Messages + Resources
November 17, 2019 | Speaker Darren Young
Scripture: Matthew 6:5-15, Matthew 18:21-35| Theme: Forgive us our debts, as we have also forgiven our debtors. When Jesus comes and gives you a new heart, it beats differently. And you hear this prayer differently. God, I am a sinner … and your love, grace and forgiveness towards me is endless because of my savior who hung on a tree. God, how could I not forgive those who have hurt me … again and again and again. This is the gospel.
November 10, 2019 | Pastor Matt Myers
Scripture: Matthew 6:11, 19-34| Theme: Many of us lack the freedom to enjoy who we are and what we have. When Jesus teaches us to pray “give us this day our daily bread” he invites us to trust God for the provision of all that we need. He invites us to relax, and into a posture of simplicity – not to be so preoccupied with getting, so we can respond to God’s giving.
November 3, 2019 | Pastor Matt Myers
Scripture: Matthew 6:9-13, Colossians 1:26-27, Ephesians 2:22-3:4, John 17:20-23| Theme: This week we consider the contemplative life, or in other words, the art of union with God. This relationship with Jesus can become formulaic, superficial and empty or if cultivated, can create new ways of living, and energize every dimension of our life with the life of heaven.
October 27, 2019 | Speaker Matt Hama
Scripture: Matthew 6:9, Daniel 3:8-16, Acts 7:54-58, Matthew 26:39 | Theme: Your Will Be Done. In these four words, Jesus offers us an invitation to both surrender and trust. It’s an invitation to lay down false conceptions of control in order that we might know and experience the will of the King; his good pleasing and perfect will.
Teach Us To Pray – Your Kingdom Come
October 20, 2019 | Speaker Andy Perrin
Scripture: Matthew 6:9-13, Genesis 11, 1 Samuel 8:4-18 | Theme: Jesus talks a lot about the kingdom of God. A new type of kingdom, that with his arrival is breaking through into our world. A kingdom where the goal is not a tower of our own design to elevate and protect our own interest. Rather, the aim of the kingdom of God is very much to build out. The kingdom of God isn’t waiting up or out there. It’s here. We’re part of it. It’s already, but not yet. It is one of potential if we just step into it and take part.
Teach Us to Pray – Our Father in Heaven, Hallowed be your name
October 13 2019 | Pastor Matt Myers
Scripture: Matthew 6:5-13; Psalm 73 | Theme: This week we take the time to remember the God who we can address as Father. The one who is all around us – all the time, and so we learn to pray with an ever present awareness of being within God and within his life and love. For, it is within this space that he moves us to become more ourselves, re-made and re-molded.
October 6 2019 | Pastor Matt Myers
Scripture: Luke 11:1-4, Matthew 6:6-8 (MSG), Romans 8:26-28 | Theme: The only thing the first disciples are recorded to have asked Jesus to teach them is, “Lord teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1). Perhaps, it is because they could see that Jesus’ life emerged out of his relationship with his Father. Maybe, they could see that the key to this new quality of life was prayer. Oh that we might become a people who learn to keep company with God. In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus gives us the means by which space, time and our lives are opened to invasion by the kingdom.
ONE – A Story of ONE Kingdom
September 29, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Acts 20:18-38| Theme: In one of the great goodbyes in scripture, we see Paul weep with the church in Ephesus. He reflects on his time with them and reminds them of what binds them together as the people of God: an unwavering passion for Jesus and the relentless unfolding of his Kingdom. Both of which are worth giving our lives for.
ONE – ONE Prayer that Could Change Us
September 22, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23| Theme: God has entrusted to the church the telling of his story. To that end, Paul prays that we would know the fullness of what we have in Jesus, so that the whole world would know the ONE at the centre of the story.
ONE – ONE Book that Tells my Story
September 15, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Psalm 19 | Theme: There are many people, experiences and realities that shape our stories over the years, but there is ONE book that truly defines our story. David saw something in the scriptures that caused him to see the Bible as more valuable than the finest gold and sweeter than the sweetest honey. How could he say that?! This week we wrestle with how David experienced that to be true.
