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Standing Out Versus Shutting Out

As a Christian, we walk a fine line in this world. As followers of Christ, we are called to stand apart of the world, beacons of light in the darkness. There are several calls of action in Scripture that reminds... Continue Reading →

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 →

Knowledge Versus Action

We live in a world of information overload. We have everything we could ever want to know, right at our fingertips. I am constantly googling tidbits of random things throughout my day. I love being able to satisfy my curiosity.... 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 →

What is the Purpose of the Church?

The purpose is found in Matthew 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the... 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 →

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