Posts by admin (Page 73)

Posts by admin (Page 73)

Doctrine? Who, me?

Hanging around in the background of everything we plan to do in ADM is the conviction that the Holy Spirit needs a certain amount of information about God’s Word embedded in our lives to work the transformation God desires. Classes on doctrine, historic Christianity, or individual books of the Bible are the core of the strategy we have created. Yet many Christians…

Lemonade Anyone?

I am a nervous hostess. I enjoy people and spending time with them, but if it is at my home I fret a great deal about my “performance”. Is the house clean? What should I serve? Where will we sit? How can I make my guests comfortable? My anxiety is similar to the anxiety felt by actors and stagehands just before the curtain goes up. I work hard to make everything perfect…

A New Beginning

So, here we are! This is an exciting next step for the Adult Discipleship Ministries here at Grace. We hope this medium will be another tool that helps us continue what we begin in our weekly studies of God’s word. Spiritual formation requires input from many directions. If this format provides another way to further the dialog around God’s Word, creates opportunities to…

Pulling a Peter

I’ve been doing my imitation of the apostle Peter, and not his good side. When Jesus told Peter to come to him on the water, Peter did. But that’s not the Peter I’ve been imitating lately. I’d like to get to the part where I climb out of the boat toward Jesus, He’s certainly waiting for my response. My response to what? To The Question. THE Question. The one I…

Why Starbucks?

Third Space. It’s not home. It’s not school. It’s not church. It’s out there.  It’s somewhere that is nobody’s turf.  It’s a place where you can go and be who you are and not who people think you ought to be. This is Third Space.  This generation is facing more pressure and expectations than any before it.  The youth of today have…