Pastor Brian

Simple Church - Everyone Can Find Community

Simple Church - Everyone Can Find Community

Everyone desires community where they can belong and be known. Belonging meets our need to be part of something bigger than ourselves, and when we are known by others we feel valued and cared for. God gave us these desires for belonging and being known because he designed us to live in relationship with others and with Him.

Our desire is to be a church where everyone can be known. Part of how we achieve this is through serving together (more on that in 2 weeks) and by being in life groups.

Simple Church - Grow In Faith

Simple Church - Grow In Faith

Following Jesus and attending a church can feel complicated, but our relationship with God doesn't have to be complex. We're starting this year by focusing on simple things everyone can do to follow Jesus.

In Part 1, we began by talking about how Everyone Can Grow. God desires to lead us on a journey that takes us closer to him. This journey always involves spiritual growth.

When it comes to spiritual growth, speed and progress, matter more than distance and position.

Asking For A Friend - Are You Being Friendly Just To Invite Me To Church?

Asking For A Friend - Are You Being Friendly Just To Invite Me To Church?

Let's face the truth. Christians have a reputation for being friendly just so we can invite someone to church or talk about faith. Yes, it is part of our faith to share our faith, but we could do this in a way that doesn't cause fear or anxiety. It starts with building a real friendship and being the kind of person that can talk about faith without getting defensive or dismissive.

Asking For A Friend - What's The Deal With Christians and Politics?

Asking For A Friend - What's The Deal With Christians and Politics?

In our world today, the topic of politics is not going away anytime soon, and the conversations about politics are getting less tolerant and more inflammatory. But the New Testament presents a different perspective on politics, one where people encountering the message of Jesus is vastly more important than creating laws or gaining control of society.

Politics can't save the world, only Jesus can.

Asking For A Friend - What's The Deal With Christian Patriarchy?

Asking For A Friend - What's The Deal With Christian Patriarchy?

Often people think that Christianity is patriarchal, and old-fashioned in its views on gender and leadership in the church. But as we learned on Sunday, the teachings of scripture are constantly and consistently moving toward equality in church leadership.

Under the New Covenant that Jesus Christ began, leadership and authority in the church is determined by spiritual gifts, not gender.