Raise Leaders (2018.02.11 Sermon)

February 11th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler finishes our new Mission & Methods series with a teaching on our fifth method: We raise leaders who have the capacity to form communities of Jesus. Quotes & Resources Mentioned: In my experience at AMS, I have felt empowered to embrace my unique calling and experience and offer it within the church body. Historically there have been times … Read More

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Seek Opportunities (2018.02.04 Sermon)

February 5th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler continues our new Mission & Methods series with a teaching on our fourth method: We seek opportunities to expand beyond a fellowship of sameness to reflect the breadth of God’s kingdom. Quotes & Resources Mentioned: Whenever the church speaks of love or holiness, the psychology of disgust is present and operative, often affecting the experience of the church … Read More

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Develop Connections (2018.01.28 Sermon)

January 29th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler continues our new Mission & Methods series with a teaching on our third method: We develop connections that teach us to how to love those who are not a part of a community of Jesus. Quotes & Resources Mentioned: You Made it Weird: Penn Jillette Eternity in Their Hearts, by Don Richardson Reclaiming Conversation, by Sherry Turkle

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Cultivate Relationships (2018.01.21 Sermon)

January 22nd, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler continues our new Mission & Methods series with a teaching on our second method: We cultivate relationships that lead to both friendship and formation. Quotes & Resources Mentioned: It’s time for Apple to make a less addictive iPhone — New York Times Time Well Spent: We are building a new organization dedicated to reversing the digital attention crisis … Read More

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Learn Practices (2017.01.14 Sermon)

January 15th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler continues our new Mission & Methods series with a teaching on our first method: We learn practices of Jesus so that we can know, love and follow him. Quotes & Resources Mentioned: Peter was overwhelmed by the “otherness” of Jesus. Holiness is, fundamentally, otherness or separateness from the ordinary realm of human existence in which we believe we … Read More

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Our Mission (2018.01.07 Sermon)

January 8th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler leads into our new Mission & Methods series with a look our updated mission statement: To form communities of Jesus who experience and expand God’s work of renewal together. Quotes & Resources Mentioned: “In what sense, then, can he be said to have finished his work? In the light of all we can know about the preaching and … Read More

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Advent 3 – Love (2017.12.17 Sermon)

December 18th, 2017 | John Chandler

Chris Morton shares about love from the life of Jesus adopted father Joseph. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes

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Advent 2 — Joy (2017.12.10 Sermon)

December 11th, 2017 | John Chandler

Gideon Tsang, our friend and pastor of Vox Veniae, continued our Advent reflections with an invitation to live with joy. Quotes and Resources: “If I do not feel a sense of joy in God’s creation, if I forget to offer the world back to God with thankfulness, I have advanced very little upon the Way. I have not yet learnt … Read More

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Advent 1 — Mark 1:1-3 (2017.12.03 Sermon)

December 3rd, 2017 | John Chandler

John Chandler Advent, and the new Christian year, with a look at the arrival of Jesus as told by the Gospel of Mark. Quotes and Resources: “proclaiming Jesus is not a philosophical concept or the most recent speculative homiletical theory. It means that proclaiming Jesus to generate hope is grounded in this world and should have an impact on this … Read More

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Catechesis: Community Questions Bonus Round Podcast

November 30th, 2017 | John Chandler

Chris Morton and John Chandler close out our Catechesis series with another round of questions that didn’t make it into the sermon on Sunday. Questions Responded to: What is heaven/what might the kingdom of God coming look like? Did Jesus die to save us and be a sacrifice for our sin or was it something else? What is salvation? What … Read More

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