(The Rest of) Summer Calendar

Sunday, July 16th 10:30am - Sunday Gathering @ College O’Sullivan

Sunday, July 23rd 10:30am - Microchurch Sunday - various locations

Wednesday, July 26th 6:30pm - Leadership Formation @ Office

Sunday, July 30th 10:30am - Sunday Gathering @ O’Sullivan

Sunday, August 6th 10:30am - Microchurch Sunday - various locations

Sunday, August 13th 10:30am - Sunday Gathering @ O’Sullivan

Wednesday, August 16th 6:30pm - Intercession Evening @ Touchtons'

Sunday, August 18-20th - Fatherheart Weekend Retreat @ Camp Péniel

Sunday, August 27th 10:30am - Sunday Gathering @ O’Sullivan

Wednesday, August 30th  6:30pm - Leadership Formation @ Office

7/7: A Challenge to Pray

Each day from Sunday, June 11th to Saturday, June 17th, we are challenging ourselves to pray for 7 Minutes.

7 Minutes not long enough? It's all good, you can pray longer.

Here's a list to focus your 7 Minutes each day:

Day 1 | Sunday, June 11th | MOVE: from Death to Life
Pray for someone you know who needs to begin a relationship with Jesus.
Did you sense God asking you to do something for this person? If so, write down what you will do.

Day 2 | Monday, June 12th | MOVE: from Brokenness to Wholeness
Pray for someone you know who needs to experience wholeness in an area of their life. Did you sense God asking you to do something for this person? If so, write down what you will do.

Day 3 | Tuesday, June 13th | MOVE: from Selfishness to Love
Pray for someone you know who needs to experience love.
Did you sense God asking you to do something for this person? If so, write down what you will do.

Day 4 | Wednesday, June 14th | MOVE: from Cynicism to Faith
Pray and surrender the cynicism you feel toward something specific.
Did you sense God asking you to do something? If so, write down what you will do.

Day 5 | Thursday, June 15th | MOVE: from Apathy to Mission
Pray for a group of people who needs someone to share their life and faith with them. Did you sense God asking you to do something for this group? If so, write down what you will do.

Day 6 | Friday, June 16th | MOVE: from Scarcity to Abundance
Pray for someone you know who needs to experience God’s abundant provision.
Did you sense God asking you to do something for this person? If so, write down what you will do.

Day 7 | Saturday, June 17th | MOVE: from Striving to Abiding
Pray for someone you know you know who needs an experience of God’s rest.
Did you sense God asking you to do something for this person? If so, write down what you will do.

 

Reality Check

We exist to share the Good News as a Spiritual Family for Holistic Transformation. 

We exist to change things. We call this Holistic Transformation: the transformation of all things from how they currently are into how God created them to be. 

This includes you and I and we call this journey of transformation... discipleship. 

But all transformation begins with something that is sometimes not so fun... a reality check. 

You've got issues. Me too. And your issues are not everyone else's fault or the result of your bad circumstances. For the most part and for better, or for worse, they're your problems. By facing the reality of your situation, the reality of your beliefs, your feeling, and your actions, you can then begin to change. 

The Good News cannot change us if we're not living in the reality of our present condition. We know we're not living in the reality of our present condition when we blame others, make excuses and pretend that brokenness (or what the Bible calls sin) isn't a big deal. 

The scary thing is that we can talk about transformation all the time, but if you can't see your issues or you blame them on your circumstances or on everyone else, you will not change.

And you'll drift from following Jesus because Jesus hangs out in the nitty, gritty honesty of reality.

If you want to take your next step following Jesus... come back to reality. When you begin to take responsibility for your stuff, don't get discouraged or stuck in shame. Instead, confess to others, repent to God, and receive his forgiveness, grace, and love.

In the words of the famous contemporary poet, "Snap back to reality."