A Thinking Person’s Guide to Faith | Making Sense of the Bible

Many of us have questions about faith.

Do faith and science have to be in opposition?
Does God really send people to hell?
How do we interpret the Bible?
Does the Bible really condemn my gay friends?
Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?

During A Thinking Person’s Guide to Faith, we will learn how thinking, compassionate people can deal honestly and thoughtfully with these questions in order to grow in our faith.

Bible Stories For Grown-Ups | The Binding of Isaac

For our Fall 2023 All-Church study, we’re reading Josh Scott’s “Bible Stories for Grown-Ups: Reading Scripture with New Eyes”. We’ll be looking at how reading familiar stories from the Bible through a wiser, more mature lens can expand our idea of God.

So often we’re introduced to these Bible stories in Sunday school, and we get the most simplified, surface level reading of them. But it’s important to go back once we’re grown ups and read these stories with fresh eyes, to see what new truths we can discover in them about God and the world around us.

Story & Song: Finding Ourselves in the Psalms | God Can Handle Our Questions

For millennia, Psalms has been one of the most beloved books of the Bible. These ancient poems and songs have spoken to us in moments of joy and in times of deep suffering.

But Psalms is more than a random collection of ancient Israel’s greatest hits. It’s an invitation to see God in a different way, and to step into a faith that includes all of who we are.

Like the psalmists, we are free to be our authentic selves, and to belong to a stream of faith reaching back through generations.

Story & Song: Finding Ourselves in the Psalms | The Bigger Story

For millennia, Psalms has been one of the most beloved books of the Bible. These ancient poems and songs have spoken to us in moments of joy and in times of deep suffering.

But Psalms is more than a random collection of ancient Israel’s greatest hits. It’s an invitation to see God in a different way, and to step into a faith that includes all of who we are.

Like the psalmists, we are free to be our authentic selves, and to belong to a stream of faith reaching back through generations.

My Type: Sparketype | Performer and Sage

Sparketype is a personality inventory that helps you discover “your unique imprint for work that makes you come alive, fills you with meaning, joy, purpose, possibility, then helps you spend the rest of your life doing it.”

We use Sparketype in our Growth Track Step 3: Discover Your Purpose Class to help us find our callings. During this series, not only will you learn about your Sparketype, but you will discover what Scripture teaches about your calling, purpose, and how you can feel maximum fulfillment in life.

There are ten Sparketypes, and each person has a Primary Sparketype, Shadow Sparketype, and Anti-Sparketype. You can discover yours by taking a free assessment, and then follow along during the series to learn about yourself and your unique God-given calling.

Take the free Sparketype Assessment here.

Road Trip | The Bible and Masculinity (Matt and Jackie LeFevers)

Every week, you’ll see guest speakers from around the country share what they are passionate about.

June 5 | Rev. Bill Schnell
June 12 | Aaron Strietzel
June 19 | Matt and Jackie LeFevers
June 26 | Josh Scott

Take a virtual road trip this summer, because this Road Trip is cheaper than buying gas!

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