One Church

One Church

Come take part in the conversation as we continue our “One” series. Each week we are joined by a guest from another area church as we explore the faith we all share and our experience serving our communities. In today’s message, Pastor Tim Raeburn-Gibson of First Pres. Church shares from 1 Corinthians 8:1b-3, his heart and his experiences about what it means to be one church in our local community, region and beyond.


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One Church

Speaker: Tim Raeburn-Gibson
Church: First Pres. Church
Date: January 26, 2020

Tim’s Bio:

Tim is married to Kimberly and they have 4 children. He has been serving in a pastoral role at 1st Pres for 20+ years. He was ordained into the Presbyterian Church in 2000. Tim is very musical and also enjoys running.


Conversation Questions:

1. What has it been like to go through the medical challenges with your youngest child? How did faith and the faith community help you through those years?
2. What is a current challenge that you’re facing as a congregation for which you would ask us to pray?
3. Where do you think the Church could grow or improve as it relates to how we interact with each other?
4. Where do you think the Church could grow or improve as it relates to how we engage with our communities around us?

1. What did you find meaningful about the interview with Tim?
2. What was one thing you learned about the 1st Pres congregation? What impression does it leave you with?
3. Paul asked Tim about leading the congregation through the Presbyterian Church’s upcoming vote on same-sex marriage. What stood out to you in that part of the conversation?
4. They also discussed how Tim’s family walked through cancer with their youngest daughter. How did that part of the conversation make you feel? What stood out?
5. Read 1 Corinthians 8:1b-3. How are these helpful words for any congregation? What happens when we get these emphases reversed?
6. If you could have asked Tim a question, what would you have asked him?
7. What is something you learned from Tim in this conversation, that you could reflect on this week?

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