On the Other Side of… Getting from point A to point B is not always easy. Usually, there are obstacles that get in the way of our destination. When it comes to our faith journey, where we want to be is often on the other side of what we don’t want to do. The question is, are we willing to do what it takes to get to the other side?
Unwrapping God: What if God’s greatest gift to the world was Himself?
My Big Fat Church Family:
Like it or not, when you marry your spouse, you also marry their family. And for some of us, that means spending the holidays with them. In many ways, the same thing happens when we become Jesus’ followers. We inherit a brand new family. But what does that mean for us?
Dealing with your Feelings: Like it or not, we were created to have an array of emotions. Some of us downplay our feelings, while others of us are too easily controlled by them. However we deal with our emotions, we have to recognize that it ultimately impacts our ability to grow spiritually. Come and discover the art of dealing with your feelings.
Attend to the End: We may believe what God says about what’s to come, but do we live like it in a world filled with distractions? As we look for Christ’s return, 2 Peter 3 will guide us in how to live with intentionality, priority, and purpose in becoming who Christ calls us to be and doing what Christ calls us to do.
The Big Picture:
When the craziness of life hits, it’s easy to get lost in the details and lose sight of the original goal. In the church world, it’s no different. Join us as we (re)discover God’s big picture vision for His church and for your life.
Parental Guidance Required:
Parenting maybe the greatest and most challenging responsibility we can have. As much as we want to be able to control our children, that’s not a long-term option. And neither is giving up. Come and discover the opportunities we do have as parents to help guide our kids to spiritual growth.
Trust the Process:
We all have different stories to tell when it comes to our faith journey. Some of us grew up in the church, whereas others of us are exploring Christianity as adults for the very first time. But what if our journeys aren’t as different as we may think? What if following Jesus means that we all undergo a similar process that leads to a transformed life? The questions then become: Do you know what the process looks like, and are you willing to trust it?
It’s easy to sell ourselves short. After all, we know our faults, failures and limitations better than anyone. But what if your potential has very little to do with you? What if God wanted to work His power in and through you?
What Matters Most:
The Bible is full of important stories and information to know. But when it comes down to it, there’s really just one story that is of first importance. Come and hear why the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus is really what matters most.
Love and Marriage:
The unfortunate reality is you can have one without the other. And as a result, many marriages have become less than enjoyable. So how do you stay together and enjoy it?
Overlooked: What do you do when you feel like God is overlooking you?
We might live in the most busy and stress-filled culture in history. In our attempts to keep up, we have sacrificed our rest. In fact, the idea of taking time away from work can be a scary thought for some. But what if by doing less, we can actually become more? Come and discover how doing nothing can actually change everything.
The Gift of Assurance:
When it comes to faith, doubt is normal but burdensome. We seem to have as many (or more) questions as we do answers. Can anyone really know where they stand with an invisible God? Is assurance of salvation even possible? If so, how do we get it and how do we know we have it? Join us this Christmas season as we unwrap God’s gift of assurance.
This is Us:
What makes us, us? Our distinctiveness is much more than simply location and style of worship. We are a unique expression of the body of Christ. Join us as we provide clarity and a common language that makes us Centerville Grace.
The idea is almost absurd, except for the fact that most people have done it in one form or another. In fact, the Bible is full of stories of those who’ve wrestled with God in their own way. Could it be that God actually wants us to wrestle with Him?
All Scripture is important, but we all have certain passages that mean more to us. Come and hear from our favorite passages this summer.
Marks of Maturity
What does it mean to be an adult these days? The old ways of initiation seem to be missing. Maybe that’s not all bad, but what does it mean to be grown up and how do we help our young people to get there in today’s every changing culture?
What Was I Thinking?
We’ve all had those moments where we did something regretful. But it wasn’t our hands that got us into trouble, it was our head. Come and discover why thinking about what you’re thinking about matters so much.
From time to time, we all would love to escape – whether it be from work, family responsibilities, our past, or maybe our debt. But some things we just can’t escape from, and it’s a good thing we can’t! Join us as we discover some amazing truths from which there is No Escape!
Disciple: Be One. Make One.
Jesus didn’t call us to become Christians, he called us to become his disciples. But what does it really mean to be a disciple of Jesus? Come and discover what it takes to be one and to make one.
Good to Great
Sure! We all want a good year in 2017! But what does a GREAT year look like? And better yet, how do we get there? Join us and discover a simple Biblical principle to turn good into GREAT!
The Wonder of It All – Christmas Eve
As children, we were filled with wonder and awe. But it seems that the older we get, the less “wonder-full” our lives become. Join us and see how the story of Christmas can awaken the wonder in us all.