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  • Contemplation + Wholeheartedness with Rev. Dr. Chuck DeGroat

    During this special lecture, therapist, pastor, professor, and author, Dr. DeGroat will make accessible to us the invitation to contemplative prayer and practices that move us towards wholeheartedness—so that in this way of living and being, we may find transformation...
  • Creating Spiritual Practices

    In this follow-up seminar to The Enneagram + The Way of Jesus, our Lead Pastor, AJ Sherrill, led our community in developing a formational pathway to enter into spiritual practices based on their Enneagram personality type.
  • Dangerously Tired: Cultivating Rhythms that Help Us Rest in God

    In today’s fast-paced culture, there is often little uncluttered space for God, few rhythms of rest that honor our human finiteness, and little courage to say no to lesser things in order to say yes to what really matters. The result is a level of exhaustion and spiritual...
  • Design of Desire with Dr. Dan Allender

    We are designed by God to yearn for connection with others, to know and be known, and to be caught up in tasting and seeing the goodness of God. We were created with desire. And it is our desire for union, for the deepest level ofintimacythat is most obscured by petty...
  • Formation in the 21st Century with Dr. James K.A. Smith

    During this insightful event, professor of philosophy at Calvin College, and acclaimed author, Dr. Smith offered a compelling lens on what is forming us in this cultural moment and guided our community on how to faithfully journey together in the way of Jesus in light of...
  • Gender-Based Violence

    Let’s BE the change. Although gender-based violence is the experience of 1 in 4 women, the concentric circles of its impact go far beyond. And it’s not just extreme situations or happening across the world. Let’s come together to learn more about the current realities in...
  • Housing + Homelessness Lab

    During our November Learning Lab, we explored the topics of Housing and Homelessness. Leading our conversation was local non-profit and civic leaders, Dennis VanKampen [CEO Mel Trotter], Joe Jones [Pres/CEO Urban League of West Michigan and GR 2nd Ward City Commissioner],...
  • Human Trafficking

    Globally, there are an estimated 4.5 million people trapped in forced sexual exploitation. A number of them are right here in our hometowns… Each night when the most of us are in bed there is another world that comes alive right here in West Michigan. So on Sunday, April...
  • Immigration + Refugees

    Opinions tend to run high about the issue of immigration but often our shared set of data runs low. Expand your understanding and empathy by taking part in a powerful experiential simulation, enhanced by the biblical narrative, then followed by a panel of experts and...
  • Justice + Peace in a Divided World with Lisa Sharon Harper

    With a strong focus on racial justice, Lisa leads trainings and mobilizes leaders around shared values. Prior to her current work as Executive Director of Freedom Road, Lisa was Chief Engagement Officer at Sojourners and the founding executive director of New York Faith &...
  • On Being Brave with Glennon Doyle Melton

    THANK YOU TO THE 2200 WOMEN THAT JOINED US FOR THIS GREAT EVENT. THIS EVENT WAS NOT RECORDED.
  • On Divorce—An event for Children of Divorce with Dr. Andy Root

    Why does divorce cause so much strain and long-term distress for children of all ages? Dr. Andrew Root, a recognized authority on youth and family ministry and a child of divorce himself, believes that divorce causes children to question their core identity. Since a child...
  • On Marriage with Dr. Andy + Kara Root

    The idea of marriage is bright and shiny. But the reality of marriage is a more complex cocktail of possibility and disappointment, fear and hope, brokenness and beauty. In this half-day workshop we will take a realistic look at marriage, both theologically and...
  • On Sexuality + The Church with Tony + Peggy Campolo

    Former advisor to two of our United States Presidents, as well as the founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, Dr. Tony Campolo has written more than 35 books. For over 10 years, however, he’s also been quite well-known for a...
  • On The Male Journey with Dan Allender

    One of the ways we grow spiritually is by naming what is. To help us do that, we’ve invited Dan Allender here for a special men’s breakfast event where we’ll name what is “unique” about the male journey—all the joys and struggles—especially as it relates to being a a male...
  • Peacemaking

    We live in a culture that is divided, fractured, and deeply in need of healing and peacemaking. This dynamic plays at the largest levels of systems and society, but it is just as pertinent to our everyday friendships, neighborhoods, schools, and connection with one...
  • Pursuing Health in Intimate Relationships with Dr. Dan Allender

    We all crave intimacy—with God and with others. So what does God’s design for intimate relationships look like? During this event, Dan Allender, former President of The Seattle School of Theology + Psychology, and author of numerous books, led us in a discussion on...
  • Racial Reconciliation

    Racial tensions are, in many ways, as high as we have seen in decades. The conversation cannot be ignored and in fact, the Church is uniquely equipped to play a key role in our cultural dialogue [and transformation] around race and justice. So on Thursday, March 8, we...
  • Refugees/Immigration

    In the complex milieu of borders, allegiances, taxes and war zones—there are more than 65 million people worldwide who are displaced and over half of these refugees are children. All are among the most vulnerable, easily overlooked, ignored, and exploited. In the face of...
  • Screen Time: Technology in a Sacred Universe with Craig Detweiler

    We know digital screens, social media, and the hyper-connectedtechnological age we live in shapes our experience of the world, but what about our relationships with God, each other, and creation?
  • The Enneagram + The Way of Jesus

    The Enneagram is a personality typing system that consists of nine different types.The nine types (or “enneatypes”, “ennea” means “nine”) are universally identified by the numbers 1 to 9. Everyone is considered to be one single type, although one can have traits belonging...
  • The Way Series: On Evolving Faith with Sarah Bessey

    If that sounds like your faith journey—you’re not alone. Deconstruction can be a scary place for a believer but there is holy permission to lean into it. There are plenty of us out here reimagining, rethinking, reevaluating, restarting. So on Saturday, February 18 we...