Why We Gather Part 5: Community

We live in a time of great independence in every area of life, but I see it most expressed in the church.  Everything ranging from our thinking we would be able to function as “an island”, to our issues of …

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Why We Gather Part 4: Priesthood of All Believers

Levitical Priesthood One of the realities of living in the new covenant is that it is no longer only the Levitical priesthood that are able to participate in worship, service and bringing offerings to the Lord.  As many directions as …

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Why We Gather Part 3: Worship

I really appreciated the definition of worship from the guys at Austin Stone church: Biblical worship is the full-life response-head, heart, and hands- to who God is and what He has done. @asworship The totality of worship in the life …

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Why We Gather Part 2: Word

Last week I started to post on some values that surround why we gather.  What are the pillars we are looking for as we gather?  What is God’s intent for us as we gather as a community?  And if God’s …

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Why We Gather Part 1: Don’t Neglect

In the last year at ACF, we’ve been talking a lot about doing church life simply.  There are 3 specific things we want to do really well:  1) Our mission at The Well, which is the cafe we run on …

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