Sermons on Community

Priority Power and Promise - a PEACE of Heaven pt 1

Priority, Promise, and Power – a PEACE of Heaven pt 1

Click/tap to LISTEN or DOWNLOAD What do you crave? What you prioritize determines what others see and hear when they interact with you. What if they were to experience a piece of Heaven? Wouldn’t that be amazing?! Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman kicks off a new series with a call to pray that the PEACE of Heaven would come into your life so you can be a PIECE of Heaven on Earth. When you prioritize God, God promises His peace. Peace…
Our Differences Are Real - Across ALL Cultures - Praveen Bunyan

Our Differences Are Real – Across ALL Cultures pt 5

Click/tap to LISTEN or DOWNLOAD Guest speaker, Pastor Praveen Bunyan, wraps up our Across All Cultures sermon series with an acknowledgment that our demographic and cultural differences are real… and that’s okay. In fact, God intended it that way when He created all of us in His image. It is revealed in the Bible that all nations will be gathered together in God’s eternal Kingdom. There will be a celebration of the diversity of humankind then, that we can participate…
God's Culture of Unity - Across ALL Cultures part four

God’s Culture of Unity – Across ALL Cultures pt 4

Click/tap to LISTEN or DOWNLOAD Being a family is not easy. The struggle is real. To be a family means having to embrace the perspectives of others. Yet, often we welcome the comfort of agreement over the challenge of being unified with others we don’t yet understand. Fortunately, God’s culture interrupts the feeling of needing agreement. We can find unity with Christ and in Christ. God has called people of ALL generations and ALL cultures to His mission of being…
The Good News of God's Kingdom

The Good News of God’s Kingdom – Across ALL Cultures pt 3

Pastor Moises Diaz, who leads the Latino Ministry at WEAG, delivers the third sermon in the Across ALL Cultures series. Pastor Moises directs us to consider the purpose of God’s Church on Earth and throughout eternity as a kingdom for all persons. Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith, ask questions, and see who God truly is. Through positive community, engaging music, and applicable encouragement, we hope you find WEAG…
Every HUMAN Has a STORY

Every HUMAN Has a STORY – Across ALL Cultures pt 2

Missionary to Kenya and guest speaker, Brent Hanson, reminds us of the unique story that we all have to share with one another. Brent further challenges us to consider what we are willing to do to reach out with the love and grace of Jesus in response to what we learn from others. Watch the HUMAN documentary that Brent references: https://youtu.be/vdb4XGVTHkE Watch the intro of the Across ALL Cultures series: https://youtu.be/8vAcamyRhMc Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This…
Across ALL Cultures part one

Becoming Family – Across ALL Cultures pt 1

To expand the family of God across ALL cultures and generations is the missional focus of WEAG that has, is, and will continue to be evident in the composition of our church community. It is modeled after God’s own desires for the makeup of His church. Such unified cohesiveness is possible when we are all open to becoming family. Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith, ask questions, and see…
God Created Community - Asking for a Friend 4

God Created Community – Asking for a Friend pt 4

In a time of keeping others safe by social distancing, Pastor Shane explores the question of just how important being in a community is to us as individuals and to God’s plan for our lives. If you had the chance to ask Jesus your one question… what would it be? Take this journey with us as we seek answers to our tough questions. Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith,…
Together In Groups - It's Personal

Together In Groups – It's Personal

God created you for a specific reason with purposeful intention. Our relationship with Jesus is more than a thought or saying… It’s personal. What does God personally have in store for you? Join in the discussion about this series at https://weag.church/itspersonal/ Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith, ask questions, and see who God truly is. Through positive community, engaging music, and applicable encouragement, we hope you find WEAG to…
Don't Let Regret Be Your Endgame

Don’t Let Regret Be Your Endgame: Life Lessons From The Avengers

Your endgame need not be one of regret and despair. Jesus has already won the endgame for you and everyone. He hung on “the gauntlet” of the cross and “snapped his fingers” with a declaration of “It is finished!” to defeat Satan and every pain, loss and regret you would experience. Make Jesus your Endgame! The time is NOW to invite your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, fellow students and others to be a part of the excitement and growth happening…
WEAG 3.0 Here We Go - In Unity

Here We Go … IN UNITY! – WEAG 3.0

God has formed WEAG for a time as this and will fill it to function in His will with the love of Jesus Christ for all who enter. The time is NOW to invite your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, fellow students and others to be a part of the excitement and growth happening at WEAG. All are welcome as we draw closer to Christ’s love and grace! ALERT: Service times are moving to 9am & 11am ET starting Sunday, October…
WEAG 3.0 Here We Go - Make A Difference

You CAN Make A Difference – WEAG 3.0 Here We Go!

