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Thursday Nights

Theology Thursdays

Every Thursday night we get together to eat, drink, and check in with one another about life and faith and whatever feels best and worst that week. Sometimes we read scripture. Sometimes we learn about theologians. Sometimes we read books. And sometimes we just rest and "sigh" together.

This is how we started this ministry in the spring of 2016, and what we've learned is this: loneliness sucks. It's really the worst, and not how we're created to be. Finding people to figure it all out with is one of our greatest longings. 

But we're finicky creatures, and even confessing we get lonely, we're also guilty of wanting community to happen to us. It won't. It doesn't matter how much we want connection with other humans, it doesn't just happen. You have to put in some work.

So if you're seeking connection with a community that is honest in their tripping together in adulthood as we seek together to be the people God wants us to be, show up. Turn off the Netflix (just for a couple hours). Put in the time. We'll feed you. And you won't regret it. We need you here as much as you need to be here, so it works out quite well.


Current Series | Confession in a Chaotic Age

September 12 - October 24

On any given day, we can turn on the news and find ourselves thinking...what new dumpster fire is this? We are living in chaotic days. And it’s in days like these when we can start to wonder, what is real? What is good? Where is the hope? 

We’re not the first ones to wonder here. It’s precisely in days like these that the Church has historically chosen to seek answers to the hard questions. We have a record of those attempts in our Book of Confessions, a living document that dares us to speak into the chaos, “We believe…” This fall we’ll dive into our old confessions, and see if we can find new truths. In the midst of chaotic days, what is worth our faith and trust? Are we brave enough to find it, and confess that we believe?


Line Up:

Sept. 12 | We believe...
Introducing Confessions
@Village Church, Upper Room

Sept. 19 | ...when everyone is taking sides.
The Early Creeds
@Village Church, Upper Room

Sept. 26 | ...while all the world is spinning.
Reformation Confessions
@Nonprofit Village

Oct. 3 | ...in a faith that endures.
Westminster + the New World
@Village Church, Upper Room

Oct. 10 | ...even when violence threatens.
Barmen + Nazis suck
@Nonprofit Village

Oct. 17 | ...more easily when we’re together.
American Creeds
@Nonprofit VIllage

Oct. 24 | ...we have some work to do.
BelhaR
@Nonprofit Village

^^^ProTip! As we move through this series you’ll be able to click the dates/topics above for links to the study guides!

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Yo! Check out the Locations! We’ve recently decided to partner with Nonprofit Village (at 31 W. 31st St., KCMO) to utilize their super cool event space. We think you’ll like it. Just remember to check locations each week as we move back and forth!

 

NonProfit Village
31 W. 31st Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

 
 

 

FAQ’s

I can’t come every week, so should I even come at all?

Yes! Community doesn’t just happen. It requires some showing up. But we know life is wild. Jump in when you can, and when you can’t, check out the study guides here online and tune into our podcasts!

What does a typical Theology Thursday look like?

We believe food is required for community formation. So we eat while we connect about our week. We spend some time learning all together, and discuss more deeply in small groups. The best way to find out? Jump in!

I don’t feel like I know much about theology. Is this for me?

Totes. Truth be told, none of us feel like we know very much. Like anything else, the learning happens with time and intention. It’s freeing to not feel like we have to have the answers here. And, what is life if not an adventure in learning new things?