Wednesdays at GCR

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Book Study #1

Leaders: Yssa DeWoody and Jake Matthews

Book Study #2

Leaders: Eric West and Katie Maxwell

 

Christianity Today's 2018 Book of the Year

In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred?

Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something―making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys―that the author does every day. Drawing from the diversity of her life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother, Tish Harrison Warren opens up a practical theology of the everyday. Each activity is related to a spiritual practice as well as an aspect of our Sunday worship.

Come and discover the holiness of your every day.

Leaders: Eric West and Katie Maxwell What if that person you've been trying to avoid is your best shot at grace today? ...And what if that's the point? In Accidental Saints, New York Times best-selling au­thor Nadia Bolz-Weber invites readers into a surprising encounter with what she calls “a religious but not-so-spiritual life.” Tattooed, angry and profane, this former standup comic turned pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve.  As she lives and worships alongside these “ac­cidental saints,” Nadia is swept into first-hand en­counters with grace—a gift that feels to her less like being wrapped in a warm blanket and more like being hit with a blunt instrument. But by this grace, people are trans­formed in ways they couldn’t have been on their own.  In a time when many have rightly become dis­illusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints dem­onstrates what happens when ordinary people share bread and wine, struggle with scripture together, and tell each other the truth about their real lives. This unforgettable account of their faltering steps toward wholeness will ring true for believer and skeptic alike.  Told in Nadia’s trademark confessional style, Accidental Saints is the stunning next work from one of today’s most important religious voices.

Leaders: Eric West and Katie Maxwell

What if that person you've been trying to avoid is your best shot at grace today? ...And what if that's the point?
In Accidental Saints, New York Times best-selling au­thor Nadia Bolz-Weber invites readers into a surprising encounter with what she calls “a religious but not-so-spiritual life.” Tattooed, angry and profane, this former standup comic turned pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. 

As she lives and worships alongside these “ac­cidental saints,” Nadia is swept into first-hand en­counters with grace—a gift that feels to her less like being wrapped in a warm blanket and more like being hit with a blunt instrument. But by this grace, people are trans­formed in ways they couldn’t have been on their own. 

In a time when many have rightly become dis­illusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints dem­onstrates what happens when ordinary people share bread and wine, struggle with scripture together, and tell each other the truth about their real lives. This unforgettable account of their faltering steps toward wholeness will ring true for believer and skeptic alike. 

Told in Nadia’s trademark confessional style, Accidental Saints is the stunning next work from one of today’s most important religious voices.

 

James: A Bible Study

Leader: Joe Coffman

Leader: Joe Coffman Join Joe Coffman, along with other elders of GCR, for a Bible study series on the Book of James. James is easily the most “practical” book in the New Testament, full of wisdom for how Christians can live out their faith in everyday life. James offers simple and direct advice, but that doesn’t mean his advice easy to follow – it can be profoundly difficult. Join us, as we discuss how we might learn to follow Christ ever more closely, as we heed the ancient wisdom of James.

Leader: Joe Coffman

Join Joe Coffman, along with other elders of GCR, for a Bible study series on the Book of James. James is easily the most “practical” book in the New Testament, full of wisdom for how Christians can live out their faith in everyday life. James offers simple and direct advice, but that doesn’t mean his advice easy to follow – it can be profoundly difficult. Join us, as we discuss how we might learn to follow Christ ever more closely, as we heed the ancient wisdom of James.

Women's Yoga

Leader: Rachel Frosch

Join Rachel in the GCR Gym for an hour of stretching, exercise, and prayer. Drop off the kids for bible class, then head over for a relaxing and rejuvenating time with friends. No prior experience with Yoga is necessary, beginners are welcome. Be sure and wear comfortable clothes, and bring a yoga mat if you have one!

Join Rachel in the GCR Gym for an hour of stretching, exercise, and prayer. Drop off the kids for bible class, then head over for a relaxing and rejuvenating time with friends. No prior experience with Yoga is necessary, beginners are welcome. Be sure and wear comfortable clothes, and bring a yoga mat if you have one!

Telos: Men's Discipleship

Leaders: Brandon Hill and Treg Manning

Leaders: Brandon Hill and Treg Manning This group is for men looking for a place to seriously pursue their relationship with God. Within this group, you will find a community that is dedicated to searching scripture, learning to pray, and paying attention to God’s presence in their lives. Telos is a safe place to ask questions, be honest, and wrestle with who God is calling you to be. Join us as we open ourselves up to the Holy Spirit, and allow God to grow us up in Christ.  

Leaders: Brandon Hill and Treg Manning

This group is for men looking for a place to seriously pursue their relationship with God. Within this group, you will find a community that is dedicated to searching scripture, learning to pray, and paying attention to God’s presence in their lives. Telos is a safe place to ask questions, be honest, and wrestle with who God is calling you to be. Join us as we open ourselves up to the Holy Spirit, and allow God to grow us up in Christ.  

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