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Behind the Scenes from the Staff

In our scripture this week of Pentecost, from Acts 2:17 God declares, “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.” Through the power of God’s Spirit among the people, young and old alike are having visions and dreaming dreams.…

Behind the Scenes from the Staff

I’ve so enjoyed our time throughout this Lenten season being in our class of young adults during the process of discovering each of our SHAPE’s for ministry. Everyone is gifted uniquely by the Spirit, everyone has different passions, abilities, personalities and experiences. And it’s beautiful to see how God’s people may be used in different ways in our world, each according to…

Why we sing…

I’m not sure if you ever wonder, but if you do wonder why we sing in church, one answer is that it’s good for us. I don’t see God as one who sits on a throne waiting to be praised, though I do see God as one who deserves to be thanked and praised. I spoke last week, in part, about how…

Why It Matters…

When my wife and I were youth pastors in Texas we took a mission trip to work in the heart of the city of Houston. Our mission group leader was a great guy, with one quirky catchphrase. He would always tell us to really pay attention in the interactions we have throughout the day with all those we encounter because we may…

Our First “Gathering”…

This week we began our first “Gathering” of 20, 30, 40 somethings! We read together Acts 2 which spoke to early Christians about the purpose of gathering in community and Hebrews 10:24-25 which says “Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together.” The question “Can I be a Christian without…