It’s that time of year. Lights are going up, decorations are out, and Christmas movies are on TV. As we approach Christmas, the church enters into the celebration of Advent. But what is Advent? ...Keep Reading
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When we look closely at scripture, we see that as a parent, we are the primary disciple-makers of our children. Take a look at Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and see the instructions the Lord gives to parents. So, with that in mind, let’s talk about some practical tools you can use for what we call “family discipleship”. ...
We want to help your marriage flourish with gospel fruit during the coronavirus pandemic! In our Forming Healthy Marriages in Hectic Times series, we will highlight four ways to leverage this season and cultivate a healthy marriage. Here's the first thing to consider: the importance of knowing your spouse!...
Recently God has impressed one thought on my mind: Keep looking for joy, even in the mundane or the very difficult times. If all I’m doing in my current season is wishing for the next season, then I am missing so much joy and so many gifts which God has given me in the here and now....Keep Reading
As The Christ-Centered Home sermon series comes to a close, our staff has curated a list of recommended resources to continue to equip you and your family. You'll find books, articles, podcasts, and other great resources that we've found helpful. Our hope is that your home would be strengthened by one or more of these resources....Keep Reading
Earthly adoption is a beautiful picture of the gospel and it points to the greater adoption that Christ has offered all who call upon his name. ...Keep Reading
The term “sound doctrine” is a term that I have always associated with people who know more than me. I thought pastors, seminary students, or biblical scholars dealt with doctrine. It never occurred to me that doctrine was something I should be concerned about. It was always over my head and above my pay grade....Keep Reading
On Father’s Day, we looked at God’s word for Fathers and came away with three charges: Fathers are to pursue Christ, honor their wives, and train up their children....Keep Reading
Our student ministry recently experienced FOCUS, a meaningful weekend devoted to worshipping God, studying the Word, and encouraging one another as we follow Christ together. Like any large event, countless hours are spent planning, preparing, and praying over each detail. Josh and Stephanie Stewart poured themselves fully into orchestrating every aspect, serving the kids,...Keep Reading
Last year we had the honor of hosting a conference for refugees seeking asylum in western Turkey. We had the privilege of sharing, worshiping, and praying with the almost 300 refugees who attended. We also had the honor of leading 20 to 30 refugee kids in a separate time of teaching and worship. In addition to seeing several people make first-time commitments to Christ, ma...Keep Reading
Suffering comes in many forms, some physical and some spiritual. At times, it is more intense than others, but according to James, all our suffering as believers is to be related to in the same way - with pure joy and gratitude....Keep Reading
Community is so much more important to us now because we can remember times that we didn’t have it. Our Community Group has not only become our dear friends, but also people who remind me of the truth of God when I most need it....Keep Reading