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This fall we're crowd-sourcing our vision as a way of orienting our path for the next leg of the journey. Compass will be a season of weekly feedback (in person and online) from anyone whom identifies as a part of Collective (Sunday night, community groups, Sunday Soul Brunch, online community, youtube channel and podcast subscribers, downtown partners and business owners, social media communities and you!) and would invest some time and intentional reflection in helping us shape a meaningful future.
Simply respond weekly to the open ended questions below. We'll accept feedback between Sunday at 5PM and Wednesday at Noon. Then we'll publish the summarized findings within a couple of days. Each week's feedback will shape and hone the questions and the process in the following weeks.
This is participatory. We can't do this without you.
Last week, we began what will be a series of reflections on John Oliver's critique of televangelism, predatory religious practices regarding money, and the divine economics of religious reciprocity. This week we'll reflect on a segment of the video where John handles the scandalous misuse of the $20,000,000 company jet (HAHAHA!).
So, you may be wondering, since Collective isn't misappropriating Jesus-jet funds and usage, how does our financial oversight work? And, if Jesus-jets aren't in fact the "vital tools" that Collective needs, what are the vital tools?
We're thrilled to announce Collective's first additional service. By adding an additional liturgical space and opportunity, we're hoping to expand the offerings for others to become involved, and for those already connected to become differently engaged in the practice of faith. This service is a very different, and highly complementary, service from Sunday night; but it also stands on its own as a moving, meaningful, and life-giving liturgy on its own.
The first new release in our Collective Stories series. Steve and Sharon share their path and their depth of belonging at collective. Can you relate?
For the third year, we'll descend upon Cafe DaVinci with the full force of a celebration worthy of the kind of life that defies death. Join us as our pattern becomes a DeLand tradition. Our brief service will include a short reflection and words of hope, as well as some gospel tunes from our musical guest.
We are a misfit faith community that gathers in DeLand on Sundays at 5pm. Come as you are.
We value highly the metaphor of journey. We’re different people from different places and backgrounds, representing an intergenerational community, and we’ve traveled different paths. So, we agree not to make assumptions about the person across from us, next to us, or in conversation with us. We challenge ourselves to be sensitive, knowing this community includes a diverse group of people from life-long followers of Jesus, to people who are just now open to the idea that God might exist. We strive to avoid offense, ask good questions, articulate and explain our responses. We don’t assume fluency in bible, spirituality, or Church language, because we believe the message of Jesus is not for Christianity, but for humanity. So, we do everything in the spirit of love and grace.
Paid Professional Childcare Available during Sunday Services
1 - 5 years of age | Childcare
6 - 11 years of age | Collective Kids