John Markum

“Redeeming Ruth” series

The right person can change everything. This is a series that deals with loneliness, discouragement, rejection, friendship, faithfulness, hope, and restoration. No different than the story of many of us, and the preferred future God has for us in Christ. Join us for three weeks as we look into one of the shortest stories in the Bible and gain new perspective into your own story. For every person that has worked hard, experienced set backs, or just thought that they would be somewhere else in life, this series is for you.

Begins Saturday, December 3, 5pm at Edgewood.



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!



“Jesus Tribe”

“You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. You once were not a people, but now are the people of God.” 1 Peter 2:9-10

Beginning this Saturday, 6pm, at Edgewood’s Saturday night service, a series about the people of God: the Church. We are God’s own people and we are on mission. We are not a people of this world. And for 5 weeks, we reconnect with the one another and the holy calling God has placed on us.

It will be a series full of vision for where God’s leading us, passionate worship, and bold steps of faith as a church. Don’t miss this week!



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