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Summer Worship Series: Starting Over & Digging Deeper

Merger 4This series is based on a book called It’s Not What You Think: Why Christianity Is about So Much More than Going to Heaven When You Die by Jefferson Bethke. He challenges the church to think about what we believe and why. Our call is to nurture a relationship with Jesus that shows through what we say and do – not to follow rules and go through the motions. What does authentic faith look like today?

It is definitely worth reading his book this summer.  It’s Not What You Think is Click to buy your copy of It's Not What You Think in the Bible Gateway Storeavailable in local bookstores, online from a variety of sites, or directly from the author. To learn more:

  • Click here to see the book’s promotional video.
  • Click here for an interview with Bethke by Jonathan Peterson of Bible Gateway.

It’s also worth learning more about the author. Bethke rocked many people’s views of the church when he unleashed his 2012 slam poetry video, “Why I Hate Religion, but Love Jesus.” It had been viewed over 16 million times in the first two weeks of release and generated 64,000 comments. Find out why: