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A Community Podcast

A Community Podcast

Enjoy a half-hour podcast by Pastor Jeremy Weese, recorded to encourage and equip our leaders, as well as anyone who participates in small group ministry.  Every fall, ahead of a brand new year for our community groups, we host a Community Group Fair. This year’s fair...
Grace and Race: My Experience from Within

Grace and Race: My Experience from Within

In the third post of our “Grace and Race” series, José Nuñez describes sin’s violent, real-world manifestations – from during the time he was personally gripped by them, to the present, ministering to those still trapped in the cycle. You can...
To Retreat Or Not to Retreat?

To Retreat Or Not to Retreat?

There are one billion reasons you can think of NOT to go to the church retreat – and Christina Doe has thought of all of them. Read about how her decision to finally just go helped erase all billion excuses. Last year, I struggled with this question. If I could...
Grace and Race: Our Black Brother’s Perspective

Grace and Race: Our Black Brother’s Perspective

This is the second entry in our special blog series “Grace and Race.” You can read the first one here. This week, Demetrius shares his experience and the experiences of other members of our community. Being called the “N” word at age 10 opened my eyes to the fact that...
Anatomy of a Pop Song: Piece by Piece

Anatomy of a Pop Song: Piece by Piece

Dive into Kelly Clarkson’s song “Piece by Piece” and see how our past impacts our present – God makes us His daughters and sons, and promises us a future that can never be shaken. Welcome to our August edition of “Anatomy of a Pop...
Ten Years Later: Going Back to School

Ten Years Later: Going Back to School

Learning shouldn’t stop at college graduation. See how applying a year-long “life syllabus”, including art of every kind, not only enhances your taste in the finer things, but enriches your walk with the Lord. Upon turning 30 last August, I decided I...
Grace and Race

Grace and Race

The first in a special blog series aimed at addressing how to respond to the rampant gun violence in our nation, setting out foundational principles to engage this question in a way that honors Christ. Last month we held a seminar and panel discussion around the topic...
The One Who Knocks

The One Who Knocks

Sharing the Gospel can be more about closed doors than listening ears, but persistence can still bring blessings. Walking the mean streets of London, this missionary couple have the tales to prove it. “I am the one who knocks,” was Walter White’s infamous rejoinder to...
Ramen and the Word of Life: How to Read the Bible

Ramen and the Word of Life: How to Read the Bible

Why is it that reading the Bible sometimes feels like eating instant noodles out of a Styrofoam cup? Could be many reasons, but the way to a richer experience may only require the right guide. “Have you ever had Ramen?” my new friend asked. “I know this really great...

A Sunday Afternoon

Nobody wants to give up their Sunday afternoon! But imagine how spending even one hour spreading a little hope to some homeless Angelenos can be a blessing to both parties. Over the past two months, my church has been passing out kits containing socks, toiletries,...