During this Christmas season, we encourage you to participate in a simple rhythm of Advent. “The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, and who look forward to something greater to come.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer “God of hope, I look to you with an open heart and yearning spirit. During this Advent season,...
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...
Every story has a beginning. Last year we began to study the Bible by looking at the events and people that revealed the beginning chapters of God’s story. As we studied and listened to sermons, we learned more about the character of God through the first six chapters of the Bible. As we start this study, there is one thing that we all desire—we want...
I view discipleship as loving others more than myself and truly living life with them in a way that influences them to love Jesus more.
During the team’s time in the village, Brenda, Florence, Katie, and Caitlyn worked with the full-time onsite staff (also the pastor of the village) to teach lessons on topics such as general hygiene, germs and wound care, food preservation, healthy relationships, protecting children from trafficking, and creating businesses for goods and services missing in their community.
During the first half of this summer we'll be going through the book of Titus together on Sunday mornings and talking about what it looks like for us in this moment to take on the challenge of living well and doing good.
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.