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Five Celebrations of a Missional Community: Part Five

The ongoing celebration of Christ and of conversion can boil down to very simple but profound reorientation of life. It is our hope that these celebrations would lead to more handshakes, initiating redemptive relationships with people you encounter. We hope that meeting and connecting with people in meaningful ways would be an overflow of a joy in Christ and a desire for o...

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Five Celebrations of a Missional Community: Part Four

As we gather together in Missional Communities to celebrate Christ, to celebrate connections and cultivation, we also celebrate the growth we experience in community. We also love change, we get excited about transformation because it is what God intends for us as his children....

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Five Celebrations of a Missional Community: Part Three

Imagine a discussion where you are asking questions of others, they are inquiring about your life, and together, you use words that are not corrupt but rather good for building up, as fits the occassion of the other person, that they may receive grace (Ephesians 4:29). This is where Christ is truly celebrated in community, where family connections lead to Christlike cultiv...

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Five Celebrations of a Missional Community: Part Two

We get excited about initiating new relationships and going deeper in existing relationships. Being made for deep and meaningful connections, we seek to foster healthy friendships whereby we can know and be known, where the celebration of Christ becomes personal to us....

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Five Celebrations of a Missional Community: Part One

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on the things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and yoru life is hidden with Christ in God. - Colossians 3:1-3...

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Three Ways to Engage with the Gospel

What is the recipe for success in the tech world? Why are companies like Apple and Google becoming bigger and bigger, while controlling more and more aspects of our lives? It is more than just the sleek designs of their phones or the ease of their search. They have become adept in what is called "vertical integration." This is when a company builds the hardware, the softw...

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Advent 2017

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Advent is a time of anticipation... of waiting. For generations God's people waited for the promised Messiah. Would God answer their prayers? Would He finally raise up one who would be their redeemer forever? At the appointed time,God the Son took on human flesh and was born of a Virgin so save His people from their sin. It is easy in the hustle and consumerism of Christ...

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A29 Midwest Setlists

It was a joy to host the 2017 A29 Midwest Conference "Jesus Is Bigger" here in Fargo. A number of folks who attended the conference have asked for some of the music we sang together. Below is a breakdown of the songs by session along with author/artist information. All for Christ! ~~~~~~~ Thusday - Session 1 "In Tenderness" (Public Domain: arr. Citizens Saints) ...

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"Why is that?"

How do the people we encounter in our neighborhoods, in the dorms, in the office, make sense of the world? How do they view what's wrong with society? Where do they look to for hope? What do they consider to be good news?...

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"So tell me your story."

Far too often I am the detective from Law & Order asking question after question that makes people feel more like suspects than actual people. Becoming an audience and receiving what is the most important information validates the individual as one embedded in this broken world, and shows a willingness to learn more of how they have actually experienced that brokenness....

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