Setting the Pace for a Marathon

Marathon runners aren’t born, they’re made.  That is to say, anyone who wants to run a marathon needs to train their body to build endurance for such a long race.  The apostle Paul compares the life of discipleship to a marathon.  And like a marathon, a life of discipleship takes training as well. Running Too …

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How to Resource a U-Turn

Chapter seven of the U-Turn Church says that “there are Pew-Sitters and Heavy Hitters in the kingdom of God.  A U-Turn church will call people to…take up the basin and towel and wash feet just as Jesus called us to do.”  Here at Horizon we recognize that following the call of Jesus to make new …

How the U-Turn Is Guided by God’s Mission

Chapter three of the U-Turn Church says that “every congregation that wants to make a world-impacting U-Turn needs to put their vision into words that their church members understand.”  Here at Horizon we express the mission of God’s church in four simple ideas: See Jesus, Know Jesus, Serve Jesus, Share Jesus. Play Ball! Sometimes it …

I Rejoiced with Those Who Said to Me, “Let Us Go to the House of the LORD”

Psalm 122 opens with an invitation to worship.  It is an invitation saturated in joy and gladness.  My 6 year-old reminds me of this every Sunday when I see her race into church before worship, give hugs and high-fives to people, and laugh with other children.  Quite often one of the songs we sing in …

A New Measuring Stick?

The Church & Mission One of the reminders we see in the U-Turn Church book is to celebrate what we see God doing.  We know and believe that God is active in this world.  We believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in the hearts of people within our community.  The task of the …