Rising Up in 2019

Can you believe that 2019 is already here? With a new year comes an opportunity to ask ourselves the question, “How am I doing? … How am I doing in my heart for God? How am I doing in my heart for others? And how am I doing in my heart for our world?” Watch… Read more »

A reading plan for Passion Week

“And he said to them, ‘I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer’” (Luke 22:15 ESV). This coming Sunday begins what many Christians call Holy Week or Passion Week. It is called “Passion” week because of its connection to the Greek word πάσχω (pas’-kho) which is usually translated as “suffer” in the… Read more »

4 ways to be intentional about relationship building

“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT) We want to be a church that is intentional about relationship building. It is one of the three major focuses of our purpose statement, which states that we exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ… Read more »

Do you have a favorite fishing hole?

‘And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”‘ — Matthew 4:19 (ESV) Jesus called Peter, Andrew, James and John to leave their nets and follow Him, promising that  He would make them “fishers of men.”  Jesus is still calling people to follow Him that He might make them… Read more »

Why we’re changing our service time

“Christ makes the whole body grow as God wants it to, through support and unity” – Colossians 2:19 GW Beginning Palm Sunday, March 25th, we will be changing our first worship service time to 9:15 AM. Our second service time will remain 11:00 AM. Why are we changing our first service time? First, we’re growing.… Read more »

Vision Sunday Recap

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” – Proverbs 29:18 KJV “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” – Habakkuk 2:2 ESV This past Sunday we talked about the importance of being in alignment with God’s Word and with one another visionally. With this in mind we shared… Read more »

The only thing that counts is…

“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.” – Galatians 5:6 (ESV). “Neither moral exertion nor moral failure counts. Period.” – Tim Keller, Galatians For You The apostle Paul wrote that the only thing that counts is “faith working through love.” Neither circumcision [representing legalism, which… Read more »

How would it look to be part of a church-planting movement?

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” — Jesus Christ, Acts 1:8 (ESV) “My ambition has always been to preach the Good News where the name of Christ… Read more »