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Mar 10, 2019
Key Ingredients – Spiritual Transformation
Mark 1:14-15
 
This passage is the first "sermon" that Jesus preached, but it also highlights some vital truths: the Christian life always leads to lasting and profound change.
 
 
Here is a video explaining the circle. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr81lSRNKpU
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  • Mar 10, 2019Key Ingredients – Spiritual Transformation
    Mar 10, 2019
    Key Ingredients – Spiritual Transformation
    Mark 1:14-15
     
    This passage is the first "sermon" that Jesus preached, but it also highlights some vital truths: the Christian life always leads to lasting and profound change.
     
     
    Here is a video explaining the circle. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr81lSRNKpU
  • Mar 3, 2019Key Ingredients Eagerness for Action
    Mar 3, 2019
    Key Ingredients Eagerness for Action
    Mark 6:6b-13
     
    The life of discipleship is a life committed to action. Jesus sent his disciples out on meaningful and challenging mission so they could represent God. They engaged creatively and uniquely within each micro village to address their individual needs. We all have areas where Jesus sends us, let’s be eager to act out our faith.
     
    The practice for eagerness to action is one that James Bryan Smith prescribes in The Good and Beautiful Community, chapter 1: “2X4” which encourages a Christian to spend two hours with God each week and to also engage in 4 hours (or 4 tasks) that help others. We’ll encourage our people to seek regular ways to help others.
  • Feb 24, 2019Key Ingredients – Biblical Inheritance
    Feb 24, 2019
    Key Ingredients – Biblical Inheritance
    Mark 8:27-30
     
    This passage is the heart of Mark’s gospel, the focal point that the previous content has pointed towards and the moment that all that remains will support. Jesus is the fulfillment of Israel’s long and winding story. This confession by Peter would have helped to center Jesus’ disciples within their ancient text for their modern day experience. We have that same opportunity as modern believers: to see the Bible not as an object from the past, but as an inheritance to live into.
     
    The practice for this value is to memorize Revelation 21:1-5, which is a tight passage about the fulfillment of the Biblical story. We encourage you to memorize and to recite this verse once per day in order to meditate on our future hope.
  • Feb 17, 2019Key Ingredients: Connecting to Leaders
    Feb 17, 2019
    Key Ingredients: Connecting to Leaders
    Mark 14: 3-6
     
    This passage shows Jesus’ vulnerability for others, even before his sacrifice on the cross. Jesus is transparent, accessible, kind, accepting, and pardon-giving. Our paid and lay leadership needs to follow the way of Jesus: not hidden behind titles or tasks, but to be well-known and convincing enough for people to hand us your burdens.
     
    The practice for this value is for both leaders and laity to be eager to meet. We should provide some “how-to’s” for laity to follow when requesting time with staff. Staff needs to be challenged to carve out regular invitations for people to connect.
  • Feb 10, 2019Key Ingredients – Non-Judgemental Christianity
    Feb 10, 2019
    Key Ingredients – Non-Judgemental Christianity
    Mark 1:16-20
    Jesus’ invitation to his first disciples was compelling. He opened a door, presented a compelling life, addressed them in a way they could understand, etc. Ministry in Jesus’ name needs to be done in Jesus’ way, too.
    The practice for this ingredient is “Curiosity Field Trips.” At times, we tend to navigate life with people we solely agree with. Jesus was busy affiliating with people not like him. Try to read books outside of the norm, visit new places where you might be an outsider, and strike up conversations with people who are different than you. You can be convinced of your Christian faith and curious about outsiders’ experience, at the same time.
  • Feb 3, 2019Key Ingredients – Hospitality
    Feb 3, 2019
    Key Ingredients – Hospitality
    Mark 5:21-43
    The key to hospitality is to host. To gather people within the Christian life and to be a carrier or “host” of the Jesus-centered life.
    Jesus, is both mobile and present in these passages. He’s never in a hurry, but addresses two, unique issues from two different women from two different parts of the social map. He was present and was eager to help.
    The practice for Hospitality for us will be to bless 3 people a week. Either with a word of encouragement, a material blessing, or doing something to lift their burden.

