Location: Aston Township
People-group: People of Aston
Type: Community-based & Home-based
Contact: Albert Everett firstname.lastname@example.org
PiVO† is a community committed to turning – turning away from self and the way of self, turning to God and the way of Jesus.
Going for a goal while orienting on the wrong object is a sure-fire way to doom a journey before it begins.
Our lives are journeys, each one designed by God himself. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that we can’t fully appreciate the life we’ve been given or move beyond the pitfalls and destructive tendencies of our brokenness until we’ve learned to look away from ourselves and orient our lives on the God who made us.
People Vitally Oriented Toward Christ
PiVO† is an environment in which a new orientation for life is lived out, displayed and practiced with real people, in real life, in real time. Living a serving-life together, embracing the way of Jesus, we’re learning to understand, see and focus on our Creator.
No matter where you are in life’s journey, what you have done or what has been done to you, PiVO† is a supportive, family-like environment where your story will be heard, your struggle understood and your hope for lasting change can be realized. It is an atmosphere where you’ll find energy and hope to make a striking new beginning.
To pivot means to make a dramatic turn in life.
We who are part of PiVO† are making that turn. The result is a radically new life.
What to expect?
You’ll gather regularly with 8 to 12 others for our local home-gatherings but you’ll also gather in 3rd places like a local diner, a park, the community center, etc. These gatherings outside the home are often opportunities to serve within the community but may also be just for fun and relaxation – to just be together.
Home gatherings always include a family-style meal around the table where we enjoy great food, casual conversation, and dialogue aimed at orienting our spirits back toward God. There is no mental preparation needed, no heavy information to wade through. Each home gathering will find the group discussing a simple story read by one of the participants. The group responds to the story through open dialogue led by a facilitator.
A key to the PiVO† lifestyle is learning to serve others as we learn to serve God, so participants are encouraged to serve in a number of ways, both within the gatherings, and in the broader community. Through these opportunities, we’re dedicating ourselves to making a tangible difference in our community.