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.
At the beginning of the Lion King, as Simba is born, there is the famous moment where all the animals of the Pride Land gather together for the presentation ceremony. Rafiki holds up the young cub for all to see and celebrate. It’s a powerful moment that sums up what every new parent wants to do with their baby, to hold them high for all to see and marvel. As Veritas celebrates baby dedications, each new baby in our church family will be held before the congregation; but a baby dedication is not a presentation ceremony.
God is changing mens’ lives through the Refuge Minstry, a disciple-making program that gives former addicts a knowledge of their true identity in Christ. They have been delivered from addiction into a life with God.
We took up a donation after the earthquake. Through the money that we sent over, they were able to delivered corrugated steel for the rebuilding of his village.
A team of people from Veritas flew to Nepal in early October for a ten day vision trip in Nepal to minister and experience the culture. Here are photos and reflections from the trip so far.
For these families, it’s less about doing good and more about pointing people to what God is doing with his church. Adoption retells the church’s redemption story, an ongoing drama about a God who welcomes the displaced into his family and fathers them as his own children. Here is a closer look at these families. The Andrades talk about the joys and challenges of fostering. The Martins use their transracial adoption experience to paint a picture of God’s church. The Scheutzows talk about infertility and God’s miraculous intervention.
Christopher Stollar on his book “The Black Lens,” Christians in the arts, and how Stollar’s profits will benefit anti-human trafficking organizations like She Has A Name.