The Least of These
by Carrie Morrell on December 1st, 2023
My dad died VERY suddenly almost eight years ago - just 5 days before Christmas. I had already purchased his gift and wrapped it - a navy and red sweatshirt from Old Navy. Big spender, right? That wrapped present sat in our bedroom for the entire first year. I didn't know what to do with it. Do I unwrap it and wear it and think of him? That didn't make sense. Do I regift it? Didn't feel right. Return it for a measly 10 bucks? Out of the question. It took the whole year for me to figure out what to do with it.
Get Plugged In To The Media Ministry
by Austin Buckner on November 9th, 2023
When we think of the Media Ministry we think of the super smart tech geniuses that sit in the booth full of computers and gadgets pushing a series of buttons to make the magic of Sunday mornings happen. But in all reality the Media Ministry is an area that anyone can serve in. Whether you have a love for everything technology, have an ear for music or have a creative mindset, there are multiple ways you can be involved both inside and outside the Tech Booth. As our Church continues to grow I continue to look for ways to expand our “creative arts & technology” presence to better help us, as a Church, to Worship our Lord, Equip believers and Engage those who do not know the good news of the gospel.
The Secret Sauce of Fruitful Fall Community Outreaches
by Jamie Tickel on October 25th, 2023
The weather is changing, days are shorter, leaves are turning and pumpkin spice madness is back and that could only mean one thing...It's Fall. The craziness of Summer has passed and most churches have settled into their regular rhythms of ministry.
Why Every Believer is Called to Serve
by Savannah Sturgeon on October 19th, 2023
As one part in the whole body of believers you play a significant role in this community. Whether you are the person rocking babies in the nursery or you are the pastor on the stage; God has called you specifically according to his purposes.
Don’t Give Up, It Matters
by Jess Whitehead on October 4th, 2023
Undoubtedly life is full of ups and downs. At times, things go our way, and other times life's events seem to go completely off the rails. There are also those moments and events where we push to do good, but at times it feels as if it doesn’t even matter.
Unforgiveness: The Way To Kill Growth In A Church
by Ken Hawkins on September 27th, 2023
I was a DOM for 7 years and as I traveled around to the 28 different churches in Lawrence County, I have found the biggest hindrance of church growth in the association is the attitude of unforgiveness. I have found it in the smallest of church to the biggest of church in which brothers and sisters cannot forgive one another. Wayne Stiles shares this about unforgiveness: Would you like to hold a ...
I Just Can’t Talk About Jesus
by Jason Taylor on September 21st, 2023
“I just can’t talk to people about Jesus without it seeming pushy or awkward.” Ever heard that? Ever said that? Sometimes we make the whole concept of “talking about Jesus” entirely too difficult. Having a Gospel conversation with someone doesn’t mean you have to beat them over the head with the Bible – starting at Genesis and telling the entire story through Revelation.
Reaching This Generation For Christ
by Ryan Young on September 14th, 2023
TRUTH What is truth? Some think that it’s whatever you want it to be. The key in defining this depends on what worldview you hold to. A Biblical worldview is what really shows someone what truth really is. Truth is the Word, and the Word is Truth. You want to know how to reach anyone for Christ? The Word. In reaching people for Jesus we must point them to the Word and in doing so we will point them...
by Jamie Tickel on September 7th, 2023
Summer is behind us and Fall is right around the corner. That means a lot of things for a lot of people. For some, this season represents a little rest from a hectic and fast-paced Summer. For others, they are gearing up for football and hunting. For most, however, it represents a return to a somewhat predictable schedule and routine that includes finding a church home or settling back into th...
Top 10 Reasons Christian Camps Should Happen And Be A Priority!
by Ryan Young on May 25th, 2023
I hope that this article has helped you see why I think church camp is important for children and students. When you think about it, a person only has so many opportunities to go to church camp. I will say that it is also a blessing to go and serve as a sponsor as well. Does it wear you out? Yes for sure, but it is a blessing as well. I’ll end with these ways you can be a part of camp while not attending:
It Is Harvest Time
by Ken Hawkins on May 19th, 2023
Do you know the number one evangelism tool the church has today is VBS? Number two is camp. We are in the middle of the harvest season for souls. As the church sends children and youth to camp and hosts day camp and VBS, many will be challenged with the claims of Christ. That those who know Christ will be challenged to embrace Christian principles and grow in their walk.
The Discipline of Solitude
by Ryan Young on April 28th, 2023
In our culture to be in silence is not a common thing. In fact, many would say that that being in silence is uncomfortable. When we think of the discipline of solitude, it’s probably not practiced today many the masses. Solitude in Scripture is disconnecting from the chaos around us to be alone with God. We see Jesus do this all through the Gospels. If it were important for Him, shouldn’t it be important to us as followers of Him?