Posts from 2019 (Page 2)

Posts from 2019 (Page 2)

Why LifeStage Classes?

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus for the glory of God. However, it’s not just about amassing a bunch of people to pack out a building so we can build bigger ones. Our vision is to raise up and send out our own to see other churches established and strengthened so that more disciples of Jesus would be made for the glory of God – here and around the world. How good God is to allow us the…

Back to the Basics

The key to the Christian life is simply doing the basics well. While that may sound overly simplistic, it’s really the beauty of genuine Christian growth. Even Paul told Timothy that the key to being faithful to Jesus in a corrupted world was a commitment to the basics. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed. Too many believers today seem to be looking for the latest and greatest programs, searching for the 7…

How’s That Bible Reading Thing Working Out for You?

Well, summer has unofficially arrived (it’s not official until June 21). It’s hard to believe we are almost to the 1/2 way point of 2019! Many of our church family started the year with a commitment to get into the Word more consistently. We call this initiative Treasuring Scripture Together. So, how is it going for you? Are you moving along well, or are has sluggishness set in? Has it ended up being a stereotypical New Year’s Resolution, or are you actually surprised at…

Summer Equipping Classes

This summer, beginning June 2, we will set aside our Sunday evenings to offer 3 different equipping classes. These classes are designed to be interactive discussions and instruction regarding marriage, parenting, and general Christian discipleship. You can learn more details about the classes below. We are encouraging each member to commit to being equipped in one of these ways this summer. Please sign up for one of the classes using the form at the bottom of this page. EQUIPPING CLASSES…

Just for Starters

What would happen if God were to bring a brand new believer into your life? What if suddenly, our church soon began to witness God answering our prayers to see more people coming to faith in Jesus through the witness of our members? How would you help? Would you know where to start? Would you struggle with what to say? Could you identify if they truly understand the Gospel? Would you feel capable of helping establish them in the faith? …

How to Handle Sin: 1 Corinthians 5

This past Sunday, we took a look at a somewhat shocking passage of 1 Corinthians, where Paul begins to speak to the Church about their tolerance of outright sexual sin in their midst and how they should instead respond. We learned about the biblical teaching of a practice referred to today as church discipline, its end goal (restoration of the one being disciplined), and its rooting in the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 18. One of my favorite parts of…

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 course, discipleship takes place along the way through all of life, but according to Ephesians, one of the most significant means of discipleship for the family is the…

How Should Leaders Lead?: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5

This week, we delved into the first five verses of chapter 4 in 1 Corinthians. Previously, we saw Paul correcting the Corinthians in their disunity, specifically in the area of their devotion to some leaders over others–when ultimately all the good these leaders had done was Christ in them, who has unified all believers through faith. In these five verses, Paul gives the Corinthians, and us as a part of God’s church, a framework for thinking about and treatment of…