Blog: 2015

Pastor's Gratitude

Dear Church Family,

Greetings in Jesus’ name!

I trust all is well with you today and that you are walking in the peace and provision of Christ. 

Emotional and Spiritual Health

Dear Church Family,
Greetings in Jesus' name!

Several years ago I was acquainted with a man who was a marathon runner. I would often see him jogging and, for all appearances, he looked very fit. I was surprised, though, when I heard that he had suffered a heart attack; which he thankfully recovered from. I remember being so shocked when I heard about his experience and thinking, "How could this happen to someone who exercised regularly and appeard to be so fit?" Appearances can be deceiving. Someone can look very fit, but in reality they're actually not.

A Precious Commodity

Dear Church Family

Greetings in Jesus’ name!

I was thinking this morning about this month's Heart of a Giant Killer and realized that August is upon us. It's not that I had no idea what time of year it is, but when I stop and think about how quickly time seems to pass by it can be kind of shocking.

Called to the Ministry

Dear Church Family,

Greetings in Jesus’ name!

Did you know that you are called to the ministry? Please don’t panic. I am not talking about going to a foreign country as a missionary or pastoring a church, but you are in the ministry. In fact, every Christian is in the ministry.

Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Hope Amid Chaos

Dear Church Family,

Greetings in Jesus’ name!

Disturbing Trends

Dear Church Family, Greetings in Jesus’ name!

I recently read an article detailing research in disturbing trends for churches in 2015. While several trends were noticed in the research, I want to mention the top three that could cause a substantial decrease in church attendance.