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  • Writer's pictureMike Woods


I (Pastor Mike) was in Scottsdale, AZ last week as part of a 23 congregation Lilly Grant Project which is unique in size and format. It is called “The Relevance to Resonance” and lasts three years.


With time speeding up and change speeding up creating rising mental health problems, social alienation and hyper individualism and the extinction of a transcendent God - how can a congregation curate a life at the speed of soul?

How does a person or congregation live a re-defined good life where awe is experienced, the willingness to suffer for another is over against the prevalent hyper individualism, where dis-satisfaction is not numbed but instead status quo is actively challenged and finally, people are connected to congregation that sees God in each other - where transcendence is waited for and experienced, storied and gratefully named.

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