Are You A Healthy Church Member?

God intends for His churches to be the primary context for the display of His glory and growth of His people. (If you want more information on that statement … read the book of Ephesians) But, how does being a part of a local church produce spiritual growth in individuals, and how do individuals contribute […]

Come & See Jesus, 2 (Prologue)

Last week we introduced the idea of using the Gospel of John in a casual Bible study setting for those willing to investigate Jesus. The goal of these posts is to provide you with tools so that you feel confident to answer questions, and facilitate discussion about Jesus. Before you begin reading and discussing the […]

Come & See Jesus, 1

The point of the Bible is not simply education, though there is much to learn. Its point is not simply entertainment, though its stories and songs are inspirational. Its point is not simply ethical improvement, though it has shaped the moral life of civilizations. The point of the Bible is to encounter Jesus. (Glen Scrivener, 3 […]

New Resource for Parents & Children

In his book, The Disciple-Making Parent, Chap Bettis says, The foundational parenting text is not Ephesians 6:1-4 or Deuteronomy 6:4-9, as important as they are. Rather it is Matthew 28:18-20. In other words, as Christian parents, your primary goal is not simply to parent your children, but to disciple your children to love and obey Jesus. Of […]

Honest Evangelism

One of our core values as a church is Intentional Evangelism. Proclaiming the Gospel to others and calling them to repentance and faith This means that as members of this church, one of the things we have committed to prioritizing and helping one another with is faithfully sharing Jesus with others. But, we all know the struggle. Many of […]

God’s Love Compels Us

Each year in February, the church family sets aside a few days to specifically refocus on our efforts as a church to reach the world with the Gospel. Missions Conference is a wonderful time to be encouraged by what God is doing through those we have partnered with in the Gospel. At the same time, it serves as an opportunity to reflect on our personal and […]

Crazy Busy!

Well … hold on tight ’cause here it comes – the holiday season! That means one of the busiest times of life is upon us. But honestly, it’s not just holiday times where we find ourselves caught in the rat race and break-neck pace of Atlanta – it’s constant. With this in mind, we are eager to recommend an incredibly insightful […]

In Christ Alone

[An] accompanying uncertainty and lack of definition in basic Christian doctrine are causes for genuine concern. Some cannot, for example, explain why Mormonism is not Christian because they are unsure of the doctrine of the Trinity. As we continue to study the Gospel of John, we are pleased to recommend a wonderful devotional companion to […]

How to Walk into Church

So … walking into church probably doesn’t seem like it deserves its own book. Right? It’s a pretty straightforward and trivial activity. But things are rarely as simple as they seem, and how you walk into church reveals a great deal about what you think church is, what it’s for, and what you’re doing there. […]

A Holy Ambition

In light of our Missions Conference, we are recommending the book, A Holy Ambition. This collection of missions-oriented sermons by John Piper will challenge you to consider and cultivate a holy ambition to preach Christ where he has not yet been named. A ‘holy ambition’ means something you really want to do that God wants you to do. Something you want […]