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sunday recap

July 14, 2014 — Leave a comment

After a stay/vacation, it’s harder to reconnect with Social Media than you might think! I’m still getting back in the swing of things after being gone a couple weeks ago, but things are moving at SLW! Here’s a quick Sunday Recap from yesterday:

From the Message:

We took some time to unpack a bit of the unbelievable sight of heaven from John’s perspective in video images.023Revelation 4 & 5. If you missed it, the podcast will be available here soon.

Some observations from John’s vision of Heaven:

:: God is in control now.

:: Jesus is powerful now.

:: Heaven is active now.

What part of life would you live differently if you were living like this were true?

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Sunday Recap

June 22, 2014 — Leave a comment

Today was a great day of celebration and excitement at SLW. Here’s the rundown:

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Pastor Jesse launched our Summer message series, Summer Road Trip. Here are some of the message highlights (the message will be on the SLW Podcast soon):


A life of faith is a journey of adventure. Too many of us are living out our faith in safe, unadventurous ways…

Spiritual “Road Tripping…”

… Is less about the destination and more about the journey.

…Is less about enduring and more about developing.

…is less about going alone and more about going together.


To get the most out of this road trip, we’ll need:

  • A full tank (How are we being filled with the things of God?)
  • Good tunes (Where do we hear God; how are we staying tuned into his heart?)
  • An adventurous spirit (Is there room in our routine for adventure?)
  • A willingness to do crazy things (Will we Live S.E.N.T. — Seek God; Eat Together; Needs–Meed Them; Tell the story?)

Join us throughout the summer as we enjoy “Unbelievable Sights, Unexpected Detours, and Unscripted Connections” together.

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June 5, 2014 — Leave a comment

CSpringsWhat if God could provide an opportunity for you to spend several days in an environment solely focused on helping you discern some of how God has wired you? A place where qualified people interact with and observe in order to speak into your life?

These opportunities regularly occur for those who think God might be leading them to lead in planting a new church.

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We recently posted the above photo (you can download the .pdf version here) at — it’s a different way of looking at the church planting process within The Wesleyan Church and serves as a good reminder that seeing new churches come to fruition is a continuous journey and an adventure.

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In a new church (and established ones, too), there are moments when the organism of the local church or the individuals we’re given stewardship of need to be allowed to work some things out on their own–there are teachable moments and developmental opportunities that would be stifled by too swift a rescue or intervention.

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