Sarah Arthur & Erin F. Wasinger
"The Year of Small Things"
Speaking & Signing
Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 PM
Join us for a night of community. Hear from authors Sarah Arthur & Erin F. Wasinger. Have them sign your copy of "The Year of Small Things." Enjoy some snacks & coffee. Be encouraged and challenged to do small acts of radical faith.
Free tickets available
In Our Backyard
Speaking & Signing
Monday, May 1 at 7:00 PM
Modern slavery is happening all around you--and you can be part of the solution. Join us and Our Sisters (www.oursisters.org) as we will hear Nita Belles speak on her new book, In Our Backyard. Free tickets available
Through true stories and expertise from her many years of boots-on-the-ground experience, anti-trafficking expert Nita Belles teaches you everything you need to know about human trafficking in the United States, helping you identify risk factors, take practical steps to keep your loved ones and neighbors safe from predators, and recognize trafficking around you in order to help fight it.
Nita Belles is the managing director of the nonprofit In Our Backyard and the regional director of Central Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans (OATH). She works across the nation, helping victims and survivors of human trafficking, and raising awareness about modern slavery. She holds a masters degree in theology with a concentration in women's concerns.
Senior Discount Day
1st Wednesday of Each Month
Hope in the Last Days
Speaking & Signing
Monday, May 8, 2017
Join us to hear Dave Williams, America's Pacesetting Life Coach, speak and signing his latest book, "Hope in the Last Days."
"Hope in the Last Days" reveals, based on prophecy fulfilled and yet to be fulfilled, that very shortly the world will reel into its deepest hour of torment and agony. Dave Williams encourages you with the truth of how coming events will affect you and your loved ones and what God has planned as a way of escape for followers of Jesus Christ.
Dave is a teacher, trainer, and author. He coaches church leaders, business leaders, and followers of Christ on how to live a pacesetting life. Dave served over 30 years as pastor of Mount Hope Church in Lansing, MI and developed The Art of Pacesetting Leadership course. His three-pronged approach—spiritual, attitudinal, and practical—has transformed people into extraordinarily successful leaders in every field of endeavor.
Rob Kendall Book Signing
Breaking the Broken: Debunking the Myth of Social Justice
Thursday, May 18 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Join us for a book signing for Breaking the Broken at Baker Book House.
Feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, visit the sick and those in prison…these words of Jesus have been used to set up tens of thousands of programs that spend billions of dollars, but are we serving according to His call? Did Jesus just want us to meet every need we encounter or could there be more to the story? Is it possible that we have misapplied this passage?
Christians mean well, but often don’t use a biblical model when serving the poor. The majority of our services are not helping and often bring additional pain and suffering to the very people we have been called to serve. So what do we do? How do we help? Thankfully, God provided answers these questions.
God had a plan. God’s plan was established in the Garden of Eden, formalized in the Law and used throughout the rest of Scripture. God’s plan was reinforced by Jesus and taught by Paul. God’s plan provides dignity, value and purpose to the least of these. God’s plan brings life and healing. Breaking the Broken, Debunking the Myth of Social Justice is a thorough study of God’s plan.
When Jesus healed the sick or fed the hungry, His service ended in a natural result. Lives were changed and those He served followed Him. By serving the poor according to God’s plan, they will find a God who loves them for today, as well as eternity and they will want to follow Him.
The Growing Roots
Live Christian Americana Music
Friday, May 19 at 7:00 PM
We are The Growing Roots. In our music and in our lives, we strive to be rooted only in Jesus Christ our savior, so that we can always be growing and bearing fruit for His kingdom.
Privilege is Real: A discussion with Ken Wytsma
Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00PM
Join us for evening of discussion on the topic of white privilege. Ken Wytsma says that privilege isn't just an interesting topic or hotly debated issue, but a deeply religious subject.
Free Tickets Available.
Ken Wytsma is a leader, communicator, the lead pastor at Antioch Church in Bend, Oregon, and social entrepreneur. In 2010, he founded The Justice Conference - it introduces many to conversations and organizations related to biblical justice.
In his book, The Myth of Equality (releases June 2017, InterVarsity Press), Ken Wytsma hopes that it can serve as an introduction for people who feel that something is wrong, are looking for a way to understand the roots of racism in America, or are looking for language to make sense of their experience.