As we continue to plan and prepare for our launch next Easter, we've begun a series that will serve to lay down some solid foundational truths as to who we are and what we do as a church. The series is Ology.
The definition of Ology is "the knowledge of." We titled it this because we are focusing on the most essential parts of the church. But we are not simply pulling our "ology" out of thin air. Rather we are focusing on these truths from a Biblical perspective. If we truly want to be a "life giving, gospel centered church", then we have to know what that truly mean and it has to be based off of Scripture.
Here's a look into the topics we will be discussing:
Join us as we explore through these important topics and develop the Swerve DNA.
NETWORK SUMMIT NOTES | Part 1
My wife and I were able to fly down to OKC for the Network Summit at LifeChurch.tv. Below you can catch a video recap of everything that went down.
Over the next few week we will share a few of the notes that were taken from some of the sessions at the Summit. We really hope that it inspires you! To the Swerve Church team, I hope that in the near future you will be able to take the flight with us to the next Summit so that we can learn and be inspired together.
FIRST GATHERING OF THE FALL
What a phenomenal time at our first gathering of the fall! We gathered at Irving Square Park right here in Bushwick for a time of prayer, encouragement from the Bible, fun and games, and some vision for where we're going.
If you weren't able to make it here are a few of the highlights:
Definitely be on the lookout as we will continue to gather more regularly. Look forward to receiving emails about times, locations, and what to expect. Another great way to connect is via our Launch Team Facebook Group page.
Look forward to seeing you at one our upcoming gatherings!
TRIP TO CONNECTICUT
Swerve took a trip to Hamden, Connecticut to visit our good friends and fellow Network Church, Frontline! We had a great time just spending some time together, having fun in the pool and eating out. We used this trip as an opportunity to get to know each other more, but also as a spiritual investment as we spent time in God's Word and in prayer. Sunday we were able to help set up church since Frontline meets at Hamden Middle School.
I was so happy to catch up with some great friends. After, Elly invited us over to enjoy the most delicious home-cooked meal that you could ever have! I'm so thankful to have people like this that truly care, love and believe in what we're doing here in Bushwick. God has really placed around some amazing people providing incredible encouragement and support.
Be sure to keep Pastor Rick and the team at Frontline in prayer as they are doing a great work in Hamden leading people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. I'm so proud to call them friends!
Whoever finds God, finds life!
We're excited to be hosting our first ever Christmas Party. We're doing it Potluck style! This will serve as a great opportunity to gather together, meet new people, eat good food, and enjoy each others company.
There's a lot of stuff on tap. Here's what you can expect.
We could really use your help getting the word out. Please invite like crazy. Invite your friends, neighbors, and family. Be sure to share as well via your social media outlets. You can also share the Swerve Church Facebook page. We have a special page set up on the website with all the details as well here.
Here's all you need to know:
WHEN: Saturday December 13
TIME: 7 PM
WHERE: Express Yourself Barista Bar (82 Central Ave.)
Be sure to join us and bring a dish or dessert to share with everyone. It's sure to be a fun time!
Swerve is a new church plant coming to Bushwick in Brooklyn.
Swerve Church 2014 Update
Launch Team BBQ
We had a great time at the Swerve Church Launch Team BBQ at Irving Square Park! It was an evening of food, fun and friendship! We we able to discuss one of our core values which is that we will do anything short of sin to reach people far from God. We're making plans for our next outing! Stay posted! Be sure to sign up if you'd like to be a part of the launch team. Or contact us if you'd like some more info.
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