John Markum

“I AM SIN” Series

What if the things that get us tangled up were more obvious? If we could see sin for what it really is, we might be surprised at how devastating, and how beatable, it really is. Join us at Edgewood on Saturday nights, 5pm, for a series on temptation, sin, guilt, and forgiveness.

We’re very excited to be introducing this sermon series this fall! Knowledge is powerful when applied correctly. So we’re having a frank series that deals with the our sin issues, puts them into the right perspective, and equips people with the right tools to overcome their sin. We wanted to go with a spooky kind of theme for the end of October without it feeling cheesy. Check out this preview video below for a better look at what’s coming.



5 things I want to say to my church family…

  1. I pray for you daily! I love you, and I believe in you and the power God has placed inside of you. My greatest desire is to invest into your potential.
  2. You are not a human being having spiritual experiences. You are a spiritual being having human experiences. Start seeing God everywhere!
  3. Wherever you are with God, I challenge you to take your next step this week. Maybe your next step is joining our church family, getting baptized, serve in a ministry, or tell someone else about your relationship with Christ. Whatever it is, listen to God, and do what He says.
  4. This week our worship team is busting out some incredible new music, I’m delivering a message that’s been on my heart for awhile, and we finish our Re|Church series. Be there at 5pm!
  5. If you are interested in serving in either our nursery or Children;s ministry (Super Church), you must go through a Child Protection Class at Edgewood. We are offering such a class this Sunday at 6pm, at the church.

Church Values

This past Saturday, we talked about the Values that define our church culture that we want to cultivate on Saturday nights. This is not a doctrinal statement. We already have that. This is more for the purpose of describing what kind of church we want to be.

  • We are for People Far from God. Jesus left 99 to find that 1 that was lost. We are intentionally disproportionate toward outreach.
  • We Speak Life. We would rather be known by what we are for, rather than by what we’re against.
  • Found People, Find People. We embody the mission of God to our world, not just on the weekends.
  • We Lead the way in Generosity. We can’t out-give God, but that doesn’t stop us from trying.
  • Faith is an Action. We were saved to serve, not saved to sit.
  • We Belong to a Family. We are each a part of a whole.
  • Nothing worthwhile is Ever Easy/Nothing is Hard for God. We live in audacious faith and trust God to do the impossible.

Most of these statements are already a part of our language, it just feels like it’s time to unite behind these Values together. Expect to see and hear these often. God is working in His church!



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