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.
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  • 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.
  • 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 27, 2019The Squad That Practices Together
    Jan 27, 2019
    The Squad That Practices Together
    Series: Squad
    Luke 10:1-24
     
    The Christian life calls us to share about God’s love as a community. Just as Jesus broke down his disciples into working pairs, modern-day disciples join with one or two others to practice the faith, together. More than a worshiping or a learning group, a practicing group is a small, agile group where one can be known, can know others, and can work together in a life of service.
     
    Notice that Jesus sent the disciples “to every town and place where he was about to go.” (Luke 10:1) How incredible of a task was this… to go ahead of Jesus to prepare a way for him. Imagine the close connection each discipleship group had while in service to Jesus’ mission. Imagine how well they knew each other and how much of a blessing it was to have someone you could count on.
     
    We are given a chance to go in Jesus’ name with others at Advent. The best group size for this opportunity is a group with 2-3 people. We offer the T.I.E. groups that commit to the BELLS missional practices or mentoring groups which focus on helping to ground us into an early, growing Christian faith.
  • 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.
  • Jan 20, 2019The Squad that Learns Together
    Jan 20, 2019
    The Squad that Learns Together
    Series: Squad
    Matthew 22:36-40
    The greatest commandment according to Jesus is to love God and love others. We learn how to do this in the different group ministries at Advent Pres. In fact, groups teach us about loving God, others, creation, and the self.
    The greatest commandment according to Jesus is to love God and love others. We learn how to do this in the different group ministries at Advent Pres. In fact, groups teach us about loving God, others, creation, and the self. There is a movement from joining a group to full participation: adoration, acclimation, and activation.
    Joining a group teaches us to love well, the way God wants.
  • 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.
  • Jan 13, 2019Squad at Worship
    Jan 13, 2019
    Squad at Worship
    Series: Squad
    Colossians 3:15-17
    The Christian community gathers together to worship. Worship services give us a chance to return praises back to God, to be inspired in our faith, and to draw others into the life of the church.
    If you're in town on Sunday, try to be at worship. A regular practice of praise helps to keep one's life devoted to God and aware of our opportunity as Christians.
  • 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.
  • Jan 6, 2019Squad – In the Faith
    Jan 6, 2019
    Squad – In the Faith
    Series: Squad
    2 Corinthians 13:5
     
    A key word that we’ll focus on for 2019 at Advent is Connection. The local church is a collection of Christians, on mission together. Within a church, there are different sizes of communities that serve different purposes. Our goal is to steer people into three different communities: a worship community, a learning community, and a practicing community.
     
    Although we enter into Christianity by God’s invitation and call, we are also encouraged to examine our faith. We start out 2019 with a chance to do some personal examination.
     
    Are we genuine in our Christian practice today?
  • 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.