New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Where We Meet

A Lenten Study of Systems, Stories, and Hope

Rachel Gilmore, Candace Lewis, Tyler Sit, Matt Temple • December 2023

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Meet Jesus at the Intersection of Faith and Justice

Jesus devoted himself to uplifting the poor, reaching out to the marginalized, and fearlessly challenging systems of oppression. His message resounded with the promise of liberation, equality, and inclusion for all, and he implored his followers to pursue the same. However, the church has often struggled to reflect this good news in its own actions.

In Where We Meet, four members of the Intersect network invite you to immerse yourself in the stories of Jesus and the early church. Together, they also explore their own stories, examine past shortcomings of the church, address difficult questions, and envision a brighter future that better reflects the good news of Jesus.

Throughout the Lenten season, Rachel Gilmore, Tyler Sit, Matt Temple, and Candace Lewis guide you through a series of daily reflections, exploring a spectrum of critical themes—from diversity and equity to the challenges of the post-colonial church. They will also delve into the vital need for innovation and contextualization in doing the work Jesus had called us to do.

Prepare to tackle challenging questions and be emboldened to follow in Jesus' footsteps, pursuing justice and love for all.

Categories: Clergy & Laity, Lent

The Intersect Network is a collective of church leaders offering community, coaching, and courses focused on innovative, diverse, equitable, and inclusive approaches to church planting.

Rachel Gilmore is a church planter currently serving with her husband to revitalize Central United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona.

Rev. Dr. Candace M. Lewis is the 17th President/Dean of Gammon Theological Seminary and the first woman elected to this role in the school’s 138-year history.

Rev. Tyler Sit is a second-generation Chinese American, community organizer, pastor, and the church planter of New City Church, a community in Minneapolis led mostly by queer people of color.

Matt Temple is the Associate Director of New Church Starts for the North Texas Annual Conference in The United Methodist Church; residing in Chicago, he also serves on the pastoral team at Newstory Church.

ISBN: 9780835820486

Kindle ISBN: 9780835820493

EPub ISBN: 9780835820493

Imprint: Upper Room Books

Pub Date: December 2023

Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5

Page Count: 144

BISAC Categories:

BISAC1: RELIGION / Holidays / Easter & Lent

BISAC2: REL012020 RELIGION / Christian Living / Devotional

BISAC3: REL006110 RELIGION / Biblical Meditations / General