Time to Make A Difference!It’s really simple – See a need, meet a need. Join the work that is necessary! Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman helps us identify as committed contributors to the work and priorities of God versus being consumers of His blessings.The future of WEAG 3.0 is lifting off and you are invited to be a part of the journey. About WEAG What you’ll find at WEAG is a diverse, vibrant church community in Richmond VA and online of…
Find Your Group - Small Groups Sunday

Find Your Group

YOU’RE INVITED!As a community of people just LIKE you, WEAG likely has a group FOR you. Small Groups Pastor Jeremy Woltz will share a message of how to find your group in the Family of God. Life wasn’t meant to go it alone. Be a part of something bigger. Be a part of the WEAG family. 98 small groups are available to choose from at https://groups.weag.church. New groups are launching right now. And, more groups are to come…even online. All…
Live To Build Others Up

Live To Build Others Up

Community. It’s built by you. As you take part in Everyday Living to lift up others you create a place where everybody knows your name. Online Campus Pastor John Kelly will share a message of how community doesn’t require a whole lot from us but does depend on our active participation. It’s something we can LIVE for. And, just when you think your service to others is about them, you find you benefit just as much and sometimes even more.…

Addicted To Serving – Lift Up RVA edition Beyond A Sermon #056

We took this week’s episode of Beyond A Sermon on the road to visit Quioccasin Middle School, a project site for this year’s Lift Up RVA to Build A Better Richmond. WEAG is helping Henrico County Public Schools with classroom painting, food pantry stocking, landscaping, outdoor furniture upkeep and more. Pastor Shane answers questions about Sunday’s sermon on breaking addiction with a clear connection to serving and appropriately fixing our priorities on Jesus and our community. For more about Lift Up RVA,…
Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #047 - WEAG 3.0 pt3 - LAUNCH

LAUNCHing WEAG 3.0 – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A Interview

When and How Will WEAG 3.0 Launch?! Pastor Shane Schlesman answers viewer questions about Sunday’s message in which Shane shared how WEAG 3.0 will LAUNCH! WEAG and Richmond will never be the same. When will this happen? How can you be a part? This is part three of a 3-part series as we move into the Easter season further and faster than ever before. Shane takes us beyond the sermon to dig deeper into what the LAUNCH of WEAG 3.0…

LAUNCH WEAG 3.0

It’s time to LAUNCH WEAG 3.0!Grab a stone and hop on board. We’re moving forward in the direction God has provided.Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman invites all to answer the call, commit to a new future, and consecrate yourself completely to being used by God. #sermon #WEAG30 #expand #leverage #launch #community #RVA #Richmond #Virginia #leadership #relationships #vision #campus #tour #weag

How Will WEAG 3.0 Happen? – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #046 – LEVERAGE All God has Given

How Will WEAG 3.0 Happen?! Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman answers viewer questions about Sunday’s message in which he shared how the vision of WEAG 3.0 will become a reality as we LEVERAGE all that God has blessed us with for all that God has called us to do.  Watch as Shane leads us beyond the sermon and to dig deeper into what WEAG 3.0 will mean for the community, the greater Richmond area, and the world beyond. WATCH THE SERMON
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LEVERAGE All that God has Given

God has uniquely positioned WEAG to enter a season of expansion. He has gone before us to prepare the way and has now called WEAG’s leadership and community to move forward. We are to LEVERAGE all that God has blessed us with for all that God has called us to in EXPANDing His work in us and through us around Richmond, VA. In part two of three, Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman begins to unveil how that will take place. Shane…

