Gospel Hospitality

This post is a reflection by Olivia Wood on the recent Christian Formation class ‘Gospel Hospitality’ Me? Evangelism? “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19) Growing up as an evangelical Christian, I was taught from this verse that I could not separate my faith from the act of evangelism. Just as the…

The Passing of the Torch

It is a weakness in our society today that there is something of a generational divide, with few opportunities existing for regular, meaningful interaction between those in different stages of life. However, this is a strength of the church, and one like ours with people of all ages who gather together as one community around…

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…