Category: creativity

  • Hybrid Easter 2022

    Hybrid Easter 2022

    We’d tried a live hybrid  (in-person + zoom) previously but had mixed results. Considered maybe the hybrid thing just wasn’t practical. But some of our people weren’t ready to give up on it yet. Easter Sunday we wanted to include everyone all at once both in-person and zooming. So we needed enough space for people […]

  • Diaspora Family Christmas was a Blast!

    Diaspora Family Christmas was a Blast!

    [sorry I forgot to post this earlier, enjoy a visit back to Christmas!] We were able to do several of the things we normally do like a gift exchange, games, eat great food and enjoy our church community.  How did we adapt? We asked for creative ideas for games and activities that we could do […]

  • Fasting and Praying in September

    Fasting and Praying in September

    As our new year kicks off in September, we are leaning heavily on God as we continue in pandemic times. We are taking this month to pray and fast. For a lot of people fasting is a new idea and so we want to explain why and how we can fast and pray. With Diaspora […]

  • Unplanned Fun with our Church Family

    Unplanned Fun with our Church Family

    Lots of laughing, people dropping in, kids and adults being silly and friends catching up on old times. That’s so fun. There’s a good chance even that description reminds you of a time in your life.  A good time, I bet.  A time when you enjoyed the people you were with and it took zero planning. […]

  • Church in a Trailer

    I saw a church in a trailer today. A what? A church in a trailer. You know, one of those rectangular cargo trailers! A trailer that contains a church. Or rather the stuff that a church  plant brings each week to their meeting space which is probably at a school gym or other rental space. […]

  • Another Day, A Different Workspace

    Another Day, A Different Workspace

    I find it invigorating to work in different places. My creativity is fed by place and I think God uses environment to speak to us. Here’s one that works for me, how about you?

  • Creative Expression as Spiritual Formation

    Creative Expression as Spiritual Formation

    For spiritual formation last month, we asked Diaspora, Who are we in Christ?” and then we created a collage of pictures, words, drawings and shapes to answer the question. It’s fun when we get together to think, pray and express our faith in creative ways. Each one brings ideas and understanding from their own experience, […]

  • God Sightings

    God Sightings

    I love it when Diaspora shares God Sightings also referred to as Sacrament of the Ordinary. These stories, incidents or testimonies are us telling where we’ve encountered God in our daily lives. It can be a huge life changing event or a small moment, word, or encounter that speaks to us. Just this past weekend we […]

  • Diaspora’s 3rd Easter

    Easter is the pivotal event and spiritual celebration of the year for Christians. It’s the time when we mark the crucifixion of Jesus, the time He died to take the penalty for sin on Himself. The time when he set us free by taking our punishment. And we mark not only the death of Jesus […]

  • What Did Jesus Have in Mind?

    “What did Jesus have in mind when he commissioned the church to make disciples of all nations? A missional understanding of this commission requires us to see Jesus tactic as to mobilize a whole lot of little versions of himself infiltrating every nook and cranny of society. He seeks to do this by reproducing himself, […]