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Put Kids in Their Proper Place: Part Two

As our children are in the family of God developing their identity as missionaries of God, we want to equip them to live in a broken and fallen world. This includes exposing them to the reality of sin in the context where they will see it appropriately....

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Put Kids in Their Proper Place: Part One

Throughout the bible, there are a lot of children born (or there was a lot of ‘begat’ing for the KJV fans). Their life begins and their life ends but most of the stories we know well are people in their teenage or adult years. So, where were do children show up? If you read with this question in mind, you might see that they are not where you would expect based on m...

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Read With Me: Outgrowing the Ingrown Church - Week 6

Merry Christmas!  As we left last night's service, I thought to myself as I often do, "I love this church."  I'm very grateful today and everyday for all those whom the Lord has brought into the body of Christ at River City.  Prayerful for your Christmas celebrations, wherever you may be!   As my family watches A Christmas Story on TBS, I'm t...

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Read With Me: Outgrowing the Ingrown Church - Week 5

There was a time when during our announcements on a Sunday morning, we would essentially communicate that going to a Missional Community was more important than showing up on Sunday mornings.  Our hope in that was to show how important the life of the church outside of Sunday mornings was incredibly important, more so than our churched culture here in Fargo usually be...

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Read With Me: Outgrowing the Ingrown Church - Week 4

What an amazing privilege, to take part in the work of God in our community.  The Lord's design since before the dawn of time, before the foundation of the world, was to build for himself a Church.  A Body.  A group of people who exist by the grace of God to show off the grace of God, to show the richness of his mercy, the greatness of his love, the immeasur...

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Read With Me: Outgrowing the Ingrown Church - Week 3

We're jumping right in this week to Section III entitled "Uncovering the Sources of Missionary Power," looking at chapters five and six of Outgrowing the Ingrown Church by C. John Miller.  You can check out my recaps of the previous four chapters here and here.  Hoping this has been a helpful look at what I've found to be a helpful book!   Section...

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Read With Me: Outgrowing the Ingrown Church - Week 2

Welcome to installation #2 of our time together in Outgrowing the Ingrown Church by C. John Miller.  Last week, we discussed chapters one & two, this time around we'll get into three & four which will start the second section of the book entitled "Getting Our Missionary Identity Straight."  Going through these pages has once more encouraged me in the...

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Read With Me: Outgrowing the Ingrown Church - Week 1

Every Thursday I'll recap the general points of a chapter or two from a book I've enjoyed and found applicable to what God's doing in and through us as a church....

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Proverbs Week 10 Discussion Questions

MC Discussion questions for week 10 of our series in Proverbs....

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Proverbs Week 9 Discussion Questions

Introductory Question When it comes to the nature of temptation, what’s your prevailing attitude: ignorant/hopeless/deflecting/arrogant? Discussion/Application Questions Read Proverbs 5:1-23... How does the father’s description of temptation play itself out in other areas of Scripture? Where do we see this actually happening? Is anyone willing to sha...

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