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September 19, 2021
Making Peace a Practice: Inviting God to grapple with us as we face conflict and work toward healing and reconciliation is a part of our faith journey. The story of Jacob and Esau testifies that when we pay attention to conflict's spiritual significance, we can encounter God and experience blessing in wrestling with conflict and in its transformation.
September 12, 2021
Series: Baptism
Duration: 10 mins
As Jesus entered the waters of baptism, he was named and claimed as beloved before beginning his ministry in the challenges of the desert. In baptism, believers enter into the unknown path of ministry knowing there may be challenges, but assured of God’s presence and love.
September 05, 2021
Live: Just as Jesus lived in ways that were consistent with the Kingdom of God, he invited others to authentically embrace his way in full commitment of their everyday lives. Jesus sends his disciples to embody God’s passion for the world.
August 29, 2021
Equip: Jesus’ time with his disciples was given to teaching, modeling the way of God’s Reign, and preparing them to go. The first disciples, regardless of their own understanding, were being spiritually formed and nurtured into the likeness of Jesus.
August 22, 2021
Invite: Jesus’ mission was one of constant invitation, from the blunt summons of “Come follow” to offering a sense of belonging to God’s family and a place in the Kingdom. Jesus was masterful in offering the invitation to belong.
August 15, 2021
Love: Early in the New Testament, we discover that Jesus was on a mission carried out through his attitude and actions of love. His love for others connected him to people at the point of their need and joining life with them.
August 08, 2021
When Jesus called the first disciples, he offered an invitation and a promise of transformation. If the church is a community of followers who are on the move with Jesus, then we must learn the way of Jesus so that we know the path to follow, and then we must follow with passionate abandon.
August 01, 2021
Dying Like Grain, Bearing Much Fruit: As we reflect on all we've heard and experienced through this series, we seek God's guidance in the questions: What are we, as EGMC, feeling called to release? What needs to die? And, what are we, as EGMC, feeling called to cultivate? What is starting to grow?
July 25, 2021
Dying Like Grain, Bearing Much Fruit: As we reflect on all we've heard and experienced through this series, we seek God's guidance in the questions:  What are we, as EGMC, feeling called to release? What needs to die?  What are we, as EGMC, feeling called to cultivate? What is starting to grow?
July 18, 2021
Signs of the Spirit: At times, the people of God are called to release what were once God-given markers of identity in order to make room for the new ways and places the Holy Spirit is at work.