Holy Sexuality

Starting the week of August 28, we are beginning a six-week teaching series called Holy Sexuality. We will be looking at God’s design, our brokenness, and what the Bible has to say about our sexuality and what it means that Jesus brings redemption and calls us to holy living.

A Word from Pastor Brannon

Questions?

As we prepare for this series, we understand that some may have questions. We would love to set up a time to connect. You can reach out to our Online Community Pastor, Matt Brumfield, via the link below or call the church office at 330.494.3419

Prepare Your Heart

4 Weeks to Prepare Your Heart

Our world is loud in our ears right now, isn’t it? It seems that wherever we turn, everyone is shouting their opinions and fears about a whole litany of divisive and explosive topics. 

Perhaps you feel angry and unsettled; maybe even though you know it will likely be fruitless, you find yourself entering into heated and damaging conversations, desperate to be heard, longing for truth to be upheld. 

Perhaps you are weary, wounded, and tempted to shut down from not only other people who have hurt you, but also from God. Maybe you’re struggling to even know how to pray or if God will hear. 

Perhaps you feel afraid or hopeless. It feels like the world is coming apart at the seams everywhere you look, and you are wrestling with the temptation to despair.

Perhaps you’re just tired of it all.

Starting the week of August 28, we are beginning a six-week teaching series called Holy Sexuality. We will be looking at God’s design, our brokenness, and what the Bible has to say about our sexuality and what it means that Jesus brings redemption and calls us to holy living. We know these will be emotionally laden topics for all of us in different ways, and address issues that can be divisive or sensitive to navigate. Over the next four weeks, we want to create space for God to move in our hearts as we seek to be people filled with the peace of God, in a world that is anything but peaceful.

Each week has one passage to focus on and some suggestions for how to clear space in your heart and life to be ready to hear what God has for you. 

Want a physical copy?

Stop by the Next Steps area in the main lobby or pick up from the church office Monday thru Thursday 8am - 4pm.

Journey Well Workshop

The goal of Six Steps to Journey Well is to help our church to learn practical, gospel-centered ways to walk alongside LGBT+ friends and loved ones.

This two hour workshop will take place on Sunday, September 11 from 2pm – 4pm. The workshop is presented by Laurie & Matt Kreig.

About Laurie and Matt Krieg

Laurie Krieg is the president of Impossible Ministries, a teaching, podcasting, and coaching ministry with the mission to equip Jesus-followers with a gospel-centered approach to marriage and sexuality. Laurie serves on the Board of Directors for The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender, and is earning a master’s degree from Wheaton Graduate School in Evangelism and Leadership. Matt Krieg, MA, LPC, is a licensed therapist and a site director of counseling at Second Story Counseling in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His primary focus is on helping people wrestling with issues related to sexuality (trauma, addiction, infidelity, LGBT+) in order to eliminate shame and grip practical hope. Laurie and Matt are the authors of An Impossible Marriage (IVP, 2020), and live in Michigan with their three kids.

Grace/Truth Study Groups

The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender presents “Grace/Truth” (1.0 and 2.0), a ten-week small group learning experience that introduces Christians to LGBT + people. Throughout the experience viewers will learn the language to use and avoid, better understand the theologically faithful view of marriage and sexuality, and receive practical guidance on how to embody the love of Christ toward sexual and gender minorities.

Groups will meet Sunday mornings or Sunday evenings. Groups are facilitated by Matt Brumfield, Online Community Pastor, and John Mangrum, Counseling Pastor.

Grace/Truth Trailer

Parenting LGBTQ Kids Group

Love your kids like Jesus. This 11-part series helps Christian parents navigate the journey of raising and walking alongside their LGBTQ child. Each session includes a teaching video hosted by Dr. Preston Sprinkle, along with testimonials, as well as a variety of supplemental materials.

This group space will be facilitated by Matt Brumfield, Online Community Pastor, and Judy McClintock, Family Ministries Director. Due to the nature of this space and the sensitivity for families on this journey, a facilitator will be in touch once you register to ensure a safe space to journey together.

Marriage Weekend

Facilitated by Kristi & Nate Stephens
Lunch will be provided

Join us for a morning marriage refresh, designed to give you an opportunity to pause and focus on how to strengthen and enjoy your marriage. Utilizing effective counseling tools from Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, we will look at the unique dynamics at work in your relationship and help you see and appreciate your spouse in new ways. Our goal isn’t just longevity in marriage, or even happy marriages, but holy marriages marked by the supernatural presence and transformative love of Jesus Christ.