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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 ...
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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 ...

2019 Summer Reading List

2019 Summer Reading List
1. From Brokenness to Community, Jean Vanier (56 pages) Jean Vanier (Van-yay) passed away May 7th; his loss will be felt by people from a variety of Christian denominations. Vanier relinquished an academic post at the University of Toronto to found L'Arche communities for people with disabilities. This book is a series of two lectures that detail what he has learned from decades of living with this group of people. The book is short (2 chapters, 60 pages) and might be digested slowly. A possible format might be four weeks, covering the chapters, looking how the biblical metaphor of the body functions (Ephesians 4:1-16; Romans 12:1-21; Colossians 1:21-2:23 [read “body” instead of “substance” in 2:17]; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 [keep an ...
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