming a platform to incubate a future church plant...
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Small Group Leadership Intensive 2018

Paul calls the church “a pillar and buttress of the truth,” (1Tim.3:15). As a pillar, it thrusts the truth high for all to see. As a buttress, it supports and establishes the truth “on earth as it is in heaven.” In other words, the church both grounds and displays the gospel in...
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Exiles and Strangers in the World

As we walk through 1 Peter together this fall, we will see how the apostle paradoxically expects the churches of Asia Minor to be both compelling (2:12, 18; 3:1-4) and repelling communities (2:15; 3:16; 4:3-4).  Even more paradoxically, the very thing that makes us compelling to...
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