How They Work
Boomerang groups are a great way to not just meet people but to get to really know them. Combined with this is the chance to expand your spiritual journey in dialogue with others who have the same desire to grow. So it is the ideal situation to address real spirituality (which, at Nexus, is our attempt to become fully human – in line with the way God created us). We keep the groups to between 6 and 12 people and we meet weekly at someone’s home (FOR THE TIME BEING SOME OF OUR GROUPS ARE DONE ON ZOOM).
Fall 2020 Boomerang Groups
GROUP # 1 – DRAWING ALL THINGS TO GOD:
A 12 SESSION SERIES AROUND THE LIFE OF JESUS THE CHRIST
THURS. EVENINGS – OCT. 15 – NOV. 19 SIX WEEKS
7:30 TO 9:00 PM (Zoom meeting)
(THERE MAY BE ONE OR TWO MORE WEEKS ADDED DEPENDING ON HOW QUICKLY WE COVER THE MATERIAL)
Jesus’ birth welcomed something greater into human form. Through the recorded accounts of his life, Jesus’ teachings pointed to a connected way of living in relationship to God, one another, our meals, our positions and possessions, and to the Earth. To people who find themselves detached from such things, who had exhausted themselves and their means, who had forgotten they were created out of the same voice that birthed all things out of no-thing (the Eternal), Jesus came with a message:
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.
Through this film series, we will just walk awhile together in our skins and see what comes through. We’ll hold space to feel our inborn salvation made available through the mystery of the Anointed One who came among us.
EACH OF THESE SESSIONS BELOW IS APPROX. 5 MINUTES LONG. WE WILL PROBABLY COVER 2 EACH EVENING. THEY WILL BE PLAYED OVER ZOOM AS WE ALL LISTEN IN. DISCUSSION WILL BE BASED ON THE RESPONSE OF THE GROUP MEMBERS.
- SESSION ONE// The Work of the People with Fuzz Kitto
- SESSION TWO // Why I love Jesus with Dwight Petersen
- SESSION THREE / Look at Jesus with NT Wright
- SESSION FOUR // God is like Jesus with Brian Zahnd
- SESSION FIVE // The Audacity of Vulnerability with Malcolm Guite
- SESSION SIX // Jesus Freak with Sara Miles
- SESSION SEVEN // The Courage of Jesus with Mike Frost
- SESSION EIGHT // The Jesus Strategy with Father Greg Boyle
- SESSION NINE // Watch Go Down Moses with John Perkins
- SESSION TEN // Celebrating the Cracks with Stephanie Spellers
- SESSION ELEVEN // The Cosmic Christ with Richard Rohr
- SESSION TWELVE // Birthless and Deathless by James Finley
GROUP # 2- Wednesday Morning Spiritual Walks with Brad:
After hearing how walking (not running) has impacted Brad this Sunday, would you consider joining him Wednesday mornings this fall for a 5-7km walk as you discuss life/spirituality? We will meet at a predetermined location at 10am and walk for approximately an hour. Location will be posted on our Facebook Updates and events page.
GROUP # 3- Fireside Chats:
There have been some amazing discussions happening in the Nexus community these past 6 months. They have been happening over Zoom in our post-Sunday discussions, our anti-racism group and our podcast theology group. As we move towards more in-person meetings we’d love to continue the discussions in an outdoor setting. Brad is inviting people to a fireside chat in his backyard on Wednesday evenings beginning September 23rd from 8-10:30pm. The discussion will be similar to our post-Sunday morning Zoom discussions. Bring your own chair, drink and snack and join us!
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT GROUPS
If you have any questions please contact Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign-up can be done:
- On Sundays at the table at Steckle Farms
- Online by clicking the address beside each group
- By contacting Murray at the email above