ONE – Are you the ONE
September 8, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Matthew 11:1-6 | Theme: There is ONE story that shapes and defines all of our stories. As we kick off a new Fall Season, it is this one story that we need to have re-capture us. One God. One King. One Spirit. One Cross. One Mission. One Church. ONE story that our lives rest on.
Back to School – What School Couldn’t Teach Me
September 1, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Proverbs 16:9, 16:3 | Theme: As a new school year begins, we recognize there is much that school can teach us and our children, but it can not provide the understanding and guidance that we need most. Only God can be that for us and provide it to us.
Back to School – God in my Fears
August 25, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Zephaniah 3:17, Joshua 1:9, John 16:33| Theme: As parents, each of us wants to take away the anxieties that capture our children’s hearts. God wants it even more. In the scriptures we see a God who speaks a healing love into our fears and calls us out.
G.O.A.T. The Greatest of All Time – Jesus is Like No Other
August 18, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Luke 2:41-51, 3:21-22, 4:1-3, 5:18-20| Theme: In Jesus we find a uniqueness that no one else in history possesses. He stands alone as the most important person in all history. The Son of God. The one who makes all the promises of sonship available to you and I.
G.O.A.T. The Greatest of All Time – Jesus is Good
August 11, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Luke 17:11-19| Theme: Ten lepers were healed by Jesus, but only one returned to thank him. The scriptures tell us that Jesus is the fulfillment of all God’s goodness towards us and for us. Our lives are to overflow with thanksgiving as we experience his goodness. The result is a life of worship.
G.O.A.T. The Greatest of All Time – Jesus is Restoration
August 4, 2019 | Pastor Matt Myers
Scripture: John 20:1-18| Theme: The story of Mary Magdalene is the story of a woman who was both foolish and weak in the eyes of the world. Yet as she encountered Jesus time and again, she became a symbol for what God wants to do in all of our lives – restore us and make us new!
G.O.A.T. The Greatest of All Time – Jesus is using the ordinary for great purposes
July 28, 2019 | Speaker Dave Penner
Scripture: John 1:35-42, 6:1-11, 12:20-22 | Theme: Jesus took an ordinary life and fulfilled his promise to make something great of it. Today he is saying to each of us, “follow me, and I will make you into someone that I can use to bring people to Jesus so my glory will be seen in all the earth.”
G.O.A.T. The Greatest of All Time – Jesus is Grace and Love
July 21, 2019 | Speaker Dave Penner
Scripture: John 21:1–23| Theme: When the pressure is on, when life (or Jesus) disappoints us, we can easily go back to what we know best. In that place, Peter went back to fishing. And in that place, Jesus showed up and challenged and restored Peter to the things he had called him to. For everyone of us, we need this – Jesus’ restorative love and grace when we mess up and want to give up.
G.O.A.T. The Greatest of All Time – Jesus is Worth More
July 14, 2019 | Speaker Matt Hama
Scripture: Mark 10:17–22| Theme: In his encounter with the Rich Young Ruler, Jesus exposes profound misconceptions about the life he has on offer. Through this interaction we are invited to closely re-examine how we understand the worth of Jesus, the Christian life and the things we treasure most deeply.
G.O.A.T. The Greatest of All Time – Jesus is God’s Glory
July 7, 2019 | Pastor Matt Myers
Scripture: Matthew 17:1-8; 2 Peter 1:16-18| Theme: This week we look at the disciple Peter and his encounter with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration. We consider how this revelation of God’s glory can shift our perspective and orientation toward life.
G.O.A.T. The Greatest of All Time – Jesus is Greater
June 30, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Hebrews 1:1-4| Theme: The story of God is the story of the One who is greater than all others. It is the story of the One who all others point to. It is the story of the One who no others compare to. Simply put, the story of God is the story of the GOAT – Jesus!
