One of the most powerful components of Jesus’ ministry was its dynamic nature. Jesus was literally the word of God ‘enfleshed.’ The word made flesh. Everything about his ministry was embodied and on the move. Jesus’ words (preaching and teaching) were powerful largely because they were rooted in a life of love-filled action and practice. How do your faith, your beliefs, your life inside of the church relate to your daily life? Are they connected, consistent? When it comes to living the life that God longs for us to lead, striving to live like Christ in a way that spurs others “to go and do likewise” is what it’s all about.
God’s love “makes sense out of nonsense,” turns “nothing to something” and transforms “death to life.”
Scott Chrostek grew up at Birmingham First and is now a pastor at Resurrection Downtown, a campus of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Before life in the church, Scott spent five years working in the field of investments. Scott completed his M. Div. at Duke Divinity School and has served the church as an ordained elder for ten years. Scott launched RezDowntown in 2009, and it has grown dramatically ever since. He is active as a coach and mentor to church planters across the country and spends time speaking with young adults about finding life at work. He lives with his wife, Wendy, and their son, Freddy, in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
How do we live out our life of faith collectively? What is our purpose and how do people shift from surface level interest in the church to deeply committed?
Everybody has a part to play in changing the world. What is God calling you to do, personally?
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Lunch & Corn Hole Tournament
Red Coat Tavern Food Truck
*Scholarship support is available.
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Phone – 248-646-1200 ext. 3155