More on that Monday


Mar 18, 2019
More on that Monday | Easter Egg Hunt
Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month, we have a segment called More on that Monday where we get to hear a little bit more about an upcoming event. This week we’re talking with Kimberly Munafo about our upcoming Easter Egg Hunt.
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  • Mar 18, 2019More on that Monday | Easter Egg Hunt
    Mar 18, 2019
    More on that Monday | Easter Egg Hunt
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month, we have a segment called More on that Monday where we get to hear a little bit more about an upcoming event. This week we’re talking with Kimberly Munafo about our upcoming Easter Egg Hunt.
  • Feb 18, 2019More on that Monday | Ash Wednesday
    Feb 18, 2019
    More on that Monday | Ash Wednesday
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called More on that Monday where we talk a little more about an upcoming event. This week we're talking with Pastor Joe Skillen about our Ash Wednesday service.
  • Jan 21, 2019More on that Monday | Eating with Eight
    Jan 21, 2019
    More on that Monday | Eating with Eight
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called More on that Monday where we get to hear a little bit more about an upcoming event. This week we’re talking with Leslie McKinney about Eating with Eight.
  • Dec 24, 2018More on that Monday | Vitals
    Dec 24, 2018
    More on that Monday | Vitals
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called More on that Monday where we talk a little more about an upcoming event. This week we’re talking with Pastor Joe about a rhythm of self-examination we call Vitals.
  • Nov 26, 2018More on that Monday | December at Advent
    Nov 26, 2018
    More on that Monday | December at Advent
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called More on that Monday where we talk a little more about an upcoming event. This week we’re talking with David Shotsberger and Kim Munafo about the 40th Anniversary of Advent, Jingle Jam, advent worship, and Christmas Eve.
  • Oct 29, 2018More on that Monday | NaCoMe
    Oct 29, 2018
    More on that Monday | NaCoMe
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called More on that Monday where we talk a little more about an upcoming event. This week we’re talking with Birkley Hair about NaCoMe Fall Retreat.
  • Oct 1, 2018More on that Monday | Fallapalooza
    Oct 1, 2018
    More on that Monday | Fallapalooza
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we do a segment called More on that Monday where we talk a little bit more about an upcoming event. This month, we're talking to Leslie McKinney about Fallapalooza.

Testimony Tuesday


Feb 26, 2019
Testimony Tuesday | Mike Karel
Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month, we have a segment called Testimony Tuesday where we get to hear how God has worked and is working in the life of an Advent member. This week we'll hear from Mike Karel and his amazing story of faith.
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  • Feb 26, 2019Testimony Tuesday | Mike Karel
    Feb 26, 2019
    Testimony Tuesday | Mike Karel
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month, we have a segment called Testimony Tuesday where we get to hear how God has worked and is working in the life of an Advent member. This week we'll hear from Mike Karel and his amazing story of faith.
  • Jan 29, 2019Testimony Tuesday | Tie Groups
    Jan 29, 2019
    Testimony Tuesday | Tie Groups
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month, we have a segment called Testimony Tuesday where we get to hear how God has worked and is working in the life of an Advent member. This week we'll hear from Jeff Roberts and Michael Bowman about their experience with a TIE Group.
  • Jan 1, 2019Testimony Tuesday | Gary Pennel
    Jan 1, 2019
    Testimony Tuesday | Gary Pennel
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called Testimony Tuesday where we get to hear how God has worked and is working in the life of an Advent member. This week we’re talking with Gary Pennel about his recent mission trip to Xpujil, Mexico.
  • Dec 9, 2018Singing Christmas Songs…From Scratch
    Dec 9, 2018
    Singing Christmas Songs…From Scratch
    Luke 1:46-56; 1:67-80
     
    Christmas' gift brings joy; we respond with singing faithful songs filled with hope and love.
  • Dec 4, 2018Testimony Tuesday | Sydney Grayson
    Dec 4, 2018
    Testimony Tuesday | Sydney Grayson
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called Testimony Tuesday where we get to hear how God has worked and is working in the life of an Advent member. This week we’re talking with Sydney Grayson.
  • Nov 6, 2018Testimony Tuesday | Jackie Pennel
    Nov 6, 2018
    Testimony Tuesday | Jackie Pennel
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month, we have a segment called Testimony Tuesday where we get to hear how God has worked and is working in the life of an Advent member. This week we’re talking with Jackie Pennel.
  • Oct 9, 2018Testimony Tuesday | Bill Ballou
    Oct 9, 2018
    Testimony Tuesday | Bill Ballou
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
    Once a month, we have a segment called Testimony Tuesday where we get to hear how God has worked and is working in the life of an Advent member. This week we’re talking with Bill Ballou.

