Why We Gather Part 5: Community

We live in a time of great independence in every area of life, but I see it most expressed in the church.  Everything ranging from our thinking we would be able to function as “an island”, to our issues of …

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Living On Purpose Part 1: The Breaking Point

Five years ago, I was running my own business, had recently started leading a church and had three kids under the age of five.  I was living day-to-day, in a constant state of “fire-fighting”, neglecting my family,  really busy but …

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Why We Gather Part 4: Priesthood of All Believers

Levitical Priesthood One of the realities of living in the new covenant is that it is no longer only the Levitical priesthood that are able to participate in worship, service and bringing offerings to the Lord.  As many directions as …

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Why We Gather Part 3: Worship

I really appreciated the definition of worship from the guys at Austin Stone church: Biblical worship is the full-life response-head, heart, and hands- to who God is and what He has done. @asworship The totality of worship in the life …

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From The Feed

Alliston dinners serving up ‘community’– Alliston Herald An Alliston woman has turned her life around and, with a little help from friends, is helping dish out hope. How to tell a story: Donald Miller (Free Ebook) I’m not entirely comfortable …

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Why We Gather Part 2: Word

Last week I started to post on some values that surround why we gather.  What are the pillars we are looking for as we gather?  What is God’s intent for us as we gather as a community?  And if God’s …

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Easter Sermon: Noah & Easter

With all the internet buzz surrounding the Noah film, we decided to take the opportunity and build a bridge to the gospel for those who saw the film. We had a great turn out and some responding to the gospel …

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Why We Gather Part 1: Don’t Neglect

In the last year at ACF, we’ve been talking a lot about doing church life simply.  There are 3 specific things we want to do really well:  1) Our mission at The Well, which is the cafe we run on …

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The two greatest days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.

mark twain
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From The Feed

Glimpses of Hope in The Grand Budapest Hotel: Mike Cosper for TGC The world is a lonely and hostile place. People find themselves wandering through it in isolation, searching for connections that matter and last. As C. S. Lewis famously described …

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Why We Did A Survey

In the past few weeks we have been collecting, reading through and following up on the results of a survey we sent out to our ACF family. Over the past weeks I’ve had a few people ask me, “Why are we …

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You will not find the warrior, the poet, the philosopher, or the Christian by staring into his eyes as if he were your mistress: better fight beside him, read with him, argue with him, pray with him.

C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
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From The Feed

The Busy Trap- New York Times If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are. It’s become the default response when you ask anyone …

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I Came Back

Photo Credit: Bradley Castaneda Four Months Ago After four months of taking a break from Facebook, Twitter and the blog world, I’ve decided to come back. I can hear a few of you saying right now, “we knew you’d come back, …

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