January 30, 2009

when God dreams conference ...

in a few months, we're hosting our first Stirring conference ...

When God dreams is a conference that inspires people to become God dreamers ... God is a dreamer, but when God dreams, He dreams through His children ... and we believe that God is looking for men and women who will lock onto His dreams and run with them ...

for three days in May, we're inviting emerging leaders, church planters and creative minds to come together for provoking dialogue, worship and teaching ... more than just an event, our prayer is that this conference will be an experience that will leave our generation encouraged, inspired and ready to chase after the dreams God has placed in them ...

Banning Liebscher (Bethel Church) and Nathan Edwardson will be speaking in the main sessions ... Jeremy Edwardson (the Myriad) and our Stirring worship leader Jenna Barney will be leading worship with the Stirring team ... we'll have breakout sessions and creative church forums to dream together for the future ...

if you want to be involved or have any creative ideas, please let us know ... we'll get the 'when God dreams' website up soon for registration ... until then, rock on ...

January 22, 2009

Women's Retreat

Gotta be there ladies. It's gonna be amazing. Start telling your friends.
April 3rd-5th

January 21, 2009

Erase the Dark

we're still looking for songwriters, artists and filmmakers to get involved with Erase the Dark, our music, art and film festival ... friday night, March 6th ... save the date ... last year was amazing, and this year will blow your mind ...

and all proceeds go directly to provide shoes for the hundreds of kids at Cypress Elementary, one of the lower income schools in our city ... this is the calling of the church ... to put the love of God on display ... we can sing worship songs at church all day long, but the world is longing to see the love of God on display ...

if you want to get involved, let us know ...


Lynk is a unique, team-taught training series to equip the saints for immediate city-wide kingdom impact. Nate's gonna throw down Thursday February 26th.
Go get more information and sign up to be a part at their website.

January 19, 2009

Honor- week two

If you missed this week you can listen to the podcast here.

Jenna and Sarah had some great thoughts about the gatherings. Please leave a comment if you have thoughts or questions. If you posted something on your blog leave us a link.

Here's some questions, thoughts and scriptures from Sunday to think about this week:

I don't even know where to start.
I don't think Derrick and Kris Vallotton should be aloud to speak on the same day. Way too much of God's heart. I feel like my brain needs a vacation.
Derrick brought an amazing message about forgiveness.
He used the Joseph story and his own story to talk about the power of our choices.

Kris brought a message about levels of honor, and passing on an inheritance of blessing.
We have never seen a revival that lasts more than a generation because we've put all our hope in the next generation. God wants to pour out his spirit on all people. Acts 2:17-18
We are so divided and God's heart is for us to be a family.

I could blog for hours about the two of these messages but they both need to be experienced. If you were there you have plenty to talk about. If you missed it check out the podcasts!

January 15, 2009

Kris Vallotton at the Stirring ...

Stirring Community, we've invited Kris Vallotton to speak at the Stirring this coming Sunday night, January 18th @ 5 pm and 7 pm ...

if you've never heard Kris speak, you've got to be there ... Kris has such a burning passion for calling out and raising up a generation of sons and daughters ... over the past few years, he has had such a deep impact on my life and our church ... I just read his new book called "purity" ... great for anyone single or dating ... or those with a passion to mentor and walk alongside young couples ... we'll have copies of this book at the Stirring ... bring your checkbook ...

anyways, I'm stoked about this weekend and this honor series ... Derrick Fleck will be speaking in the morning gathering and Kris Vallotton will be speaking in the evening ... I can't wait to worship with our Stirring family and hear God's speak to us as a generation ... may we become men and women of honor ... may we learn how to humble ourselves as a generation ...

see you Sunday night ...

Honor- fathers and mothers, sons and daughters

If you missed this week you can listen to the podcast here.

Heather had some great thoughts about the first week. Please leave a comment if you have thoughts or questions. If you posted something on your blog leave us a link.

Here's some questions, thoughts and scriptures from Sunday to think about this week:

Honor is humility in action. Honor must be shown. It's not enough to have honorable feelings.

Read Exodus 20:12
This is the first commandment that comes with a promise. Honor brings life.
Nothing sucks the life out of a room like dishonor. Agree? Disagree?

Three words that show us our posture of honor as we grow:
1. As children we obey
2. As we get older we respect
3. As our parents get older we support

Honor goes way beyond our biological parents.
We have a call to father and mother the next generation. Call out, love, lead, shape, protect, and teach in the way of Jesus.
Honor is what holds the generations together.

Read Malachi 4:6