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Essential Christianity: Recovering the Beauty of the Christian Story

In spite of the beauty that is Christ and Christianity, many Christians are weary of what they see in the church right now. Many confess that they are experiencing what feels like a flattened, narrowed, obscured vision of the Christian faith and life.

We hear these questions often:

Is this really all there is to Christianity? 

Isn’t there something more to my life with God in the world? 

Can I keep on believing in Jesus when the church doesn’t look like him?

From those deep questions, those places of longing and grief, we created
Essential Christianity– an online journey through the beautifully expansive story of God’s love and coming Kingdom taught by our Executive Director, Rev. Bill Haley.  We are thrilled to launch this self-guided class publicly, and we hope you will dive in and share it with others who are hungry for spiritual refreshment!

Over the last 2 years, we have piloted this course with over 150 people from across the globe, and the response was tremendous.  Here is what a few of them had to say:

“Each session is like a breath of fresh air, and I am so grateful for the perspective this course is giving me.”

“In my experience as a Christian, this is the first time I have been in a group where these vital questions about the Church are discussed so lovingly and openly without any apparent human ‘agenda’ other than to glorify the Trinity.”

“I found it to be so rich and encouraging to examine the truths and essential story of our faith… I feel invited by God to go deeper into the reality of His love, his calling, his vision for my life and for this world.”

This is our first offering of this kind, and we believe it will be a tremendous blessing to many who are feeling disconnected, dissatisfied, or disappointed with their present understanding, expression, or observation of Christianity.  No matter where you are or how you would describe your faith journey right now, if you are searching for a chance to immerse yourself in the Christian story and its very good news for all of us, we really hope you will consider diving into Essential Christianity!  You might also invite someone who has yet to believe in Jesus so they can get a full and thrilling view of what Christianity is all about.

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