Upside-Down Kinda Love
on May 25th, 2023
About four years ago, my parents took a DNA test through My siblings and I were excited to discover the genealogy of our family from both sides of our DNA contributors. Surprising to no one, we found out both our parents carry at least 40% Native American DNA, primarily from the same area in North-Central Mexico. But then my DNA got interesting, and my lineage becomes what I like to ...  Read More
Leadership Character for a Lifetime
on May 18th, 2023
Several recent leadership studies have asked the question, “What is the most important quality or characteristic of a good leader”?   The answer these respondents provided may surprise you.  The overwhelming majority said that integrity or character was the most important quality of a good and effective leader.Good integrity (character) takes a lifetime to build and a moment to destroy.   We see t...  Read More
on May 12th, 2023
Do you realize the amazing fortune that we have in Jesus Christ? Ephesians 3:8 refers to the “unsearchable riches of Christ” or the “endless treasures.” This literally means it cannot be measured, counted, or comprehended. In other words, there is no limit to the riches of Christ. We can try, but we can never comprehend all that Christ gives to us. The apostle Paul tells us some of these riches in...  Read More
on May 5th, 2023
Dodgeball, an iconic part of American culture, is both loved and played worldwide. Any American child who entered the public school system was exposed to the game either recreationally or through mandatory physical education requirements. Because I have always hated the game, I desired to understand the mind of the one who first developed it. What type of person creates a sport that’s main objecti...  Read More
News From the Elders: April '23 Recap
on May 4th, 2023
REJOICING IN EASTER WEEKEND 2023The highlight for the month of April was the glorious Easter Weekend celebration.  For the Good Friday service, Teaching Pastor Brent Van Elswyk complemented the time of worship and communion with a message entitled, “Five Miraculous Touches Surrounding the Crucifixion.”  In his message, Pastor Brent highlighted five miracles surrounding the crucifixion of Jesus tha...  Read More
Power Couple
on April 27th, 2023
If you read through the New Testament long enough, you’ll start to notice a certain married couple crop up quite often. Priscilla and Aquila were a globe-trotting ministry couple with an interesting backstory and who left an inspiring legacy.A few fun facts before we jump into their history. The name Priscilla is actually a nickname for Prisca, meaning “Little Prisca.” The frequent appearance of t...  Read More




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