Wake up, get changed, get everybody else ready, fight the commute, endure the day and get ready for it all over again...sound familiar? When did your dream life turn into a routine nightmare? What if I told you it didn’t have to be that way? What if there was something inside of you that was longing to connect to something bigger and you could make a difference in every area of your life? That’s the life you were made for; you were made for more.
Whether you’re looking for where to start, reason to start again, or an encouraging look at the faith you’re growing - Starting Point can help. We’ll discuss the starting point of faith and how our faith forms and grows inside of us and others.
Every now and then we have weeks that stand alone in their messaging and content.
Too often when people think about church and followers of Jesus we are known for what we are against. We long to be a community known for who and what we are for. That’s why the #foraurora series is more than just a series, we hope it’s the beginning of something incredibly special for our community that everyone can be a part of, where we all work together for the good of those around us.
Have you ever felt like you’ve placed all of your eggs in one basket? All your hopes and dreams? God did. He placed all of His eggs in a single basket on Easter but even if you’re not yet, you’ll be glad He did. Easter reminds us what the basket is and why we can be so thankful for it and the God who did it.
Jesus came to make life better; better for you and me, better for the world around us, even better for the universe that will be restored to the way it was always designed to be. But how do we experience that in our day-to-day lives? How can we live the abundant life Jesus promised in a world that feels like so much less?
Did she really just do that? Did he really just say that? Do they really believe that? With long days and short years, parenting can feel like we never get to stop and reflect—we’re always reacting in the moment. When we admit what’s broken, ask for help and apply wisdom, we’ll discover that things can be different in our home and our lives. Let’s learn some of these principles together and watch God change our families.
Is the reception between God and you getting a little more static than usual? As we try to balance all the priorities of life there is a growing pull away from taking time and energy to connect with God in prayer. We will look at one of the greatest prayers ever recorded and discover what might be the fresh start you need to a relationship that’s been waiting the whole time.
It’s a brand new year with the same old temptations. Your neighbor got a new car for Christmas, you just got passed over for that promotion at work, and your kids aren’t doing as well in school as you’d hoped? Sometimes the things we want most are not what we’d want at all if we had them. We’re going to learn how to be content with today as we pursue tomorrow … together.
Christmas is a time filled with hope and wonder. There are moments we will never forget. Some of the most classic films that we remember center around Christmas. This year we will reflect on some of those films and how we find the truths that God has been sharing for thousands of years in them and in the Bible. Celebrate Christmas at the movies with us.
“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.” Maybe you’re in a situation or a season where things seem to be falling apart or you are just waiting for the tide to turn, God hasn’t forgotten you. We’ll discover the truth and hope of God’s love and presence in our lives, even when it doesn’t feel like it, through someone who lived it firsthand.