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  • Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”—Jesus, Sermon on the Mount   “Most of us treat ourselves badly. Intensely critical of our failings, we punish ourselves…; [m]ourning seems to be the last thing we come to. After we have worried, beaten ourselves up, heaped high inner abuse and kicked ourselves… what is left? Sadness is the appropriate response to looking our poor, mi…

  • Session Highlights

    On the evening of April 01, your Elders gathered eagerly in order to exercise their vows to govern and shepherd the church, according to the BCO and our gospel-driven mission. The significance of our time spent praying for members, visitors, and special needs, can never be overstated. Another high priority is discussing our initiatives to foster worship, discipleship, and mutual helps among the bo…

  • A Brief Reflection on ROOTs

    Retreats, both longer (like RYM) and shorter (like ROOTs), are really useful in the lives of students. I’ll confess that as a young youth director, I was deeply skeptical of both varieties. In my experience, they frequently played on emotions and created unsustainable expectations about the content of the Christian life once a student was back in their house, school, and otherwise ordinary life. …

  • Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ is our risen Lord!

    Open the prisons and ring out the bells! Join the ransomed and free in celebration for what He has done. Jesus, the Christ, sets you free! Jesus has set you free!  Amen!!!   It’s almost Easter!  I love this time of year! Spring is here, the days are brighter and longer, the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing. God’s glory is never more visible than in Springtime for us here on earth!…

  • Take Up Your Cross

    Three gospels, while recounting the narrative of Jesus being led to his crucifixion, tell us that the soldiers compelled an unfortunate traveler named Simon to follow Jesus while carrying the cross on which he was to be nailed. Simon’s inclusion in the story only occurs in three verses, one in each gospel, but it presents us a vivid picture of discipleship. Jesus had already spoken it this way: “I…

  • Session Highlights

    From Rick:   On March 04, your Elders gathered jointly with the Deacons in order to exercise our unity and vows in governing and serving Christ’s church, in accordance to the BCO and our gospel-driven mission.  One critical turning point in the life of our church was having our new Administrative Director, Jesse Pawley, help us shift gears in more effective use of technology for information,…

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