Messages + Resources
HELP – The Story of Hannah
January 13, 2019 | Pastor Daren Young
Scripture: 1 Samuel 1:1-28 | Theme: The bible is filled with men and women who cried out desperately to God for help. Hannah was a barren second wife – ridiculed and humiliated by the wife who easily bore children. Hannah wept and pleaded with God for a son, promising to give him back to the Lord. God would answer her prayer, but her story is not primarily defined by the son she would bare, but the God she would encounter in her brokenness.
HELP - The Story of Hannah
January 6, 2019 | Pastor Matt Myers
Scripture: Mark 8:31-38 | Theme: This Sunday, as we turn the page to 2019, we want to pause and remember what is of first importance in the life of faith. Jesus has shown us a new way to live that unnerves the status quo and invites us to reconsider our vision of the good life.
LOVE DOES – Love Reassures
December 23, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Luke 1:26-56 | Theme: Love never stops believing. No matter how dark or difficult the circumstances or season, love never stops. Throughout all of God’s story, but most fully in the life and ministry of Jesus, we see a love that we can fully trust through every season of life.
Love Does - Love Reassures
LOVE DOES – Love Sacrifices
December 16, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-18 | Theme: “Love pursues blindly, unflinchingly and without end. Even if it costs everything.” – Bob Goff. Jesus came not only to speak of love, show us love and act lovingly, but to lay down his life and give everything, for all of humanity.
Love Does - Love Sacrifices
LOVE DOES – Love Invites
December 9, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20 | Theme: Love always invites another person to experience that which is most worthy and soul-satisfying. Every day God invites us to experience and be captivated by what true love is. He invites us to never settle for less. He invites us to own it with him. He invites us to invite others in.
Love Does - Love Invites
LOVE DOES – An Invitation to the With God life
December 2, 2018 | Pastor Matt Myers
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25 | Theme: This week we look at Jesus’ birth narrative in the Gospel of Matthew. He invites his readers to reimagine the way we often relate to God. Christmas is a reminder we can stop living “Apart” from God and start enjoying the “With” God life.
Love Does - An Invitation to the With God life
LOVE DOES – Introduction
November 25th, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Luke 1:26-38 | Theme: At Christmas (and from the beginning), God did not simply think about or plan to restore all things, he did it. In expected and unexpected ways God shows us in the incarnation what love looks like in action; and that action shows us about how much our God loves us.
Love Does - Introduction
WE ARE BOLD IN FAITH + PRAYER
November 18th, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Luke 11:5-13, Luke 18:1-8 | Theme: This week we focus on our tenth DNA statement: We are Bold in faith + prayer … we believe in a big God and pursue His vision for the whole world to know Him. Jesus invites us to persistently and boldly seek him in prayer and believe Him for the breaking forth of His Kingdom.
We are BOLD IN FAITH + PRAYER
WE ARE MULTIPLYING
November 11th, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Genesis 12:1-3, Genesis 1:27-28, Matthew 28:18-20 | Theme: This week we focus on our ninth DNA statement: We are Multiplying … we reproduce disciples, leaders and churches who will go and do likewise. God’s plan for restoring all things was the multiplication of disciples, leaders and churches.
We are MULTIPLYING
WE ARE INTENTIONAL + INVITING
November 4th, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: John 1:6:50 | Theme: This week we focus on our eighth DNA statement: We are Intentional + inviting … we diligently craft environments where people can encounter God. We cherish the picture of Jesus inviting his first disciples to ‘come and see’.
We are INTENTIONAL + INVITING
WE ARE ONE GENERATION
October 28th, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Joshua 3:1-4:24 | Theme: This week we focus on our sixth DNA statement: We are One generation … we live as extended family in our generation and we fight for the next generation. God’s story moves across generations and every generation is to entrust the unfolding story of God to the next generation.
We are ONE GENERATION
WE ARE IN THE DIRT
October 21st, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: John 9:1-15 | Theme: This week we focus on our fifth DNA statement: We are in the dirt … we practice the way of Jesus in the everyday – in our work, relationships, money and rest. Jesus’ invitation isn’t a call to learn rules or beliefs; but a call to learn his ways and restore his presence to every broken place.
We are IN THE DIRT
WE ARE AUTHENTIC + SAFE
October 14th, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Luke 7:36-50 (reference to Matthew 11:25-12:21) | Theme: This week we focus on our fourth DNA statement: We are Authentic + safe … we live vulnerably, giving one another permission to be real. It was in all our her weariness and shame and weakness that a broken woman came to the feet of Jesus; and in that authenticity (and because of that authenticity) she encountered the heart of God and the fullness of the gospel.
We are AUTHENTIC + SAFE
WE ARE MERCY + JUSTICE
October 7th, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Luke 4:14-21 | Theme: This week we focus on our seventh DNA statement: We are Mercy + justice … we partner with others in protecting the powerless and caring for the hurting. When Jesus began his ministry, his first ‘sermon’ focused on his commitment to bring mercy + freedom to the poor, captives, disabled and oppressed. Jesus came for those in need. So do we.
We are MERCY + JUSTICE
WE ARE TRUE COMMUNITY
September 23rd, 2018 | Pastor Matt Myers
Scripture: Genesis 2:7-9, John 13, Acts 2 | Theme: This week we take a look at our second DNA statement: We are True Community… we desire everyone known and needed, resisting the pull of mere attending. From the outset of the Bible, humanity hears an invitation to create life-giving communities with God. The question is, have we settled for merely attending when God actually invites us to be culture makers. In reality, it seems we are an integral part of the plan.
We are TRUE COMMUNITY
WE ARE GOSPEL-CENTRED
September 16th, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33 | Theme: This week we launch into the first of our ten DNA Statements. We begin with: We are Gospel-centred … we cling to Jesus and every word of God’s story, daily learning to unchoose alternatives. When Jesus came, he came as the one who heals and forgives, but also as the one who controls nature and humbles demons; it is because of the totality of who Jesus is, that we cling to him.
We are GOSPEL-CENTRED
TOWN + FIELD CHURCH LAUNCH
September 9th, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Luke 19:1-9 | Theme: This week we launch Town + Field Church. The focus is to envision and unite our people to a new season as God moves to restore all things.
TOWN + FIELD CHURCH LAUNCH
DON’T STOP NOW: DON’T STOP SHORT
September 2nd, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Hebrews 11:32-40 | Theme: God regularly beckons us to keep moving forward in faith. A faith that sustains us, however, is one that trusts in who God is, not one that trusts in our agenda for God. A faith that sustains us through the struggles, is one that knows that God is preparing something better for us. So don’t stop now!
Don’t Stop Short
DON’T STOP NOW: DON’T STOP BELIEVING
August 26th, 2018 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Mark 8: 22 – 30 | Theme: God is not finished. We do not always understand God’s