This week becuase of Thanksgiving we won't be meeting at our regular Thursday night spot. Instead we'll be gathering Wednesday at the new Stone Brewery tasting room downtown . Some of us, (w/ kids), we'll there at 5:30'ish, come then or any time after. According to Stone, since they do not serve food, you are more than welcome to bring in your own. See you then…
Where: (right next door & directly north of the Santa Fe Depot)
1202 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
When: This Wednesday the 27th, anytime after 5:30
Join us for a 6-week series/study/practice/family time, Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:00, Nov 7th through Dec 12th, at Will & Tina's house, M2i, East Village. The format each evening will be a shared dinner then the study; the goal is to become skilled at 3 things: (1) how to ask for & listen to someone’s story/spiritual journey, (2) how to tell our story, especially in relation to God, (3) how to tell God’s grand story.
Here’s a further description from the Living & Telling curriculum site we’ll be using:
You have a story to tell. Did you know that? From the moment you took your first breath, your life began to unfold as a series of stories that make up who you are today. And then, when your story merged with God’s great story, you became part of God’s grander plan for the unfolding story of the kingdom.
Do you know how to share your story with others? Do you know how to invite others into God’s greater story for their lives? The Living and Telling curriculum can prepare you and others to share the hope of God’s story through the simplicity of connecting through story and dialogue
The Living & Telling six-session curriculum offers a story-based approach to personal evangelism. You might wonder why we take that approach.
Well, one reason is that stories have always been with us. Our ancestors told stories to retain the oral tradition of their history when the printing press didn’t yet exist. The Bible is one long story that spans the beginning to the end of time. Jesus told stories to connect the people who followed him to the good news of the kingdom.
Even today, we are surrounded by stories through books, movies, blogs, reality TV, and the news. We connect with others in conversation usually through the sharing of stories. Stories are so much a part of us; they’re practically programmed into our DNA.
What’s more, our stories reveal a lot about our search for God. Whether we know it or not, we begin this search early in life as we look high and low for the peace that will truly satisfy us. Every person’s story includes this search for peace—which is really a search for God—and this search often results in one form or another of the five key motivational themes:
- Theme 1: Peace, satisfaction, or freedom from anxiety
- Theme 2: Success, significance, or finding one’s purpose in life
- Theme 3: Love, friendship, or freedom from loneliness
- Theme 4: Security, forgiveness, or an overall sense of well being
- Theme 5: Joy, happiness, or enjoyment of life
Can you identify the core motivational theme at work in your life before you found the peace that comes through Jesus Christ? Can you identify the core motivational themes at work right now in the lives of those around you? Might knowing someone’s core motivational theme affect the way you relate and share the hope of Christ with them?
The Living and Telling curriculum, in its story-based approach to personal evangelism, begins with these few basic principles. And over the course of six sessions, you and your group members not only learn these story basics and apply them to your own lives, but you also learn how to connect to others’ stories and share the greater story of God with them in natural, meaningful ways.
Address: 1050 Island Avenue, Unit 501, SD, 92101 – For more details email or call 858.344.4177. For planning purposes, please let us know if you're hoping to attend, thanks!
“Follow Me!” Jesus said these words to twelve men, 2,000 years ago and it changed the world. Today, we are given the same invitation: “Follow Me.” It’s an invitation to real life, the life God created us to live, and it’s the secret of true happiness. Following Jesus takes trust and courage, and it is the answer for those who are tired of just existing…join us for this series over the next couple of months as we explore this unique & special call of Jesus…
Starting Sunday September 1st, 2013
This coming Monday the 19th of August, our community is invited to attend the Padres vs. Philly game free of charge, courtesy of Will & Jan English. There is a limited amount of tickets (though can possibly get more) so please contact Will 858-243-4356 or Jan 858-204-9361 asap if planning to attend.
It's a 7:10 game & we might meet for dinner beforehand.
See you there…
This Sunday, 7.28, Icon will be gathering for our Sunday service w/ our brotha's & sista's from Anchor Gaslamp and Kaleo churches. We'll be continuing our series on Psalms, with discussion on Psalm 57, "A Song for the Blues." Here's the info on the service:
Time: 11:30 am
Place: 705 16th Street, SD 92101 / (our former location at the Snowflake Building)
Childcare: nursery age
See you there….
This Summer… Prayer through the life of David
What is Prayer?
How can we pray through different parts of our story?
How does prayer shape different parts of our lives?
What can we learn from 'The Man After God's Own Heart'?
How do the Psalms shed light on the Gospel?
Through July & August four churches in San Diego will be discussing these questions and much more, as we work through the life of David and the Psalms he wrote in those times… We will be instructed by the 'man after God's own heart' on how to pray and how to look forward to our hope and savior Jesus Christ through the Psalms.
7.07: A Song for the King – Psalm 23
7.14: A Song for Enemies – Psalm 52
7.21: A Song for Rejoicing – Psalm 34
7.28: A Song for the Blues – Psalm 57
8.04: A Song for Rescue – Psalm 18
8.11: A Song for Repentance – Psalm 51
8.18: A Song for Forgiveness – Psalm 32
8.25: A Song for Protection – Psalm 63
Strengthen your family by strengthening your marriage! Join us for this marriage strengthening event!
The Art of Marriage consists of six video sessions and an accompanying manual that provides couples with projects to help apply the principles taught during each session. $50 per couple, military discounts and scholarships available. Childcare is provided by request. Please RSVP by June 25thby filling out the form below or to email@example.com or 619-232-7513.
More Info on the Art of Marriage Series: http://theartofmarriage.com/
Sunday Morning: Church Service 10am.
Sunday Afternoon: BBQ 2pm.
Both will be at Casa Kirby
4261 Aloha Place 92103
park on Witherby
619 339 9843
Bring to BBQ:
-a side dish or appetizer to share
-adult beverages to share
-main dish for grilling for yourself and family (if burgers or dogs, bring buns too)
We will provide:
You can stay and hang after church if you don't want to go anywhere, or you can leave and come back.
The official BBQ festivities won't start until 2pm.
Invite anyone you want. Just let them know the 2pm start time.
Hope to see you there….