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Vision Sunday Recap

February 2, 2018 | church, church growth, church membership, mission, purpose, vision

“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 »

Eight things to remember when attending church

December 7, 2017 | church, church members

“Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.” – Philippians 2:3 (NLT) During this Christmas season when we are seeing even more guests attending our services, it seems good to remind our own church members of a few important items. All of these reminders have the idea of “thinking of others” as you go… Read more »

Two ways you can help us prepare for a full house this Easter

March 31, 2017 | church, church growth, easter, full house, invitational, invite

“And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled” (Luke 14:23 ESV). “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be… Read more »

Thankful to God for 25 years!

January 27, 2017 | anniversary, church, history, WCC

Happy 25th Anniversary WCC! Over 25 years ago, on Sunday, November 17, 1991, we held an organizational meeting in our home to discuss the idea of planting a church. We invited around 40 people to attend. Fifteen people came. At the end of the meeting, I handed out index cards asking those present to express their commitment… Read more »

The joy and sorrow of cross cultural ministry

June 24, 2016 | Christ, church, church growth, cross cultural ministry, God, gospel, hispanic, jesus, nations

“And when they arrived and gathered the church together, they declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.” (Acts 14:27 ESV). I’m a little sad. We recently had to close the door on our Hispanic ministry. We launched our Spanish-speaking worship services on Easter Sunday 2012 and within two… Read more »

Stop going to church

March 18, 2016 | Christ, church, church growth, family, God, grace, Spirit, witness

“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom… Read more »

Gospel-centered living

March 3, 2016 | Christ, church, easter, Gary Combs, God, good news, gospel, jesus

“Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person” (Colossians 4:5-6 ESV). Over the next few weeks we will be discussing how making the gospel the center focus of our lives will… Read more »

Do you know the grace of generosity?

December 18, 2015 | christmas, church, generosity, gift, giving, God, jesus, sacrifice

“You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9 NLT). “Generosity is what keeps the things we own from owning us” (Anonymous). Many of us begin thinking and planning what… Read more »

Why we’re doing “Rockin’ Christmas”

December 10, 2015 | Christ, christmas, church, Gary Combs, gift, God, jesus, WCC

“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’” (which means, God with us)”(Matthew 1:22-23 ESV). Some have been wondering why we’re doing an event that has such a secular feel to it. With… Read more »

“My” church vs. “His” church thinking

October 17, 2014 | Christ, church, church membership, Gary Combs, God, kingdom, serve, service, volunteer, worship

“I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” (Psalm 122:1 ESV). As Americans, we are so accustomed to having things our own way that it should come as no surprise that we bring this way of thinking into the church. We tend to approach church attendance and church membership with… Read more »