Christmas is the time we remember when Jesus was born. “To us a child is born.” And not just any child, but the one who created everything from the beginning, the one who holds everything in heaven and earth together.
When Jesus came to earth as God’s firstborn and only son, he became the catalyst for all of humanity to interact with God in new ways. He illustrated mercy, compassion and radical love, drawing up the blueprint for the how the church should interact with our world today.
In this Christmas series, Firstborn, we’ll get an in-depth look at who Jesus is and how his place in history as God’s firstborn changed everything.
Have you ever been shocked by your own emotions?
Fear. Rage. Envy. Resentment. If you could only hit rewind on life and somehow get control of whatever that was that just happened. Sometimes it feels as though our emotions are in control of us instead of the other way around.
Raw emotions aren’t necessarily the problem, but it’s what they seem to do to us when they remain untamed. We all deal with these to some degree or another, whether it’s an occasional feeling or a deep-rooted struggle.
This series, Untamed, is all about how we can work with God to bring these challenging emotions under control, and work through them to create peace in our lives.
In our time and place in history, money is a pretty essential part of living – we need it for most things in our life: clothes, food, a roof to sleep under. Because it’s so necessary, money causes a range of emotions, from excitement to major stress, and our response to it can either cause damage or do a lot of good.
In the Bible, Jesus talks more about money than any other subject. While it’s a necessary part of our lives it doesn’t have to be the defining factor.
In this series, we’ll take a closer look at our relationship with money. We’ll explore how we can interact with it in a way that still allows us to trust God as the source of life, thriving, and living generously.
This series is all about innovation and ownership. While Grace’s vision and values will always be the bedrock of the church, one of the constants we experience here at Grace, is that the way we accomplish that vision and live out those values is always changing.
As each new generation of Jesus followers personally responds to God’s calling of sharing the love and story of Jesus, we generate new ideas for reaching our friends, neighbors and communities. And those new ideas create new pathways for our church to reach into our surrounding community.
During the WE series, we’ll sharpen our focus on the vision and values of Grace Church. We hope you’ll be inspired to make them your personal values and to innovate ways we can, together, make Jesus make sense to those who don’t know him.
Confidence. Joy. Freedom. We all want these, but how do we get them?
Struggling to have these things is normal. If we look closer, we realize that living without confidence, joy and freedom is a symptom that we’re not living with God and his power to transform us.
But when we engage a relationship with Jesus, it changes everything. He empowers us to believe, say and do the things that give us a life filled to the brim with the good things God always meant for us to experience.
In this series, With or Without, we’ll dig into the Bible to see that when we begin to live our lives with God we change from the inside out, living without harmful beliefs, words and actions.
Jesus is a fascinating individual. In the historical accounts of His life, He can be found breaking cultural norms to bring light and hope to those who were oppressed, bending the laws of nature to reach those who doubted, and extending compassion to the hurting. He not only lived a life of passionate humanity, but demonstrated His divinity to the fullest extent by raising Himself from the dead.
In this series, we’ll spend some time in the Gospel of John, leaning into the signs Jesus gave us to show that He was God. We’ll get an in depth look at the Man that changed lives in the ancient world and discover that He is still changing lives today.
Join us as we get to know The Most Interesting Man in the World.
You know that Monday morning moment, when a co-worker asks about your weekend but you can’t remember what you did? Sometimes it feels like life is happening to us, not the other way around.
This series, Life Intentionally, is an exploration of how a few simple shifts in our mindset can help us to live on purpose, even when we’re on auto-pilot. When we intentionally build our lives and thoughts around the truth of the Bible, living out that truth in community, and serving those around us as a response to God’s love, we can know that our time and energy is being spent on what matters most.
Join the conversation to see what can happen when we approach life, intentionally.
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.