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Matt’s Blog: What’s in a Name?

Flood Family, Our name is a foundational part of our identity. It tethers us to our family, and gives us meaning and belonging. It’s not only identification, but also significance and the way we’re uniquely known in this world. In Scripture, we see several examples of God changing names to better fit the future reputation...

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Matt’s Blog: Dormancy

Flood Family, Nearly everything on earth, from the mighty Sequoia to the tiny meadow jumping mouse, has seasons of dormancy. These times of dormancy are when they stop producing and growing and striving, and focus their attention and energy inward. After a time, they emerge from that dormancy rested and ready to engage in new...

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Matt’s Blog: Slow Motion

Flood Family, I love watching all kinds of movies. Comedies, adventure, sci fi, historical dramas, and of course, summer blockbuster action-thriller movies. One of the ways action movies grab our attention is the way they use slow-mo. In a fast-paced movie, slow-mo is a technique used for dramatic effect, in order to drive our attention...

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Resources: Daily Scripture

We want to learn how to listen and respond to God together as a church family. One of the ways we do this is through our Daily Scripture reading. To receive the Daily Scripture in your email inbox every morning, visit DIVEintoFLOOD.com/Scripture to input your information.     Questions? Email [email protected]

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Friday Stories: Safe Families

Today’s inspiring Story of Hope & Healing comes from Emily and Adam Rapkin of our Flood North County campus: A couple years ago, we began to pray about having a third baby and adding to our family of 4 (we have a 5 year old son Owen, and an almost 3 year old daughter Ella)....

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Small Group Gathering Guidelines

Flood Family, As we phase back in toward larger in-person gatherings, we want to provide guidance for those choosing to host small group gatherings. We recognize this will be a process as we navigate local health guidelines and personal comfort levels, and have created this helpful resource to help navigate a safe and healthy small...

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Matt’s Blog: Lament

Flood Family, On Sunday, I invited you to enter into grief by writing your own lament using this worksheet. How do we lament? Lament, the grieving and naming of what is unjust and wrong in our lives and in the world, is a healthy process that can heal us and connect us with the pain...

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Matt’s Blog: Good Grief

Flood Family, If you’ve been a part of Flood for any amount of time, you may have noticed that I’m a man who often shows my emotions freely. And sometimes that involves tears – when I’m sad, when I’m overjoyed, when I’m deeply moved – in fact, our staff has even adopted a nickname for...

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Matt’s Blog: Grow & Learn With Us

Church family, We know that many of you are seeking ways to listen, learn and grow in this season. As a church community, we believe the gospel is good news that tears down walls and builds bridges. Our faith in Jesus leads us to intentionally build bridges across ethnic, cultural, economic, and gender barriers. We are...

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Matt’s Blog: Summer Fruit

Flood Family, My wife Roxanne grew up not far from her grandparents’ vineyard in Northern California. As kids they spent summers walking out amongst the vines, plucking red, green, and purple grapes from the bunches that looked plump and ready to eat. Their entire family, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, waited and looked forward to...

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