Who are you Wednesday


Mar 6, 2019
Who Are You Wednesday | Robin Ballou
Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month, we have a segment called Who Are You Wednesday where we get to know an Advent staff member. This week's guest is our Volunteer Coordinator, Robin Ballou.
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  • Mar 6, 2019Who Are You Wednesday | Robin Ballou
    Mar 6, 2019
    Who Are You Wednesday | Robin Ballou
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month, we have a segment called Who Are You Wednesday where we get to know an Advent staff member. This week's guest is our Volunteer Coordinator, Robin Ballou.
  • Feb 6, 2019Who Are You Wednesday | Don Kerns
    Feb 6, 2019
    Who Are You Wednesday | Don Kerns
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called Who Are You Wednesday where we get to know an Advent staff member. This week's guest is our Arlington Campus Pastor, Don Kerns.
  • Jan 9, 2019Who Are You Wednesday | Dan Eubanks
    Jan 9, 2019
    Who Are You Wednesday | Dan Eubanks
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month, we have a segment called Who Are You Wednesday where we get to know an Advent staff member. This week's guest is our Christian Life Center Director, Dan Eubanks.
  • Dec 12, 2018Who Are You Wednesday | Linda Aycock
    Dec 12, 2018
    Who Are You Wednesday | Linda Aycock
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called Who Are You Wednesday where we get to know an Advent staff member. This week’s guest is our Cordova Preschool and PDO Director, Linda Aycock.
  • Nov 14, 2018Who Are You Wednesday | Geoff Nelson
    Nov 14, 2018
    Who Are You Wednesday | Geoff Nelson
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called Who Are You Wednesday where we get to know an Advent staff member. This week’s guest is our Media and Technology Coordinator, Geoff Nelson.
  • Oct 17, 2018Who Are You Wednesday | Jeff Roberts
    Oct 17, 2018
    Who Are You Wednesday | Jeff Roberts
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month, we have a segment called Who Are You Wednesday where we get to know an Advent staff member. This week’s guest is our new Director of College and Young Adults, Jeff Roberts.
  • Sep 19, 2018Who Are You Wednesday | Kimberly Munafo
    Sep 19, 2018
    Who Are You Wednesday | Kimberly Munafo
    Advent puts out a weekly podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we will get to know an Advent staff member. This month, we're talking to Director of Children's Ministry, Kimberly Munafo.

Theology Thursday


Mar 14, 2019
Theology Thursday | Faith and Science
Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month, we have a segment called Theology Thursday where we discuss a Christian truth in a format we call Elevator Theology. This week we're talking with Pastor Joe Skillen about faith and science.
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  • Mar 14, 2019Theology Thursday | Faith and Science
    Mar 14, 2019
    Theology Thursday | Faith and Science
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community. Once a month, we have a segment called Theology Thursday where we discuss a Christian truth in a format we call Elevator Theology. This week we're talking with Pastor Joe Skillen about faith and science.
  • Feb 14, 2019Theology Thursday | Repentance
    Feb 14, 2019
    Theology Thursday | Repentance
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called Theology Thursday where we discuss a Christian truth in a format we call Elevator Theology. This week we're talking with Pastor Joe Skillen about repentance.
  • Jan 17, 2019Theology Thursday | Angels and Demons
    Jan 17, 2019
    Theology Thursday | Angels and Demons
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called Theology Thursday where we discuss a Christian truth in format we call Elevator Theology. This week we’re talking with Pastor Joe Skillen about angels and demons.
  • Dec 20, 2018Theology Thursday | Incarnation
    Dec 20, 2018
    Theology Thursday | Incarnation
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called Theology Thursday where we discuss a truth that we hold to in a format we call Elevator Theology. This week we’re talking with Greg Chewning about the incarnation of Christ.
  • Nov 22, 2018Theology Thursday | Election
    Nov 22, 2018
    Theology Thursday | Election
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we have a segment called Theology Thursday where we discuss a truth that we hold to in a format we call Elevator Theology. This week we’re talking with Pastor Joe about election.
  • Oct 25, 2018Theology Thursday | End Times
    Oct 25, 2018
    Theology Thursday | End Times
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
    Once a month, we have a segment called Theology Thursday where we discuss a truth that we hold to in a format we call Elevator Theology. This week we’re talking with Pastor Joe about the end times.
  • Sep 27, 2018Theology Thursday | Holy Spirit
    Sep 27, 2018
    Theology Thursday | Holy Spirit
    Advent puts out a mid-week podcast in order to make connections, promote God stories, and open up our conversations with the community.
     
    Once a month, we are doing segment called Theology Thursday where we work through a truth that we hold to in a format we call Elevator Theology. This week, Pastor Joe discusses the Holy Spirit.