Bear Grylls did Alpha. Now you can too.

September 5, 2009

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Ever heard of Bear Grylls?  He is the host–and subject–of the Discovery Channel’s wildly popular show called Man vs. Wild.

Why would an apparently self-sufficient man like Bear Grylls do Alpha?  (To see a short clip, click here.)

Isn’t Christianity a crutch for the weak?

Does the Christian faith have anything at all to say about the complexities of today’s world?

Starting on Thursday, September 10 at 6 PM, we are partnering with other area churches to provide you with the opportunity to catch dinner and a movie with the Alpha Course.  You will get to ask any question you have ever wanted to ask in a safe environment.

Bear Grylls did it.  Now, you can too.  (By the way, fire starting skills are not required to take Alpha.)

For more details on Alpha, click here.

To go straight to Registration, click here.

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God’s Heart for Work

September 2, 2009

Labor Day 2009

On Labor Day Weekend, 2009, many of us will pause to celebrate the symbolic end of the summer with traditional cook-out parties.  The Raytown Vineyard Church is no different.  In fact, feel free to click here to see our upcoming events, and you will notice that we are also hosting a Labor Day Party.

We also thought that there may be no better time to actually spend some time to talk about “God’s Heart for Work” that Labor Day!  After all, many of us spend 40 plus hours actually working each week, and even more time preparing to go to work, getting back and forth to work, and generally thinking about work.  So just what does God have to say about work?

Here are some of the questions we will be answering:

Where did work come from? 

Didn’t work become part of the human experience as a result of sin entering our world?

Will work be over for us when our lives come to an end?

Does God work?

Does God want us to focus our work vision on our performance, or something else?

Is some work more holy than other work?

What are the lies about work that our culture teaches us, and how can we successfully replace those lies with God’s truth?

Join us this week as we explore a challenging message based on Ephesians 6:5-9 called “God’s Heart for Work”.  Click here if you would like to read the Bible passage ahead of time.

Feel free to post a note and join the conversation.