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My Story with Grief
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Speaker: Matt Boda

Aug 18/19

My name is Matt and it’s a privilege to share my story of grief at Foothills this weekend. Pretty much all of us have a grief history – a Book of Grief, if you will - because we all, in a variety of ways, have experienced the pain and power of grief in our lives. Often we think of grief as the loss of a beloved family member or friend, but grief comes in many forms. A separation or divorce, a loss of mobility due to injury, retirement, release from employment, infertility, change in finances, leaving home, empty nesting, a move or transfer to another city. In truth, any change can bring grief. This weekend I invite you to listen as I open up five chapters from my book of grief to encourage you on your journey with Christ. 

Matt serves as Lead Pastor at RockPointe Church in Calgary. He and Jamie have five daughters, four son-in-laws, three granddaughters and three grandsons. Matt has served in pastoral and denominational leadership roles in Canada and the US, including here at Foothills from 1991-96. He loves hanging with family and friends, giving talks about the most important stuff in life and seeing leaders increase their influence. His life’s mission is to honour and influence others in company with those he loves. 

 

Invest, Invite, Inspire

Speaker:  Pastor Clint Mix

June 9/10, 2018

Scripture: Romans 12:1-8

My Church! 

JFK boldly challenged the American people with the proclamation: “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”

Romans 12 reminds us not to buy into the patterns of our culture but, rather, to be continually transformed by renewing how we think and act. Let us align our thoughts and actions with Christ and his Kingdom values! I pray for a transformation in our hearts and minds so that we can can ask what we can do for our church family, not what our church family can do for us. This requires stepping out of a culture that puts the words "church" and "shopping" together and stepping into a journey that Transforms how we invest, invite, and inspire those around us to be more like Jesus. 

This is My (our!) Church! Together we can Invest in it, Invite others to it and Inspire others to participate in our Transforming Journey. I can't wait for you to join us in worship this weekend!