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Jesus once said that he came to bring and offer the fullest version of life possible (John 10). In the Bible we see people flourish when they encounter Jesus no matter their past, struggles, or season of life.
God has always intended for people to live in fruitful relationship not only with him, but with others. Without other people, we cannot become who we are called to be or do what He has called us to do. These relationships are meant to be a reflection of God Himself, who exists in perfect, eternal relationship as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. “God is love, and whoever abides in love, abides in God.” (1 John 4:16)
In Christ, we are perfectly loved, eliminating our fear and pride. He binds our wounds and remakes our hearts. In relationship, there is no longer a need to use others because we have everything we need in Christ. Like God, we can relate to others by giving and receiving, never taking or hoarding or flinching. Not because the world is suddenly safe, but because He always is.
Over the next six weeks, we will be asking God to help us flourish in the seasons of life we currently find ourselves in and how we can support the flourishing of others who are in different seasons. Download the resources below to help go deeper in the material and cultivate a flourishing life.
April 15 – Flourish in God
April 22 – Flourish in Grief
April 29 – Flourish in Family
May 6 – Flourish in Singleness
May 13 – Flourish in Marriage
May 20 – Flourishing Community
May 27 – Storytelling
What does it look like to walk in the way of Jesus as a family? How can we create a sense of home that honors the best of where we come from and embraces the emerging challenges and opportunities of life in the 21st century?
Rhythm and other Miami churches are excited to partner together for an incredible workshop designed specifically for families living in the greater Miami area on Saturday, April 28.
Mark and Lisa Scandrette are co-founders of ReIMAGINE: A Center for Integral Christian Practice and the authors of Belonging & Becoming: Creating a Thriving Family Culture. They lead an annual series of retreats, workshops, and projects designed to help participants apply spiritual wisdom to everyday life. For twenty-five years they have devoted themselves to creates community, offering hospitality, and inviting transformation in at-risk neighborhoods. They live in the Mission District of San Francisco and have three young adult children. Mark is also the author of Practicing the Way of Jesus and together they are coauthors of the book, FREE: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most.
It’s easy to get stuck reacting to the unhelpful patterns in family life. And it’s tempting to mirror the default values of safety, security, self-focus, and material success that have characterized our culture. We know that simplistic, rule-based, and one-sized fits all approaches won’t work. Now more than ever, we need a vision for family that is creative, intentional, soulful, and globally aware.
Families come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you have children, hope to have children, parent solo or with a partner, your household can be a place of belonging and becoming, where each person feels safe, cared for and loved, and is supported to develop who they are for the good of the world.
We believe everyone is uniquely called to the mission of God and we believe mission happens in our city, not just during short-term trips overseas. But how do you know what or where you are called to? We long to awaken dreams and give everyone the resources they need to live out their calling.
The Calling Lab is a platform to help you discover your calling, to set aside a day to hear from God and be sent into that mission. Perhaps it’s to a specific people group, a neighborhood, your campus or your workplace.
On Saturday, June 16th, we are partnering with the Underground Network in Tampa to have the Calling Lab facilitated for the Rhythm community.