One of The Table’s own, Jeff Motter (PhD), teaches Political Rhetoric at the University of Colorado Boulder, is the Curator for TEDxCU, and has worked for both Democrat and Republican political campaigns. He has also written for numerous academic journals on the topics of democracy, politics, and culture, and is anxiously awaiting the publication of his first book, Rooted Resistance: Agrarian Myth in Modern American Culture. You might say he knows a thing or two about politics, so we are especially excited to have him offer some perspective ahead of this year’s midterm elections…
While writing this blog post in a public space, I overheard a nearby conversation. It was two women that seemed like they just met. And as you’d normally do when you first meet someone, you share your story. You give context to who you are today, give examples of your favorite things, share the motivation behind your work, build bridges over shared experiences, and dream about future endeavors. That’s what was happening. And then I heard, “I want this to make a difference – to help make things better!”
When we launched Neighborhoods on Sunday morning (9/9), we showed this incredible video put together by one of our own - Documentary Filmmaker, Director, and Animator Chad Clendinen. His considerable gifts in storytelling powerfully illustrate how our definitions for “community” and “neighborhood” are inherently flawed and insufficient, as well as unavoidably influenced by our (very suburban) environment…
Our much-loved Table Kids Directors, Lianne & Bret Daugherty, are stepping down at the end of September to pursue career opportunities out-of-state. Thus, we’re looking for a new Table Kids Director who can build on our current foundation, and cultivate a thriving, Gospel-saturated children’s ministry!
Elizabeth Gillespie is our new Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator, and has some fun news and developments to share with everyone as we kick off the Fall ministry season. Keep reading for new curriculum, resources, and opportunities to extend what's happening on Sunday mornings into the rest of the week!
As many of you have experienced, hospitality is a bedrock value at The Table. This is far more than just inviting people into our home for a meal. It is a lifestyle of relational generosity and self-giving love for those who are most different from us… To adapt Community Groups to cooperate with what God is doing in/through The Table, this fall Community Groups will be growing into Table Neighborhoods.
As a church plant, we've come a very long way in our first year. Seemingly overnight, we've gone from a fledgling community of 20 families to a church of over 150 people who consider this community their home. Through countless conversations and opportunities to live out our vision to "savor and share the Life of Jesus in every person, place, and thing," we've realized that this vision is... lacking. Sure, it sounds decent and accurately describes much of what we're about, but it isn't quite connecting to the ethos or heart of the passion we have for our broader community (or our church community, specifically).