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Dec 12 2011 The New Poor of Fresno

Time Magazine

Time Magazine just released a short video called The New Poor of Fresno. Much of the footage was taken from around the Susan B. Anthony community where The Well has been doing ministry for years. As we consider the state of our city we must ask how the Gospel and Jesus would have us engage? More

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Dec 1 2011 Cluttered

Melissa Danisi

Clutter: to fill or litter with things in a disorderly manner. Last week I had many things on my to-do list: finish Academy homework, finish my book, work on my paintings, craft, study, pray, rest, sit. Instead, Sunday came around and I had done none of it! Now for some of you, that’s not a big… More

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Nov 29 2011 Advent Devotionals

Andrew Feil

As Christmas time is now upon us, we thought it might be helpful to give you a couple of options of how to celebrate and remember Christ this Christmas season. Attached you will see two different devotionals. Instead of being lead by the marketing and culture of Christmas, we as Christians can help… More

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Nov 20 2011 Mission Christmas Guide

Spiritual Formation Team

As we enter the Christmas season we wanted to give your Life Group a guide that would help you deal with the season. This guide will walk through how materialism holds us back from Jesus and being totally his. Living in His kingdom allows us to be an intentional blessing to others. Enjoy! More

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Nov 18 2011 Where is our Identity?

Sarah Welles

The Spiritual Formation team has the privilege every Tuesday of speaking to the Residency class. We have slowly been walking through The Anatomy of a Disciple and the past couple weeks we have been talking about being morally discerning. Of course my black and white, rule-loving brain thought… More

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Nov 17 2011 Spiritual Growth Self-Assessment

Rick Taylor

What does it mean "...to be like Christ?" "...to be a disciple?" "...to be a mature Christian?" Simple questions; challenging to answer. We're often told, "just read your Bible and pray." The Pharisees did that religiously in Jesus' day and yet He was extremely frustrated with the lack of spiritual… More

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Oct 16 2011 Blue Art Panel : The Anatomy of a Disciple

Chris Hensley

Morally Discerning / Culturally Engaged (Blue) This panel references Jesus loving the Samaritan woman. A woman who was a cultural outcast & judged by the Jews; drawing her water from the well/cistern during the heat of the day. The panel depicts the outcome after the interaction with Jesus. The sun… More

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Oct 13 2011 Finishing What You Started

Sarah Welles

I'm really good at starting things. I get excited, I buy all the necessary supplies, I get the gear I need, feel completely pumped up and then, in 2 weeks, my excitement and motivation slowly starts running out. I get this way with home projects, exercise routines, just to name a few. Heck, I even… More

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Oct 10 2011 What is our calling or vocation?

Andrew Feil

For one of my masters classes we watched a video that I thought was worth sharing. As we talked a couple of weeks ago about understanding what it means to be Sacrifically Generous and an Intentional Blessing this video falls right in line. Let's reconsider what our calling and our vocation is! God… More

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Oct 9 2011 Green Art Panel : The Anatomy of a Disciple

Chris Hensley

Relationally Healthy / Inclusive Community (Green) This panel references Jesus washing the disciples feet in regards to being relationally healthy. Our faith is practical. The panel focus is on the foot; an unattractive, dirty body part. Feet that would have been covered in dirt, animal dung… More

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