MEET GENERATION Z – Expectations for a Generation
June 23, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:12-16| Theme: From David to Samuel, from Mary to Timothy, God set apart and prepared young men and women to influence the faith and lives of their generation.
MEET GENERATION Z – From one generation to another
June 16, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Luke 15:11-32| Theme: Many of the father-child pictures in the bible are less than perfect; often they are awkward and fragmented. God gives us pictures in the bible, however, of the perfect love and fatherhood of God. Every part of our lives flows out of this orientation – God is our Father.
MEET GENERATION Z – From one generation to another
June 9, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Judges 2:6-12 | Theme: God’s desire is that the story of God moves powerfully from one generation to another. That one generation would help another generation be captured by knowing God.
MEET GENERATION Z – Let the Children Come
June 2, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Mark 10:13-16 | Theme: It is a primary responsibility of disciples of Jesus to remove all hindrances that keep children from coming to Jesus. What are the hindrances and how do we eliminate them?
MEET GENERATION Z – Of first importance
May 26, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:4-9 | Theme: God desires his story to move forward from one generation to another. As part of that, his intention is for each generation to see beyond itself to the generations that follows.
ALL WHO ARE WEARY – Learning to keep pace with Jesus
May 19, 2019 | Pastor Matt Myers
Scripture: Luke 5:16, Mark 1:35, Matthew 14:23 | Theme: In the midst of the modern age we want more, use more, own more, and endlessly seek to achieve more. Jesus models the ancient practice of slowing down, finding solitude and offering an alternative pace that serves to break the restless cycle and find rest for the soul. As we learn to keep pace with Jesus we may just find the love, joy, and peace that mark his reality.
ALL WHO ARE WEARY – Fighting through the Distractions
May 12, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Luke 10:38-42 | Theme: None of us can escape the constant demands and distractions that confront us. People. Technology. Kids. Expectations. It is relentless. How do we find a rhythm of health and rest in the midst of a busy and demanding world?
ALL WHO ARE WEARY – A Sabbath Rest
May 5, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Mark 2:23-28, Genesis 2:1-3, Exodus 20:8-11 | Theme: The world constantly pushes and pulls us. It demands of us. Time. Technology. Work. Expectations. Distractions. It leads us to exhaustion. In that place, Jesus invites us to return to a rhythm of creation and Sabbath that honours the limits of how we are created and honours the God who created us.
ALL WHO ARE WEARY – Rest for my weary soul
April 28, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30 | Theme: The bible honestly confronts the reality of a weary and worn down humanity. A world of emotional scars, mental health, shame, unanswered hopes and pain. In those places, Jesus stands before us and declares, ‘Come to me all who are weary’. He offers us more than rest. He offers us restoration.
April 21, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Acts 9:3-9, John 20:19 | Theme: Paul experienced the resurrected Jesus and it forever changed him. Paul’s testimony, along with so many other men and women throughout time, is the foundation upon which we stand. On Resurrection Sunday, we bring our testimony.
JESUS + NOTHING – Gospel Love
April 14, 2019 | Pastor Matt Myers
Scripture: Galatians 5:25-6:1-18 | Theme: The Gospel transforms how we understand ourselves and therefore how we relate to others. We are empowered to put others first through self-giving love and service, just as Jesus did for us.
April 7, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Galatians 5:16-25 | Theme: Many of us prefer to run from conflict, but Paul wants us to know that we grow as we battle. It is the Holy Spirit confronting our fleshly desires that leads us to be conformed to the image of Jesus. As this unfolds over time, we increasingly bear the fruit of the gospel.
March 31, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Galatians 5:1-15 | Theme: In the most definitive way possible, Paul tells us that Jesus’ mission was an operation of liberation. If we’re not careful however, our freedom in Jesus can slip through our fingers. Paul’s sets out to show us how to experience our freedom.
