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We often reduce the gospel to something much less than it is. We treat it like it is a stamp or ticket. But it is MUCH MORE! Yes, the Gospel provides us access, but it … Read More

Worship and Truth

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During our last session we examined the final two portions of our 6 core essentials. The biggest challenge in this conversation was de-fragmenting our definition of Worship and Truth. Because this is a Church conversation … Read More

Creating and Giving

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We tend to think of creativity as reserved for the visual or performing arts. It is important to not compartmentalize our lives. There is not a calling exclusively designed for creating and another exclusively for … Read More

Hospitality and Justice

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Last week we considered two core essentials. Two things stuck out in this conversation Welcoming and Healing are inseparable under the banner of Hospitality. Justice is an unexpected barrier to Hospitality. This tension between Justice … Read More

G.S.L.E.

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As mentioned in the last post, last Sunday’s gathering was split into two parts. The following material is from the second part. After investing a substantial amount of time on Vision and the “Great Commandment”, … Read More

Heart Soul Mind

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Last week we finalized our discussion on the vision statement. It reads: To be a Grace Centered, Outward-Facing Church with a Passion to see Christ’s Kingdom Flourish in the City and Surrounding Region. To begin … Read More

FLOURISH

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This past week we had a wonderful discussion on the nature of Flourish. As a critical portion of the revised vision statement, We invested a few moments to talk about the benefits of using “flourish” … Read More

Once Bit

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Unfortunately, living in the American South often inoculates us to the bright fresh gospel. Faith in Jesus Christ has become social and safe. Living in a post Christian society means you are either one of … Read More