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Fall Kickoff

September 12th, 2018 | Coley Waataja
After a summer of trips and long weekends, the Fall Kickoff was a great chance for people to catch up with each other and to meet folks who have more recently joined our little Antioch family.
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Highlights from The Pillsbury Carnival

June 5th, 2017 | Jon Waataja
A big thanks to the Antioch volunteers who helped out at The Pillsbury Elementary Carnival.
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The Gospel at Work Video Introductions

November 14th, 2016 | Antioch Community Church
We recently finished an 8 week sermon series called The Gospel at Work. David Lindeman, one of our members, conducted interviews with a variety of our Antioch family and put together these videos as introductions to each sermon.
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Urban Church Planting Q & A Series: Antioch Community Church

August 18th, 2016 | Antioch Community Church
Andy O’Rourke was recently interviewed by Transform Minnesota for their Urban Church Planting Q & A series.
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Video Highlights from the 2014 Fall Retreat

September 28th, 2014 | Jon Waataja
Highlights from the Antioch Community Church 2014 fall retreat.
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Repentance and Forgiveness

August 11th, 2014 | Andy O'Rourke
Repentance and forgiveness have an essential role in the Christian life. Unfortunately, these two topics are often neglected, misunderstood and misapplied in the lives of many followers of Jesus.
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Recordings from the Gospel Men Conference 2014

April 12th, 2014 | Antioch Community Church
Gospel Men is an annual one-day conference in Minneapolis that exists to challenge men of all ages to seek out radical gospel transformation in their lives and in the lives of their fellow brothers.
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Reflections on Community and Mission

September 16th, 2013 | Coley Waataja
This past weekend was my church’s 5th annual Fall Retreat up at Camp Shamineau.
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Could you be the bagel that these children so desperately need?

May 19th, 2013 | Antioch Community Church
Pillsbury Carnival Promo for Antioch Community Church.
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Is “Multiplication” Biblical?

January 29th, 2013 | Andy O'Rourke
A major theme for us this year at Antioch is “multiplication.” We want to continue to multiply Community Groups as well as leaders. We want to multiply ways to engage the city around us with the love of Jesus and the good news of his gospel.
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Nine Pastoral Prayers

September 18th, 2012 | Nate Krampe
These prayers come from Pastor Matt Chandler and are ones that we as Elders pray over Antioch and Christ’s Church.
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I Thessalonians and Personal Growth

June 25th, 2012 | Coley Waataja
This coming Sunday, Pastor Andy is going to kick off our new sermon series through the book of I Thessalonians. I was reading I Thessalonians this morning and I realized I had done a project on the letter while I was a college student.
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Life in the City: An Update

May 22nd, 2012 | Coley Waataja

Every once in awhile we put together a newsletter to catch you up to date on what’s been going on in NE Minneapols. Take a minute to enjoy these stories of God’s faithfulness. We are really excited about what God is doing around here!

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Life Direction

March 4th, 2012 | Nate Krampe
Life direction and seeking the Lord for the “next step”.
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Spurgeon on the Church’s need to engage lost people

February 15th, 2012 | Andy O'Rourke
I came across this tremendous quote today from Charles H. Spurgeon. It is a great reminder church’s messy, yet essential, mission.
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Missional Money

January 18th, 2012 | Andy O'Rourke
A huge piece of the survival story of the early church was a radical integration of property and resources. Without such, the church would have crumbled beneath the persecution and social alienation that came from being a religious minority in 1st-century Palestine.
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7 tips for including kids in your Community Group

July 11th, 2011 | Coley Waataja
Tell the story of God. To help keep their attention, you could ask some of the kids to help act it out.
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Family Rhythms

June 7th, 2011 | Coley Waataja
Every family has rhythms. The family of God — Father, Son, Holy Spirit, and Church — have rhythms no less.
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Pillsbury Carnival + Antioch = <3

June 6th, 2011 | Jon Waataja
Pillsbury Carnival + Antioch
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Identifying Your Idols

April 19th, 2011 | Andy O'Rourke
Idols are sneaky. They tip toe past our brains, set up shop in a corner of our heart, and begin to grow.
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Ceiling vs. Floor Giving

October 15th, 2010 | Coley Waataja
Growing up in a little southern Baptist church in the foothills of the Appalachians, my sermon diet consisted of hell fire and brimstone and plenty of references to tithing with the right intentions. It wasn’t until college that I realized the opposite side of the giving pendulum was possible.
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Day of Prayer and Fasting

August 1st, 2010 | Andy O'Rourke
A couple weeks ago at Antioch we explored the topic of “fasting” from Matthew 6:16-18. Fasting is a neglected spiritual discipline among many followers of Jesus, including myself.
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Reflecting on Strength

June 28th, 2010 | Coley Waataja
We cannot try to live the Christian life on “stored strength”, but on the ever increasing strength that Christ provides along the way.
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Verses on Purity

May 24th, 2010 | Andy O'Rourke
A list of verses that have been helpful to me personally on various aspects of purity.
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Jonah and Creativity

March 10th, 2010 | Coley Waataja
Jonah series intro video.
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Two Resources on “Stewardship”

January 25th, 2010 | Andy O'Rourke
There are a couple excellent books by Randy Alcorn that I’m using during preparation for our current preaching series at Antioch entitled “God, Stewardship, & Giving.”
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Helping the Church in Haiti

January 25th, 2010 | Andy O'Rourke
With hundreds of thousands of survivors in desperate need of help, many are asking “who will help the church?”
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Lessons Learned

January 19th, 2010 | Andy O'Rourke
Tonight I’m sharing with the launch team of a nearby church plant. They asked me to talk about pitfalls, things to avoid, and lessons learned in the last two churches that I’ve helped to start.
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So Much to be Thankful For

November 30th, 2009 | Coley Waataja
his weekend we celebrated Thanksgiving with a Sunday evening service of worship and sharing what the Lord has done this year.
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Religion = Death

October 7th, 2009 | Andy O'Rourke
In conjunction with our fall sermon series (“Transformed by the Cross”), I’m reading an excellent book by Mark Driscoll entitled, Death by Love: Letters from the Cross. In chapter 4, Driscoll unpacks the essence of “religion.”
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An Army of Young Men

March 3rd, 2009 | Andy O'Rourke
“Strong. Army Strong.” That’s the latest tagline for the U.S. Army. You’ve probably seen it in a recent advertisement. At Antioch Community Church we’re also committed to raising up an army.
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Coffee and Convos

January 29th, 2009 | Coley Waataja
Last weekend I had the chance to speak to a group of women in leadership at an E. Free Church here in the cities. We had everyone from the 79 year old woman who has been serving her entire life, and still has more fire in her than some of my own peers, to the 27 year old who recently took on a position of leadership for the first time.
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We have liftoff!!

October 21st, 2008 | Andy O'Rourke
Finally, the countdown is over. We’ve officially launched as a new church!
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Church Planting Movements

September 10th, 2008 | Andy O'Rourke
Our mission at Antioch Community Church is to “ignite a movement of the gospel.” Recently, our Core Team from ACC had the privilege to interact with a leader from one of the largest church planting movements in South Asia.
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