Everything we do is built on our mission “to help each other find our way in Christ,” our vision “to spark curiosity in spiritual growth,” and our overarching church goals to:
Over the summer months, we’ve answered questions about the Catholic faith in our message series called FAQ. We also considered the wisdom of the Book of Proverbs in a series called Fool Proof, and we tried to correct some common misinterpretations of the Bible in our most recent series, Bible Oddities.
Today, we begin another adventure with a brand new theme for the year that we’re calling, Grow 2 Go! Focusing on the fourth of our five church goals, we’ll spend the year reflecting on how to GROW spiritually, so that next year we’ll be even more ready 2 GO and love others.
We kick off our regular preaching season this weekend with an intriguing new message series that we’re calling, God’s Not Dead. Based on Rice Broocks’ book and the subsequent 2014 movie by the same name, we’ll take a close look at the overwhelming evidence for the existence of God from science itself. During the series, we plan to debunk the myth that science and religion are mortal enemies and demonstrate that our faith actually is deeply rooted in reason, as well as the rational observation of our universe.
Our next series, The Case for Christ, beginning in mid-October likewise will examine the historical evidence for belief in Christ. Following the same pattern, our Advent series, Expect Miracles, will look at how and why God sometimes chooses to intervene and break through history in a dramatic and unusual way. Our series in the new year will help us to grow by learning what Christ believed and following how he lived. Our final series for the year during the Easter season will help us identify our unique, God-given purpose in life and answer the question, What On Earth Am I Here For?
Even those who are already convinced of God’s existence, the divine nature of Christ, the reality of supernatural miracles, and the benefits of following the teachings and lifestyle of Jesus will find this year to be valuable in equipping them to live out their purpose and speak more openly and confidently about their own spiritual development.
Join us each Sunday in church or online for a powerful experience in spiritual growth.
—Father Roger Gustafson, Pastor
Father Roger Gustafson