Fellowship is a Gospel-centered, multiethnic, intergenerational church that exists to make disciples. Our blueprint for discipleship is expressed through our 4 Gs – Gospel, Grow, Gather, and Give.
Over the course of this 8-week series, through daily devotionals, weekly sermons, and challenging questions and exercises in our LifeGroups, we will explore in depth what it means to be transformed by the Gospel, to grow in a life of worship, to gather in community, and to give our lives away on mission.
You were made for fellowship.
During this special time of year there are many names competing for our attention and staking claim to our hearts. But what if we told you there is one name above all names? Christmas has a name and it is Jesus. Join us for a fun, entertaining celebration for the whole family, as we express through song, story, and much more the true meaning of Christmas.
What happens when our life with God and our life in the empire are at odds with one another?
In Daniel: Inside the Box, we’ll spend the next ten weeks studying the book of Daniel and learning about this extraordinary man who lives with this fundamental tension: he deeply loved God and yet had to daily engage in the empire, Babylon. Daniel learns how to think and live “inside the box” of the empire and ultimately brings glory to the God of all creation.
Are you read to think and live “inside the box”?
If you feel unqualified, not ready, or don’t want to do what God has called you to do then you probably feel a lot like David, Moses, and Abraham did.
In this 8-week series, we’ll look at some of the great characters from the Bible, the unique calling on their lives, and we’ll investigate how we can live out God’s calling in our own lives.
This season there is no workbook and disc to follow along with. Instead, at the beginning of each week, we will provide a devotional for you to do on your own time and discussion questions for your time in LifeGroup.
In James: A Long Walk of Obedience, we will spend 10 weeks taking intentional steps to cultivate how to engage in the sacred narrative of God using a practical tool to study the Bible and in particular the book of James, in a simple yet profound way. Throughout this book, James will challenge us to live more like Jesus did, but to do that we must practice walking daily in obedience with Jesus.
When I think about the Ten Commandments, what instantly comes to mind are stone tablets, Charlton Heston, and the deep, authoritative, and all-powerful, voice of God.
So when I say the ten commandments are actually a “love letter written in stone” it makes one pause. A “love letter”? A love letter written in stone? Who’s ever written a love letter in stone?! Well, God did.
In fact, it was the only time in history where the same hands that formed the mountains and put the stars into place, physically wrote something to us and for us.
If we begin to think about the ten commandments from this perspective, we begin to see His true heart and love for us. When we experience that love, we no longer perform out of law, we perform out of His great love. This, my friends, changes everything.
Disobedient God is our new sermon series and LifeGroup curriculum that uncovers what to do when God doesn’t give you what you want, revealing that the only way to trace the path of a God you can’t control is to reconnect with every hearts truest desire: a relationship with Christ.
Michael Lee serves as Fellowship’s Discipleship Pastor. He was born in South Korea and lived in Argentina before moving to the US where he grew up in Seattle. His ministry experience has spanned nearly 30 years and has included being a pastor, church planter, and college professor. He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (D.Min.) and Gateway Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He greatly enjoys drinking good coffee, hiking, fishing, and anything outdoors. Michael is married to his true love, Mink, and together they have three children: Karis, Kayla, and Nathan. His family goal is to be the same person at home as he is in public.
Mark Chase is a LifeGroups Pastor at Fellowship Monrovia. Hailing from the great state of New York, go Knicks, he moved to Pasadena in 2006 to attend Fuller Theological Seminary. He holds a masters degree in Divinity and is passionate about stuffed crust pizza. Mark is also driven by a desire to see others experience the Gospel, and how that radically impacts every area of their lives.
Before coming to Fellowship, Christine was the Assistant Director for Spiritual Formation and Care at Pepperdine University. She received her BA in Intercultural Communication from Pepperdine in 2007 and her Masters in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 2010. She is a graduate from Renovare Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation and is passionate about encouraging individuals to cultivate soul care and a vision for Christ-centered life transformation. In her previous role at Pepperdine, Christine oversaw curriculum and training for the Spiritual Life Advisor program and a variety of campus spiritual life initiatives. She has been married to her husband, David, for six years and loves doing life together with their son, Samuel, and new baby girl, Ellie.
Hannah Geraci is the LifeGroup Coordinators at Fellowship Monrovia. Since finishing her Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministries from Azusa Pacific University, she now attends Fuller Theological Seminary where she is working on her Masters degree in Theology and Ministry. Throughout Hannah's experience in ministry she has enjoyed working with junior high and high school students, event planning, Residence Life, and various camp ministries. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Hannah enjoys being outside, crafting, cooking, and doing just about anything sports-related.