We want our city to look like heaven on earth—for beauty and life and joy to overtake this town. Jesus calls this holy overthrow the “Kingdom of God.”
And when we look for it, we’ll find it.
WHAT’S A JOURNEY?
A journey is a 6-week teaching series where everyone in the church gets on the same page. From the youngest kid’s class that has a lesson to the oldest person attending a weekend service, we’ll all dive in together on what it looks like to find ourselves at home, no matter where we are.
To experience the most out of a journey, someone’s week would look something like this:
Each part of the weekly rhythm is important, but possibly the most crucial piece of the journey is the small group discussion component. [pk_divider]
+ GO TO THE WEEKEND MESSAGE.
Each journey week begins here. You’ll be immersed in the
journey experience, provoked by art and creativity, and
taught foundational truths for each week’s Kingdom topic.
It’s super important. Be there.
+ GO TO YOUR SMALL GROUP.
In this casual and relational environment, you share what
you’re learning, encourage others, get encouraged, and
maybe eat some chips (BYOC, though).
+ DO YOUR EXPERIMENT.
At the end of each small group, you’ll receive a challenge
to personally experiment with the week’s Kingdom
topic. Do the experiment during the week and record
what happens in this guide. You’ll see some family
experiments and social media prompts (if you’re into that
kind of thing) which we’re using this year to engage more
fully as a community and city.
Below you’ll find a quick reference guide to all the groups we’re hosting and what side of town they’re on.
If you’d like to join one, simply follow the links below to find a group that’s right for you (and/or your family) then register. We’ll take it from there.
GROUP INFO & LOGINS
For those of you techie types who feel more at home working off a tablet or you treehugger types who are trying to use less paper, download the digital copy of the Kingdom Field Guide and read it in the PDF reader of your choice (BTW – we recommend that said reader allow for notes or you won’t get the full experience of the guide.)
Want to put the Kingdom art on your devices to keep the journey in front of you (or in your pocket) at all times? Download one of these Kingdom backgrounds for you smartphone, tablet or desktop.
WEEK 2 RECEIVE AUDIO EXPERIENCE
Your challenge for Week 2 of the journey is to listen to this Receive audio experience twice throughout your week. It takes about 30 minutes.
If you have a physical set of Small Group Materials, you’ll find 12 CD copies to distribute to your group. Or, download the experience by right-clicking on the links below and saving them to your computer.
Downloadable Track List
Track 1: Introduction
Track 2: Receive Rest
Track 3: Receive Relationship
Track 4: Receive Love
Track 5: Receive Protection
Track 6: Receive Promise
Zipped File (contains all 6 Tracks)
Week 348 // October 20, 2013 // LOVE: Two Kingdoms
In the lead-off week of the all church journey, Lead Pastor Curt Walters explores how we’re constantly drawn toward different kingdoms… the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of earth. As he explores what it looks like to live in each kingdom, we find that God’s intended plan was for us to live in his Kingdom. For beauty, life, and grace to overthrow the kingdoms of this world, we first have to recognize the love the Mad King who gave himself for His Kingdom has for us.
Week 349 // October 27, 2013 // RECEIVE: Enter The Kingdom
There’s only one thing we have to do to become a child of the King: receive. But because of the baggage that we all carry, that’s not easy for us. No matter what your earthly father was like, our Heavenly Father has given us the opportunity to come to him to receive the benefits of his kingdom… here, now, on earth. Listen as Curt explains what being a child of the King can look like and how it’s a simple process to begin to enjoy the freedom that comes from being in the kingdom.
Week 350 // November 03, 2013 // OBEY: Submit to the King
We all live under false kings. Our schedules… the promise/pursuit of success… the perfect family picture… These are just some of the things that can “king” us in our lives. Submitting to Jesus as King can be a hard process, but a vital one to find the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.
Week 351 // November 10, 2013 // OATH: The Kingdom At War
There’s a war going on that we may or may not be attuned to. The Good King is fighting for us in a very real way in the spiritual realm… which regularly shows up in the physical world. We’re coming to understand that the physical and the spiritual are integrally linked. And part of being in the Kingdom of Heaven and finding it on earth is getting into the fight.
Week 352 // November 17, 2013 // SEEK: Kingdom Goggles
What if we could see the kingdom of heaven all around us? Maybe we can. Maybe it’s in the little things and sometimes the big things that happen everyday.
Week 353 // November 24, 2013 // CELEBRATE: Kingdom Come
The Kingdom coming is not just a one time event. It’s an ongoing process that we get to be a part of… to love and help and develop our cities to become the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. Listen as Curt invites everyone to accept and participate in the Kingdom through Jesus’ first command to us as his followers… to be baptized.