THE LIFE WE LONG TO LIVE:
Private Page – Community Groups Only
This page is designed as a resource page for Community Groups at Christ Community for use in the six-week session: The Life We Long to Live – The City. You can access the video from each session below for viewing in your group, or in the event that a group member misses a session.
These videos are designed to be utilized with the companion workbook and in conversation in a community group setting.
PLEASE DO NOT DISTRIBUTE
We have provided this private web address for the purpose of resourcing community groups at Christ Community. We are exploring other distribution methods outside of our church and would ask that you not pass along this web address. Thank you!
We are delighted that you are joining us on this journey unpacking our commitment and call to bring shalom to our city. No matter who we are or where we are in our faith journeys, we all want the city in which we live to flourish. We all desire opportunity for the vulnerable, justice to be present, and to experience peace and flourishing. The Bible’s story has much to say on this, and ends with a promise of the city for which we are longing
For the next few weeks, we are going to think about these ideas together as a church. We do not want to just be a church on Sunday, we want to be a church for Monday. May our conversations, community, and prayer lead to greater shalom wherever we spend our Monday life.
Session 1 – The Two Cities
Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. (Jeremiah 29:7)
Session 2 – The City & Culture
When you think of a city, you can’t help but think of its culture. From the beginning God has called human beings to create culture. And now as we live in a beautiful and broken world, the call of the Christian is to cultivate where they are to be more like the New Jerusalem that is to come. But how? It’s an art in and of itself.
Session 3 – The City & Vocation
Session 4 – The City & Poverty
Poverty is without a doubt one of the most pressing issues of the city. But what is poverty? Is it simply a lack of money? Or is it something more? And how can the church effectively address poverty? These are the questions we discuss together as we seek to have a better understanding of the roots and remedies of poverty in the city.
Session 5 – The City & Diversity
The city of man is constructed completely differently than the city of God. The city of man intentionally segregates and separates. This has led to incredible racial tension – and a city where we largely live separate lives depending on race. While we lament this reality, and recognize the difficulty in making progress, we keep our eyes toward the city that is to come. Where Christ has purchased, by His blood, people from every tribe, tongue and nation.
Session 6 – The City & Hospitality
Matt and Lidia Brodine, members of our Leawood Campus, join Andrew to talk about the Christian practice of hospitality, why it is so important, and how it changes our witness as believers in the world. Join us as we talk about what evangelism looks like through the lens of hospitality.
We are so thankful for your participation in our community groups! Please do not hesitate to email a pastor at your campus or call the church office at 913.685.1161 with questions.
Brookside Campus: Holly Justice (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Downtown Campus: Gabe Coyle (email@example.com)
Leawood Campus: Andrew Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Olathe Campus: Nikki Deiker (email@example.com)
Shawnee Campus: Andrew Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org)