Who needs church membership? Why does it even matter? In this article Pastor Brandon considers these questions and why church membership is important for the spiritual health and vitality of every Christian. ...Keep Reading
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It‘s true we often suffer some great disappointments, some expectations or plans we might have not always materialized. We may even feel like God’s left us hanging and that an illness or injury has taken him away from us. But remember, He is faithful. And the real upside of this is if we remain faithful we will live eternally with Him someday. ...
Love isn’t just for Valentines Day -- it’s what gets me up everyday. Love isn’t just for that one special someone -- it’s for everyone. The chance to care for and encourage those around me is an honor. Measure all things in your life by the “Rule of Love”. What would God have you do? What does love require? What breaks your heart, and what one thing can you do to help?...
Truth be told, I am not an elite athlete. When I was in kindergarten, I flunked “skip” (not sure how my self-esteem survived that report card, but that is another story). While early on, I was too uncoordinated to skip, I did play baseball, soccer, real football, and basketball when I was growing up. However, I was never endowed with the physical gifts to become what I call an elite athlete. What I do know though, is that God equipped me with the gifts to enjoy those sports and become the best athlete I could ever be....
There are many differences between God, as the Bible describes Him, and the Force of Star Wars but there’s a line from Han Solo in the new movie that sums it up. One of the new characters talks about how he’s going to do something that seems impossible and Han asks him how. The young man says, “I’ll use the Force,” and runs off. Han yells after him, “That’s not how the Force works, kid!” That’s not how a personal, caring God works either....
The plans of man will always fail, but the plan of God has already won its battle. If Christians are to actually make an impact in the world then they must collectively turn to the truths found in scripture alone. They must become engulfed in the transformative power of God through His word provided in the bible......
Pastor Barb explains why we should all be passionate about Children's Ministry....Keep Reading
Kardia will be launching a new study on the names of God beginning June 10. The series will meet at on Sundays a 10:45am in room 22. The names of God give us window into his character, beauty and nature. They are a great way to get know, love and appreciate the God we worship. So, join us for one week or all the entire series. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Corrie in her role as chaplain helps us to relate to a difficult patient as he blames God for his life circumstances....Keep Reading
A study was done in the last few years, and the results were published in the book, Surprising Insights from the Unchurched, by Thom S. Rainer. I was challenged as a leader to become a church for the unchurched. Here are some of the author's conclusions based on his research....Keep Reading
How are you? Before they came to America, my foreign exchange daughters were told that Americans ask this question never expecting an answer. It's just a conversation starter. We're internationally known as insincere that way. It doesn't help that our canned response is an equally-insincere "Fine!"...Keep Reading
Here's a little test for you. What comes to mind when you see these words? Greed Wanting More The Principle of Progress Exposure The American Dream Discontentment Upgrading Material Appetites...Keep Reading
Don't miss a single Sunday of our summer 2012 sermon series - Finding Direction - The Parables of Jesus!...Keep Reading
The Women of Hope had the privilege of honoring and serving more than 50 women from Maggie's Place on Saturday, May 12. Not only did current residents of the three local "hospitality homes for pregnant single women" attend, but many "alumni" moms came with their children, too....Keep Reading
Who would have guessed back in the heady, space-race '60s that the most common use of computers in the 21st century would be solitaire?...Keep Reading