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After 9 years of being an expression of God’s church in Miami, Rhythm’s Guidance Team has discerned that the Spirit is leading Rhythm to transition to closing in the fall of 2019. The Guidance Team has sought out guidance, prayer, and resourcing from the two networks Rhythm belongs to (Ecclesia and V3) as well as other outside leaders who have experience in church transitions. We are deeply thankful for the 9 years of faithful and fruitful ministry God has blessed Rhythm with and the hundreds of people who have been impacted by our community.
On Sunday, October 6 the Guidance Team shared with Rhythm about the journey of discernment for the congregation closing. Whenever a church closes there is always a mixture of sadness and thankfulness. It is vital to embrace the sadness and grieve the loss well, but at the same time thank God for what he has done and look forward with vision and hope.
So every Sunday between now and November 17, we will gather as usual to worship, pray, spend time together, and share the Eucharist. But we’re also going to do a lot of storytelling – sharing stories will help us to process the change and celebrate what God has done. We will also be looking at Scriptures that speak to transitions and the transformation God wants to bring in our lives as a result.
We encourage anyone who considers Rhythm to be their home church to proactively engage and “lean in” during this unique season. If you would like more information about the Guidance Team’s discernment around this decision then you can download the Common Questions document.
Rhythm is excited to have Dan White with us on October 13th. Dan co-planted Axiom Church in Syracuse, NY with the commitments of tight-knit community, locally-rooted presence, and life-forming discipleship. Dan is also a strategist with the V3 Movement, coaching cohorts from around the country through a 9-month missional system.
He is the author of 3 books (Subterranean, The Church as Movement, Love over Fear), married to Tonya, dad to Daniel and Ari, and loves having conversations at the neighborhood coffee shop in Syracuse.
Join us at 10:30 am on October 13th as Lyle shares about finding the presence of God in our pain and the what it can look like for God to bring renewal in the midst of loss.
Whether it’s the news, social media, or well-intentioned friends, we’re told daily how to feel about “others.” Do you feel at odds with those who hold different political positions? Do you sense some hostility towards those who believe different things about God? Is there another way, can love be our solution?
Gather with other folks around South Florida who desire to live in the way of love. In this workshop, Dan White Jr. (author of Love Over Fear: Facing Monsters, Befriending Enemies, and Healing our Polarized World) will unpack how to love our perceived enemies in this cultural moment. Hear stories of changed hearts through enemy-love, learn how to disarm others through compassion, and discover the disruptive power of God’s spirit in the face of fear.
Cost is $25/person which includes lunch, workshop materials, and a copy of Love Over Fear.