At the Fireside Community, we create culture, equip the church, and glorify God.

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Fireside Advent is Complete
We have wrapped up Fireside Advent for Christmas 2017, Thanks for joining us in the process and we hope it was as enriching for you as it was for us. You can check out our archive to find any of the sessions you might have missed and you can download the calendar as well.
Create Culture

Something we hear often in Christian circles is that we need to "engage culture." Even we used that phrase when we started the Fireside Community. We, like many believers, subscribed to the thought that we were outside of culture and that we had the option to engage or not. What we've come to realize here is that everyone is involved in culture in some way or another. We all have neighbors, televisions, books, radios, or Internet. We are all surrounded by culture. Our only hope then is not to learn how to better step into a foreign world, but how to bring a foreign world to bear. 

"So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God."
-2 Corinthians 5:16-20              

We are charged as believers to bring the culture of the Kingdom of God to the world we now live. So at the Fireside Community we don't want to sit on the outskirts of town, yelling into the city limits for people to repent, we engage the culture around us in the only way we can: creating new culture. We want to show the world that not only is there another option, another way to live, but a better one. We have been reconciled to God through Christ and are new creations and the world needs to know that this gift is available. So we go on to create culture that reflects Christ and His Kingdom through our creativity, through our stories, and especially through our community.

Equip the Church

When we got together to start the Fireside Podcast and eventually went on to create the Fireside Community, we decided that we wanted to bring value to the table. At the Fireside Community we want to contribute to the Church resources, ideas, and good stories that will help us to better fulfill our purpose as the Body of Christ. We have committed to teach Scripture faithfully so that we can better understand our goals as Christians and to tell stories as well as we can in order to show the beauty of what we believe. 

Glorify God

The most important aspect of our mission at the Fireside Community is our goal to glorify God. At the end of the day our purpose as believers is to glorify God in everything we do, whether that be from telling the Gospel, loving each other in good community, or by creating things to His glory. What we want to do in the Fireside Community is to not only do what we can to help the rest of the Church to glorify Him but to do our part as well. We want to share the Gospel in our videos, podcasts, and writings in a way that reflect Christ well. We want to experience good community with each other in a way that shows the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We want to create good things that reflect the image of God in us and point towards the Creator, the Father. The beauty of seeking to glorify God in everything that we do is that we will then have the opportunity to be what we were designed to be.

"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
-Ephesians 2:10