Heaven on Earth #1 - The Grief of Advent

Heaven on Earth #1 - The Grief of Advent

Christmas holds a special place in many of our hearts. Gifts, friends, family and parties come to mind. We enjoy cold weather, nights colored by bright lights, and sung carols. For those who follow Jesus, Christmas is the epicenter of our faith: God became human. This human showed us how to live and love how no human ever has before or since. This human, Jesus our Messiah, is what it looks like when heaven invades earth. Join us for a 4 week series that looks at the subversive and life-changing message of the very first Christmas.

Outcasts #5 - Welcome to Paradise (Thief on the Cross)

Outcasts #5 - Welcome to Paradise (Thief on the Cross)

This series looks at different passages that highlight Jesus’ pursuit of those many would label “outcasts.” We look at characters like Zacchaeus, the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet, a leper, the thief on the cross, and others. In each of these situations, Jesus often goes out of His way to reach the outcasts of society. His love is extravagant and relentless.

Outcasts #4 - The Kingdom of Reversals (Rich Man & Lazarus)

Outcasts #4 - The Kingdom of Reversals (Rich Man & Lazarus)

This series looks at different passages that highlight Jesus’ pursuit of those many would label “outcasts.” We look at characters like Zacchaeus, the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet, a leper, the thief on the cross, and others. In each of these situations, Jesus often goes out of His way to reach the outcasts of society. His love is extravagant and relentless.

Outcasts #3 - The Woman at the Well (Cara Meredith)

Outcasts #3 - The Woman at the Well (Cara Meredith)

This series looks at different passages that highlight Jesus’ pursuit of those many would label “outcasts.” We look at characters like Zacchaeus, the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet, a leper, the thief on the cross, and others. In each of these situations, Jesus often goes out of His way to reach the outcasts of society. His love is extravagant and relentless.

Outcasts #2 - Jesus' Radical Reformation

Outcasts #2 - Jesus' Radical Reformation

This series looks at different passages that highlight Jesus’ pursuit of those many would label “outcasts.” We look at characters like Zacchaeus, the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet, a leper, the thief on the cross, and others. In each of these situations, Jesus often goes out of His way to reach the outcasts of society. His love is extravagant and relentless.

Outcasts #1 - The Gospel According to Charlie and Zacc (José Guillen)

Outcasts #1 - The Gospel According to Charlie and Zacc (José Guillen)

This series looks at different passages that highlight Jesus’ pursuit of those many would label “outcasts.” We look at characters like Zacchaeus, the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet, a leper, the thief on the cross, and others. In each of these situations, Jesus often goes out of His way to reach the outcasts of society. His love is extravagant and relentless.

Boundless #6 - Transformation

Boundless #6 - Transformation

As we look at Pangea Church’s story, several threads run through its vision to be “a church that follows in the way of Jesus, to inspire others in the way of love.” We are influenced by our Anabaptist heritage, contemporary evangelical (missional) ministry model, charismatic / spiritual formation approach to life with God, and liturgical practices. Our 5 core values flow out of these streams of the faith. In this series, we look at the center of our faith: a God of love. This God is boundless, unable to be captured by our ideas, while at the same time attempting to articulate the good and beautiful God we experience in Jesus by the Spirit. This boundless God is boundless in love, a love that relentlessly moves us to lean into our core values, with the ultimate hope: to see people transformed for the good of our city and world. This series is all about our vision and identity at Pangea.

Boundless #5 - Hope

Boundless #5 - Hope

As we look at Pangea Church’s story, several threads run through its vision to be “a church that follows in the way of Jesus, to inspire others in the way of love.” We are influenced by our Anabaptist heritage, contemporary evangelical (missional) ministry model, charismatic / spiritual formation approach to life with God, and liturgical practices. Our 5 core values flow out of these streams of the faith. In this series, we look at the center of our faith: a God of love. This God is boundless, unable to be captured by our ideas, while at the same time attempting to articulate the good and beautiful God we experience in Jesus by the Spirit. This boundless God is boundless in love, a love that relentlessly moves us to lean into our core values, with the ultimate hope: to see people transformed for the good of our city and world. This series is all about our vision and identity at Pangea.

