WHAT’S NEXT FOR ANTIOCH SHORELINE?
ANTIOCH SHORELINE IS COMING TOGETHER WITH PARADOX.
Instead of two separate churches, we'll be one. Think of a marriage. Practically, that means we'll be changing our name to theirs, moving into their place, & combining our separate finances, people, leadership, ministries & mission into one family.
THIS IS NOT A NECESSITY. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY.
There's always been a place for plans, but the adventure of following Jesus is mostly recognizing where he is, what he's doing, and then jumping in. We weren't expecting this.. but when it came up, we responded like Peter in Matthew 14:28 - "If that's you, Jesus, tell us to come." Listen to the June 23 message on antiochshoreline.com for more.
HOW WAS THIS DECIDED?
LEADERS HAVE BEEN PRAYING & TALKING FOR MONTHS.
What started as a conversation about Craig moving on from Paradox (see the June 2 message at paradoxchurch.com) became months of prayer & meetings between Paradox, Shoreline, and Antioch US leaders. Our leadership team unanimously decided on this move, and our Stadia Management Team of local pastors has affirmed it legally.
WHEN WILL THIS HAPPEN?
WE’LL COME TOGETHER AS ONE CHURCH ON JULY 14
Sunday, June 30th at 9am will be our last meeting at Triumphant Cross. We'll gather at Veterans Memorial Park in SCS on Sunday, July 7 at 10am to celebrate all God has done at Antioch Shoreline before moving to Paradox on Sunday, July 14th at 10am. More info at paradoxchurch.com
WHAT ABOUT OUR LEADERS?
OUR TEAMS COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER WELL.
There is an incredible cohesiveness in our leadership. Dave will assume the role of Lead Pastor at Paradox, while Holly will serve as Kids Director. The rest of our staff is on board for the move and will continue to serve in key volunteer roles. Dave will be joining the existing Paradox Lead Management Team, with further additions yet to be determined.
ARE WE STILL AN ANTIOCH CHURCH?
WE’RE STILL RUNNING WITH THE ANTIOCH TRIBE.
Yes! The Antioch Movement has led & supported us well as we've built a culture of worship, discipleship, and mission. We never want to lose that! World Mandate & Discipleship School will still be a prominent part of what we do. The Antioch US Network has been involved & supportive in this process, and Paradox is excited to become an Antioch Church.
WHAT & WHERE IS PARADOX?
PARADOX IS AN AWESOME CHURCH IN WARREN.
Paradox is a 'Come As You Are, No Perfect People Allowed' church that is strong in reaching people far from God & creating an engaging Sunday service. We'll be bringing a strong culture of disciple-making with us, and we really believe we'll be better together! Paradox is located on Mound Rd just north of 696. Learn more at paradoxchurch.com
DO OUR BELIEFS ALIGN?
WE ARE COMMITTED TO JESUS & HIS PURPOSES.
Paradox is an evangelical, non-denominational Christian church, and we're far more alike than we are different. While we may have some very slight differences in practice, our beliefs are in complete alignment with each other & all Antioch Movement churches. Learn more about our beliefs at antioch.org/doctrine
WHAT DO I DO WITH MY KIDS?
GREAT THINGS ARE COMING FOR KIDS… AND STUDENTS!
Not only will we continue to offer an incredible kids program at Paradox called 'Journey' for birth - 6th grade every Sunday morning, but your middle & high school students will have the chance to connect with other students at Revolution on Monday nights. Join us after church on July 14th for an 'Open House' to meet leaders & ask questions.
WILL WE HAVE LIFEGROUPS?
LIFE IS STILL BETTER TOGETHER.
Groups are an extremely important part of life at both Antioch & Paradox. Keep meeting with yours throughout the summer. We don't have any plans to 'close' anyone's group or force anyone into anything, but there will be some new opportunities to come together, meet new people, and form new communities coming this fall.
HOW CAN I STILL GIVE & VOLUNTEER?
YOU STILL BELONG HERE.
The church is like a body that needs every part. You have something unique to contribute, and we need you now more than ever! We're planning to help you get connected & find the right spot in August. Until then, enjoy the service & get to know some people. If you give to Antioch online, please continue doing so - we'll let you know when to switch.
WHAT IF I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
WE’RE RIGHT THERE WITH YOU… AND HERE FOR YOU.
Honestly, there's a lot we're still figuring out and plenty we haven't thought of yet. We'd really appreciate your grace in the process!
Please don't hesitate to let us know how you're feeling over the next few weeks, and no question is off the table. Please direct them to:
Pastor Dave Kubiak | firstname.lastname@example.org
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