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What a day yesterday!!  Didn’t sleep on Saturday night but it was worth it to see the crowd that showed up at church Sunday morning to worship and support over 100 Woodside runners at the marathon.  So thankful for the countless number of our church family volunteers and there excitement and passion to serve and love people. @woodsidedetroit #woodsidedetroit #churchinthecity #churchfamily #detroitfreepressmarathon #oikos #woodsiderunners #serve #servingthecity #volunteers #detroitlove #detroit  (at Detroit Free Press Marathon)

What a day yesterday!! Didn’t sleep on Saturday night but it was worth it to see the crowd that showed up at church Sunday morning to worship and support over 100 Woodside runners at the marathon. So thankful for the countless number of our church family volunteers and there excitement and passion to serve and love people. @woodsidedetroit #woodsidedetroit #churchinthecity #churchfamily #detroitfreepressmarathon #oikos #woodsiderunners #serve #servingthecity #volunteers #detroitlove #detroit (at Detroit Free Press Marathon)

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Tomorrow is the day!!!  Make plans to join us tomorrow at 10AM for church downtown at the Detroit Free Press Marathon!  We have secured a tent and space in the John King Used Bookstore parking lot.  We will have buses shuttling people from our regular church location at the DSA to a block away from our tent.  Join us for CHURCH IN THE CITY!!! @woodsidedetroit #woodsidedetroit #churchinthecity #detroitfreepressmarathon #marathon #running #race #downtown #detroit (at John King Used & Rare Books)

Tomorrow is the day!!! Make plans to join us tomorrow at 10AM for church downtown at the Detroit Free Press Marathon! We have secured a tent and space in the John King Used Bookstore parking lot. We will have buses shuttling people from our regular church location at the DSA to a block away from our tent. Join us for CHURCH IN THE CITY!!! @woodsidedetroit #woodsidedetroit #churchinthecity #detroitfreepressmarathon #marathon #running #race #downtown #detroit (at John King Used & Rare Books)

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I got to witness the power of our church in action.  Ken & Bri Lewis came to me and said they wanted to give a new couple in our church a car.  Victor & Sajel Nuwamanya recently joined our church and will be having a baby next week with no way to get to the hospital!  Now they not only have a way to get to the hospital but also transportation around for other needs that arise with their family!!  It’s a humbling/exciting feeling when the people in your church take living on mission in very real, serious, sacrificial ways.  My heart is full and stirred to continue this calling God has given us in this city He loves so much. @woodsidedetroit #churchinthecity #woodsidedetroit #familyonmission #missional #oikos #truefamily #family #sacrificiallove #livingwhatyouknow #obedience #thisischurch #thechurchbeingthechurch #noholdingback #usedcarnewcar #givingisliving #livingisgiving #detroit  (at Wayne State University)

I got to witness the power of our church in action. Ken & Bri Lewis came to me and said they wanted to give a new couple in our church a car. Victor & Sajel Nuwamanya recently joined our church and will be having a baby next week with no way to get to the hospital! Now they not only have a way to get to the hospital but also transportation around for other needs that arise with their family!! It’s a humbling/exciting feeling when the people in your church take living on mission in very real, serious, sacrificial ways. My heart is full and stirred to continue this calling God has given us in this city He loves so much. @woodsidedetroit #churchinthecity #woodsidedetroit #familyonmission #missional #oikos #truefamily #family #sacrificiallove #livingwhatyouknow #obedience #thisischurch #thechurchbeingthechurch #noholdingback #usedcarnewcar #givingisliving #livingisgiving #detroit (at Wayne State University)

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There’s something about family for me that resets and realigns my heart to who I am and how much God has blessed me.  Thankful for some time to refresh my heart with them. #family #love #life #blessed #refreshed #rest #mom #dad #brother #neices  (at Lowell Township Park Soccer Fields)

There’s something about family for me that resets and realigns my heart to who I am and how much God has blessed me. Thankful for some time to refresh my heart with them. #family #love #life #blessed #refreshed #rest #mom #dad #brother #neices (at Lowell Township Park Soccer Fields)