Boundless #4 - Peacemaking

Boundless #4 - Peacemaking

As we look at Pangea Church’s story, several threads run through its vision to be “a church that follows in the way of Jesus, to inspire others in the way of love.” We are influenced by our Anabaptist heritage, contemporary evangelical (missional) ministry model, charismatic / spiritual formation approach to life with God, and liturgical practices. Our 5 core values flow out of these streams of the faith. In this series, we look at the center of our faith: a God of love. This God is boundless, unable to be captured by our ideas, while at the same time attempting to articulate the good and beautiful God we experience in Jesus by the Spirit. This boundless God is boundless in love, a love that relentlessly moves us to lean into our core values, with the ultimate hope: to see people transformed for the good of our city and world. This series is all about our vision and identity at Pangea.

Boundless #3 - Mystery

Boundless #3 - Mystery

As we look at Pangea Church’s story, several threads run through its vision to be “a church that follows in the way of Jesus, to inspire others in the way of love.” We are influenced by our Anabaptist heritage, contemporary evangelical (missional) ministry model, charismatic / spiritual formation approach to life with God, and liturgical practices. Our 5 core values flow out of these streams of the faith. In this series, we look at the center of our faith: a God of love. This God is boundless, unable to be captured by our ideas, while at the same time attempting to articulate the good and beautiful God we experience in Jesus by the Spirit. This boundless God is boundless in love, a love that relentlessly moves us to lean into our core values, with the ultimate hope: to see people transformed for the good of our city and world. This series is all about our vision and identity at Pangea.

Boundless #2 - LGBTQ - Inclusion (part 2)

Boundless #2 - LGBTQ - Inclusion (part 2)

This message is about our posture, as Pangea Church, regarding the inclusion of LGBTQ followers of Jesus. In order to be extremely helpful to our church community, we are including the ppt slides here for reference. We also want to offer books as resources from both a traditional and a progressive theological stance. At the bottom of this page, you can see the sermon series description.

Sermon Slides PDF

Books to Read

  • People to Be Loved by Preston Sprinkle (pastoral / theological perspective) [Traditional]
  • A Letter to my Congregation by Ken Wilson (pastoral / theological perspective) [Progressive]
  • Washed and Waiting by Wesley Hill (LGBTQ Christian) [Traditional]
  • Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-Vs-Christians Debate by Justin Lee (LGBTQ Christian) [Progressive]
  • All But Invisible: Exploring Identity Questions at the Intersection of Faith, Gender, & Sexuality by Nate Collins (LGBTQ Christian) [Traditional]
  • God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines (LGBTQ Christian) [Progressive]

Series

As we look at Pangea Church’s story, several threads run through its vision to be “a church that follows in the way of Jesus, to inspire others in the way of love.” We are influenced by our Anabaptist heritage, contemporary evangelical (missional) ministry model, charismatic / spiritual formation approach to life with God, and liturgical practices. Our 5 core values flow out of these streams of the faith. In this series, we look at the center of our faith: a God of love. This God is boundless, unable to be captured by our ideas, while at the same time attempting to articulate the good and beautiful God we experience in Jesus by the Spirit. This boundless God is boundless in love, a love that relentlessly moves us to lean into our core values, with the ultimate hope: to see people transformed for the good of our city and world. This series is all about our vision and identity at Pangea.

Boundless #1 - Inclusion (part 1) - Family

Boundless #1 - Inclusion (part 1) - Family

As we look at Pangea Church’s story, several threads run through its vision to be “a church that follows in the way of Jesus, to inspire others in the way of love.” We are influenced by our Anabaptist heritage, contemporary evangelical (missional) ministry model, charismatic / spiritual formation approach to life with God, and liturgical practices. Our 5 core values flow out of these streams of the faith. In this series, we look at the center of our faith: a God of love. This God is boundless, unable to be captured by our ideas, while at the same time attempting to articulate the good and beautiful God we experience in Jesus by the Spirit. This boundless God is boundless in love, a love that relentlessly moves us to lean into our core values, with the ultimate hope: to see people transformed for the good of our city and world. This series is all about our vision and identity at Pangea.

Soundtrack #3 - The Magnetism of Love

Soundtrack #3 - The Magnetism of Love

This three-week series addresses the call of every Christian to live with an attitude that honors Jesus and attracts others to him. When we get down to it, our life has a soundtrack. It's making a noise, a melody, a distinct overall presentation that creates an atmosphere. As Christians, we need to ask ourselves: Does the sound of my life point people to God? All too often, believers are known as harsh and judgmental. This series looks at specific passages that instruct us to live in such a way that we show people the love of God while displaying the truth.

