I just returned from a needed and fruitful vacation. Sometimes, its when we "stop doing" that God shows us things about Himself, and ourselves that we could be in danger of missing ...Keep Reading
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If you watch the news or engage any areas of social media or just look around, it is clear that there are areas of racial tension and injustice in this nation and many of these issues have been polarizing in the church rather than bringing unity. It is nearly impossible to engage the topic without offending someone who sees things differently. It is further complicated by many of these issues be highly politicized. It's hard to know what to say or do. But even if it's difficult to know what to say or do, doing nothing and saying nothing should not be an option. The church is on the precipice of opportunity to be a light in the midst of confusion. But how do we engage this topic with wisdom from above and be vessels of change? Hopefully this modest contribution is a start....
We take a look at our church's role in Christian education. It is an area that often has more questions than answers, so rather than looking at the macro, I will leave that to the "experts" while I try to share a non-experts thoughts on an important matter. ...
As we get closer each day to our new church plant, we want to use every means possible to help people be as informed and as prayerful as possible as we embark on this new mission. For many, the idea of planting churches is a new concept. Others have perhaps heard about it but never participated and have questions. Others may question the model, things like: "what do you mean by campus?". or "why plant so close to the existing church", or "why not focus our efforts on growing the church that we already have rather than reproducing so quickly?". This series of blogs, video blogs, teachings from the pulpit and prayer meetings will be aimed at creating a dialog and helping us to embark on this journey as a called, prayerful, prepared and informed people. If all of your questions are not answered in each post, that is kind of by design. Each entry is aimed at taking a look at one discussion point and fleshing it out enough to help answer questions and promote future dialog. ...
"You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross." - Matthew 27:40 Little did they realize that in a few short hours, he would indeed destroy the Temple by disabling it's purpose. Due to the power of sin, God was present but removed physically from his people in his dwelling place, the Templ...Keep Reading
As we prepare to move into our new home I'd love to share some thoughts on what humility and the heart of God look so we can join Him in His work here on the Shore. ...Keep Reading
In coming together as two separate churches from two different backgrounds, and becoming one family, language matters. When we take greater care to have our language and imagery be grounded in Scripture, it is easier to make a direct connection to God's Wisdom (what James refers to as "Wisdom from above (James 3:17)" rather than leaning on the wisdom of man and "hoping" G...Keep Reading