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Summer 2020 Reading Groups

Summer 2020 Reading Groups

1. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom [Biography] Description: Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps in World War II. She and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazis. Learn about how Corrie and her family trusted God in difficult and seemingly hopeless circumstances. Suggested Format: One meeting, read the entire book before gathering to discuss 2. Humility by Andrew Murray & The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller [Spiritual Formation] Description: Dive deep into the theme of humility to understand why and how a humble heart posture should undergird the Christian life to bring ultimate joy and freedom. Many agree, these ...
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How People Change

How People Change
We just finished our four-week class, "How People Change." The class follows the four dark boxes on the image below. We talked about how God sanctifies us by his truth as we our obey and suffer within community. If you missed it, check out the videos and handouts below. Week 1: GOAL/MEANS, God is where we are going and how we get there.Week 2: TRUTH, Change involves adopting the story of what God is doing in Christ.Week 3: EXPERIENCE, Change involves embodying the story of what God is doing in Christ by practicing my role in it. Week 4: COMMUNITY, Change involves mutual dependence within the body of Christ, especially in suffering Week 1: Sanctification From Above: The Presence of ...

Summer Book Clubs, Structure

Summer Book Clubs, Structure
Purpose: The purpose of the summer book clubs is to pursue wisdom collectively by reading books that deepen our understanding of God, ourselves, and the world we live in. We grow in wisdom in reading a variety of books ranging from books about the Bible itself to books about cultural issues. Method: We call this a “book club” rather than a “book study” because we are not primarily gathering facts about biblical and theological topics, but hosting conversations that sharpen each other drawing from the biblical wisdom that we possess as a body toward sharpening biblical understanding and practical faithfulness. Procedure: The effectiveness of a book club is dependent on the commitment of the participants. We ask that for each ...