A Community of Misfits on a Mission

Introduction to the Radicle Series

Radicle: Ephesians for Misfits

Fall Teaching Series & Small Group Study


Noun (Botany) – A part of a plant that develops into the primary root.

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven 
and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you 
with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. 
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, 
to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

— Ephesians 3.14-19 NIV

As we continue in the Refocus phase of Refresh, and as we transition to a new gathering location, we want to remind ourselves who we are, why we gather as a community and worship, and where we’re going together. We are a New People, with New Passion, and New Purpose. We are a “community of misfits on a mission, finding identity in Jesus.”

What does it mean to be a “community of misfits”?
What does it mean to be “on a mission”?
What does it mean to “find identity in Jesus”?

These are the kinds of questions we want to explore in this series. We want to do that both in the teaching ministry during our Sunday worship gatherings and also in small groups during the week. This guide will help to facilitate that exploration.


Week 1 – Sept 9th – “A Place of Power” (Acts 19) – T. C.
Week 2 – Sept 16th – “The Disturbing Way of Jesus” (Acts 19) – T. C.
Week 3 – Sept 23rd – “Identity In Christ” (Ephesians 1, p1) – T. C.
week 4 – Sept 30th – “Knowing the Power of the King” (Ephesians 1, p2) – T. C.
week 5 – Oct 7th – “Salvation by Allegiance Alone” (Ephesians 2, p1) – T. C.
Week 6 – Oct 14th – “One, Multiethnic Family” (Ephesians 2, p2) – T. C.
week 7 – Oct 21st – “Rooted in Love” (Ephesians 3) – T. C.
week 8 – Oct 28th – “Unity in Peace” (Ephesians 4, p1) – Emily
week 9 – Nov 4th – “Priesthood of All Disciples” (Ephesians 4, p2) – Osheta
week 10 – Nov 11th – “Imitating God” (Ephesians 4-5) – Der
week 11 – Nov 18th – “Mutual Submission” (Ephesians 5-6) – Osheta
week 12 – Nov 25th – “Spiritual Warfare” (Ephesians 6) – T. C.

Download the Study Guide for Week 1