"The Struggle is Real"

Sermon Series & Community Groups

January 5 - February 9

Are you struggling?

Struggling to make Godly choices? To practice gratitude?

To live a life of confidence and contentment?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a day where everything that could go wrong does go wrong―you lock your keys in the car while it’s running, lose control with your kids, make a mistake at the office that results in hours’ more work. And just when you think not one more thing could possibly happen . . . well, fill in the blank.

The struggle is real, friends. It may not be major stuff. Lives are not on the line here. But it makes us feel awful . . . and then we feel guilty for stressing when other people have “real” problems that are so much more serious.

Yet the fact remains: We live in a world that often feels harder than we think it should be. And so it can be easy to believe the stories we tell ourselves―that we’re doing it wrong, that we’ll be stuck in this place forever, that God doesn’t love us. We struggle to practice gratitude, to make godly choices, and to live our daily lives with confidence and contentment. So what can we do?

Join us to discover why the struggle is real . . . and what to do about it.

Community Groups

A community group is a small group of individuals who gather once per week during the upcoming sermon series, "The Struggle Is Real" to grow together in relationship with God and each other. Community Groups are a great environment for spiritual growth.

Community Groups will offer practical tools to help you navigate the daily ups and downs, and ways to rewrite your struggle into a new, God-centered life story.

We will meet for discussion and video using "The Struggle Is Real: Getting Better at Life, Stronger in Faith, and Free from the Stuff Keeping You Stuck" by Nicole Unice. 

Participant guides will be given to those who sign up for groups.

If you would like to purchase a participant guide to follow along with the sermon series, they are available here >>

Community Group Days and Times:


Thursdays from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at Pastor Tim's home


Sundays from 9:15am - 10:45am - Desert Spring  Church

Tuesdays from 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Desert Spring Church

Wednesdays from 10:00am - 11:30am - Women's Group at Desert Spring Church

Wednesdays from 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Young Adults & Young Families Group

Child care provided. Trailwood & Village Center Circle.

Thursdays from 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Desert Spring Church

Fridays from 7:00pm - 8:30pm - Laurelwood & Covington Cross

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"The Struggle is Real" 

Official trailer with author Nicole Unice