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Core Teachings

 Baptism is a wonderful, mysterious, and significant part of a Christian's journey with Jesus.  There are many different beliefs, practices, and teachings on the subject of baptism.  This message summarizes Vanchurch's perspective on this important issue.

Baptism is a wonderful, mysterious, and significant part of a Christian's journey with Jesus.  There are many different beliefs, practices, and teachings on the subject of baptism.  This message summarizes Vanchurch's perspective on this important issue.

 Three lessons from 2014 about Vanchurch adding an instrumental worship experience.  This is not "core teaching" in terms of the the gospel.  On the other hand, it is a significant issue to our denominational heritage, and thus fits in this space on our website.

Three lessons from 2014 about Vanchurch adding an instrumental worship experience.  This is not "core teaching" in terms of the the gospel.  On the other hand, it is a significant issue to our denominational heritage, and thus fits in this space on our website.

 The challenges we face as a church and a denomination center around the tension between the exciting future God has for us and the issues of change required to go there.  This series explores that very tension: Issues of Change for an Exciting Future.

The challenges we face as a church and a denomination center around the tension between the exciting future God has for us and the issues of change required to go there.  This series explores that very tension: Issues of Change for an Exciting Future.

 A new look at these familiar chapters of the first book of the Bible.  Very few sections of scripture have had more confusion, division, and disagreement than these.  We believe they describe an amazing God who is crazy about his creation.

A new look at these familiar chapters of the first book of the Bible.  Very few sections of scripture have had more confusion, division, and disagreement than these.  We believe they describe an amazing God who is crazy about his creation.

 This is an important series as we look into how we read, understand, interpret, and apply the Bible.  Using the example of Old Testament animal sacrifice, we observe the reality of how, even in scripture, God meets us where we are.

This is an important series as we look into how we read, understand, interpret, and apply the Bible.  Using the example of Old Testament animal sacrifice, we observe the reality of how, even in scripture, God meets us where we are.

 Another series on our relationship with the Bible, this is an extensive study in Bible Class format looking into why scripture is difficult to understand, and some practical tools on how to use scripture responsibly and effectively.

Another series on our relationship with the Bible, this is an extensive study in Bible Class format looking into why scripture is difficult to understand, and some practical tools on how to use scripture responsibly and effectively.

 A one-time sermon from May of 2016 expressing some important pieces of vision and direction for us as a church.  While it is impossible to summarize in one sermon, this is a big-picture description of who we are as Vancouver Church of Christ.

A one-time sermon from May of 2016 expressing some important pieces of vision and direction for us as a church.  While it is impossible to summarize in one sermon, this is a big-picture description of who we are as Vancouver Church of Christ.


Archived teachings

  Five messages from Luke 13-15 as Jesus explains the kind of Kingdom he is establishing.

Five messages from Luke 13-15 as Jesus explains the kind of Kingdom he is establishing.

  Lent 2018 series from the book of Luke.

Lent 2018 series from the book of Luke.

    Three messages on giving from the winter of 2018.

Three messages on giving from the winter of 2018.

  Advent series 2017 -- "lyrics of scripture" and the music of our hearts around the subject of the birth of Christ.

Advent series 2017 -- "lyrics of scripture" and the music of our hearts around the subject of the birth of Christ.

  Four lessons from Luke chapter 9 about what "King Jesus" values most.

Four lessons from Luke chapter 9 about what "King Jesus" values most.

  Three lessons from Luke 8 on how Jesus is truly the master over all.

Three lessons from Luke 8 on how Jesus is truly the master over all.

  Five messages from the opening verses of Luke 8 -- learning about what a Jesus follower looks like.

Five messages from the opening verses of Luke 8 -- learning about what a Jesus follower looks like.

  Luke chapter 7 -- Who was Jesus, really?    

Luke chapter 7 -- Who was Jesus, really?

 

  A Look at Luke's version of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount from Luke chapter six.

A Look at Luke's version of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount from Luke chapter six.

  "Easter leftovers" from 2017

"Easter leftovers" from 2017

  Lent Series 2017 -- God makes beautiful things out of our lives

Lent Series 2017 -- God makes beautiful things out of our lives

  Continuing in Luke -- Chapters 3 and 4

Continuing in Luke -- Chapters 3 and 4

  Second series in Luke, these three messages look at the remainder of Luke's first two chapters.

Second series in Luke, these three messages look at the remainder of Luke's first two chapters.

  Advent series 2016 -- also the beginning of our journey through the book of Luke.

Advent series 2016 -- also the beginning of our journey through the book of Luke.

  Various "Stand Alone" Messages from Recent Years

Various "Stand Alone" Messages from Recent Years

  October 2016 Series on Giving

October 2016 Series on Giving

  Fall 2016 -- Learning to become again a "Restoration Movement Church."

Fall 2016 -- Learning to become again a "Restoration Movement Church."

  September 2016 -- Becoming a Praying, Connecting, Worshiping, and Inviting Church

September 2016 -- Becoming a Praying, Connecting, Worshiping, and Inviting Church

  Summer 2016 -- Shaped BY the Cross; Shaped LIKE a Cross

Summer 2016 -- Shaped BY the Cross; Shaped LIKE a Cross

  Summer 2016 at The Gathering

Summer 2016 at The Gathering

  Gentry Morris' Series at The Gathering on the Book of Jonah

Gentry Morris' Series at The Gathering on the Book of Jonah

  2015-16 Series for The Gathering on the Book of Acts

2015-16 Series for The Gathering on the Book of Acts

  2016 Lent Series for The Gathering

2016 Lent Series for The Gathering

  Easter Morning 2016

Easter Morning 2016

  Spring 2016 Sunday Morning Series on the Book of James

Spring 2016 Sunday Morning Series on the Book of James

  January 2016 -- Election Year and World Violence: Where is Peace?

January 2016 -- Election Year and World Violence: Where is Peace?

  2015 Advent Series: The Same Story from 4 Perspectives

2015 Advent Series: The Same Story from 4 Perspectives

  2015 Giving Series

2015 Giving Series

  A follow-Up Series to the Sermon on the Mount: True Discipleship

A follow-Up Series to the Sermon on the Mount: True Discipleship

  Summer 2015 Sunday Morning Series from Jesus' Sermon in Matthew 5-7

Summer 2015 Sunday Morning Series from Jesus' Sermon in Matthew 5-7

  Gentry Morris' Series from The Gathering on the Book of 1 Peter

Gentry Morris' Series from The Gathering on the Book of 1 Peter

  Assorted "Stand Alone" Sermons from  2015 and 2016

Assorted "Stand Alone" Sermons from  2015 and 2016

  Evenings of Prayer and Praise at The Gathering

Evenings of Prayer and Praise at The Gathering

  Sunday Morning Series on the Book of Philippians

Sunday Morning Series on the Book of Philippians

  Community Group Launch Series from January 2015

Community Group Launch Series from January 2015

  Christmas Series 2014

Christmas Series 2014