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The Journey of Rhythm

December 12th, 2019

Rhythm Team

Rhythm held its final public gathering on November 17, 2019 after 9 years of communal ministry and mission in Miami. It was an incredible journey for anyone who connected to Rhythm for a period of time – full of the joys and sorrows of life, the pinnacles and pains of community, and the transformations and tensions of discipleship. You can learn more about the leadership’s discernment around closing here.

This website will remain public for a significant portion of 2020 so we have consolidated some of our resources to share and make available – sermon audio, dialogue videos, and discipleship formation.

Feel free to peruse the website, download any resources you want, and share them around!

Transition & Transformation

October 9th, 2019

Rhythm Team

After 9 years of being an expression of God’s church in Miami, Rhythm’s Guidance Team has discerned that the Spirit is leading Rhythm to transition to closing in the fall of 2019. The Guidance Team has sought out guidance, prayer, and resourcing from the two networks Rhythm belongs to (Ecclesia and V3) as well as other outside leaders who have experience in church transitions. We are deeply thankful for the 9 years of faithful and fruitful ministry God has blessed Rhythm with and the hundreds of people who have been impacted by our community.

On October 6, 2019 the Guidance Team shared with Rhythm about the journey of discernment for the congregation closing. Whenever a church closes there is always a mixture of sadness and thankfulness. It is vital to embrace the sadness and grieve the loss well, but at the same time thank God for what he has done and look forward with vision and hope.

So every Sunday between now and November 17, 2019 we will gather as usual to worship, pray, spend time together, and share the Eucharist. But we’re also going to do a lot of storytelling – sharing stories will help us to process the change and celebrate what God has done. We will also be looking at Scriptures that speak to transitions and the transformation God wants to bring in our lives as a result.

We encourage anyone who considers Rhythm to be their home church to proactively engage and “lean in” during this unique season. If you would like more information about the Guidance Team’s discernment around this decision then you can download the Common Questions document.

Bahamas Relief

September 9th, 2019

Rhythm Team

We remember our neighbors in the Bahamas after the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. As an active response to love our neighbors, please consider donating and supporting through the Community Emergency Operations Efforts, a Miami-based grassroots organization working closely with Bahamian partnerships.

Community Emergency Operations Efforts will be accepting the above listed donations through Tuesday, September 10th at 5120 NW 24th Avenue, Miami, 33142 between the hours of 11 am- 6 pm. You may also make a secure donation online at mthsmile.com. Questions? Email lauren@rhythmmiami.com.

Hurricane Dorian

August 29th, 2019

Rhythm Team

Due to worsening conditions of the weather caused by Hurricane Dorian, we are canceling our regular Sunday morning worship for September 1 @ 10:30 am.

If you need help with hurricane shutters or anything else, you can contact Matt or Lauren. Please prepare well and stay safe.

Dialogue Video

June 27th, 2019

Rhythm Team

Rhythm Dialogue | Holistic Healing

 

Episode 1.5

Rhythm is currently in a teaching series called “Love in Public” where we’re exploring what the Bible and Jesus says about justice. In this video, Matt and Lauren interview Nadia Porter from Glory House about seeing Jesus bring miraculous healing to people caught in the sex industry.

About Rhythm Dialogue: Conversation and dialogue seems to be a dying art in many places. We’re trying to cultivate authentic togetherness in Miami through conversation and community. The topics we discuss come from real questions people ask us or areas of faith that we are currently exploring in Rhythm.

If you have a question or idea to contribute, let us know!

Check out other Rhythm Dialogue videos!

Rhythm Dialogue

June 6th, 2019

Rhythm Team

Rhythm Dialogue | Charity vs. Justice

 

Episode 1.3

Rhythm is currently in a teaching series called “Love in Public” where we’re exploring what the Bible and Jesus says about justice. Matt, Lauren, and Tommy talk in this video about the difference between charity and justice. We need both expressions at work and kingdom entrepreneurs who start new initiatives in Miami.

About Rhythm Dialogue: Conversation and dialogue seems to be a dying art in many places. We’re trying to cultivate authentic togetherness in Miami through conversation and community. The topics we discuss come from real questions people ask us or areas of faith that we are currently exploring in Rhythm.

If you have a question or idea to contribute, let us know!

Check out other Rhythm Dialogue videos!

Stations of the Cross

April 3rd, 2019

Rhythm Team

Come walk through the traditional Stations of the Cross, but in a very non-traditional way on Friday, April 19. This is a contemplative and interactive journey with Jesus to the cross through the Coral Way neighborhood. The journey begins in our worship space (5th floor) where you can pray and receive a written guide before walking through the Stations. The Stations will be available 3:00-6:30 pm and usually takes an hour to complete.

Garage parking will not be available at this time, so plan to find street parking in the residential area near the building.

Whole-Life Formation

August 31st, 2018

Rhythm Team

Following Jesus is more than believing the right things and having good information about God. It is a lifestyle of on-going formation by Jesus and in his Way.

Over the years, Rhythm has crafted or adapted various practices, postures, and tools to help people experience whole-life formation in Jesus. Many of these practices are fleshed out in our communal Rhythm of Life.

We become formed over time through our experiences, relationships, and habits. Spiritual practices and holy habits fueled with the energy of Jesus can shape and re-shape our hearts, desires, and lives to reflect Jesus more and more. Our job is to partner with Jesus in our own formation – to put in time, focus, energy, and love.

Each month, we will highlight a practice and/or tool to help you pursue deeper formation in Jesus and his Way. October and November’s practice is Spiritual Friendship.

Spiritual Friendship description and guide

We encourage you to try out the practice, discuss the experience with others, and experience the life of God.

MC Hub

July 20th, 2018

Rhythm Team

As Rhythm prayerfully shifts into a new season of starting Missional Churches this fall, we invite anyone in our community to join us at the next Missional Church Hub (MC Hub) on September 16th to learn more! Missional Churches are a core team of Christians with a specific focus on a neighborhood or network of people in Miami they feel called to love, serve, and share Jesus with by building trusting relationships. MC Hubs are an intentional space for these core teams to be equipped, trained, and encouraged in their calling as they live out God’s mission to make disciples in Miami.

The next MC Hub will be at the Elks Lodge from 12:45- 2:15 after worship on October 28th. Please contact Lauren to let us know you can attend and let us know if you’ll need childcare!

Public Worship Time Change

July 11th, 2018

Rhythm Team

Rhythm is meeting for Public Worship at 9:15 am on Sunday, July 15.

Please join us to watch the World Cup championship game at 11 am at the Center for Social Change (2103 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145)! Bring your own food to eat during the game and we’ll see you there!

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