Hollow Worship

Worship: what is it? this word has been adopted by the church, but has been used for centuries. People worship all kinds of things, though they may not realize it. Is it celebrity, fashion, power, influence, or just shiny new stuff? Many people have a different image in their heads of what this word really even means. What are we worshipping? What about the kind of worship that could change us for the better? In part two of this series, we dive into the most excellent type of worship that most of us don’t even take time to think about.

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What Would Jesus Undo?

Life moves so quickly. Work, job, kids, appointments, friends, chores, and more always begging to be the most important thing. It can seem overwhelming. With all of these other things dominating our attention and filling our momentary needs, where is the time to be purposeful about investing in our spiritual piggy bank? The simple truth is, today’s needs won’t mean much in Eternity, but there are so many distractions to blind us from this fact. How do we balance the now and the eternal, and find the abundance of life that God promises? This week, we begin opening the door of the life God wants for us.

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Hypocritical People

Hypocrites are some of the hardest people to deal with. It certainly doesn’t help that the church seems to be full of them! We can all do better in the way we deal with them, but how? What practical ways can we address to make these confrontations better for everyone involved? This week, we drag these relational vampires into the light, once and for all.

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Needy People

In every group of people you know, there is someone who is SOOOO needy! Whether Emotionally or even just demanding of your time, these people always seem to find a way to dominate the conversation, and your sanity. How do we move beyond the want of their requests, and start addressing the actual problem? How do we stay sane and draw strength in the midst of these conversations? This week we root out the ways you can manage the needs of those around you and still keep your sanity.

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Critical People

Critical people are the worst! They are also unavoidable. How do we defeat these relational vampires and keep them from draining our sanity? And how do we overcome our own internal disposition towards criticism? This week we dig into what it takes to rise above these life-suckers and move towards a more satisfying life.

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Controlling People

It seems that we all know some vampires. No, not the sparkly, teenage, heartthrob type. More like the needy, controlling, critical type, who are always ready with an epic guilt trip. That’s right: we are talking about Relational Vampires. How do we let ourselves get sucked into these dramatic and emotionally exhausting situations? Is there a way to overcome, without having to start wearing cloves of garlic around our necks? Join us as we address these vampires and the holds they can take in our life.

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Fundamental 3

Sticks and Stones may break our bones, but words can cut even deeper… The childhood phrases we learned paint a picture of strength against the words of others, but in fact, words can have a more profound effect on us than bruises and scrapes ever could. Especially when those words come from someone we are close to. This week we discuss how the words we immerse ourselves in can shape our year for the better.

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Fundamental 2

In this happy new year, what are you doing to make it your best year yet? Not just the same old resolutions, but actual changes you would make to be closer to God and grow as a person this year? This week we are talking about the relational changes in your life that could help make huge strides towards a better life.

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People

Chestnuts roasting by an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, too many people in the stores, and awkward family you are obligated to spend the holiday with! Sounds stressful, right? Who doesn’t have at least one person they would love to avoid this holiday season? While there is no antidote available to make people more bearable this time of year, there ARE some biblical principles that can help us maintain our sanity and grace. This week, we explore how to deal with people when we just don’t want to.

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Busyness

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or that is what all the signs tell us. For some, it is a season of stress, anxiety, too many obligations, and no control of where the time goes. How do we make it through the season with our sanity intact? This week, we explore how to deal with the plague of busy-ness and focus on relieving the stress of the holidays.

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