This Summer's Vision - Kyle Hanawalt & Vince Brackett

Kyle and Vince share the beginnings of a vision for this summer at Brown Line Vineyard: leaning into one of our core values in particular — being a “community of care.” How? By creating more space for more people within the community to pray together for the needs of the church and people in the church. BLV is empowering a new level of leadership, a Pastoral Care Core. Hear how you can be a part of it!

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Volunteer Thank You - Vince Brackett

A vision or message is nothing without people to carry it. With help from various Brown Line Vineyard team leaders, Vince leads us in saying thank you to all our volunteers, and reflects on the way this church’s vision has been influenced by St. Paul’s message about Jesus in Acts 17: born out of respect for wider culture, not being against wider culture.

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James 1: What Does Faith Produce? - Kyle Hanawalt

It is remarkably easy to become “too much talk, not enough action” in 21st century America: we announce what we’re about with signs in our windows or yards, by “liking” good causes on Facebook, and by maintaining how we appear to others. In religious settings, this is reinforced all the more with a focus on holding the “right” beliefs and opinions. But, in our experience, life is really found in asking the hard question: what action do my beliefs and opinions produce? There’s actually a book in the Bible all about this human struggle to be “less talk, more action”: the book of James.

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How do we care for each other in this community? - Vince Brackett

No one can do life alone. Vince shares some examples of how people care for each other in this community, but also shares about the reality that, like most good things, a community of care doesn’t happen by accident. It takes intentionality, effort, overcoming obstacles, and above all, considering how the flow of love into us (from God and from others) is linked to the flow of love out of us.

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