Message Series – The Next 10
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Message Series – The Next 10

Hi Friends,

A few weeks ago, I started having some trouble with my vision. As I was reading, I noticed what seemed like a small piece of lint floating across my field of vision. When I jerked my head to the left and tried to swat it away from my eyes, it just lazily travelled across my field of vision and has remained “floating” around in my sight for the past several weeks.

I went to the Ophthalmologist last week and found [...]

Relationology: Examining the Elements of Great Relationships
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Relationology: Examining the Elements of Great Relationships

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“God is love,” we’re told in 1 John 4:8. We believe that God created out of the overflow of Trinitarian love that eternally moves between Father, Son and Spirit. Love is at the deepest levels of being, at the “heart” of the nature and character of God. It is this love that forms and holds together the universe.

It’s no wonder, then, that creatures who have been created [...]

This Is Jesus
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This Is Jesus

One of the most famous stories in the Bible is the feeding of the 5000. It made such an impact on those who experienced it, that a telling of it made its way into all four of the gospels.

You probably know the outline of the story: Jesus and his disciples try to retreat to a quiet place to recover from a season of being sent in ministry (and from the blow of John the Baptist being killed). When they get [...]

Financial Peace University
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Financial Peace University

Friends,

When Ashley and I were first married, one of our good friends worked at this company with a guy named Dave Ramsey. We had never heard of him, but apparently, he had written a simple book on personal finance called “Financial Peace” (it’s been updated now to “The Total Money Makeover”). Our friend decided to give us one for a wedding gift.

I think it’s the best wedding gift we received…by a mile.

I remember sitting down and reading through that book [...]

Message Series – Be Still and Know that I Am God
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Message Series – Be Still and Know that I Am God

One of the great chapters in the Bible is Psalm 46. It’s full of helpful language about the protection and security that we find in God. The whole thing is beautiful.

But in the middle of the Psalm there is a phrase that has captured imaginations since it was written: “Be still and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10

If there were ever a message we needed for our time, this would have to be it. We’re busy, distracted, disconnected, [...]

Easter 2017 – Cross & Resurrection
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Easter 2017 – Cross & Resurrection

We are entering a season where we come to the heart and soul of the Christian faith.

The climax of salvation history happens in the events that take place during Holy Week, beginning on Palm Sunday (April 9th). We’ll start there by celebrating the entrance of the King to Jerusalem. But the story takes a quick turn towards the Passion of Jesus, his suffering and death on a cross.

And somehow, in the midst of the horrors of those events, we begin [...]

Message Series – Mothering
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Message Series – Mothering

This month we’re going to be travelling together through one of the most exciting times a church can be a part of – the launch of a brand new church out of our own congregation.

We’ve been working on these plans for the past year+, but the dream to be a church that gives itself away to help new churches get started goes back a long way. So, we’re going to spend the month talking about that, celebrating and then leaning into [...]

Message Series – You Are What You Love
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Message Series – You Are What You Love

Here we are…in the month of February! Have you ever noticed how, in this month, everything turns to hearts?

It’s maybe a good time for us to reflect on the reality that we are created for love. I’m not talking about the romantic kind that you see in your Valentine’s Day date night movie. I’m talking about the “heart at the center of who we are and where we’re pulled and who we’re becoming” kind of love. In the ancient world, the heart wasn’t [...]

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Hi Friends,

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day and it’s good for all of us to reflect on his life, work and legacy…especially these days. This morning, Ashley had posted a quote from him that went like this:

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

So I went and researched the quote a little bit. It’s from a speech he gave in 1967 to a convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. When I read [...]

New Mobile App!
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New Mobile App!

We are so excited to bring you our very own custom mobile app (Apple & Android)! This is a great way to stay connected, find out what’s going on at church, sign up for new events, give to tithes and offerings in seconds Sunday or throughout the week, listen to sermons online, manage your Elvanto account (post unavailable dates, check volunteer schedule, etc…), go deeper with weekly devotionals and special content from Real Kids and Youth Ministry, view the member directory…and we’re [...]