We are all living by a script. Sometimes the script is obvious -- at other times it can be hidden to us. These cultural scripts promise us a sense happiness and safety. Our teaching approach bears the burden that these dominant scripts have failed us, and yet our hope is that the story of Jesus Christ is a powerful alternative with the possiblity to translate as good news for our time and city. Utilizing the great resources of the Christian Scriptures and the Church Calendar we seek to be re-narrated by the story of Christ, season by season, creating space for our imagination to be sparked by the possibility of another world.
TGC Vision Class // Oct. 7, Nov. 18 — 12:15 p.m.
Join us immediately after the worship service for an opportunity to learn more about the mission and vision of our church from pastor Michael Rudzena. This course helps you understand our values, our approach to worship, ministry, and theology, as well as ways to get connected. Whether you have been with TGC for years or only a few weeks, this class will help you better grasp what we are trying to accomplish together! The course lasts from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the hall outside the worship service.
Baptism Class // Nov. 4 — 9:30 a.m.
Are you interested in exploring baptism for yourself or your child? Join pastor Michael Rudzena as he explains the history, tradition and biblical significance of baptism. Please register by Oct. 30th to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hold Baptism Sundays throughout the year and this class is a prerequisite for you or your child to participate on those days. Our next Baptism Sunday will take place on Sunday, December 9th in the Kid’s Ministry area on the 1st floor.
Spiritual Direction w/ Kate Gungor // Date TBA
Are you interested in discovering how God may be at work in your life and how you can cooperate? The practice of spiritual direction is an experience designed for that very purpose. Join Kate Gungor for group Spiritual Direction experiences that will spark your imagination and gain insight for this next season of your life. Please contact email@example.com to express interest! Details will finalize once critical mass has been reached.
Winners Take All, w/ Anand Giridharadas // Date TBA
Join us for a conversation between Pastor Michael Rudzena and author Anand Giridharadas on his recent book release Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. Anand is an analyst for NBC News, a former columnist for the New York Times, and has given talks on the main stage of TED. As a church that seeks the good of the city, we will discuss ways that elites and everyday citizens can engage in world change that not only does good, but does less harm.
These sermons from TGC Tribeca explore what it means to follow Christ within the cultural context of New York City. Here you will find the most recent sermons from our Sunday Gatherings. You may also subscribe to our podcast here to find the full archive of past teaching.