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.
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.