Aug 13, 2019
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There are times it is easy to celebrate. A celebration can come easy when you're looking forward to a birthday, anniversary, or milestone of a loved one or colleague.
But how do you celebrate - and what should you celebrate - when things get tough?
We've identified three times it can be difficult to celebrate. While not exhaustive, these ideas will help you gain insights on where to focus and what to celebrate when, at first glance, celebrating seems difficult, or even inappropriate.
Specifically, we discuss responding to a crisis, dysfunction and division, and diversity and differences. Along the way, you'll get reminders about how to make hope happen, stay focused on Jesus, and celebrate the way God is moving in your midst.
For now, will you tell us one thing?
What is God doing in your life that you have the privilege to be a part of today, tomorrow, or in the next week?
Celebrate God's presence in your life and know, even when the challenges around you are making life difficult, the God we know in Jesus is with you. And that's ALWAYS something to celebrate.
Here are three times we've identified it may be difficult to celebrate:
Now, before you think we're saying "you should celebrate crisis or division." No, we're NOT suggesting you celebrate crisis or divisiveness. We're inviting you to celebrate God's abiding presence in the midst of crisis, division, and our human diversity.
Is it easy?
But, if we're to help people stay grounded in faith and centered on Jesus who offers us hope, celebration is essential.
We’ll take this leadership journey with you so you can celebrate the people and the presence of God in your midst.
Whether you hold a position of leadership or regularly participate in a local congregation, this episode is for you.
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