For the Lenten season we went through the devotional Lent for Everyone by N.T. Wright.   It was great time for self-examination and spiritual growth.  If you found his Lenten reflections to be meaningful, then this quote about Easter will knock you over.  It’s our joy and mission to out-celebrate the rest of the world

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The ravages of poverty created by HIV in Africa have left millions of orphans behind and challenges the Local Church in many areas to care and feed these children as they bring them into their own community. Heights Cumberland is supporting several strategies hand in hand with local Church Leaders, schools and Grandmother programs to

From the Law to the Spirit

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 by

Yesterday, I gave some questions and principles to aid in reading the New Covenant (i.e. Testament) in view of the Old Covenant.  Today I want to apply that by comparing the giving of the law in the Old Covenant with the giving of the Spirit in the New Testament.  First, let’s look at how Jeremiah

Reverse Psychology?

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 by

How long has it been since you invited someone to church? Thom S. Rainer in his book, The Unchurched Next Door shares an interesting statistic. Over 82 percent of people would visit church this Sunday if they were invited by a friend. What would happen if we all made it a point to invite one

From the Old to New

Tuesday, 08 April 2014 by

This last Sunday, we hit the halfway point in our class about the Bible.  We learned about the New Covenant which Jesus initiated and how it relates to the Old Covenant.  I finished the the class by giving two questions which can help people read the Bible as a whole.     The two questions

Parenting Newsletter

Thursday, 03 April 2014 by

A pastor once told me “The job of a children & youth pastor is best divided in thirds:  one-third children/students, one-third volunteers, and one-third parents”.  I’ll admit, the parenting part never dawned on me other than the occasional conversation sharing how their child was doing, what we learned in class, or the mention of an

Confession and Covenant

Thursday, 03 April 2014 by

We have been talking covenants in class for the last few weeks.  As a church and denomination, covenant is one of the core principals of our faith; in fact, our confession devotes a whole section to the topic.  I have posted it below.  If you have time read and think about it because we will

High School Ministry

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 by

In recent weeks I have frequently been asked what the plans and goals are for the High School Ministry of HCPC.  I hope that I can summarize well for you what our hopes and desires are for the youth here at Heights. First and foremost, know that I believe I will only be effective in