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Supper Clubs

August 14th, 2017

Rhythm Team

Supper Clubs are spaces of formation, community, and mission. It’s a community that loves each other like family, challenges one another to grow in Jesus, and lives on mission together. Rhythm’s Rule of Life is our primary formational tool that we utilize in Supper Clubs. We grow as apprentices of Jesus as we practice his way with others, instead of trying to do it on our own. Supper Clubs are spaces of safety and stretching – it’s safe to be vulnerable, but the stretching happens as we take new challenging steps with Jesus. We need a space to be stretched in actually practicing the way of Jesus.

Supper Clubs are not primarily a Bible study, although we will be talking about Scripture and how it impacts our lives. Supper Clubs are not primarily a prayer group, although we will spend time in prayer and opening ourselves to the Spirit. Supper Clubs are not primarily a sharing group, although we will be sharing what we’re learning. 

Supper Clubs are discipleship spaces for holistic growth in Christ – our head, hearts, and hands.

These groups are closed – it’s a semester by semester commitment, so please prioritize the times that your group meets. Supper Clubs meet every other week, beginning the first week of September and normally have 10-12 people.  Each group is responsible for dinner and everyone is expected to participate in helping provide the meal. And there’s homework. Your growth will be directly tied to your investment in the homework.

Email Matt Alexander if you are interested in learning more about being part of a Supper Club this fall!

Leading Towards Multicultural Ministry

May 9th, 2017

Rhythm Team

Do you desire to see your church or ministry experience more diversity? Do you have a passion to reach people across the racial and cultural divides in our culture? What does it mean for followers of Jesus to practice reconciliation?

Rhythm Church and Touching Miami with Love are pleased to host a presentation and workshop led by Pastor Darryl Williamson on pursuing multicultural diversity in local churches and ministries.

This workshop costs $10 per person (before June 9) and you can REGISTER HERE. The cost increases to $15 per person at the door on June 10.

Anyone who is interested in these subjects is welcome to participate!

Darryl Williamson is the Lead Pastor at Living Faith Bible Fellowship in Tampa, FL, where he led the church’s transition from a primarily middle-aged African American membership to becoming multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-generational. Darryl and Living Faith started Arise City, a ministry focused on developing missionary leaders for the American and global urban context. Darryl has spoken at conferences in the US and West Africa on the relationship between the gospel and justice, biblical ethics, multi-cultural ministry, missions strategy, leadership development, and spiritual transformation.

Workshop Description:
This workshop will focus on two vital aspects in leading a mono-cultural church or ministry to becoming a multicultural fellowship. We will first consider how a vision is cast and communicated for a multicultural movement. Thought will be given as to how and why a multicultural focus should be central to the church or ministry’s overarching strategy and identity. We will then discuss implementation, specifically the importance of cross-cultural discipleship, developing leadership diversity, changing expectations around traditions, along with enduring doubt, opposition, and attrition.

Giving Dangerously

February 1st, 2017

Rhythm Team

Let’s be honest, talking about money is tricky business. We’re skeptical of people’s motivations, unsure of how to best handle our resources, wary of being manipulated, and fearful of not having enough. We’ve got issues when it comes to money.

Jesus’ dream and desire is for us live free, vibrant, generous lives. But what does it mean to be financially generous? What are barriers we all face towards growing in generosity? How should we practically give? How can giving impact my life? In this four-part sermon series, we will explore these questions and what it means for us to trust God with money, experience freedom, and grow in generosity.

January 2nd, 2017

Rhythm Team

To start off 2017, Rhythm is talking about what it means to a church that Loves God and Loves Miami. We live in one of the most vibrant and interesting cities in the world. Miami is known for its diversity, creativity, and beauty. But it’s also known for its seductiveness and shallowness. We’re doing a sermon series about the unique opportunities and challenges of living the faith in Miami. God loves this city and we want to participate in his healing mission here!

Along with the sermons, our liturgy in worship will be centered around following Jesus here in this place and time. We’ll also hear stories from different people in our community – some born here, others new here – about how they’re striving to see more of God’s kingdom come to our city.

Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am for the next four weeks!

