A Standard Publishing Small Group Resource Coffeehouse Nation Meeting people where they are In case you haven’t noticed, coffeehouses are big business these days. For the year 2007 Starbucks posted overall sales of $9.4 billion . Why Do They Go?
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Meeting people where they are
People come to relax, to be at ease. They come to talk and think, to ask questions, to seek answers, to be . . . authentic. Sounds like something the church should be about, doesn’t it?
Episodes 1-13Ourselves | Our God | Our WorldWith segments on our identity, our relationship with God, and how he wants to use us
Episodes 14-26Inward | Upward | OutwardWith segments on who God wants us to be and using spiritual disciplines to help find out
Episodes 27-39Direction | Distraction | DeceptionWith segments on the Ten Commandments and how they relate to our lives today
Episodes 40-52On Idols of Faith | of Culture | of SelfWith segments on the things we idolize today and how to deal with them
Episodes 1-13The Least of These | Who We Forget
With segments on people the church has neglected and where we go from here
Episodes 14-26The Apostles’ Creed | What We Believe
With segments on the statements we believe and what they mean for the way we live
Episodes 27-39We Are Unique | What They Believe
With segments on other world religions and how Christianity is unique
Episodes 40-52Jesus the Rebel | Who We Follow
With segments on the radical life of Jesus and how we can follow him
Faith Café is for people like this guy. He wouldn’t be caught dead in a typical Sunday school classroom. But the openness of the Faith Café group, coupled with the vibrant discussion he finds there, draws him in.
Faith Café is for people like this couple. They want to connect with people like them, but not just talk about marriage or relationship issues. They want to make a difference in their world. Faith Café is helping them find ways to do that.
Faith Café is for people like this woman. Single again after so many years, she has had a hard time trusting anyone . . . even God. But someone invited her to Faith Café. There she feels safe asking questions, revealing her doubts, looking for answers. She feels like she can be real with the people there, and theytalk about real issues that matter to her.
If you’reinterested in designing a place in your church where people can create community with others seeking answers to similar questions, we’d like to invite you to Faith Café. Let us bring the perfect blend of Scripture, inspiration, and insight to you.
Everything you’ll need to design your Faith Café space is available—just check out www.standardpub.com/faithcafe.
every story needs a place.
Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see—how good God is. Blessed are you who run to him.
Psalm 34:8, The Message