What is a Christian? At the most basic level, a Christian is a disciple of Jesus Christ. And yet many Christians today couldn’t tell you what a disciple of Jesus Christ is, or would even think of themselves as disciples. And yet in the Great Commission, Jesus specifically called us to make disciples. Everything else is secondary. Join us for a discussion on what it means to embrace the call to repentance and hear a compelling vision for discipleship as the basis of the gospel in all its world-changing, subversive power.
One tiny little sentence can change your life. Ready for it? "God is here." It may sound obvious at first, but truly understanding these three words is the key to more happiness, less boredom, more rest, less rush, more love, less drama, more peace, less fear. A deeply satisfying life doesn't require a sabbatical, a mission trip, or a New Year's resolution. As long as God is glorious enough and near enough, you can enjoy the life that is truly life--not just the cheap substitutes we've settled for. Join us to learn how to recognize God's impact on your life and find the joy He's been waiting to give you.
Brandon Cook is the Lead Pastor of Long Beach Christian Fellowship in Long Beach, California, and co-founder with Bill Hull of The Bonhoeffer Project. He has studied at Wheaton College, Jerusalem University College, Brandeis University, and The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Brandon is a co-host of The Desire Line Podcast and an apprentice trainer with Reinvent Ministries.
Pastor Mike Novotny has served God’s people in full-time ministry since 2007 in Madison and, most recently, at The CORE in Appleton, Wisconsin. He also serves as the lead speaker for Time of Grace, where he shares the good news about Jesus through television, print, and online platforms. Mike loves seeing people grasp the depth of God’s amazing grace and unstoppable mercy.