Category: Stories

Friday Stories: Joy to the World

A couple years ago, I was in the throes of navigating the public school system and touring schools for the first time.   At Flood, we had been encouraged to be attentive to the Lord’s activity by listening and responding in faith. On one tour, I noticed a woman standing alone and felt the Lord’s...

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Friday Stories: Supporting Migrants at the Border

As I reflect upon the vision for the Christmas Collective, a creative gathering for the common good, I have been inspired and challenged by our opportunity to do GOOD this holiday season for thousands of men, women and children just south of us at the border. While I have learned that these problems are nothing...

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Friday Stories: Our Collective Hope

*This post was originally published on December 15, 2017. We’re reposting it today as a reminder of the wonderful things God can do through the Christmas Collective.* The Christmas season tends to be a time of stress and anxiety for me as I juggle ministry responsibilities, time with family, friends and managing daily life.  ...

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Matt’s Blog: Facility Search Update

Good afternoon church family! We just wanted to share a quick update about our facility search. We recently announced that we have identified a space that we believe could be the future home for our San Diego Campus and central offices. We are currently in escrow and pursuing our due diligence to ensure the facility...

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Friday Stories: In Our Shoes

When I look back at last year’s Christmas Collective, the first thing that comes to mind is a short video of Flood’s kids trying on different pairs of shoes; shoes that were not their own—shoes that didn’t fit—either gapingly large or toe-squishingly tight, far from their style preference and simply uncomfortable. I volunteered at all five of...

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Friday Stories: Birthday Gift

My birthday was on a Saturday this year – I turned 29 on September 29th. Working at a bar means getting a weekend off is hard to do, but this year I got my birthday off! The plan was to have a family dinner Friday night and a pool party with friends on Saturday –...

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Friday Stories: A Reluctant Yes

The first time I helped with teardown was a few years ago, after hanging around with some people from college group a bit too long after one Sunday night gathering.  I always heard the announcement asking for volunteers to help with teardown, but I generally took that as my cue to escape, in order to...

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Friday Stories: Our Children

Hello! My name is Anne, and I have been a member of Flood Church for the past 15 years. When Flood moved to the Kearny High School campus for its Sunday gatherings in 2006, one of the priorities was to reach out to the students at the school to help meet their emotional and academic...

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Friday Stories: Encouraging and Timely Words

This past Tuesday evening, over 200 people from our San Diego Campus gathered for our quarterly Flood Family Meeting. These are some of my favorite moments of the year as we get the opportunity to share a meal together, hear what God is up to in our community, and pray. I was uniquely encouraged by...

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Friday Stories: In the Name of Jesus

Recently, longtime Flood members Tim & Holly Anderson, along with their three teenagers, traveled to Malawi to serve at COTN and Flood Lilongwe’s Ufulu Festival (learn about the origins of the Ufulu Festival here). In this post, Tim & Holly share some of their reflections on how God is moving in Malawi. God is good…...

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