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Loved having The originators of 3DM, Mike & Sally Breen with us this weekend talking about true discipleship and what it looks like to be a family on mission!  God spoke this weekend and I am excited to continue to see how are church community will keep living this out in the city of Detroit. @woodsidedetroit @libbyculmer #churchinthecity #woodsidedetroit #3DM #familyonmission #discipleship #mikebreen #sallybreen #oikos (at Woodside Bible Church - Troy Campus)

Loved having The originators of 3DM, Mike & Sally Breen with us this weekend talking about true discipleship and what it looks like to be a family on mission! God spoke this weekend and I am excited to continue to see how are church community will keep living this out in the city of Detroit. @woodsidedetroit @libbyculmer #churchinthecity #woodsidedetroit #3DM #familyonmission #discipleship #mikebreen #sallybreen #oikos (at Woodside Bible Church - Troy Campus)

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One week from tonight we will be gathering in the city to talk about advancing good in our communities and what that looks like here in Detroit.  Join me and other leaders as we gather for a night of vision, learning and engagement on some of the cultural issues and topics that matter in the Motor City.  Go to www.qideas.org/qcommons/detroit to register and learn more.  Can’t wait to see you there! @qideas @gabelyons @rebekahlyons @annvoskamp #theq #qideas #qcommonsdetroit #timkeller #gabelyons #andycrouch #jennyyang #jeremycourtney #annvoskamp #jjsherwood #sandrayu #ericruss #culture #community #curation #collaboration #justice #unity #advancegood #detroit (at Woodside Detroit)

One week from tonight we will be gathering in the city to talk about advancing good in our communities and what that looks like here in Detroit. Join me and other leaders as we gather for a night of vision, learning and engagement on some of the cultural issues and topics that matter in the Motor City. Go to www.qideas.org/qcommons/detroit to register and learn more. Can’t wait to see you there! @qideas @gabelyons @rebekahlyons @annvoskamp #theq #qideas #qcommonsdetroit #timkeller #gabelyons #andycrouch #jennyyang #jeremycourtney #annvoskamp #jjsherwood #sandrayu #ericruss #culture #community #curation #collaboration #justice #unity #advancegood #detroit (at Woodside Detroit)

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TEDx Detroit is live!!  Love being in the presence of great minds and amazing creativity here in the city. @tedxdetroit #tedxdetroit #technology #entertainment #design #TED #creativity #brilliantminds #youaretheX #detroitcreatives #motorcity #detroitlove #detroit (at Detroit Opera House)

TEDx Detroit is live!! Love being in the presence of great minds and amazing creativity here in the city. @tedxdetroit #tedxdetroit #technology #entertainment #design #TED #creativity #brilliantminds #youaretheX #detroitcreatives #motorcity #detroitlove #detroit (at Detroit Opera House)

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For all the haters, skeptics, doubters, and those who bailed on the boys during the season…shame on you.  It wasn’t pretty but we did it.  4 straight Division Titles.  Records don’t mean anything now.  Bring on Baltimore. #tigers #alcentralchamps #4yearsinarow #mlb #playoffs #octoberbaseball #detroittigers #blessyouboys #cleanslate #sundayfunday #hatersgonnahate #detroit (at Comerica Park, Detroit, MI)

For all the haters, skeptics, doubters, and those who bailed on the boys during the season…shame on you. It wasn’t pretty but we did it. 4 straight Division Titles. Records don’t mean anything now. Bring on Baltimore. #tigers #alcentralchamps #4yearsinarow #mlb #playoffs #octoberbaseball #detroittigers #blessyouboys #cleanslate #sundayfunday #hatersgonnahate #detroit (at Comerica Park, Detroit, MI)

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Sunsets, campfires, smores, cider, donuts…great night with our Woodside D team leaders getaway this weekend.  Humbled to see God bring this group of people together. @woodsidedetroit #woodsidedetroit #mypeople #myfamily #myfriends #oikos #getaway #puremichigan #teamleaders #campfire #cideranddonuts #upnorth #detroit  (at Middle of Nowhere, MI)

Sunsets, campfires, smores, cider, donuts…great night with our Woodside D team leaders getaway this weekend. Humbled to see God bring this group of people together. @woodsidedetroit #woodsidedetroit #mypeople #myfamily #myfriends #oikos #getaway #puremichigan #teamleaders #campfire #cideranddonuts #upnorth #detroit (at Middle of Nowhere, MI)

