God's word is LIFE-giving. Come experience God's word in new and experiential spiritual practices that will move your soul into deeper contemplation. Though the ancient practices of the Breath Prayer, Lectio Divina, Visio Divina, Guided Meditations, and more, you will tap into an ancient- future faith that will set your heart on fire.
A lighting-quick overview of the Old and New Testaments through the lens of common misconceptions, assumptions, and outright blunders. For many people the Bible is just a little bit scary; it's big, it's long, and it's serious business. Even for many of us raised on the Bible there are ways we think about the Bible that aren't terribly helpful, things we think we know about the Bible that are quite right. the reality is that as familiar as the Bible may be to us, most of us don’t know the Bible nearly as well as we think we do. The three sessions of "Everything You Know About the Bible Is Wrong" will help us enter into reading the Bible and making sense of it for our daily living. Pastor Karl Jacobson & Pastor Breckenridge
Young adults (ages ~19-35) are invited to join Deacon Stephanie Anderson-Telschow and Intern Pastor Amy Mihelich Smith as we explore scripture's purpose as both an ancient roadmap for charting the wilderness and as God's way of speaking to us right here, right now. If you're curious to learn more about the basics of making sense of scripture, discuss how and why the Bible is or isn't relevant in our lives, and reflect together on the ways God might be speaking to us in our current time, this group is for you.
Why does Scripture matter at all? There are so many voices in culture right now: Musicians, artists, politicians, activists, thought leaders, entrepreneurs. Why should Scripture be given more weight than all of these?
Join these interactive conversations with actual Bible studies your family will get to do together during a Sunday evening devotion time -- between dinner and your bedtime routine! Try out different ways to explore God's Word, including shared reading, dramatic readings, puppets, and using simple objects from around your home to help Bible stories come alive for children. Each week you'll connect with each other, with other families, and leave with practical ideas for how to use the Bible in everyday life. Facilitated by Beth Hamen and Erika Hiland on the Children, Youth & Family Ministry Team. Sundays, 7-7:30 p.m. (Nov. 8, 15, 22)
Join us this fall for speakers/classes/podcasts/events that will help us all bring the healing power of Christ’s love and be that healing love in the world through the study of four life-giving practices. Be transformed in faith and through faith as together we seek to Proclaim Jesus Christ, Live in Christ and Serve! so that the whole world may know the power of Christ's healing love.
This interactive half-hour experience between your Sunday dinner and bedtime routine will get your family emotionally and spiritually ready for the week ahead. The guided conversation invites your family to pause from a busy weekend, share "highs and lows," try out a new family faith practice, and close by blessing each other. Connect with other families and explore how to make Sunday check-ins part of your weekly rhythm for the months ahead. Sundays at 7pm
There is a pilgrim’s journey in all of us. As we journey through life’s travels, we realize the more substantive way is the deeper pilgrimage into sacred space within us. How do we become more self-aware of our interior self and let our true self deep within us shine? The answer is simple: By experiencing new spiritual prayer practices that integrate into our daily rhythms. Every week we will try a new spiritual practice ranging from Lectio Divina, the Examen, Centering Prayer, the Labyrinth, Contemplative Photography, and more. Come join us for a deeper Pilgrimage Within. Thursdays at 7pm
Barbara Brown Taylor in her book, "Holy Envy" tackles the questions, worries, and concerns that arise when we encounter "other" religions. She nudges us away from spiritual appropriation and comparison, and toward challenging discernment of our faith and the faith of others. Join us as we discuss her book and discover the spiritual riches God can teach us from the faith of others. Please read the first 4 chapters for our first Class on October 14.