4 Ideas for Famil...

Being the church implies discipleship. It’s important to disciple believers as individuals but also in their roles and relationships in family life. With the pressures on the family today, the church has solutions that can equip family members to embrace the gospel in their homes and rely on God’s grace in practical ways.  Churches that develop a discipleship mentality that equips parents, do it in four areas. This isn’t about...

Does Youth Minist...

“When are you going to be a real pastor?” This is a question I’ve gotten many times after filling the pulpit for my senior pastor, or after a particularly full week of working alongside volunteers who are not involved with the youth ministry.  It’s a heartbreaking question for me, not because I’m prideful, but because so many people in the church do not understand just how vital youth ministry is to the church. The reality is ...

April Showers: A ...

April is the time of year that new life can be seen almost everywhere one looks.  What I really wanted to share though is how for the past couple years April has brought tears and tragedy to my family and myself. The events that have taken place over the past two years have had an enormous impact on my life. I know I am not the only person who has had to endure some of these trials, and for that reason, I want to be able to sh...

Seeing the World ...

When I was little I remember getting my very first 3d comic book, it was drawn in standard black with shades of red and blue on the outer edges that gave it a blurry feel to everything. However, it wasn’t made to be viewed with the naked-eye, you needed the special glasses that had separate red and blue lenses. Once you put those on, not only did everything become clear but the drawings would begin to pop out and it literally ...

Three Reasons Vid...

Habakkuk 2:2 - “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.” I recently read an article about a newly discovered Byzantine-era church in southern Israel. The church dates back to around 500 AD. While glancing through photographs of the discovery, there was something that drew my attention— all the images and artistry work in the ruins. These weren’t idols or icons, but images: doves carrying ol...

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