JESUS + NOTHING – Galatians Sonship
March 24, 2019 | Pastor Matt Myers
Scripture: Galatians 3:23-4:11 | Theme: This week Pastor Matt looked at what the Apostle Paul had to say about the transition that takes place from life under the law to life as sons and daughters of God. This week we will explore the markers of both life in the flesh and the new life now available that is in Christ.
JESUS + NOTHING - Galatians-Sonship
JESUS + NOTHING – Gospel Transformation
March 17, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Galatians 3:1-25 | Theme: The gospel is not simply how we are saved, it is also the means by which we grow in our faith. We grow and thrive by allowing the Holy Spirit to apply the gospel to every area of our life, moment by moment.
JESUS + NOTHING - Gospel Transformation
JESUS + NOTHING – Gospel Unity
March 10, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Galatians 2:1-21 | Theme: A Christian in Canada has far more in common with a gospel-believer in Mongolia than he does with a non-believer who lives on his street, dresses like him and drives a similar car. What unites Christians is the grace and hope we experience in Jesus. We never allow cultural differences of dress, customs or preferences to become moral absolutes that obscure our gospel unity.
JESUS + NOTHING - Gospel Unity
JESUS + NOTHING – Gospel Fight
March 3, 2019 | Pastor Darren Young
Scripture: Galatians 1:1-9 | Theme: Paul was not a mathematician, but he understood a basic gospel calculation: to add to Jesus was to subtract Jesus altogether. Any gospel revision, however small, makes the gospel null and void (Tim Keller). That is Paul’s concern in his letter to the Galatians. Paul confronts and fights against substitute versions of the gospel that have no power to save us, restore us or erupt worship in us.
JESUS + NOTHING - Gospel Fight
SENT – The Mission of Paul
February 24, 2019 | Pastor Matt Myers
Scripture: Romans 1:1-4; Galatians 3:26-28; Colossians 3:10-11 | Theme: This week we look at Paul who could not constrain himself from announcing the availability of the kingdom of God. This announcement was a new basis for social solidarity and the creation of diverse communities centered around allegiance to King Jesus.
SENT - The Mission of Paul
SENT – The Story of Peter
February 17, 2019 | Pastor Daren Young
Scripture: Acts 10:1-48 | Theme: Peter had no expectation that God wanted to use him to reach the nations. As he put himself in a place of prayer and submission, day in and day out, God awakened him to a greater vision for his life.
SENT - The Story of Peter
SENT – The Story of Jonah
February 10, 2019 | Pastor Daren Young
Scripture: Jonah 1-4 | Theme: Jonah was a good and religious man who loved God. But Jonah lacked a heart for lost people. The story of Jonah is God exposing and re-shaping Jonah’s heart (and our heart) with the heart of Jesus for the nations.
SENT - The Story of Jonah
HELP – The Story of Joshua
February 3, 2019 | Pastor Daren Young
Scripture: Joshua 10:5-14 | Theme: God told Joshua to be strong and courageous in leading the people into the promised land. As they fought battles to secure the land, Joshua would learn what it meant to depend on God and be courageous; courageous not simply in battle, but in prayer. God’s promises for you and I invite us into a life of courageous prayer.
HELP - The Story of Joshua
HELP – The Story of Daniel
January 27, 2019 | Pastor Daren Young
Scripture: Daniel 1:3-8, 6:1-10, 9:1-19 | Theme: Daniel was a man who poured out his heart in prayer. When he did, God moved, a nation was transformed and generations experienced the impact. Daniel’s prayer life grew under pressure. In the midst of a resistant culture, David found a sanctuary in humbly and persistently coming into the presence of God in prayer.
HELP - The Story of Daniel
HELP – The Story of Elijah
January 20, 2019 | Pastor Daren Young
Scripture: 1 Kings 17-19 | Theme: James (in his writings) tells us that Elijah was a man just like us. And yet he prayed with a boldness and power that most of us have not experienced. What was it about Elijah’s journey with God that made his prayers so powerful?
HELP - The Story of Elijah
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