What IS WEAG 3.0? – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #045

Pastors Shane Schlesman and Dave DeMasters discuss Sunday’s message in which Shane introduced the vision of WEAG 3.0. This first of a 3-part series is about the move of God to EXPAND in us and through us. Watch as they answer viewer questions and go beyond the sermon and dig deeper into what WEAG 3.0 will mean for the community, the greater Richmond area, and the world beyond.
The Move of God to EXPAND - WEAG 3.0 pt 1 | Shane Schlesman

The Move of God to EXPAND – WEAG 3.0 pt1

God has uniquely positioned WEAG to enter a season of expansion. Not unlike the transition in Israel’s history between Moses and Joshua. Every transition has its challenges and at the same time, its opportunities. We don’t want to be a church that ever gets comfortable. We never want to be stagnant and settled. We will always be moving forward. When we make it about us we are ready to settle. Keep it about others and there will always be work…

Because You Say So – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #43

Founding Pastor Dr. Bob Rhoden answers viewer questions about his recent sermon, Because You Say So. Watch or listen and get to know Dr. Rhoden more as he shares stories of his upbringing following the early death of his parents, his encounter with Jesus at age sixteen, and the call just ten years later to move to Richmond and help lead a brand new church in unfavorable circumstances. Below are just some of the questions Dr. Rhoden responds to. If…

Because You Say So

As the WEAG community celebrates 50 years of transforming lives for Christ, Founding Pastor Dr. Bob Rhoden delivers a message of jubilee for all God has done, thankfulness for all who have been a part, and excitement for what lies ahead. Dr. Rhoden uses WEAG’s history to highlight five takeaways from Jesus’ initial interactions with Peter and the other first disciples as recorded in Luke 5:1-11. He shares how the even despite unfavorable circumstances, we will be astonished at the…
Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #042

We Are Family – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #42

Shane answers tough questions about the latest sermon, We Are Family, while also reiterating that WEAG is a family that has your back when you invite others into our house. Watch episode #042 of Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A as Shane tackles these questions… Why should ALL WEAGers embrace being a family of love in which grace is extended and love is lived? What will that mean for them? What do you mean when you say, WEAG will have your back…
Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman

We Are Family

WHAT MAKES THE CHURCH APPEALING? We are family: a house of love and truth.Neither of which are in conflict with the other nor necessitate a delicate balancing act. Rather, both may be lived and extended in fullness when we allow God to work in and through every relationship we have with both Christians and those who are far from God. Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman continues to explore what it means to be a Living Legacy as he delivers part eight…

Many Fields Few Workers – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #41

Are you ready to be a worker for God? To venture into the fields of harvest at home or abroad? As a church family, Pastor Shane unveiled a new Mission and Vision as WEAG celebrates fifty years of transforming lives around the world. In this week’s interview to “deep-dive” into the sermon, Many Fields But Few Workers, Shane addresses these questions about being a worker every day… Why was it necessary to kick-off WEAG 3.0 with a new Mission and…

So Many Fields and So Few Workers

Living legacy series part seven | Shane Schlesman Whether or not you have a green thumb, you are able to sow spiritual every day in whatever field you find yourself. God’s work is available to you to be a part in. In this seventh segment of the Living Legacy series, Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman unveils five ‘rules’ for transforming the lives God leads you in contact with. Through personal examples and the insights of John Maxwell, Shane challenges us to…

Honor the Race Before You

Part two of WEAG’s Living Legacy series will challenge you to fulfill God’s purpose in your life by honoring the faith in God that the Legends and Heroes of faith before you demonstrated. In Part one, Pastor Shane delivered a message of staying in your lane in fulfilling your purpose by shedding burdens and staying focused on Christ. Shane continues with the analogy of the race you are a part of as being like a relay. It is essential that…

Stay In Your Lane

How you live a legacy is different from leaving a legacy. It’s as much about the here and now as it is about the future. To live a legacy you must run your race, stay in your lane, and keep your eyes focused on the pioneer and perfecter of your faith. Watch as Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman kicks off a new series with a message inspired from God’s Word in Hebrews 12 and Matthew 14. Find the encouragement and guidance…