Part 6: How We Change - Intentional Spiritual Formation

November 19, 2017

From the series “Discovering Your Identity & Calling” as part of Practicing The Way. It’s one thing to discover your identity and calling; it’s a whole other thing to actually grow and mature into the somebody who is like Jesus, and in doing so, your real, true self. In this teaching, we end a two-part teaching on the “how-to” of spiritual formation.

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Part 5: How We Change - Unintentional Spiritual Formation

November 12, 2017

From the series “Discovering Your Identity & Calling” as part of Practicing The Way. It’s one thing to discover your identity and calling; it’s a whole other thing to actually grow and mature into the somebody who is like Jesus, and in doing so, your real, true self. In this teaching, we begin a two-part teaching on the “how” of spiritual formation.

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Part 4: Calling: The Outward Journey

November 5, 2017

From the series “Discovering Your Identity & Calling” as part of Practicing The Way. We often think of work as a means to an end, to get what we need to do what we want. Our work environment tends to be overlooked when we think of true ministry. But what if we could discover ways to have our inner calling as Jesus followers move it’s way outward and into our vocation? In this teaching, guest speaker Alan Scott unpacks the value of a kingdom-minded work ethic.

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Part 3: Calling: The Inward Journey

October 29, 2017

From the series “Discovering Your Identity & Calling” as part of Practicing The Way. You can’t get very far down the path of transformation until you discover your identity and calling, but this journey of self-discovery takes us straight into the maw of the beast: our sin. And even more: what some call our “shadow side.” But until we expose our blind spots to the light, we will never experience the life that Jesus has for all his followers. 

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Part 2: Identity

October 22, 2017

From the series “Discovering Your Identity & Calling” as part of Practicing The Way. For most of us, our identity is rooted in earth - what we do, what we have, what other people think of us, etc. But for followers of Jesus our identity is rooted in who we are becoming in him. In this teaching, we explore a theology of identity from Ephesians.

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Part 1: The Journey

October 15, 2017

From the series “Discovering Your Identity & Calling” as part of Practicing The Way. We kick of our series and practice of discovering your identity and calling with an overview of the journey all followers of Jesus are invited to go on. In ways that few people recognize, the journey into self-awareness is also the road to spiritual formation. As we become more like Jesus, we become more like our real, true self. It takes courage to go on this journey, but it’s worth every harrowing, beautiful step.

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Seven Cultural Markers

October 8, 2017

In Part 4 of the vision series we land the plan by talking about community as family, and the seven cultural markers of a healthy family.

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Seven Shifts

October 1, 2017

In Part 3 of the vision series we retell the history of Bridgetown Church through seven shifts, each one leading to a value: biblical theology, mission, context, community, Holy Spirit, emotional health, and spiritual formation. 

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Our Cultural Moment

September 24, 2017

In Part 2 of our yearly Vision Series, guest speaker and author, Mark Sayers, pulls back the veneer of a post-christian culture and uncovers not only the danger of fitting in but the powerful presence of being formed into the likeness of Jesus.  

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Practicing the Way of Jesus, Together, in Portland

September 17, 2017

Vision Series 2017: We kick off our annual vision series with a teaching on the heartbeat of our church: the idea that the way of Jesus is just that, a way of life. And one that takes practice, and community.

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