Love and the Removal of Fear

Since God teaches that "perfect love drives out fear," it stands to reason that we are also called to serve others by helping to "remove or minimize" the fears they carry in their hearts. Based on 1 John 4:15-18, consider how we can build up stronger relationships by this aspect of The Other Approach.

Meeting the Needs of the Other

God calls us to "serve one another"; therefore, this sermon takes a closer look at what it means to Meet the Needs of the Other based on Galatians 5:13-15 in order to embrace The Other Approach. To hear the accompanying “Out on a Limn” and to learn more about this part of our worship, click here.

By |2017-02-25T09:49:36+00:00February 19th, 2017|Categories: Sermon, The Other Approach|Tags: , , |

Out on a Limn, February 19, 2017

This portion of our worship service called “Out on a Limn*” is designed to give a “visual or practical application” of our main theme for a particular worship service. This “Limn” was part of our series, The Other Approach, and you can listen to the accompanying sermon, "Meeting the Needs of the Other," by clicking here.   *limn–to depict or illustrate visually or in words

By |2017-02-25T10:04:34+00:00February 19th, 2017|Categories: Limn, Sermon|Tags: , , |

A Weekly Visit to China with Chris and Debbie

Most of us know that Chris and Debbie work hard, but only a handful probably know that they spend a good portion of their days each week “in” China.  Perhaps that’s not literally true, but it is close enough.  Each week, Chris and Debbie lead three different Bible studies over the internet with some Chinese friends.  It’s an amazing ministry, and we thought you would like to know more about it.  Consider this a blog in an interview format (and we will switch roles here – Dane's questions, like Mao, will be red; and Chris and Debbie’s responses will be in traditional American font! Obviously, you still have a huge heart for your homeland, but going to China every year is both expensive and draining.  What are you doing to reach out to your friends in China with the good news of Jesus? We have several small groups studying the

By |2017-04-08T11:47:54+00:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Listening to the Other

Ephesians 4:29 gives us great guidelines for when to speak and when to listen, as well as a solid treatment of the often-misunderstood concept of what is meant by "wholesome talk" as opposed to "unwholesome talk." It's all part of learning to embrace The Other Approach. To hear the accompanying “Out on a Limn” and to learn more about this part of our worship, click here.

By |2017-02-25T10:02:37+00:00February 5th, 2017|Categories: Sermon, The Other Approach|Tags: , , , |

Out on a Limn, February 5, 2017

This portion of our worship service called “Out on a Limn*” is designed to give a “visual or practical application” of our main theme for a particular worship service. This “Limn” was part of our series, The Other Approach, and you can listen to the accompanying sermon, “Listening to the Other,” by clicking here.   *limn–to depict or illustrate visually or in words

By |2017-02-25T10:04:05+00:00February 5th, 2017|Categories: Limn, Sermon|Tags: , , |

Becky’s Story

LIFE, FAMILY, CHURCH AND . . . FLOOR HOCKEY It's a funny thing . . . the floor hockey event. . . . We've been going since James and I were engaged (I remember sending the death stare to his ex-girlfriend, lol).  I've carted infant car seats and toddlers. . . . I've waddled in very pregnant...  There has always been excitement on years where one of the kids gets to play for the first time.   I've bumped into old school friends and always take the time to haunt the hallways of my old high school.  I sit on the steps in the exact same spot where James and I had our first really deep conversation. You wouldn't expect a thing as trivial as floor hockey to be such a marker in time, but that's exactly what it has become.  I love nostalgia.  My kids prioritize floor hockey night,

By |2017-04-08T11:34:36+00:00February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Stories|Tags: |