We engage God’s Mission

Membership Vow #4 Do you promise to support the church in its worship and work to the best of your ability? Core Value: ENGAGE Core Value: We believe that the gospel makes us a people for others and that our mission centers on actively extending the gospel of grace in word and deed to our … Continue reading We engage God’s Mission

We Delight in God’s Worship

Membership Vow #4                       Do you promise to support the church in its worship to the best of your ability? Core Value: WORSHIP Core Value: We believe that the gospel liberates and compels us to worship and cherish the one, true, living God. Outcome: We will be spiritually renewed and refreshed by regular, transforming encounters … Continue reading We Delight in God’s Worship

A Prayer to Pursue Peaceful Relationships

God, our gracious, heavenly Father, you are our dependably steady and warmly personal God. Those qualities so frequently elude us. Show us the path of self-denying, sacrificial love. Grant us endurance and encouragement to love those who are different than us. Those who disappoint us and even those who hurt us. Show us how to … Continue reading A Prayer to Pursue Peaceful Relationships

We believe in God’s gospel

Membership Vows #1 and #2 Do you acknowledge yourself to be a sinner in the sight of God, justly deserving His displeasure without hope except in His sovereign mercy? Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Savior of sinners, and do you receive and depend upon Him alone … Continue reading We believe in God’s gospel

The Irresistible Magnetism of a Loving Church

Where true love flourishes, its magnetism is all but irresistible. As the late Bishop Stephen C. Neill has written, “Within the fellowship of those who are bound together by personal loyalty to Jesus Christ, the relationship of love reaches an intimacy and intensity unknown elsewhere. Friendship between the friends of Jesus of Nazareth is unlike … Continue reading The Irresistible Magnetism of a Loving Church

Struggling with Change at Church

Are you struggling with a change at your church? Maybe a change of leadership, a change in ministry direction, a change of a particular style, or a change in your ministry focus. Here is a good and encouraging word from a seasoned pastor, John Stott: “Change is painful to us all, especially when it affects … Continue reading Struggling with Change at Church

The Ultimate Hindrance to Our Church’s Mission

I came across this challenging quote in my study of Jesus' High Priestly Prayer in John's Gospel. What do you think of John Milne’s comment on John 17:21 and 23? “The biggest barriers to effective evangelism according to the prayer of Jesus are not so much outdated methods, or inadequate presentations of the gospel, as … Continue reading The Ultimate Hindrance to Our Church’s Mission

God’s Vision for His Church

God’s vision for His new community - the church. It is His family which He loves, His kingdom which He rules and His temple in which He dwells.   As this reality dawns in our hearts, we “shall constantly be seeking to make our church’s worship more authentic, its fellowship more caring, and its outreach more compassionate. … Continue reading God’s Vision for His Church