|giv| 2016

One of our goals is to be a growingly generous people. So every year we take 3-4 weeks around the holidays to press into generosity; to think on God’s generosity to us and to talk about how we can grow in walking in the kind of generous love He shows to us every day. We like to call it our |giv| series.


Week 1: Generous Hearts (View Study Guide)
Week 2: Generous Rewards (View Study Guide)
Week 3: Generous Contentment (View Study Guide)


Exiles: A Study of 1 Peter

"Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you."
- 1 Peter 1:1-2

All three of our churches will take 14 weeks this fall to rally our family of churches to become the beautiful, God-glorifying, counter-cultural family that God desires His church to be. Peter uses the concept of living as exiles to help Christians connect and understand how to seek God’s kingdom and His mission no matter what level of hostility we find in the surrounding culture. Peter also helpfully hits on timely and practical issues like marriage, politics, community and suffering all within the context of living life as a regular exile.


To help facilitate LifeGroup discussion we'll be posting study guides for each week of the series. You can find each week's study guide here:

Anthology: Learning to Love the Stories of God

There may be no form of communication more powerful than stories. From our infancy to our dying days, we listen to, learn from, are shocked by, memorize, laugh at, retell, cry from and connect to each other with stories.

So it should be no surprise to us, that the Bible loves to use stories to help us know the God who invented the art of story. Throughout this series, we will be looking at many of the individual stories that tell important moments in the overarching story of the Old Testament. In the individual stories and the bigger picture, we will see God's incredible faithfulness to move His people and all of human history toward the centerpiece of the entire story; Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. 

So we invite you to join with us for our new series, Anthology: Learning to Love the Stories of God.

To help with the series we've created two pages for you to check out. The first is a breakdown of the different Old Testament sections we will be studying and the second is a resource page for LifeGroups.



Most everyone has an opinion on Jesus. Maybe you think he’s God in the flesh. Maybe you think he’s a helpful spiritual mentor. Maybe you think he was sort of crazy. A rebel, a pithy teacher, a homeboy. Or maybe you’re not sure he ever actually existed.

Whatever the case, everyone has some sort of answer to the question. The important thing is to ask “is my version of Jesus the real one?” Answering that question is perhaps the most important thing you’ll ever do. Because all of life hangs on the answer.

Study Guides

To accompany our Luke series, we've created study binders that include space for sermon notes, personal study questions, and LifeGroup discussion guides. The study guide pages are available on their respective sermon pages available below:


Theology of Sex

There’s no shortage of oversimplified narratives about gender, sexuality, and marriage. These days it seems that everyone’s opinion is the right one and if you don’t share that opinion, you’re the enemy. But what is actually true? What do we do when confronted with difficult questions and even more difficult situations? How do we love our neighbor without compromising what is true? For something as complex as gender and sexuality, we need something far bigger. Far richer. Far more nuanced. We need a theology of sex.

This series spends seven weeks unpacking God’s design for gender and sexuality in an effort to understand ourselves, love our neighbor, and live out our mission.