This CORE series serves as the bookend of where we have been.
We as a church have had to look at ways to reimagine ministry in a world of turbulent elections, civil unrest, pandemics, school closures, shutdowns, face coverings, social distancing, and a cancel culture.
Last year we began a very interesting journey in our CORE studies. As we elected new leaders we offered – Is Jesus a Democrat, Independent, or Republican?
Then we followed it up with 3 studies on the End Times…The final session of the end times trilogy was a stand-alone session focusing on America in the End Times….
And that brings us to this study. This serves as the bookend to the set of studies we have done in CORE and builds upon what we have looked at in both our Mid-Week studies and our Celebration Worship studies. This new series is called RIOT
Watercooler conversations have shifted in our culture….
It doesn’t matter where you go or what you do – there in your face is a constant barrage of what is happening in the world around us. It creates fear, angst, concern about the things going on and is born out of a need to be able to get some type of handle on them, trying to understand them, and most importantly trying to figure out how to navigate them.
The questions that emerge – tend to always come back to the big one – “what do I do as a follower of Christ?”
There is no shortage of commentators, opinions, and emotional manipulators that will gripe, groan, grovel, or grimace at the way things are – but again…we keep coming back to what do we do? How do we do it? And how do we know it is the right thing to do?
The church has to be willing to step out, step up, and step into the conversation. Because, let’s be honest about the world we live in. There is always someone willing to drive the narrative, so do you want to be driven or do you want to drive? Get ready for a real, rational, relational, and revolutionary way to navigate the culture in a way that is transformational – RIOT in CORE @ 434.