Why Us, Why Here?

Seattle and Transience

November 21, 2021 / Josh Sercey

In our final week of Why Us Why Here, Pastor Josh looks at the problem of transience and sees how God’s sovereign purposes should inform when we leave and when we stay.


  • Local matters, both to Jesus and to Christians. But it’s hard to stay local in our world.
  • Christians have two frameworks for thinking about where we live: God’s sovereignty and his purposes for where we live. 
  • If we as Christians have not lived out the purpose for which God brought us to Seattle, we should really pause before considering moving.


  • Are you a local to Seattle? If not, what brought you here? 
  • Seattle can be a difficult place to stay as a Christian. If you were honest, what are some things that make you consider moving out of Seattle? 
  • Before we consider moving, we must first analyze whether we have accomplished the purpose for which God brought us to Seattle. What’s your purpose for being here in Seattle? If you don’t know, what do you need to do in order to discover that purpose? 
  • We have hope for our city, so we invite every Christian to stay. Our hope is centered on the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. What aspects of hope do you have for our city? What dreams do you have for spiritual awakening here?