The team’s main task is to explore existing ministries on the ground with the aim of identifying those that Veritas can work with long-term. In addition to providing immediate relief to physical and other needs to refugees, Veritas wants to be a part of that far-reaching, long-lasting work of making disciples who will make disciples. Pray that the team will be guided to a ministry with this same vision, and that together we can accomplish this task.
The hope in creating a group for the homeless was to offer what others more easily get out of community group–accountability, fellowship, discipleship, growth. But since the group has taken off, the co-leaders Joel Franck and Kelly Coville have observed special characteristics that this group displays, perhaps more powerfully than any other community group at Veritas: authenticity, hunger for God’s Word, and true accountability.
Service and mercy coordinators at Veritas agree that our neighborhoods need the church to be engaged for the long-haul.
“Coming Home” is a sermon series at Veritas Community Church about the parables in Luke 15.
Patrick Knable was installed as an elder at the Short North congregation on April 24th. Here is a little bit about him.
Through much prayer, discussion, and the approval and affirmation with elders and members of Veritas, we are excited to move forward with and celebrate a number of leadership transitions!
Over the past year and a half, we’ve seen God do an incredible stirring of raising up that passion within our people, a greater and deeper sense of going to the nations and preaching the gospel to the lost cross-culturally.
As a young and growing church, Veritas is made up of members from a wide spectrum of church back grounds. Some grew up in traditional denominations, others have always gone to contemporary churches, while for many more Veritas is your first church home. The diversity of all these backgrounds and experiences can make how we observe church tradition challenging both individually and corporately. One tradition we are asked about is the church calendar and how we observe Ash Wednesday and Lent.
The way Christians define “other” should run deeper than our birth certificates or the passports we keep. Embodying the Spirit of Christ, Christians should move toward those who are different. This article reminds Christians about our true identity and mission in the midst growing fear about the fate of America and the world.
Our volunteers get to the building hours early to set up a full worship band and enough curtains and coffee equipment to welcome over 250 people, along with an excellent kids space where we shepherd over 70 kids to love and follow Jesus. As exhausting as it can be to set up and tear down every week, it is beautiful to see a church family where the norm has become for people to serve and not just consume.