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Jonah Is Getting Baptized

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We love celebrating stories of God working in the lives of our people. This Sunday, we get to rejoice with Jonah. In every way possible, Jonah was the prodigal son. He ran far from the Lord. He walked away from church. Yet, even at Jonah's lowest point, God called to him with open, welcoming arms....

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How God Used My First International Ministry Trip

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The Lord used my 8 days in Trinidad to dramatically impact my life. I wanted to share a brief testimony of how the Lord used my first international ministry experience in my life so that you might consider making an international ministry opportunity a priority for your calendar in 2018....

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Think Conference 2017

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This past weekend 120 students from 3 churches gathered together to lift the name of Jesus high and learn from God's Word about eternity at the Think Conference. Here are the notes from each session. So, if you see a student this Sunday, be sure to ask them how the conference was....

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"I Will Build My Church"

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There have been many times we wanted to give up, but we simply had to trust God who called us to do this work because He is faithful...Throughout the process, our faith has deepened in a way we could never have imagined....

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Why Serve In Children's Ministry?

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I have had the joy of working with children for many years, and with each child that I get to interact with, my goal is to love them as our heavenly Father would love them. Here are four reasons why I love serving in Children’s Ministry. ...

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Praying When Disaster Looms

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Pastor Nate helps us pray as Hurrican Irma looms in the Caribbean....

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God Created Rest

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Have you ever thought about the fact that God rested? Why did He do that? I believe our all-powerful God took a day of rest as an example for us, and to continue His creating even in rest. He was creating a rhythm for us. He, not needing the rest, created us and knew us so intimately that He knew we would need it. ...

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Why We Homeschool Our Kids

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This week we conclude our series featuring posts from three of our pastors' wives describing what influenced their decision for their children's schooling. In the first post, Karen Helmer shared why she and Pastor Doug chose to send their kids to a Christian school for their high school years. Last week, Krista detailed why she and Pastor Eric decided to send their kids to...

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God At Work: 2017 Arad, Romania

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The trip to Arad, Romania expanded my vertical view of God and my horizontal relationships with fellow believers. God’s provision and guidance was evident throughout the preparation, the time on the ground, and our return to the States....

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What Happened When I Turned My iPhone Off

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It only took a few more days of detox from my iPhone for me to look at Jill and say, “I think I might be addicted to my phone?!?”... I can honestly say I don’t think I would have seen any of these problems had I not turned off my phone. For me, it took completely unplugging to wake up to the reality of how addicted I had become. I repented to my family and the Lord....

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