January 2017 - "The Deal with Shame" - Shame leaves all of us in a depressed and anxious state.  Whether the circumstances were self inflected or the sinful actions of other people, shame strikes a debilitating deal with all of us.  Unpacking the consequences of the Fall in Genesis 3 one of the first, inescapable things human beings experience is shame. You can try and cover it up, you can try and glory in it, but all that's just fig leaves. It takes God making a sacrifice for us to cover us.

June 2017 - "Purpose and Mission" If you have a name... you have a box.  Have you ever felt that way?  The moment we say THIS IS WHO I AM, people try to put us in a box and even we tend to put ourselves in a box.  The Kingdom Workers is an international ministry that shares the Gospel around the world and Executive Director Bill Meier spent time with us to share his story of how God moved him from a career in nuclear power to the work he is doing now.  As he is fond of saying, "Purpose can change, but the Mission never changes".

July 2017 - "Leaving Shame Behind" - "Jeffrey Bonack helps to unpack one of the vices that has captured and tortured so many young adults with the hope that through time in this session and God's word, we will find the value in guilt and find true freedom from Shame.  We take the opportunity to learn about the practicality of guilt and shame in our lives, but more than that, how we overcome the captor and claim the freedom Christ has won for us.  Far more than wishful thinking, this session has been developed with young adults in mind to be a help to you to not only overcome the traps of guilt/shame in your life, but to help your friends and family find freedom as well.

August 2017 - "Relationship and Intimacy" - James and Denise Becker, teachers at Wisconsin Lutheran High School who lead the popular "From Friendship to Marriage" course at Wisco joinedus for our last session of the summer to tackle topics related to relationships, intimacy, & singleness. We were able to break into smaller groups for discussion & hosted a Q&A section as part of this talk as well. Single, Dating, Married or Thinking about it, this is going to be a great topic from the foundation of a Christian worldview as we live out our identity as a child of God in our lives as young adults.