Weekly Update 9.8.17

Here's what's happening:

Change Groups - Starting September 17th- Registration Open Now. 
The week beginning September 17th we'll start Change groups which focus on identifying ways we intentionally or unintentionally hinder our own growth.  The purpose of these groups is to provide a place at Missio where we take steps towards change. We’ll join each other in a transformative process of self-examination, honesty, and support.  These groups are intended to be a place where our potential struggle toward wholeness are met by Christ’s love and grace. The groups are open for registration now.  

Group members make a commitment to meet for 10 weeks, maintain confidentiality, and complete exercises from a workbook. The structure is such that you’ll cultivate trust, support, and accountability as you walk with others who are pursuing similar growth. 
Registration is required, as the groups will be closed once the first gathering begins.  You can do that HERE  If you have questions e-mail Heather: heather@missiodeislc.com

Women’s Retreat - October 13th-14th
Missio Dei will be having a women's retreat on October 13th-14th, which is intended to allow us time away with other women to be rejuvenated. We’ll do so by diving into God’s word together, through group activities, optional physical activities, worship, and more. For more information and to register, click here

Volunteering with Missio Dei
If you are interested in volunteering with kids please email Anna
If you are interested in volunteering with Sunday morning hospitality please email Meg
If you are interested in volunteering with Set up, Tear Down, or other behind the scenes opportunities, please email Nate
If you are interested in volunteering with sound or other aspects of the worship service, please email Christian

Planning Center App
If you volunteer with Missio or would like to start, please download the Planning Center app for iPhone HERE or Android HERE
The app is the easiest way to sign up for volunteer opportunities and see what you're on the schedule for.

The Peoples Theology - Episode 9 - Building Babel
The Peoples Theology is back after a short summer break. Listen to our newest Podcast, Episode 9 - Building Babel. 
We live in tension. We wake up and breathe the air tension every day and the question most of us will ask is, “what do we do in the tension?” Can we fix it? Make it better? Resolve it? These are questions we’ve been asking for all of human history. Questions that have driven our most significant culture projects. Our institutions, governments, and inventions begins with the recognition that, “all is not right” in the world but while at the same time innately believing that it can be better. We see a problem and build, dream, and experiment to solve it believing that tension can be resolved, that the world can be better.
This is a good and right response to the evil we see in the world. We are image bearers, made in the likeness of a Creator who has a habit of bringing light and life to wild wastes. It is natural for us to look at destruction and want to fix it, especially when we are responsible in the first place. It’s good to intervene in crisis and seek restoration, right to change our habits and decrease our ecological footprint and honorable to get dirty cleaning shorelines damaged by oil spills. These things are good, just, and right––natural expressions of the Imago Dei. 
What happens though, when we overestimate our ability to fix the problem? Listen and Subscribe HERE

Jonny Morrison