We live in crazy times…this is good advice.

“The tried and true is beyond reproach. It’s been tried, and of course, it’s true. True because it worked. In times of change, though, most of the tried is in fact, false. False because what used to work, doesn’t, at least not any longer. Sure, it might be what you’ve always done. But that doesn’t make it true, or right, or best. It just means that you already tried it. The nature of revolutions is that they destroy the perfect and enable the impossible. Seeking out the tried and true is the wrong direction for crazy times.” -Seth Godin

"I’m wondering if culture isn’t moving away from the tough guy “take a stand” nonsense that has created an army of fake men and we aren’t being led by true seekers into something more real and true, and in my opinion, a clearer path to Jesus, who is accessed through vulnerability and a heart willing to be honest."  -Donald Miller

The value in hitting ‘pause’…

As you probably know, opportunities to be busy are everywhere.

As a community of people with a heart to get involved in all those opportunities, it became apparent we needed to hit pause…reevaluate what we should be busy with.

For 7 months we have done just that. 

Our discovery: Accomplishing more means doing less.

Excited about the road ahead.

Utilizing space…

This past weekend two of our GCs, one from Ravenswood and one from Lincoln Square, came together to throw a pumpkin carving, chili eating, party. It was awesome to see people from various parts of the city connect…and to see 45 people crammed into one apartment. Ha!

The win? New friendships were formed. The lesson? People are hungry for community…so use the space God has given you to create it. 


Life has a rhythm of its own, and much of it seems to be the enjoyment of one season to the next. One of the most popular seasons in Chicago, like most places, is the fall. At the heart of this season here isn’t pumpkin spice lattes, cool nights, or even the changing colors of the trees…but Halloween. It’s amazing…I have never seen anywhere get so jazzed about Halloween. To join in on the fun, one of our GCs helped a group of middle-schoolers create a haunted house for the neighborhood. Needless to say…these were great times! 

Life has a rhythm of its own, and much of it seems to be the enjoyment of one season to the next. One of the most popular seasons in Chicago, like most places, is the fall. At the heart of this season here isn’t pumpkin spice lattes, cool nights, or even the changing colors of the trees…but Halloween. It’s amazing…I have never seen anywhere get so jazzed about Halloween. To join in on the fun, one of our GCs helped a group of middle-schoolers create a haunted house for the neighborhood. Needless to say…these were great times! 

Great story here…must read.

Eric Staples, one of our community leaders in West Town, recently wrote a short piece on his journey of faith and work. With a heart to see the Gospel spread through everyday life…this story hits home!

Check it out at: http://missiodeichicago.com/index.php/component/content/article/11-resources/103-pulse-issue-october-19-2012

People partnering together for the work of the kingdom is a beautiful thing. After hearing the story of MissioDei and how the mission of Jesus is being carried out through her, Russ Johnson (one of our pastors/elders), was invited to share with the students enrolled in Wheaton’s Masters of Evangelism and Leadership course. Through God’s grace our church has begun a new relationship with Wheaton’s grad-school which has opened doors for students to come intern/learn with the family of MissioDei.

People partnering together for the work of the kingdom is a beautiful thing. After hearing the story of MissioDei and how the mission of Jesus is being carried out through her, Russ Johnson (one of our pastors/elders), was invited to share with the students enrolled in Wheaton’s Masters of Evangelism and Leadership course. Through God’s grace our church has begun a new relationship with Wheaton’s grad-school which has opened doors for students to come intern/learn with the family of MissioDei.