We live the Christian life out of a rich tradition of formation-by-resurrection. Jesus’ resurrection provides the energy and conditions by which we “walk before the LORD in the land of the living”… The do-it-yourself, self-help culture of North America has so thoroughly permeated our imaginations that we don’t give much sustained attention to the biggest thing of all, resurrection.

-Eugene Peterson, from Christ Plays in 10,000 Places

Christians believe that the resurrection of Jesus on the first Easter is the turning point of all human history- the event that changes everything for everyone, everywhere, forever. But, for followers of Jesus, resurrection is not only an event that happened to Jesus in the past; it’s a new life that we enter here and now, in our present.

This Easter season, we’ll be exploring selections from the book of Acts, as we reflect on how Jesus’ resurrection reshapes our lives. The book of Acts tells of the beginnings of the Christian movement, and we’ll be considering how Easter shaped the first Christian communities as we work out how the Easter good news shapes us as a community. Whether you’re just beginning to consider Christian faith and community, or you’re a long-time follower of Jesus, you’re invited to join us as we explore how Easter changes our lives every day.


Living the Resurrection Eugene H. Peterson

This approachable, energetic book by pastor, writer, and theologian Eugene Peterson explores the resurrection stories with an eye for how Jesus’ resurrection life draws us into new life in the here and now.