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  • May 26, 2024

    Series: Our Whole Story

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    Next week we’re going to begin a journey of walking through the entire story of the Bible over the course of 18 months. In the end, we’ll all understand the Bible more and have a renewed connection with God. But is it only AFTER the project is over that we’ll see the benefit? Or is there transformation to be found along the way? We’ll spend this Sunday walking through the plan for our journey through the Bible, and discover how God will use every Sunday to show us more of his love as we explore the Bible together.

  • May 12, 2024

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    Worship is a fantastic way to connect directly to God. But what difference does it make when we all have that experience at the same time on a Sunday morning? What benefit could my worship be to others? This week we’ll explore the true potential of worshiping God together, and how that could bring all of us closer to each other, and to him.

  • April 28, 2024

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    Worship is a regular part of every one of our Sunday services, but what is it, really?  Is worship only the 15 minutes of singing we do at church?  Or is there something bigger, something more vital that can happen in our relationship with God if we worship him in every part of our lives?  This Sunday we’ll begin a 3-week series of messages, helping us unlock the true power of worshiping with all our heart. 

  • March 17, 2024

    Series: Be Well

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    Wellness is not just about you… it’s about US! This week in our BE WELL series, we’ll look at an unusual story in the life of Jesus, when he washed his disciple’s feet, and we’ll see how this humble and intimate act illustrates God’s vision for relational wellness.

  • February 11, 2024

    Discover the results of our recent church survey and learn how to grow in your faith and connect with our community. Explore the demographics of our church, the importance of relationships, and our goal of spiritual flourishing. Together, we will learn how to commit to relationship building, turn spiritual problems into clear questions, and explore the Bible to answer those questions. Don’t miss this opportunity to grow in your faith and connect with our community.

  • January 21, 2024

    Series: Right Side Up

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    Sometimes we fall into the trap of thinking that if what happens in our lives doesn’t get recognition, doesn’t get likes, doesn’t get people’s attention, then it isn’t valuable. But in God’s view of life, our most important connection – the one that we have with him – thrives in secrecy. Why is that? What’s the benefit of developing a healthy personal relationship with God? How can we become more intimately connected to Him this year?

  • December 10, 2023

    Series: Kingdom Come

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    We may have heard the classic Christmas story of the shepherd’s hearing that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. But what if we had been those lowly shepherds? What would our reaction have been? How far did Jesus go to share his love with me? This week we’ll explore this famous Advent story and find that we, just like the shepherds, are seen and called by the God of love.

  • November 19, 2023

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    The Holy Spirit can seem like a mysterious, ethereal being in our faith journey, but who… read more

  • October 29, 2023

    Series: Simple Faith

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    A Christian’s life should be full of love, kindness, compassion, and good works. But is that what MAKES someone a Christian, or do those qualities flow from a deeper source? Does where our goodness comes from make any practical difference? This week we’ll explore chapters 3 and 4 of Galatians and be encouraged to explore how vital and life-giving a faith-fueled connection with God can be.

  • September 24, 2023

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    Sometimes good leadership means treating everyone the same. But great leadership that bring true justice and transformation is often more nuanced than that. This week we’ll explore the underutilized power of candor and connection, learning to treat people as individuals and adapting our influence to be the most helpful in each unique situation.

  • August 20, 2023

    Series: Dive In

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    You’ve spent enough time this summer lounging on the side of the pool, drinking your iced tea in the shade.  Now it’s time to really join the fun and dive in!  During this 3-week series, we’ll look at what it would look like to do a cannonball into full engagement with God and his mission.  We’ll launch this first week of the series by looking at what a huge difference participation can make as we prep together for the best fall of helping others connect with Jesus.  Alright, on the count of three…

  • August 6, 2023

    Series: Backstory III

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    In our culture, it’s easy to think that the issues we’re the most passionate about or against are the most important issues. But God wants us to remember that He’s the most important thing, and that giving him our singular focus would lead to a much stronger and more life-giving connection. How do we take the necessary steps to center our lives more on God? This week we’ll talk through a famous story from the Old Testament of the prophet Elijah, and learn the value in letting God alone have the most important place in our hearts.

  • July 23, 2023

    Series: Backstory III

    What does it mean to worship God?  Is it just great singing and great songs at church?  How do we know if that worship we’re giving is the worship that God wants?  What would it mean to really give God the worship he deserves?  In this week’s message, we’ll explore the famous Bible story of Cain and Abel and discover how we can experience the fullness of what it really means to worship God.

  • July 16, 2023

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    What’s the difference between how followers of Jesus live and the way the rest of the world operates? Should there be a difference? How can people see God’s love through the way Christians think and act? This week we’ll explore different aspects of how our daily lives can reflect Jesus. We’ll look at key ways we can explain a Christian life to people that may be interested in pursuing God.

  • June 25, 2023

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    When we talk to people about God we are talking to people who may have personal skepticism, questions, and doubt. It is so important for us to recognize about how we have conversations with people in our lives about God! Over the next four weeks, then, we’re going to learn about and practice that skill together. Starting this week we will find motivation to have spiritual conversations with people in our lives, recognize and honor where our friends/coworkers/neighbors might be on the continuum, and then actually have 2-3 spiritual conversations with someone who isn’t a follower of Jesus yet. These are VERY lofty goals, but I think we can do it. In fact, I know we can, because these are part of God’s heartbeat for the world! We can learn to have great spiritual conversations that will help people we love move toward Jesus.

  • May 28, 2023

    Series: Lenses

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    What keeps the world from spiraling out of control? Laws! From the laws of nature to the laws we create, the purpose of law is to help us live well in God’s good world. As we begin our series looking at different genres of the Bible, we start where the Bible starts. God gave a specific set of laws to the Jewish people to help them live in a unique way. We’ll see how the laws God gave them encouraged freedom, not legalism, and reflected God’s concern for all areas of life! And we’ll also see how, through Jesus, we can honor the principles of those laws by loving God and loving others!

  • April 23, 2023

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    One of the most pivotal acts of faith construction is learning to ask great questions. Questions… read more

  • March 12, 2023

    Series: Make Space

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    In our desire to move ahead in life we sometimes ignore, suppress or minimize the… read more

  • February 19, 2023

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    Every friendship will eventually face tension. Sometimes that tension will be the beginning of the end, as friendships fizzle and fade. But what if there was another option? This week we’ll look at Jesus‘ example of using the power of forgiveness to reinvigorate even the most challenging friendships.

  • January 22, 2023

    Series: aka God

    Speaker: Alex Grahmann

    For the past few weeks, we’ve been exploring some of the beautiful and powerful names for God used in the Bible. But if we asked God directly, what would he say his name is? This week we’ll explore a story from the Old Testament in which a famous hero of faith asks God that very question and gets a surprising answer. We’ll learn how, by understanding God’s name, we can have a whole new connection to him.