What’s Happening at NCC
The Sex Talk(s)
When it comes to sex, most parents—and the Church—have done a woefully inadequate job of casting a positive vision of sexuality, instead reducing it to a list of dos and don'ts. Mostly don'ts. This represents a significant failure to fully understand and live out deep spiritual truths about our relationships, our bodies, our desires, and indeed the very meaning of life.
This May, we are excited to bring in three speakers—Christopher West, Deb Hirsch, and Bob Ragan—to cast a positive Christian vision of sexuality and to help us all better understand God’s plan and purpose for our lives. Hope you can join us!
Monday, May 14: Deb Hirsch: Redeeming Sex
Christopher West is a proud husband and father of five. His global lecturing, best-selling books and multiple audio and video programs have also made him the world’s most recognized teacher of John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” – a bold, biblical vision of love and sexuality that takes us to the “cor” of what it means to be human. As Founder and President of The Cor Project, he leads an international outreach devoted to spreading this liberating teaching and empowering others to live and share it. His work has been featured in The New York Times, on ABC News, Fox News, MSNBC, and countless Catholic and evangelical media outlets.
May 14: Deb Hirsch
Deb Hirsch is a speaker, church leader, and writer who has led churches in both Australia and Los Angeles. She is one of the founders of Forge Mission Training Network and is a member of the Forge America national team. She also serves as a board member for Missio Alliance and was part of the leadership team of Christian Associates, a church planting movement in Europe, North & South America. She is the co-author (with Alan Hirsch) of Untamed: Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship, and her book Redeeming Sex reflects her own journey and attempts to bring new conversations about sexuality into the context of the church. Deb has been involved in social work, community development and as a trained counselor has worked in the field of sexuality for over twenty-five years. She and her husband live in community with others in Los Angeles.
May 21: Bob Ragan
Bob sought support from Regeneration Ministries in January 1988. He began directing support groups in Northern Virginia in 1989. Bob established Regeneration’s Northern Virginia office, becoming its Director, in January 1993. He provides discipleship, healing prayer, and coordinates support groups in the DC metro area. One of his passions is to help others understand our deepest desire is for true intimacy with God and one another. Bob has been an invited speaker ministering across the US, Europe, South America, and Asia. He is the current board chair of a global alliance of Christian ministries. Bob is an ordained deacon in the Anglican Church.