"…to the praise of the glory of His grace…" Ephesians 1:6

Sermons on Urban Ministry Conference

The Beauty and Goodness of God in Sexuality: Cultural Myths, the Purpose of the Body, and Where True Happiness is Found

Speaker: Jared Tabor Breakout Scriptures used: 1 Cor 6:12-20 To have a clear vision of God we must know the ways we can be blinded, understand the purpose of why the way we use our bodies matters, and also develop patterns of life that bring happiness instead of death. Suggested Resources: Divine Sex by Jonathan…

Purity Culture Myths

Rachel Welcher Breakout We reexamine purity culture teachings about virginity, lust, modesty, and marriage alongside Scripture and the Christian call to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Recommended Resources: Making All Things New by David Powlison Rid of My Disgrace by Justin and Lindsay…

Love is not the Same as Sex

Evan Welcher Breakout Session Scriptures used: Colossians 3:1-15 We live in a hyper-sexualized world where sex is held up as the ultimate sign of love. What happens when one’s spouse is unable to have sex? What happens when sex is outside of God’s will for you? Dying and hiding in Christ truly liberated us. Recommended…

Talking with Kids about Sexuality

Miriam Boone Workshop helping to encourage discussions with children about sexuality. This was helpful for parents and volunteers in our church who may encounter children with curious questions.   Suggested Resources : For Kids Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth God Made All of Me by Justin & Lindsey Holcomb I…

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