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.
“Life noun \ˈlīf\ the period from birth to death.”
The dictionary makes it sound so simple—like there aren’t a million decisions we make every day that shape the course of our lives.
Some of those decisions are made without a second thought. Where should I eat lunch? And some decisions are weightier. What career should I choose? Who should I marry? What is my life about? It’s in the midst of these bigger decisions that we often run into confusion and find ourselves asking, How can I know I’m making the best decision?
In our series What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do, we’ll dig into the Bible to find God’s thoughts about our decision-making and have confidence we’re taking the right path.
Cute baby pictures, our friends’ wedding photos, puppies, the heart stopping endings of our favorite TV shows: all these things and more inspire us to feverishly hit the keyboard with “#allthefeels”.
And even though we might not Snapchat about emotions like anxiety, loneliness and insecurity as readily, they are often present in our day to day lives. Aside from not openly expressing these emotions, we often don’t even know what to do with them.
In our series, All The Feels, we’ll take a look at the role these emotions play in our lives, and explore together how to interact with God to deal with them in a healthy way.
Life is happening right now. It may not feel like it because we are so excited about the next big thing: graduation, marriage, the right job, retirement, you name it.
But here’s the thing, for all of us, right now is the only place life actually happens. Even when we find ourselves in circumstances we didn’t choose or plan for, who we are now and how we handle this stage of life, creates the next stage of life. Each day is filled with opportunities… the question is: are we able to see them?
In our series, Right Now, we’ll dig into what it means to be all-in in the life you have now. This semester we’ll focusing on gaining wisdom, life direction, and health in our relationships.
We all remember the electric joy when the Cavs “Reversed the Curse” and brought a championship home to Cleveland. What if we could experience that kind of reversal in the deepest parts of our lives?
Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, God makes the ultimate reversal possible for all of us. He brings hope to every situation.
This April, during the “Reversal” series, we’ll explore the hope created by the events of Jesus’ life and death. And with a focus on the bigger picture, we’ll even get a sense of how the hope of Jesus is woven throughout history and reaches our lives today.
To understand the mind of God we must first understand his heart. When we understand and trust the heart of God, the hard teachings of Jesus and even the confusing parts of the Bible become more clear. It all starts with knowing who God is and what he’s really like.
In 5 Assumptions About God and Why They Are Wrong, we take a look at some of the most common preconceived ideas about God in contrast to Jesus’ own words. We explore together what’s actually in the mind and heart of God.
There are some universal questions we all satisfy in one way or another. And one of them is the question of spirituality. Is there a God? Who is he? What is he like? And what does he have to do with me?
Many of us didn’t grow up going to church, and most of us who did would probably say we don’t know the story of the Bible, or even know God, as well as we wish we did. For those of us who did grow up in church, we still wish we could explain the Bible and God’s story in simple terms for our friends.
The series, Assume I Know Nothing, is a telling of the grand story of God straight from the Bible. We’ll get an overview of who He is, and how He interacts with humanity. We invite you to come with an open mind and experience the story of God in a new way.