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Returning to Jesus, our Healer.

This weekend the elders of our Renew church family, along with their wives, went away for a weekend of prayer and seeking the Lord, through the Scriptures, regarding His will for healing. As many of you know, this past year has been a journey for me of allowing God’s Word to be the only and final authority on the subject of divine healing, and specifically His will for us regarding various forms of suffering.

Beautiful Messy Church: Encouraged to Endure & Enjoy

9/20/15. Week 6 of Beautiful Messy Church. » “I did not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children.” —1 Cor. 4:14

We continue a study through Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians considering the call to live richly by suffering well.

// 1st Corinthians 4:6-21 #BeautifulMessyChurch

Beautiful Messy Church: Happy Self-Forgetfulness

9/13/15. Week 5 of Beautiful Messy Church. Self-Forgetfulness is the Father’s goal for our growth in humility. In the self-esteem age we neither have try to muster up more self-esteem or think less of ourselves. Forgetting ourselves, we find Jesus has become our true identity before God and people. (Note: This is the first message from the Beautiful Messy Church series with audio posted online.)

// 1st Corinthians 3-4 #BeautifulMessyChurch

Preparing for Renew gathering on Sunday, September 6th

See you this Sunday at 10 AM as we gather as a church family to worship and learn at the Revival Building (813 7th St). Here’s the key emphases, happenings and overall announcements to read before we gather to sing, pray, share, serve and celebrate. We begin the morning by praying and singing together to God, all generations […]

Running for Water (Team World Vision race recap)

In this audio update on Sunday, Pastor Jeff gives a recap of his Team World Vision fundraising race, noting some of the challenges, and the special experiences with like-minded runners, all of which traveled to Oregon at their own expense to run an epic relay race together. We are team members of a global group wanting to see the water crisis solved in this lifetime.

It Gets Worse in One of the World’s Worst Places (bringing hope to South Sudan)

South Sudan is the youngest nation in the world, gaining independence from Sudan (now North Sudan) in 2011. Our lead pastor will be running in the world’s largest relay race for the world’s youngest nation. Please give!

The civil war tearing through South Sudan has displaced millions of people, exposing many of them to horrific acts of violence. Here’s how we can help!