For many of us, Christmas is a time of warm anticipation, exciting preparation and joyful celebration. Ever wondered what it'd be like to live that way year-round? Join us as we explore God's desire for us to live out the 365 Days of Christmas.
The Game Change Campaign is focused on making room for friends and neighbors in different parts of Cincinnati to hear about God, tackling poverty in our city, expanding medical care in Mamelodi, South Africa and providing sustainable aftercare opportunities for girls rescued from forced prostitution in India. We’ve always played the game differently. From friends who decided to start a church for people who’d given up on church, to pursuing a revolutionary approach to tackling poverty in our city, we’ve seen God call us to big things—and we’ve watched as He’s used our community to accomplish them. Join us on a spiritual journey to discover how God is calling us individually to engage in his work in the world, and right in our own backyards.
Everyone is designed to work hard, but in the name of working harder, achieving more, and getting ahead, we can be tempted to completely squeeze valuable times of rest and recreation out of our lives. Without those times our lives can lack rhythm and leave us less effective. Join us as we learn how to play.
Everybody loves super-heroes. Maybe it’s because we’re inspired by stories of everyday people moved to action for something they believe in. The Bible has its share of “super-heroes,” the faithful, who show us through their actions that faith isn’t static—it’s life in action. Join us as we take a look at some heroes of faith to learn how to become people of action in our own lives.
To many of us, reality is limited to what we see, hear and touch. But the Bible describes something more called the Kingdom of God that’s an invisible, yet present reality. Join us as we explore this kingdom and hear stories of how others are seeing and experiencing it here and now.
It can be easy to live life by default or to drift from day to day. But if we want to experience a full life, we need to identify our God-given passions and build our lives around them. Join us as we explore what it means to get our house in order and align with what matters most.
When we hear the word “lavish” we might think of over-indulgence, excess and even waste. But from everything we read in the Bible, lavish is probably the best way to describe God’s goodness toward us. The real question is whether or not we’re willing to receive all that He wants to give us. Join us as we take a look at God’s lavish love for us.
We've all heard the saying, "you are what you eat." Tha's also true when it comes to how we feed our heart, mind and soul with messages we receive through TV, radio, books, the web and even our mobile devices. Because we're constantly conformed by the messages we're fed, we need to be discerning about the agendas they represent, and how to make space in our lives to be transformed by truth.
We might not be as free as we think we are. Even worse, we may have been duped into believing a relationship with God is about layering on rules and restrictions. But the Bible says, "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." Not fear. Not guilt. Not morality or religion. Freedom. Get yours.
|The Freedom Giver||02.28.2010|
From TV to movies, men receive all kinds of messages about what it means to be "manly." But what if many of those messages are just boyish behavior in disguise?
|Men vs. Boys||01.31.2010|