June 22-25, 2020
As the risen but unrecognized Jesus walked with two travelers to Emmaus, they recounted to him Jesus' crucifixion and said that they "had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel." They had hoped, but now they began to lament. How had the world become so tragic? Where was God in the midst of such darkness? What did this mean for their future?
Like those walking on the road, the brokenness and seeming hopelessness of our world should cause us to lament, to passionately express our grief and sorrow for a world that is living outside the fullness of a life in Christ. Yet we have hope, a confident expectation in God’s promise and faithfulness. We have a risen Lord walking with us, listening to our heartaches and reassuring us with scripture.
The world is broken, we lament.
Jesus is Lord, we have hope.
Join us in June as we gather to explore the theme of lament & hope and the ways these concepts can transform how we interact with our communities, our nation and our world. We hope you will be filled with God’s word and leave with renewed hope as you embark on another year of ministry.