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Gospel Conversations: The Miracle Question

by: Richelle Torres

07/21/2021

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Gospel Conversations: The Miracle Question

by Thad Williams, Missions Pastor

If you were to die right now, would you go to heaven or hell?

That’s not the most subtle of ways to begin a gospel conversation. Perhaps you have heard this question used in evangelism. While it is a powerful, thought-provoking question, it can also freak people out.

Sharing the gospel with others can sometimes feel a little awkwar...


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Olympics - The Power of Encouragement

by: Richelle Torres

07/14/2021

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Olympics – The Power of Encouragement

By Jay Bruner, Senior Pastor

 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame...


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Summer Bucket List

by: Richelle Torres

07/07/2021

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Summer Bucket List

by Pastor Rusty Sieck, Executive Pastor of Ministries

 If you haven’t looked up lately, it is already the first of July.  The fourth of July celebrations have popped on by us, and now we are in the countdown to school being back in session in only six short weeks.  Why do I bring this little bit of news to our attention?  If we are not intentional, summer will fade to fall and fall to winter without us making a co...


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It's Dangerous Out There

by: Richelle Torres

06/30/2021

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IT'S DANGEROUS OUT THERE

by Jeff Ware, Student Life Pastor

I'm not as bad as I used to be in thinking negatively, but I still have a long way to go. You see, a lot of weird things have happened to me. Instead of forgetting and moving on, I remember and step back.

I was having one of those bad weeks where all you do is fret. Ever been there? Following is an account of what happened in a 7-day period of time:

1st – I was li...


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Living on Mission: Across the Street and Around the World

by: Richelle Torres

06/23/2021

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Living on Mission: Across the Street and Around the World

by Thad Williams, Pastor of Connections and Missions 

"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8

With His final words to the disciples before ascending to be with the Father, Jesus gives the disciples a com...


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Ideas for a Super Fun and Intentional Summer with Your Kids

by: Richelle Torres

06/16/2021

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Ideas for a Super Fun and Intentional Summer with Your Kids

by Mike Harvey, Children's Pastor

Summer is here, and if you are like my wife and me, that can create some anxiety when it comes to finding things to do with your kids.  And not just something to fill time, but things that are intentional and have a purpose.

I’ve been talking to families a lot in the last few weeks about their summers.  Mos...


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What is the Bible?

by: Richelle Torres

06/09/2021

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What is the Bible?

by Dr. David Sylvester, Executive Pastor of Operations 

A friend of mine who travels globally to do missions and ministry told me of a rebellion in an eastern European country during which the people began to demand copies of the Bible. Due to a shortage, single pages of the Bibles were ripped apart and placed into the outstretched hands of the masses hungry for God’s word. Each...


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Why Me, Why Am I Here?

by: Richelle Torres

06/01/2021

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Why Me, Why Am I Here? 

by Jay Bruner, Senior Pastor 

What if God has detoured you for a reason?

 “It’s cancer, and you need to come to see me.” I’ll never forget when Regina heard those words from the doctor upon receiving the pathology report. We were so optimistic it was nothing, then we heard it was more, much more. We asked ourselves, “Why me, why am I ...


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Three Habits That Will Change Your Life

by: Richelle Torres

05/26/2021

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Three Habits That Will Change Your Life

by Jeff Ware, Student Life Pastor

 

There are many spiritual habits that we would benefit from learning. Some of them we learn from a very young age if we grew up in the church, but many of them we do not learn until we are a little more mature in our faith. We could make an extensive list, but I want to be more succinct and focused on this blog. So, I want to give you what ...


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I'Mperfect

by: Richelle Torres

05/18/2021

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I’Mperfect 

By Rusty Sieck, Executive Pastor of Ministries

 

Ok, let’s be real for just a moment.  Have you ever thought, I just don’t measure up? I don’t have what it takes. Have you made a habit of saying things like, I can’t do that, I am not qualified, they are just so much better than I am?    

If you have these thoughts and questions running through your mind, you are not alone.  A...


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ROI of Generosity

by: Richelle Torres

05/12/2021

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ROI of Generosity

by Thaddeus Williams, Missions and Community Engagement Pastor

The return on investment (ROI) metric is used to measure the profitability or return of an investment in comparison to the cost. In other words, if I put this much into something, how much will I get back in return? Although ROI is most often used to refer to business or finance, it can also apply to other assets such as time or attention. Wheth...


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Helping Kids Have a Daily Time With God

by: Richelle Torres

05/04/2021

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HELPING KIDS HAVE A DAILY TIME WITH GOD

by Mike Harvey, Children's Pastor

 

One of the Christian disciplines that help grow and mature a Christian is personal time with God.  A time where we read God’s word, reflect on it and pray about it. Parents often ask how do we teach our children to have a quiet time or daily devotional? 

In one sense, we can do nothing to ensure our children&rsquo...


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On Prayer and Pills

by: Richelle Torres

04/26/2021

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On Prayers & Pills

by Dr. David Sylvester, Executive Pastor of Operations

 

Lynn and Kristi were the epitome of the All-America couple. 

Attractive, solid jobs, two kids, two dogs, a two-car garage, and lived in a cute house straight out of Good Housekeeping magazine. 

 Lynn had a skin irritation on his back, for which the doctors told him not to worry ...


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Restoring Relationships

by: Richelle Torres

04/19/2021

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Restoring Relationships

by Jay Bruner, Senior Pastor

Life is about relationships.  

(God) has restored our relationship with Him through Jesus Christ and has given us this ministry of restoring relationships. 2 Corinthians 5:18 (GWT)

 Life is actually about learning how to love. It begins by learning to love the God that loves us and then learning to love what He...


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How do I open communication with my distant teen?

by: Richelle Torres

04/12/2021

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How do I open communication with my distant teen?

by Jeff Ware, Student Life Pastor

 

It’s no secret that this pandemic has changed our lives due to some very real and legitimate difficulties. I want to talk you out of seeing these present circumstances as an inconvenience to be eliminated and instead see them as an opportunity to be seized. The reality is that God has given us t...


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