On any given day there are enough awful things happening in the world- injustice, poverty, suffering and environmental disasters. So why on earth would God concern Himself with who we sleep with? Join us as we look for a proper understanding of the teachings of Jesus on this most personal of subjects.
We all experience anxiety – it is part of our shared humanity in an unpredictable world. In this seminar, we will explore some of the ways in which we experience anxiety, different theories on the nature of anxiety, and practical coping skills. Our hope is that this seminar would help you explore your own story and envision what it might look like to invite others in and be transformed by God in grace and authenticity. Laura holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Seminary.
What do loneliness, anxiety, depression, and shallow spirituality have in common? Your phone! Come learn some practical steps you can take to put down your phone and live a full life, better connected to God and others.
The Christian life is not supposed to be a burden. Why then is it so easy to feel stuck and discouraged? In this seminar, we’ll talk about sanctification: how to experience the growth that God wants to work in our lives. If you have been a Christian for 20 years or for 20 minutes, come spend some time soaking in God’s plan to rid you of guilt and shame and set you free- for joyful, transformative life in His family.
The Bible is one unified story- it tells the true story of the whole world. In this seminar, you will learn the framework of the Bible’s story. We will also provide you with practical tools and tips to read every word of the Bible for yourself. When you understand God’s story and find your place in it, everything changes.
It’s 2021- you can “go to church” anywhere around the world with a click of a button. The best worship, the best communicators- they are right at your fingertips. But finding a solid community of people after college can be a beast. Just like our relationships in college help to shape us and inform us, so will those new relationships- after college. In this seminar we will talk about the challenges ahead, why finding a healthy local church benefits you, and how your participation benefits them!
We are created for authentic community, yet we struggle to find the connection we crave. What role does shame and spiritual battle play in keeping us from experiencing all that Jesus has for us in community? How do we intentionally allow ourselves to be truly known? How do we create safe places for others? Does social media help or hurt us in our quest to connect? We will talk honestly about God’s heart for all of us to live in an authentic grace and truth community. We will also discuss steps we can take to live our lives in rich connection with God and others.
Where and when have you experienced the delight of God? What would you do for 24 hours if the only criteria was to pursue your deepest joy? These questions are invitations to remember that you were created to connect with God and encounter His goodness. In a season where you have been stretched thin and have tried to stay afloat amidst chaos, there is a celebration and taste of pleasure waiting for you. It can be found in the spiritual disciplines of playing, praying, and resting. Our time together will include engaging the Scriptures, story telling, and gaining practical ways to engage in these disciplines. They will bring connection to Jesus, curiosity and abundance!
Is God really there? What if I don’t feel His presence? Is any of this stuff in the Bible even possible? Often, we live in fear of our doubt- believing that it is meant to be ignored rather than explored. In this seminar we hope to engage with our doubt and discuss practical ways to move forward as Christians, even with our questions.
The Holy Spirit conjures up a plethora of images and emotions for several different people in several different ways. As a result it’s easy to pigeonhole the Holy Spirit into whatever perspective we’re comfortable with. Unfortunately to do so undermines the greatness of who He is, as well as the vibrancy of life when aware of His leading. In this seminar our aim is to work through what might be confusing or challenging, strengthening our understanding of who the Holy Spirit is and how He’s at work, so that we can join Him in the work as well.