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Formed is a platform that gives people a place to wrestle with topics they may tend to avoid and to grow and learn from one another. A tool used to help believers make their faith their own by providing different perspectives and stories while pointing to the gospel and the mission and vision of Irving Bible Church.

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    Christmas Roundtable

    It's finally here — the season of Advent. From November 28 until December 24 we get to be fully submerged in stories of hope, peace, joy, and love. But — we also get to take part in our favorite Christmas traditions.

    So I did what enneagram number 8 would do, and I asked a probing questions about Christmas favorites to keep our staff on their toes. This week I asked our staff what their favorite Christmas movie is, and here is what they had to say...

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    Church Folk

    We live in a time and season that when you hear the word “church folk” you never know what will come next. Some have resolved to hear something negative before they expect a positive comment. Compiled on this, we also have a new trend where many enjoy church from the comfort of their home instead in the presence of “church folk.” Yet, whenever I ask what people desire from church, the answer is almost always "fellowship and community".

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    It's Time to Invest in Serving Our City

    Evan & Courtney shaver have been IBCer's for over 20 years. They are passionate about following what Jesus encourages his followers to give. They are all about giving both their time and their money to love and serve Irving Bible Church and the surrounding communities.

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    A Gaslighter's Secret Strategies

    If you've been in close relationship with a narcissist, you probably have experienced something mental health experts call “gaslighting”. Gaslighting is a manipulation strategy used to gain power over someone for a variety of reasons.

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    What if I don't want to read the Bible?

    After growing up in a Christian household, being immersed in biblical community, and serving and leading within the church, I found myself in a season of not wanting to participate in the "Christian To-Dos". I found it difficult to admit to my mentor and friends not that I just wasn't reading the Bible but that I didn't want to. But then, the more I talked about it, the more I discovered that for many Christians, Bible reading - especially the part of a daily devotional schedule - is one of the bid "shoulds" of faith. Many of us have been told that we should read the Bible, but we've hardly ever been told how to stick with it or why we should want to in the first place.

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    A Profound Experience

    We set up our tent, had dinner together, and got settled in for the night. There was conversation and laughter everywhere. You could feel the peace and our night was serenaded by someone in the camp who was singing beautifully and playing the guitar. Everyone signs up to help with the cooking and cleaning, so we woke up Saturday morning to a team of people preparing the famous “awesome breakfast.” The day consisted of hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, and all kinds of fun, I even took a nap!