You are cordially Invited to
Alpha & This Invitational Life
Dinner and an evening with author and Willow Creek Lead Teaching Pastor Steve Carter
I’m hoping you’ll be my guest for this motivational and inspirational evening. More than just a chance to partner - it’s an evening that will motivate and equip us to embrace the call and purpose Jesus has given us all - and the featured speaker is the newly appointed lead teaching pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, Steve Carter (see Steve’s bio below and CLICK HERE to get a look at the INVITATIONAL LIFE Steve will be talking about). Please keep on reading - and please RSVP to me by Sunday, April 1 if at all possible. This is going to be a great evening - and will include a complimentary copy of Steve's book - This Invitational Life
Jesus was willing to - and did - risk everything to deliver hope, truth, and love. Every one of us who is following Him, somewhere deep inside, wants to live that kind of life - yet we wonder what to do and say when faced with the many opportunities around us.
Steve Carter of Willow Creek Community Church will share real life stories and a vision for non-threatening conversations that point people to Christ. What you discover will encourage and motivate you to overcome fear and to live THIS INVITATIONAL LIFE - inviting the people in the world around you to experience new life in Jesus Christ. And, you’ll hear stories of how the gospel, heard and experienced through Alpha - is bringing new life to so many in our region…and how you can be a part of the story through prayer - financial partnership - and actual involvement in Alpha.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 6PM | Grace Church Middleburg 7393 Pearl Rd | Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
In THIS INVITATIONAL LIFE, Steve captures God’s heart for every human being. His approach goes beyond a mere movement. It’s a way of life.” - Bill Hybels, Founder of Willow Creek Community Church
Steve Carter is the author of This Invitational Life - and was recently named Lead Teaching Pastor at Willow Creek Church. Steve has been a part of Willow since 2011, when founding pastor and Global Leadership Summit creator Bill Hybels invited him to serve as Director of Evangelism and Teacher-at-Large. Steve is a huge Alpha advocate - having personally experienced God in fresh ways through Alpha.
Through stories and a dynamic presentation, he’ll share about the life of adventure God calls each of us to as we live “invitational lives” that communicate Jesus to others. That message of an invitational life took him to the Vatican this past fall to discuss with Pope Francis the importance of living and bringing the gospel.
His time with us will help each of us live a life of greater impact for Jesus Christ.
Steve attended Cal State Fullerton and Hope International Universities. Prior to Willow he served in Michigan and California at two fast growing, vibrant churches, led the efforts to launch a church campus in Fullerton, California and also started a ministry equipping churches to be transformed by engaging marginalized, under-resourced people in their communities.
Steve co-hosts the weekly podcast RELEVANT is Doing a Sports Podcast (produced by RELEVANT Magazine) - looking at the intersection of faith, pop culture and sports in our culture. He’s a husband to Sarah, a father to Emerson and Mercy June, and at the heart of it all is a man deeply fascinated by discovering the image of God in others.