D.L. Moody stated that “the Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation.” Scripture itself states, “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” (Hebrews 4:12 NLT) The rhythm for this month is designed to help you...
by Pastor Nick Mance Friendships and relationships. What do those words mean to you? Recently these words have taken on new meaning considering our present context. Before COVID-19 students could engage in friendships simply by going through their daily rhythms. They saw friends at school, hung out at Starbucks, went to youth group, and could go over to one another’s homes. Today that isn’t the...
Earlier during the pandemic, the Harvard Business Review ran a story entitled: “That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief.” It was an acknowledgment that we are experiencing all sorts of emotions—fear, anger, uncertainty, loss, and even grief. Not surprisingly, if you feel emotionally and spiritually drained right now, you are not alone. However, even in this situation, we are not without resources. In our circumstances, the...
This last year moved me. It’s not because this year was different; it’s because this year I felt like Jesus invited me to be quieter and watch for these moments and document them for future generations of our church to read about.
Speak truth to your students and point them towards the understanding that all the burdens society places on them are not theirs to carry. Instead when they find their identity in Christ it brings wholeness, freedom, and peace.
While I am saying that our motivation and attitude in serving others should be checked, sometimes you just have to get out there and do it!
On April 14 we witnessed 30 students step out in faith and publicly declare that they are followers of Jesus as they were baptized in front of the church.
In this series, we will study Romans 12 and see what it looks like to be part of the team that Jesus is creating. As we will see, when we are following Jesus, no one sits on the bench!