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Hope When the World is Falling Apart

Advent is a season of waiting and hoping. It’s a time of recognizing that we still live in a fallen world--lamenting the wrongs we see and longing for them to be made right. But it’s also a time of hoping in God’s answer to this fallen world...

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A Lament for our Brothers and Sisters in Sutherland Springs

The news from Sutherland Springs, Texas, today is devastating. More than two dozen dead in a shooting at First Baptist Church, nearly half the congregation in a small town outside of San Antonio. In this spirit of grief and brotherhood in Christ we offer our prayers for the victims and their families. And we lament this tragedy and the brokenness of this world, while at th...

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Vision Update: November 2017

Last September the RE:Focus process we began in February culminated by gathering to discuss our new mission, vision, values, and commitments, as well as sketch a path forward for implementation. We want to share a few revisions we made as a result of the feedback, and give you an update on the first steps of implementation, specifically the formation of our Local Outreach ...

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Special Prayer Gathering for Peace and Racial Reconciliation

Last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia, were horrifying. But those events are also indicative of a larger and much deeper problem in American society. In such times of racial tension and evil, we must rally around the only thing powerful enough to bring healing: the cross of Jesus Christ. For this reason, we’ve called a special prayer gathering for peace an...

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RE:FOCUS Vision Update

After several months of seeking the Lord, we’re excited to share a significantly revised draft of our updated vision, along with the mission that drives it, the core values that guide it, and the core commitments through which we will seek to advance it. ...

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Introducing our Core Values

As part of our current efforts to refocus our vision as a church, we recently shared a significantly revised draft of our updated vision. Here we want to tell you a little more about what our new core values....

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Introducing our Core Commitments

We recently shared a revised draft of our updated vision, along with the mission that drives it, the core values that guide it, and the core commitments through which we will seek to advance it. Here we want to explain a little more about our new core commitments....

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What is Biblical Exposition?

What is biblical exposition? And why is it so central to our gathered worship? These are the questions we’ll explore in this series of posts. We’ll start here with the first one: what is biblical exposition?...

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Why Biblical Exposition? It reflects a healthy doctrine of Scripture

Why is biblical exposition is necessary for the life and health of our congregation? Here is the first three reasons: it reflects a healthy doctrine of Scripture....

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Why Biblical Exposition? It respects the God-given shape of Scripture

Part three of our series on what biblical exposition is and why it's necessary for the life and health of the church....

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