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Voices 2021

JULY 11 – AUG 1

VOICES 2021

You matter. Your story matters. Others’ stories matter.

God works in the hearts and lives of people. As you hear from a well-known tech executive and some of our young leaders during the Voices series, you will be inspired towards a deeper faith, a greater love, and more hope.

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Trust God If You Can

JUNE 27

TRUST GOD IF YOU CAN

Too often, the Church has been a stumbling block for people coming to know the real Jesus. We don’t have to allow hypocrites or cultural Christians to keep us from the life God has for us. Followers of Jesus can develop a genuine faith that transforms us and enables us to create the community He desires.

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Trust Relationships If You Can

JUNE 20

TRUST RELATIONSHIPS IF YOU CAN

On Father’s Day, some of us celebrate, and for some of us, talking about family triggers us.  Dysfunction and toxicity are far too common, but they don’t have to be inevitable as we learn to navigate conflict, forgive, and chart a new path.

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Trust Leadership If You Can

JUNE 13

TRUST LEADERSHIP IF YOU CAN

We all have bosses, professors, leaders in our life who let us down, how do we respond when those we trust to lead us well, do the very opposite? Even if they may not have our best interest at heart, God can use difficult people in our lives to make us better.  

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Trust Me If You Can

JUNE 6

TRUST ME IF YOU CAN

In the wake of a divisive presidential election, a pandemic, cultural unrest, and cancel culture, it’s no wonder we are all suffering from TRUST fatigue. Trust does not come easily for most of us, but learning to trust again can give us the strength and confidence we need (and others need from us).

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The Test of More

MAY 30

THE TEST OF MORE

God wants us to have more rather than take more from us. There are very “rich” people who are worth far less than those with a high net worth without contentment, freedom, generosity but stuck needing more. What if we began to see ourselves as God’s Investment Managers that He could trust with more and more because we will be faithful? How do you get there where God can trust you with more and more?  God actually asks us to test Him in the area of finances. Money reveals how we view ourselves and God.

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Can I Handle More?

MAY 23

CAN I HANDLE MORE?

Contrary to popular belief, God doesn’t want us to have less, but more.  God is a God of abundance – not a God of need, but we must have hearts that can handle more rather than being possessed by the lust for more. God gives principles of money management that are not just wise, but also a test of whether we can handle more.  

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More Heart

MAY 16

MORE HEART

Everyone needs/wants more money, but “more” is a very subjective idea.  What if the ways the world teaches us to “gain more” are not actually going to help us “experience more?” God’s ways and all God says about our money point out a pivotal concept – “more” is a matter of the heart. God wants our heart, and God gives us money and stuff as a way to help teach our hearts how to love Him and love people. Until we deal with our thoughts and attitudes towards money, we will not be free to become generous, debt-free, life-giving people who are content and happy with the abundance we have.

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What Moms Do Best

MAY 9

WHAT MOMS DO BEST

Moms have a unique role in our world that is not often given the importance or credit it deserves.  Every human being is designed to need and depend on mom – more than any other person. God did this on purpose as we are dependent creatures who need truth and love to become the person God created us to be.

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