This new ministry at Spring Arbor Naz meets on Wednesday nights at 7 PM.  

We are working to create a safe space where 18 to 20 something's can talk about the real world issues that they face.  So, whether you're recently out of High School, attending college somewhere or you're a working college age person we want you to know that you are very welcome to join us.

    We are working through a series of very thought provoking short films that deal with issues that we care about.  The series is called NOOMA.  

 

Recently we completed the book/video series called "A CHARITABLE DISCOURSE, Talking about the things that divide us" by Dan Boone. You may want to pick up this great book and work through it yourself.  Check out this introduction video.

Homosexuality, social drinking, and politics . . .Why is it so hard to talk about these topics and others like them in the church? What keeps us from having open and honest conversations about complex and controversial issues? The silence in the pews about these matters can be deafening. Often members say little, fearing disagreement and rebuttal, others strongly assert half-truths and biases. Nothing gets truly discussed, and many, especially the youth, become discouraged and leave.

A Charitable Discourse 
insightfully explores why this happens, looking closely at the ways people avoid and prevent authentic dialog, from labeling and grandstanding to religious abuse. Seven controversial issues are discussed with understanding, sincerity, and compassion.