Love is not just a feeling. Real love involves action—it takes grit and is often messy. It’s what we do to care for the people around us, which ripples out into our communities, and even across the globe.
It’s What We Do is an exciting, month-long initiative, discovering what it means to live from a place of radical love.
StartingApril 1st and for the next 35 days, we’ll engage inspiring weekend messages, daily challenges, and simple spiritual practices to help us experience God’s radical love and put it into action.
Join us for this series, It’s What We Do, and come out on the other side with a fresh perspective on how love can be what you do every day.
Love and sex. These topics are never far from our minds. That’s why we’ll be exploring them in our next series, Our Mixtape: 7 Songs We Fell in Love To.
From the first date to growing old together, our relationships are meant to be an adventure. With all the great aspects of true adventures – excitement, danger, joy, endurance, passion – love is meant to last for the long haul. And as love matures, it gets better with every step in the journey.
Join us as we step into full view of God’s vision for romance in our lives. We’ll find practical wisdom to help us experience true joy in our relationships.
If you’ve ever thought, it’s time for me to finally __________, you’re in good company.It’s a common problem for all of us. We tend to think achieving the right circumstances in our lives will make us the best person we can be. While New Year’s resolutions are great tools to keep us on track, they’re not the right tool for overhauling who we are.In this series, Good Goals, Bad Gods, we will discuss how pursuing a God-directed life brings the balance and perspective to our dreams that will ultimately make us our best selves.
This weekend Pastor Ryan encouraged us to take some time to reflect back on the last twelve months of our life. As we reflect, we want to take time to capture and journal about the things we spent our time doing over the course of 2017. John 10:10 talks about the abundant life; this kind of life is available to all of us, and it is something that God invites us to join into with him. This does not happen by accident, but we enter into it as we continue to submit our lives to God’s leading and his way of thinking.Ryan challenged us to make a habit of reflecting on this past year, and in doing so thank God for the ways that he worked in our lives, and then ask for his leading in 2018.
String the lights, deck the halls, bring on the snow (at least for Christmas Day). The fun of the holiday season also brings the things we want most to the forefront. And we want simple things: for our relationships to work, things to go our way, everyone to get along – in a word, happiness.
But as we all know, our interactions with each other during the holidays don’t always turn out the way we envision them.
So This Is Christmas is a series offering a practical perspective on inviting Jesus into every moment of our Christmas season. See how his presence can change us and the dynamics of the situations we find ourselves in.
You may have heard about having a relationship with God or following Jesus. But how does it actually work for humans to interact with a God who is a spiritual being?
When we do life with God in real time, and interact with him as a personal friend instead of an impersonal force, it causes us to live differently. Our outlook on life and our priorities change dramatically.
In this series, Live Differently, we’ll get a clear picture of the tools God gives us to interact with him and what it means to live with God every day.
In this series, Love Differently, we’ll learn more about how loving God means loving people. We’ll discuss how God works in our lives to prepare us to impact our world by giving our lives away.
When it comes to love, nothing is quite as intriguing as the motivation and style of love derived from God. Jesus showed us this radical and life-saving love through giving His own life away.
As we recognize that Jesus’ radical love is directed towards us, it changes our outlook, lifestyle, and even who we love. We begin to love differently.
It’s funny how a small shift in thinking can change everything. Is the party super awkward, or is it a chance to meet someone new? Is this a problem, or an opportunity for a timely solution?
Shifting our perspective in life can create progress. It’s the same with our spiritual outlook. When we’re able to see God for who he really is, it might be surprising how we begin to interact with him in a different way. How might a different understanding of God change our perspective on life and even our everyday interactions?
Join us for the series, See Differently, as we investigate why someone who follows Jesus would see the world the way they do, and how seeing the world differently shapes their lives.
To respond to each week’s unique message and discover some personalized resources, check out the Self Assessment Questions at gracenextsteps.com.
The “good kind of weird” can mean that we’re quirky, not quite on trend, and maybe even proud of it. It’s the kind of weird that makes someone say, “I’ve never seen kindness like that!” or, “I just met this person and they picked up my tab!”
Jesus’ life could definitely be described by the good kind of weird. Wherever he went, his radical love and revolutionary humility turned people’s heads. What if our lives could start to look a little more like that?
In this series, Good Kind of Weird, we’ll explore what it means to follow Jesus day-to-day and how that can make us seem “weird-in-a-good-way” as it transforms our lives.