Messages on Spiritual Formation

Messages on Spiritual Formation

Practice in Private

Pastor Ryan looks at how we may want others to see how religious we can be but real faith is what is done in private.
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Honest to God

Pastor Ryan looks at how life may not often be what we expect but true growth only occurs when we acknowledge our baggage and are real and authentic with God. Discussion Questions What is the main reason you struggle to be honest with God? Shame, pride, fear, thinking God can’t handle it? Why do you think that is? As you have taken time to reflect on the message, what baggage have you realized you have been silently carrying? How are…
restoring the foundation

Restoring Healthy Spiritual Rhythms

Pastor Brent looks at how not all changes made during the pandemic have been bad and give us a new opportunity to establish healthy spiritual rhythms in our lives. Discussion Questions What are the spiritual disciplines you need to cultivate to keep connected to God? What are the practices of self-care you need to attend to your body and nurture your soul? What are the gifts, passions, and burdens within you that God wants you to express for the blessing…
Fall Clean-Up

Fall Clean-Up

Pastor Brent looks at Psalm 32 and how this is a good time to do a little soul searching and some fall clean-up in our lives.
unpause sermon series

Unpause Abiding in Jesus

Pastor Amy wraps up the Unpause series by looking at the importance of abiding in Jesus so that we might show the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. Discussion Questions How connected have you been to the vine in 2020? What’s keeping you from remaining? Where have you been fruitful in 2020? Continue the practice of Lectio Divina with Matthew 6:33. Read through the passage four times. Read and listen. Read and reflect. Read and respond. Read and rest.
The New Normal

New Normal for Spiritual Rhythms

Pastor Amy Becker visits with Sherami Hinders, Regional Coordinator for Spiritual Formation and Prayer with InterVaristy Christian Fellowship, about how to establish new rhythms of soul care in our COVID-19 world.
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You Were Made for Life with God

Pastor Brent Clark preaches an Easter message that looks at 2 Corinthians 5 and how the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ destroys the barrier that exists and reconciles us to God.
Spring-cleaning

Clearing Out the Clutter of Our Finances

Pastor Ryan Lenerz concludes the message series, Spring Cleaning: Clearing Out the Clutter, by looking at how we sometimes have clutter in our finances and are investing in the temporary without making lasting investments in things that will last forever.
Spring-cleaning

Silence and Solitude

Pastor Brent looks at 1 Kings 19 and the story of the Elijah on Mount Horeb and how silence and solitude can bring a new perspective and a renewed passion for our calling.