Reality 2.0 – Core Values (part 2)

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Welcome to the final week of Reality 2.0 – If you’ve made it this far, I have a sneaking suspicion you might just want to stay and be a part of what we’re doing here. I truly hope so! If today is your first time, or you’ve just been gone on vacation or something, let me catch you up. We’ve … Read More

Reality 2.0 – Core Values (part 1)

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Welcome to week 4 of Reality 2.0. So far I have shared the new VISION and the MISSION of Reality Church. Here’s the short version as illustrated by this graphic. Our FOUNDATION is God’s Word. We are grounded in God’s Word. Our VISION is to see lives changed by the transforming, restoring power of Jesus Christ. Our MISSION PART 1 … Read More

Reality 2.0 – The Mission (part 2)

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Welcome to week 2 of Reality 2.0. Last week, in case you missed it I shared what the overall VISION for this new version of Reality Church is. If you did miss it, I strongly encourage you to watch it online. But for today I’ll remind you of the short version: Before we have a vision, we must have a … Read More

Reality 2.0 – The Mission (part 1)

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Welcome to week 3 of Reality 2.0. The first week, in case you missed it I shared what the overall VISION for this new version of Reality Church is. Last week, I shared part 1 of our mission. Vision is what we are trying to do. Mission is how we will do it. If you missed either, I strongly encourage … Read More

Reality 2.0 – The Vision

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Bill Hybels defines vision as “A Picture of the future that creates passion in people.“ Today I am going to share with you the vision God has given me for Reality Church. And this vision has absolutely created a passion inside of me – so much so that I get chills, goose bumps, my heart starts racing, and sometimes I … Read More

An Ordinary Girl

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With today being Mother’s Day, I thought it appropriate to talk about likely the most famous mother of the last 2,000 years. Of course, I am talking about Mary, the mother of Jesus. A lot of attention has been paid to Mary through the years, and understandably so. She’s the only woman to date to become pregnant without having at … Read More

Church: The Ugly

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It was a dark and stormy night. October 31st, 1517. In the small town of Wittenberg a nervous Monk shuffles along the path to the castle gate holding his his friar’s tunic close as the wind nearly blows him over. The rain is coming down as if God were starting a second great flood – but he is determined to complete his task. As lightning … Read More

Church: The Bad

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Last week we talked about where the word “church” came from and we learned that when we say “church” we could be referring to any one of about nine possibilities. Then I shared some of the history of the early church during the first three centuries. I left off at the beginning of the fourth century where the Roman Emperor, Constantine … Read More

Church: The Good

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What is Church? Can you describe it? What are the defining attributes of church? Is it a specific place? The truth is that ten people can be talking about “the church” and each of them referring to something different. I’ll share with you some big words I learned last semester in Theology Class. Architectural – going TO “church” The term “church” … Read More

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