The Grace Collective Presents: Authenticity

authenticity fbIt seems that “authentic” is the new buzzword. It feels like everywhere we look there is this increasing trend to seek out what is ‘real’ – what is true, raw and honest.

So why is authenticity such a big deal right now? What’s going on in our lives that is causing us to crave it? What does it actually look like to be our authentic selves, to have authentic relationships and to live out an authentic faith?

We’ll be discussing all this and more, with our speakers Matt Chamberlin, Kirstin Cant and Jeremy Harris fuelling our conversations. As always we’ll kick off with live music from the crazy talented Emily. in the café at 6.30pm. See you there!

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On Being Vulnerable

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I heard a wise man once say that the church should be a place where we can stand up and declare that we are broken. And everyone will nod and agree. And then remind us that we are also beautiful. That wise man is kind of saying that everyone should feel welcome in church. And he’s also saying people should be vulnerable about their flaws, or pain, or struggle. It’s kind of like if we all admit we are broken, we can all bear each other’s burdens, and hopefully we will be able to remind each other that we bear the image of God – and that that’s a beautiful image to bear.

At least, that’s what I think he’s saying. Continue reading