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Apr 08 2021
God’s Purpose in Job’s Suffering Posted By Matt Vorhees, Senior Pastor

“You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.” - James‬ ‭5:11 Something struck me about how James talks about the story of Job. The steadfastness of Job is pretty obvio

Mar 26 2021
Stuck: When Our Plans Go Awry Posted By Silas Sproul, Director of Worship

I enjoy songwriting. Sometimes it’s worthwhile to experiment by writing about things you’d usually not write about. Several years ago I wrote a ridiculous song based on a childhood memory.  It went like this:  If you can push me over the window sill I’d

Mar 18 2021
Hope in Troubled Times Posted By Steve Downs, Executive Pastor

We are living in very troubling and uncertain times.  These are days like I have never experienced before in my lifetime (and I have been around for a number of years) The impact of the COVID virus has shut down any sense of normalcy worldwide.

Mar 11 2021
Finding Comfort in the Sovereignty of God Posted By Tim Hardy, Pastor of Shepherding and Leadership Development

When my girls were little and beginning to reason and wonder, the one thing they had in common was the question of why. “Papa, why do pinecones fall down on the ground?” This one question would explode into multiple “why” questions.

Mar 04 2021
Remodeled Into His Image Posted By Todd Farnsworth, Pastor of Men

Remodel: What the heck does that mean? Merriam Webster says this: to alter the structure of, remake, to cause (living tissue) to undergo structural reorganization, alteration, or renewal.  Gina and I have recently decided to take a huge step in our

Feb 11 2021
Remember When… Posted By Melissa Brogdon, Director of Women

2020 will always be a year to remember; how will you recount it? What will you cling to and what will you choose to let go?

Feb 04 2021
The Reason for His Staff in Dark Days Posted By Bill Wills, Director of High School

I notice today that many seem full of angst. I do not blame them, I feel it too. There is a deep rise of crying out to God these days. “Where are you! Why is this happening! This path was supposed to look like this for me! Why am I not seeing change

Jan 14 2021
Masterpieces for a Purpose Posted By Ken Alvis, Pastor of Community Groups & Senior Adults

Your value is not what others say about you or what you have or have not done.  No, your value is determined by who made you and each one of us is wonderfully made.  But it doesn’t end with being wonderfully made.  God has given us a purpose in life.

Nov 19 2020
Two Roads of Recovery Posted By Brent Van Elswyk, Pastor of Families & Counseling / Teaching Pastor

Trusting God “to work all things together for good” and realizing the damage of our suffering is not to be seen as “in the way” but rather to be seen as are part of the healing process itself, let’s not just seek to get rid of the debris of our suffering

Nov 12 2020
Outreach During a Pandemic Posted By Angelo Frazier, Pastor of Outreach & Care

Does this sound like a contradiction in terms? Reaching out in the times that everything and everyone has been told to shut down and shelter in place.  How is this possible? Why would anyone want to do Outreach in such an environment? Well, a casual glanc