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Purpose in the Pews

How often do we wonder why the church isn’t growing? Why the church isn’t meeting the need of xyz? Why Sunday mornings seem to grow stale or fall into a routine? More often than not, we turn to the church... Continue Reading →

Discover. Connect. Serve.

The core of Christ's command for His church to "make disciples" can be summarized by three action verbs: Discover, Connect, and Serve. These words are so simple to understand, yet complex and difficult to actually follow through. This goes deeper... Continue Reading →

Our Hope is in Jesus Christ not in our President

Early voting has started, and soon we will know who the next President will be. It has been a long election process. Or at least that's what it feels like. In reality, it has been the same amount of time... Continue Reading →

3 Excuses We Use to Get Out of Discipleship

What happens when you tell a kid to do something? Perhaps he or she begins to bargain and get out of the assignment or chore. Or promises vehemently that it will be done and you find hours later that it... Continue Reading →

The Whisper of Faith

Have you ever had those moments where God subtly reminds you that He doesn’t fit in the box you made for Him? It’s a constant struggle, trying to make the all-knowing and all-powerful God fit into worldly demands and expectations.... Continue Reading →

The Cruise Ship Mentality

I have never been on a cruise ship, but I have been told by numerous relations and friends that it is the ultimate vacation experience. You never have to worry about transportation. Each stop is a fabulous destination. And while... Continue Reading →

The Church Online

We live in a world of distractions. Of the 7.125 billion people in the world, there are 6.8 billion cell phones, 1.71 billion Facebook users, and 974 million Twitter accounts. Match.com boasts that 40% of singles in the U.S. use online... Continue Reading →

Four Simple Discipling Actions

Every follower of Christ is a disciple maker. Our actions influence people.  If we are lukewarm in our faith in Jesus, we will encourage lukewarm living in others.  If we love the Lord our God with all our heart and... Continue Reading →

Defining Biblical Discipleship

Matthew 28:19 -20 states “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I... Continue Reading →

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