OUR SERIES CONCLUDES SUNDAY!
Breaking Free From Life’s Most Powerful Constraints
WEEK THREE: Defy Consumption by Cultivating Generosity
No one wants to be the Grinch
We’ve finally entered into that magical season of the year, where we decorate, go shopping for gifts, and make plans to celebrate with friends and loved ones! And it’s also the season where we watch our favorite Christmas movies!
More than any other time of the year, we think about giving and being generous! And it even shows up in our favorite Christmas movies. Whether you love comedic movies like Elf or Christmas Vacation or touching stories like Miracle on 34th Street or It’s a Wonderful Life, again and again, our hearts are tugged toward compassion, giving, and kindness. No one wants to be the Grinch or Scrooge – instead, we thrill as stingy characters change and become more generous!
It’s as though we are wired to celebrate and admire genuine compassion and generosity. I think that’s true. You and I were created by a generous God to be generous and giving people. On the flip side, however, there’s always this gravitational pull we must defy toward the opposite extreme.
If we are honest, most of us find ourselves regularly pulled in the tug of war between getting and giving.
Is it possible to defy the gravitational pull of self-centeredness to others-centeredness? Can we keep from always wanting more for ourselves and focus more on giving to God and others?
It’s very possible. And not only is it possible, but God is waiting to work in each of us to this end. If you are ready, join us this Sunday as we conclude our series called “Defy Gravity” and discover the incredible power of becoming a more generous person. And not just for Christmas! It’ll bring you a new level of living and giving throughout the entire year!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Yeah, we know how important a good-tasting cup of java is. Before and after each worship experience, we serve high-quality, environmentally-friendly coffees, and beverages that are both free and taste good! And get this – you are welcome to bring them with you into the worship experience! So, come a little early and grab a beverage before the fun begins.
Don’t be surprised if you see clips from your favorite movies or television shows, hear a personal story from a person just like you. You’ll always find something unexpected like crowd interaction, comedy, clever object lessons or creative lighting, effects and media because we believe church should be fun to attend and be engaging!
We think you deserve content that is interesting and engaging. In fact, it should be so practical that you could put it to use even before you leave the building. We learn about things like relationships, work, and careers, finances, power over addictions, forgiveness, life change through Jesus. And yes…even sex! Every week our “talks” are creative, down to earth, funny and memorable and they’ll make a real difference in your life.
KIDS AND TEENS
Your kids and teenagers will also discover stuff that applies to their everyday lives. Creative videos, music they love and they’ll meet real people who care and want to help them find their way through life with God and one another. And there’s even a safe & caring nursery for the littlest ones because we want you to be able to enjoy the morning distraction free and we want them to learn the church can be fun for them as well!
MUSIC YOU’LL ENJOY
Our live band plays a mix of high-energy pop, rock, r&b, hip-hop & gospel as well as reflective tunes that you’ll want to hum all week long. Here’s the best part – our bands sound like music that was written for today! And get this – many weeks they even cover a tune you just heard on the radio by one of your favorite artists! That’s because good music matters and helps to get you thinking about the topic of the day.
COME AS YOU ARE
We don’t have a dress code. We don’t speak in holy jargon that only Christians understand. We don’t expect anyone to be perfect. We’re just ordinary people just like you, warts and all. Authenticity is a big deal to us – it’s exhausting to keep trying to pretend we’ve always got our act together when we don’t. So come and be yourself – no matter what you look like or where you’re from you’ll find other fellow-strugglers just like you.
Casual. Contemporary. Family-friendly. Creative. Relevant. Life-changing.