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Up north with our Woodside D team leaders for this beautiful fall weekend.  So thankful we are able to get away to spend together as a family and hear from God and His heart for our church. @woodsidedetroit #woodsidedetroit #fall #leadership #listen #stillness #team #churchfamily #fun #vision #future #Godspeak

Up north with our Woodside D team leaders for this beautiful fall weekend. So thankful we are able to get away to spend together as a family and hear from God and His heart for our church. @woodsidedetroit #woodsidedetroit #fall #leadership #listen #stillness #team #churchfamily #fun #vision #future #Godspeak

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Latest piece on the back of the Madison building. #art #downtown #madison #detroit #vscocam #color #creativity  (at The M@dison Building)

Latest piece on the back of the Madison building. #art #downtown #madison #detroit #vscocam #color #creativity (at The M@dison Building)

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Today is going to be an amazing day. @detroitredwings #history #groundbreaking #thedistrict #detroitredwings #redwings #hockeytown #catalyst #catalystdevelopment #olympia #olympiadevelopment #imagineaplace #ilitch #jobs #casscorridor #casspark #detroitlove #detroit (at The District Detroit)

Today is going to be an amazing day. @detroitredwings #history #groundbreaking #thedistrict #detroitredwings #redwings #hockeytown #catalyst #catalystdevelopment #olympia #olympiadevelopment #imagineaplace #ilitch #jobs #casscorridor #casspark #detroitlove #detroit (at The District Detroit)

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If you love The Beautiful Game, then you have been waiting for this day for awhile!  FIFA15 for the PS4…it’s been a great day of soccer glory for me and my roomie @andrewscheibe!! #FIFA15 #soccer #realfootball #PS4 #releaseday #thebeautifulgame #detroit (at Detroit City Apartments)

If you love The Beautiful Game, then you have been waiting for this day for awhile! FIFA15 for the PS4…it’s been a great day of soccer glory for me and my roomie @andrewscheibe!! #FIFA15 #soccer #realfootball #PS4 #releaseday #thebeautifulgame #detroit (at Detroit City Apartments)

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Today was fun partying with some of the many Woodside D volunteers!!  So many people invest their blood, sweat and tears to different ministries within our church…that is what makes who we are special & powerful.  When people take ownership the church becomes a irresistible  community and instrument in the hands of God.  Thank you to all of you who live this out…words can’t capture how I feel.  So much exciting stuff ahead.  I love you! @woodsidedetroit #churchinthecity #woodsidedetroit #volunteers #volunteerappreciationparty #ownership #service #servants #othersaboveself #heartandsoulofministry #indebtedtoallofyou #ministry #servantleaders #detroitlove #detroit (at Backyard)

Today was fun partying with some of the many Woodside D volunteers!! So many people invest their blood, sweat and tears to different ministries within our church…that is what makes who we are special & powerful. When people take ownership the church becomes a irresistible community and instrument in the hands of God. Thank you to all of you who live this out…words can’t capture how I feel. So much exciting stuff ahead. I love you! @woodsidedetroit #churchinthecity #woodsidedetroit #volunteers #volunteerappreciationparty #ownership #service #servants #othersaboveself #heartandsoulofministry #indebtedtoallofyou #ministry #servantleaders #detroitlove #detroit (at Backyard)

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Today after work I stopped out in front of my apartment building  to talk with George (left) who lives there and her friend Gloria who came to visit her today.  They have been friends for 68 years.  They shared stories of what the city used to be and how much it has changed.  I love just listening to people who have lived in this city and watching their faces light up reliving memories of once was an incredible time in history here.  They’ve seen and been through a lot but their spirits are excited for where things are headed.  #history #truefriends #detroitcityapartments #stories #memories #remember #relive #detroitstories #detroit (at Detroit City Apartments)

Today after work I stopped out in front of my apartment building to talk with George (left) who lives there and her friend Gloria who came to visit her today. They have been friends for 68 years. They shared stories of what the city used to be and how much it has changed. I love just listening to people who have lived in this city and watching their faces light up reliving memories of once was an incredible time in history here. They’ve seen and been through a lot but their spirits are excited for where things are headed. #history #truefriends #detroitcityapartments #stories #memories #remember #relive #detroitstories #detroit (at Detroit City Apartments)