To Love & To Lead: Staff Discussions

Freeway: A Not-So-Perfect Guide to Freedom

Posted on May 14, 2015 by Bryan Tabakian


Summer is upon us and so are the many joys that come with it!

Swimming, fireworks, baseball games, rollercoasters, backyard BBQ's, and vacatons to the beach, just to name a few of our favorite activities that we enjoy participating in during these sizzling months. There really isn't anything better than creating those summertime memories with our loved ones that will last for a lifetime.
My fondest memories as a child were the summers I would spend with my father going fishing in his boat in the Atlantic Ocean. I loved getting up while it was still dark and loading the boat with fishing rods, tackle boxes, and of course a cooler filled with Vienna Sausages and Shasta Colas! I hope this summer will also produce many wonderful and long lasting memories for all us.

I believe that our summer series, FREEWAY, will be an opportunity for our church to grow deeper spiritually and for many to be set FREE!

We will kickoff our new teaching series on Sunday, May 31st and will continue throughout mid-August. "Freeway is a way to be free. It's a six‐step guide built upon God's amazing grace, conversations with friends, and a personal exploration of our pain and loss. This study will lead you to experience God's love and freedom in your life."

The six‐steps that we will adventure in together are:

  • Step 1: AWARENESS

  • Step 2: DISCOVERY

  • Step 3: OWNERSHIP


  • Step 5: ACCEPTANCE

  • Step 6: FREEDOM

We will work the six steps through our Sunday morning messages, Wednesday night Bible study for those who don’t attend a life group, and in our Life Groups. The Freeway workbook is an amazing tool and resource that will assist you in this summer's journey to FREEDOM. Workbooks will be available to purchase in the coming weeks in the church office.
I encourage everyone to prayerfully consider being actively involved in this summer series. I also want to invite anyone who feels led to lead a life group on this series to attend the life group leaders’ meeting this Sunday, at 9:30 or 11 am in the Welcome Center.
I pray that we can combat the distractions a jammed packed summer can bring and continue to strive to be the Church of God's Dreams as we fight together to see all of our brothers and sisters
find true FREEDOM in JESUS.

"So if the SON sets you FREE, you will be FREE indeed." John 8:36

Bryan Tabakian  

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