We’re encouraging everyone to participate in this sermon series in 3 ways:

  1. Use the Miami Prayer Map to pray for the city. Put it somewhere that you’ll see it everyday and grow your heart for Miami.
  2. Participate in the social healing of God’s kingdom by inviting someone to connect with Rhythm on a Sunday morning or with your Community Group. Invite others to experience God’s community.
  3. Take a picture of you in your “parish” (work, neighborhood, or school) and post it on Facebook or Instagram with #lovegodlovemiami. To learn more about a “parish” listen to this sermon.

Rhythm Beach Day

June 9th, 2016

Rhythm Team

Join us Saturday, July 9th, for a beach day with the Rhythm family. All ages are welcome to spend the day with us at Crandon Park South on Key Biscayne from 11 am to 3 pm. It’s $5 per car to enter the park. Bring your lunch or you can buy food at the cafe. Also bring along any games you want to play – frisbee, soccer ball, volleyball, football, paddle ball, etc. Time to have a blast!

Child dedication

April 4th, 2016

Rhythm Team

Dedicating a young child to God is a very special and important moment in the life of child and their family. In Rhythm’s worship service, we take time to introduce each child and their parents, affirm the parents commitment to raising the child in a Christian home, and pray over each child.

As a church community we support each family in our church and want to encourage parents to create a safe and healthy environment in their home where a child can learn about God and grow in a relationship with him. All parents who want to participate in child dedication are asked to participate in a short orientation.

If you are interested in having your baby or young child dedicated on November 20, please email Julie Heath for more information.

Critical Mass Bike Ride

March 1st, 2016

Rhythm Team

On the last Friday of every month a bunch of us take part in a giant bike ride through our city’s streets. This is a fun way to experience Miami and meet people from all different walks of life. Every month it’s a new route which means you get to explore a new part of the city. Check out the Critical Mass website for more details or send an email to daniel at rhythmmiami dot com to find out when and where we’re meeting.

BBQ Party

February 18th, 2016

Rhythm Team

Rhythm has moved to a new location and we’re going to celebrate!

Everyone is welcome to come worship with us this Sunday at 10:30 am at our new location (6304 SW 78th St), and then to stick around for some free BBQ. We’ll have outdoor games for all, and a bounce house and face painting for the kiddos!

Bring the whole family, your neighbors, and friends. Come hungry, there will be plenty to go around!

Misconceptions

February 17th, 2016

Rhythm Team

As we go along in life we all develop a particular picture of God. We may view him as a cosmic killjoy who’s obsessed with rules and restrictions. Or we may see him as a distant deity who’s largely unconcerned with human life. God may be to us an angry tyrant from whose judgment we flee, or the pushover parent who will indulge us no matter what we do. But one thing is certain – what we think about God profoundly shapes the way we live.

In his book, The Good and Beautiful God, James Bryan Smith suggests that our particular ideas about God are formed fairly early in life. They get shaped by the narratives and experiences of our family, our society, and the religious circles we’ve been a part of. These understandings of God, “once in place,” writes Smith, “determine much of our behavior” whether they are accurate and helpful or not. “Once these stories are stored in our minds, they stay there largely unchallenged until we die.” It is, therefore, tremendously important that we have in our minds a true picture and understanding of who God is.

Join us for this new series as we look to Scripture to gain a fresh vision of who the living God is. The Bible paints a picture of a God who is pulsing with goodness and power and love and beauty. This is the glorious God that Jesus came to reveal us to. And knowing God’s true character and heart makes all the difference in the world.

Swap Party

February 16th, 2016

Rhythm Team

Listen all ladies – join us February 27th from 6 to 8 pm for a Swap Party! All women 14 and older are welcome. Bring a friend, co-worker, family member or neighbor to partake in the fun!

Bring pieces of clothing, jewelry, shoes, collectibles and/or fun household items that you no longer desire – along with a dessert, appetizer, or beverage in exchange for some ‘beauty bucks’ at the door.

Here how it works. Auction off your items in exchange for beauty bucks so that you can bid and take home whatever items you want that others bring.

The address is 2109 Country Club Prado Rd, Coral Gables, 33134. See you there!