As a former youth pastor, and currently as the lead pastor of a new church that meets in a high school, I increasingly realize the importance of engaging in ministry to students. We are excited to support and send out church members to team up with Young Life to reach out to students by sharing and showing the Love of Christ to them. Of course, in order to engage in mi...Keep Reading
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Jesus’ mission was to do the will of the Father. What was the Father’s will? To spread His message of good news, that those who believe in Him will be saved. Jesus’ life and death were dedicated to showing those around Him what God was like and what God wanted from them....
Have you ever heard the saying, “Do as I say, not as I do”? It points out that most people don’t live up to their ideals. It’s easier to know what’s right and tell it to others than it is to actually do the right thing so that others can learn by example....
Throughout the week, over breakfast, we try to engage and encourage our kids’ faith in Christ. They are young but smart enough to learn deeper truths of the gospel. Below is a guide that I have developed from the Westminster Shorter Catechism that I have found to be helpful in my home for my kids and their stage of life. It is not exhaustive by any means, bu...Keep Reading
"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world." - (1 John 2:15-16) Recently, I read an incredible book given to me by a dear friend and church...Keep Reading
“Quite simply, there are no limits: our neighbor is defined very widely, and it does not matter if she is merely poor, nor destitute, nor that he is of questionable morals, nor even that the neighbor in need brought his condition upon himself through poor decisions." -Jonathan Edwards, 18th Century Theologian Last Sunday, we continued in our UNITED s...Keep Reading
I am so grateful for this song! Ian, my partner in ministry and our worship pastor, took a real life story from my family’s own foster care experience, wrote a song based on it, and performed it live on Saturday to more than 200 people. It was a truly a touching moment for us all who were present. I had not heard this song until that moment. It blessed us all. Alth...Keep Reading