Disciple-Making in our Current Context
Almost two years ago, Jim Singleton preached at our church and called us to be like a hospital ship that rescues people. He pointed out that we live in a culture that needs the gospel, but churches too often do a good job of hiding it. The situation is drastic. The Pew Research Center reports…
Basic Christianity: Living in Light
Today’s post is part of a series to help us take what we learn on Sunday into the rest of the week. These posts summarize the main points from the week’s sermon and include questions for continued reflection and prayer. The posts in this series are written by members of our church’s Adult Christian Formation…
Galactic Starveyors: Reflections on God’s Work
We had an incredible week at Galactic Starveyors Vacation Bible School this year! Our staff was made up of over 80 people, including adults and the Student Leadership Team working together for the joy of Jesus. We had an average of 122 children attend throughout the week (July 17-21), searching the visible to discover the…
Who We Want to Be as a Church
We live in a context where the wider community does not always share our basic Christian beliefs and values. We have many friends, family-members, and co-workers who are either suspicious or apathetic towards the truth-claims of the Gospel. Culturally speaking, we are increasingly marginalized in the media, politics, and educational academy. We love the North…
The Unashamed Worker
In Matthew, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14). Did you know that the probability of a person committing their life to Christ is highest between the ages of 5 and 12? We sometimes forget that children can…
Sermon Scraps: Finding Christ in the Bible
Yesterday’s sermon reminded us that all of Scripture, including the Old Testament prophets and writings, are about Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:10-12). Pastor Bobby referenced a talk by Tim Keller that is summarized in the video in this post. As we realize that the Bible is not about us and what we need to do, but about…
Update from Your Elders: late February 2016
In the interest of trying to keep everyone in the church on top of the kinds of things the Elders are discussing and acting on, here are three things we talked about at our meeting on February 22nd: 1. Gospel Renewal – You have probably noticed a buzz about a renewed focus on the gospel…