Soundtrack #2 - The Unity of Love

Soundtrack #2 - The Unity of Love

This three-week series addresses the call of every Christian to live with an attitude that honors Jesus and attracts others to him. When we get down to it, our life has a soundtrack. It's making a noise, a melody, a distinct overall presentation that creates an atmosphere. As Christians, we need to ask ourselves: Does the sound of my life point people to God? All too often, believers are known as harsh and judgmental. This series looks at specific passages that instruct us to live in such a way that we show people the love of God while displaying the truth.

Soundtrack #1 - A Chorus of Love

Soundtrack #1 - A Chorus of Love

This three-week series addresses the call of every Christian to live with an attitude that honors Jesus and attracts others to him. When we get down to it, our life has a soundtrack. It's making a noise, a melody, a distinct overall presentation that creates an atmosphere. As Christians, we need to ask ourselves: Does the sound of my life point people to God? All too often, believers are known as harsh and judgmental. This series looks at specific passages that instruct us to live in such a way that we show people the love of God while displaying the truth.

Things Jesus Never Said #9 - When God sees you, He sees Me (José Guillen)

Things Jesus Never Said #9 - When God sees you, He sees Me (José Guillen)

Jesus gets credit for all sorts of things that he never said and this is a problem. We have a tendency to attach attach our own made-up ideas and cultural experiences to Jesus and some of these ideas have the potential to shape our relationship with God and with people.

Or perhaps worse, we fill in the blank with what we want Jesus to say and create a Jesus that shares our values and priorities.

If we give Jesus credit for an idea that wasn’t his, we assign kingdom value to that idea and this can destroy relationships and give us a distorted of what it means to follow Jesus.

...these are just some of the things, Jesus never said.

Things Jesus Never Said #8 - This world is not my home (Jake Brunelli)

Things Jesus Never Said #8 - This world is not my home (Jake Brunelli)

Jesus gets credit for all sorts of things that he never said and this is a problem. We have a tendency to attach attach our own made-up ideas and cultural experiences to Jesus and some of these ideas have the potential to shape our relationship with God and with people.

Or perhaps worse, we fill in the blank with what we want Jesus to say and create a Jesus that shares our values and priorities.

If we give Jesus credit for an idea that wasn’t his, we assign kingdom value to that idea and this can destroy relationships and give us a distorted of what it means to follow Jesus.

...these are just some of the things, Jesus never said.

Things Jesus Never Said # 7 - Obedience always leads to [_____] blessings.

Things Jesus Never Said # 7 - Obedience always leads to [_____] blessings.

Jesus gets credit for all sorts of things that he never said and this is a problem. We have a tendency to attach attach our own made-up ideas and cultural experiences to Jesus and some of these ideas have the potential to shape our relationship with God and with people.

Or perhaps worse, we fill in the blank with what we want Jesus to say and create a Jesus that shares our values and priorities.

If we give Jesus credit for an idea that wasn’t his, we assign kingdom value to that idea and this can destroy relationships and give us a distorted of what it means to follow Jesus.

...these are just some of the things, Jesus never said.

Things Jesus Never Said #6 - A Bible that's falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn't

Things Jesus Never Said #6 - A Bible that's falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn't

Jesus gets credit for all sorts of things that he never said and this is a problem. We have a tendency to attach attach our own made-up ideas and cultural experiences to Jesus and some of these ideas have the potential to shape our relationship with God and with people.

Or perhaps worse, we fill in the blank with what we want Jesus to say and create a Jesus that shares our values and priorities.

If we give Jesus credit for an idea that wasn’t his, we assign kingdom value to that idea and this can destroy relationships and give us a distorted of what it means to follow Jesus.

...these are just some of the things, Jesus never said.

Things Jesus Never Said #5 - God doesn't want you to be happy; God wants you to be holy. (John Michael Jennings)

Things Jesus Never Said #5 - God doesn't want you to be happy; God wants you to be holy. (John Michael Jennings)

Jesus gets credit for all sorts of things that he never said and this is a problem. We have a tendency to attach attach our own made-up ideas and cultural experiences to Jesus and some of these ideas have the potential to shape our relationship with God and with people.

Or perhaps worse, we fill in the blank with what we want Jesus to say and create a Jesus that shares our values and priorities.

If we give Jesus credit for an idea that wasn’t his, we assign kingdom value to that idea and this can destroy relationships and give us a distorted of what it means to follow Jesus.

...these are just some of the things, Jesus never said.