Sunday Night Service
Ke Aha means “The Gathering” and every Sunday evening we gather in our humble, yet fabulous warehouse to worship and minister together. It is a casual, “come as you are”, type of venue and our constant prayer is that the Kingdom of God would come and reign as we worship, journey into the Word, minister, and partake in the beauty of community.
Worship is of supreme value in the Vineyard, and it of supreme importance to us. In worship, we offer up prayers of praise and longing; we come together as a community with a single heart: to glorify the Father, to lift Him up, and to invite, welcome, and allow Him to meet with us in the most intimate of ways. It is always our hope that within the context of worship, the Holy Spirit would make Himself known, that He would speak, and even more importantly, be heard. We want to respond to Him and engage Him, allowing Him to accomplish the things of His heart in our midst.
We make a point of creating time and space to allow the Spirit to move and minister to us through each other. Often, after the message we make time to “be still and know” that He is God. Whether you spend that time ministering to another, meditating on the word, or getting prayer, our only hope is that in this time as individuals and as a Body we would experience the conviction, compassion, mercy, and healing of God.
The Word brings light and life and each week we dig in with the expectation that God is speaking and anxious to illuminate our lives with His truth. Our pastor uses different modes of teaching, from traditional messages, to panel teachings, to small group discussions, with the ultimate goal of each person walking away challenged and encouraged to practically apply the truth of the Word.
There is always a time of community following service where refreshments are served and we encourage people to connect with both old and new friends alike. Don’t be surprised if you see the little ones playing chase while others throw around a football, or if someone is mastering their ollie while the crowd starts a game of Four Square. Generally, this is time of fun and connection. Whether it’s talking about the football game or the upcoming UFC fight or introducing yourself to new face and asking about next week’s small group, nurturing the relationship within the Body is the goal!
Ghetto Bible School
GBS has a long standing tradition at Ke Aha. It is essentially our Sunday School program for ages 10-13. There were days when we had even less than a carpet warehouse, and in those days we used to pack the back of our trucks with skater kids and break out the Bible. That was the beginning. We haven’t moved up too much, often we are either sitting on an old carpet in the back of a warehouse or sitting in a Wendy’s talking about Jesus and what following him looks like. It might be considered “ghetto” to some, but in our eyes it’s doing what Jesus did much in the way He probably did it.
Ke Aha Kids
This is our Sunday School for ages 2-9. Here in the halls of our warehouse we spend Sunday evening worshiping, playing, praying, and talking “Jesus” with our little ones. They are full of energy and authentic questions and with “Cheeto” hands and a little sass, we teach them that “everyone gets to play” when it comes to the Kingdom of God, most of all the kiddos!
Our small groups are our midweek connecting points. At Ke Aha, community is a strong value and we are not what you’d call “Sunday Only” sort of people. We like to hang out with each other, eat together, have fun and plow forward for the Kingdom. We usually run 2-3 seasons of small groups per year (Spring, Summer, and Fall) and offer various studies each season for all ages. These groups are great places to make deeper connections with each other and with God. In this context we pursue greater depths of intimacy, better study skills, and accountability in this thing we call life. Come join a group, we can’t wait to have you!
Things Blow Up
Ah! The name itself makes you curious doesn’t it? Well, we understand, it is most certainly something to be curious about. When we were trying to decide on a name for this adventure of a ministry we played around with a bunch of sophisticated names, none of which seemed to fit or feel right. Then, out of the blue, what began as a joke, seemed like a gem from the heavens. Things Blow Up! was simultaneously fun, missional, and seemingly prophetic. TBU! as it has come to be called is our primary outreach at Ke Aha and it is aimed at Junior and High School students. Two Mondays a month (2nd and 4th) we meet with a growing group of teenagers to play some exciting games, make a fool out of ourselves, plant seeds, and love and love and love some more. Know a teenager who needs fun, a little healthy foolishness, lots of love and Jesus? Send them our direction and we’ll show them how we blow things up!!!