A Community of Misfits on a Mission

ReFind Intro

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.
— Matthew 13.44–46 NIV

In this sermon, Pastor T. C. introduces the ReFind series by talking about “deconstruction,”—the journey of critically re-examining our beliefs. Deconstruction isn’t necessarily rejection; deconstruction can be a precursor to rejuvenation. We not only need to re-find our faith; we also need to have our faith refined. To do this, we will need non-judgmental friendships, community that does not shame or exclude, but invites dialogue and companionship. And in order to undergo deconstruction without shipwrecking faith, we need to shift from intellectual affirmation of a system of beliefs to putting into practice the teachings of Jesus: the Jesus Way.