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2016 Acts 29 Men's Retreat

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Men of 2 Pillars Church, You’re all encouraged and welcome to attend the 2016 Acts 29 Mens Retreat. This retreat will take place October 6th – 8th (Thursday...
Posted by 2PC Administrator in 2 Pillars Church
October 06 - October 08 7:00 pm – 12:00 pm (CDT)
1 person is coming
recent activity about 15 hours ago | 21 views

All Church Barbecue

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Join us for an afternoon of games, music, fun and fellowship. The 1st annual 2 Pillars Church Barbecue will be held from 4-7pm on Sunday, August 28 in Havelock Park!...
Posted by 2PC Administrator in 2 Pillars Church
Sunday August 28 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (CDT)
65 people are coming
recent activity 1 day ago | 156 views

Fall Women's Retreat

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“Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Jesus tells us that when we seek him, we find true rest. Join us for the...
Posted by 2PC Administrator in 2 Pillars Church
September 16 - September 17 5:30 pm – 4:00 pm (CDT)
2 people are coming
recent activity 5 days ago | 58 views

This Sunday (7/24): Testimony and Open Forum with the 2PCNS Elders on Racial Injustice

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Church, This Sunday during our worship gathering, we will be holding a time of testimony and open forum with Pastor Cheech and myself on the topic of racial injustice. Lots...
Posted by Pastor Todd Bumgarner in 2 Pillars Church
Comment from Pastor Todd Bumgarner:

@Jeff – we did not get to this question specifically on that Sunday morning as we were discussing a specific issue falling under the umbrella of social justice.

I’d like to address your specific question here. Realizing that I don’t have a brief, 1-2 sentence answer, this could be better to discuss in person so if you’d like, please grab me on a Sunday and I can flesh this out a little more and answer any further questions you have or nuances you might be looking for.

When we seek to understand “social justice” from a biblical worldview, first we should acknowledge that the word ‘justice’ implies a foundational truth involving treating all people equitably. In other words, it involves seeking the same punishment, reward or rights for people despite things like class, race, ethnicity, privilege etc.

Secondly, God’s Word is the foundation for our ideals of justice.

Third, the Bible repeatedly identifies four people groups as those whom we should seek to show justice too: widows, orphans, poor, and the alien (which we might call immigrants). Helpfully, we can think categorically here of the disadvantaged, underprivileged, and even socially marginal—those whom, in a broken and fallen world, tend to experience life unjustly.  Today, we might include in this realm single moms, the fatherless, refugees, those on the receiving end of racism, as well as others.

Lastly, when we think biblically about social justice we are to see that the primary impetus of social justice lies with the individual. This is seen in the great commandment of loving our neighbor as ourself. Christians, then, as individuals, should be leading the way in this. This does not negate the good that organizations (or even governments) and such do; however, we should never be content with relying upon organizations and governments when the primary and most foundational responsibility lies with us as individuals.

Hope that’s helpful in some way, Jeff. Feel free to shoot back any clarifications needed or grab me on a Sunday to talk more.

recent activity 21 days ago | 217 views

New Series Sunday: Gospel Presence

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A NEW SERIES This Sunday (7/3), we’ll be starting a new sermon series we’re titling “Gospel Presence: Establishing the Church in the City.” This will be a...
Posted by Pastor Todd Bumgarner in 2 Pillars Church
Comment from Pastor Todd Bumgarner:

The Everyday Church books have arrived and will be available for sale for $9 (cash or check) beginning this Sunday both before and after the worship gathering out in the lobby at the book table.

Per the original message, this is a book we’re hoping to get into everyone’s hands to read alongside the “Gospel Presence” series and will serve as the foundation for our discussions in Gospel Communities throughout this series.

See the original post here for more details.

recent activity 30 days ago | 112 views

Who Am I? | Week 1 Homework

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Homework? This morning we began a new, short little topical series titled Who Am I?  If you were not able to participate in our worship gathering today, the sermon...
Posted by Pastor Todd Bumgarner in 2 Pillars Church
Comment from Pastor Todd Bumgarner:

Hey Terri – thanks for asking! Just sent you a direct message to chat
more.

Todd E. Bumgarner
(email address removed)

recent activity about 1 month ago | 497 views

Who Am I? | Week 2 Homework

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Week 2 Assignment: This second assignment is “due” by next Sunday and is a Spiritual Gifts survey. - The Gist: Essentially, the assignment is to take the survey...
Posted by Pastor Todd Bumgarner in 2 Pillars Church
recent activity 3 months ago | 226 views

The Next 3 Weeks [Video Post]

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Click on the link at the bottom of this post if the video does not display. [video] - In the video, I refer to a Gospel Community Interest Form.  If you are not...
Posted by Pastor Todd Bumgarner in 2 Pillars Church
recent activity 3 months ago | 79 views

3rd Annual Chicago-Style Softball Tournament

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It’s that time again! The 3rd Annual Prescott Park Chicago-Style Softball Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 4th from 10am-5pm. This is a tournament I organize...
Posted by Pastor Todd Bumgarner in The Neighborhood
Comment from Sarah Frederick:

Or volunteer to help if you can’t play!!!
Still needs LOTS of help in non-player roles.

recent activity 3 months ago | 88 views

Child Dedication - May 8th (Mother's Day)

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The next opportunity to have your child dedicated here at 2 Pillars Church will be Sunday, May 8th (Mother’s Day). If you have had a baby in the recent past, or...
Posted by 2PC Administrator in 2 Pillars Church
Comment from Pastor Todd Bumgarner:

Just a reminder for anyone desiring to have a child dedicated next Sunday, May 8th… the deadline for signing up is tomorrow (Saturday, the 29th).  All other details are in the original post.

recent activity 4 months ago | 63 views

Good Friday at the Joyo!

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Church – Good Friday is right around the corner (March 25th)!  This year, we will be doing a joint service with 2 Pillars Northeast. It will be hosted by 2 Pillars...
Posted by Pastor Todd Bumgarner in 2 Pillars Church
recent activity 6 months ago | 157 views

3 Big Dates for 2 Pillars Church

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[video] [Click through for the video] The three dates: Feb 14 – “Why We’re Planting / Going Multi-Congregational” Feb 21 – Celebration Sunday Feb 28 –...
Posted by Pastor Todd Bumgarner in 2 Pillars Church
recent activity 7 months ago | 105 views

Gospel DNA Class

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Beginning on Sunday, February 7th we will once again be offering our Gospel DNA Class.  What is Gospel DNA? This 6-week class, which is a prerequisite for membership...
Posted by 2PC Administrator in 2 Pillars Church
Comment from Breanna Hyatt:

I will need to utilize childcare during the DNA class only this first session on Feb 7th. Two year old and 10 month old.

recent activity 7 months ago | 107 views

Marriage Conference - Feb 19-20

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Church – I want to invite you all to a very important conference we’ll be hosting in February and encourage you to mark your calendars accordingly!   — WHAT:...
Posted by Pastor Todd Bumgarner in 2 Pillars Church
Comment from Pastor Todd Bumgarner:

Sean – in order to live-stream it on your own, you’d need to sign-up and pay for that through their site (linked in the original post).  

I do think it would be worth it to come just to the Saturday session.  I don’t think the two sessions will be so interconnected that there would not be value in coming to just one of them if that’s all you’re able to make.

recent activity 7 months ago | 285 views

Preaching the Gospel to Yourself

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Last Sunday, I promised to post a list of the resources I mentioned at the end of the sermon that I have found personally helpful in learning to preach the gospel...
Posted by Pastor Todd Bumgarner in 2 Pillars Church
recent activity 11 months ago | 140 views

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