We are AUTHENTIC + SAFE

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We are AUTHENTIC + SAFE

October 14, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young Scripture:   Luke 7:36-50 (reference to Matthew 11:25-12:21)  | Theme: This week we focus on our fourth DNA statement: We are Authentic + safe … we live vulnerably, giving one another permission to be real. It was in all our her weariness and shame and weakness that a broken woman came to the feet of Jesus; and in that authenticity (and because of that authenticity) she encountered the heart of God and the fullness of the gospel.

WE ARE MERCY + JUSTICE

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WE ARE Mercy + Justice

October 7, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young Scripture:   Luke 4:14-21  | Theme: This week we focus on our seventh DNA statement: We are Mercy + justice … we partner with others in protecting the powerless and caring for the hurting. When Jesus began his ministry, his first ‘sermon’ focused on his commitment to bring mercy + freedom to the poor, captives, disabled and oppressed. Jesus came for those in need. So do we.

WE ARE TRUE COMMUNITY

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WE ARE True Community

September 23, 2018 | Pastor Matt Myers

Scripture:   Genesis 2:7-9, John 13, Acts 2 | Theme: This week we take a look at our second DNA statement: We are True Community… we desire everyone known and needed, resisting the pull of mere attending. From the outset of the Bible, humanity hears an invitation to create life-giving communities with God. The question is, have we settled for merely attending when God actually invites us to be culture makers. In reality, it seems we are an integral part of the plan.

WE ARE Gospel - Centred

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WE ARE Gospel - Centred

September 16, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young

Scripture:   Matthew 14:22-33 | Theme: This week we launch into the first of our ten DNA Statements. We begin with: We are Gospel-centred … we cling to Jesus and every word of God’s story, daily learning to unchoose alternatives. When Jesus came, he came as the one who heals and forgives, but also as the one who controls nature and humbles demons; it is because of the totality of who Jesus is, that we cling to him.

Don't Stop Now: Don’t Stop Short

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Don't Stop Now: Don’t Stop Short

September 2, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young

Scripture:   Hebrews 11:32-40 | Theme: God regularly beckons us to keep moving forward in faith. A faith that sustains us, however, is one that trusts in who God is, not one that trusts in our agenda for God.  A faith that sustains us through the struggles, is one that knows that God is preparing something better for us. So don’t stop now!

The Whole Story: Malachi

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The Whole Story: Malachi

August 19, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young

Scripture:   Malachi 1:1-8, 2:13-16, 3:5-15 | Theme: In the days of Malachi, the people of Judah had been back in the Promised Land for more than 100 years and they were looking for the promised blessings. But God pointed the finger back at them and reminded them that they were not walking in relationship with him. The final words of the Old Testament reveal our need for God to turn our hearts fully back to him.

The Whole Story: Nehemiah

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The Whole Story: Nehemiah

August 12, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young

Scripture:   Nehemiah 1:1-2:8 (with excerpts) | Theme: In every generation and every place, God stirs the hearts (and minds and hands) of men and women to lead forward his plans of restoration. Nehemiah was captured by the heart of Jesus for the ruin of Jerusalem; through prayer, strategy, courage and resolve, he rallied the people to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. The book of Nehemiah shows the significant impact that one life can have.

The Whole Story: Esther

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The Whole Story: Esther

August 5, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young

Scripture:   Esther 4:1-17 (with excerpts) | Theme: Life often seems out of control and God appears absent. In the book of Esther, God is not once mentioned, while evil is prevalent. But Esther shows us that behind all of life (even when it is not making sense) is a God who is graciously working in all things, orchestrating all moments and fulfilling all his promises.