And more than anything else, a preteen ministry invites these fourth, fifth, or sixth grade students to begin connecting the diverse and potentially disparate stories from the Bible that they have heard all through Sunday School. As they begin to cross a threshold into a world of abstract thought, they are able, potentially for the

2017 HCPC Election Process

Thursday, 20 July 2017 by

2017 HCPC Election Process In the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the Session determines how members will be selected for lay offices.  At the June 26, 2017 meeting, the Session approved changing the election process for the 2017 election.  This year, the Nominating Committee will nominate only enough candidates to fill vacancies.  In accordance with the Confession

Think Pie! We started planning for our pie party to support the Asbury Pie Café at the State Fair. Save the date, Saturday 8/19/17 for the party but more news about that later. There are three opportunities right now to get into the pie mood. Will you have fruit we could use for pies this

Youth Winter Retreat

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 by

This weekend with our students was life changing for many.  Though most, if not all, have accepted Christ, this life change had more to do with their IDENTITY; facing who they think they are and learning who God sees them as- a child of His.  Our theme was IMITATE: Choosing to Follow God.  Because it

Spiritual Home Makeover

Saturday, 23 January 2016 by

  There’s one topic that gets me more excited than anything else and that’s FAMILY. I have been a student of Family Ministry over the past two years but for the past decade I have wondered what it means to minister to my own family.  As it is, I would never win an award for

This past Sunday I spoke on the importance to ABIDE.  If you’re familiar with the phrase “Welcome to my humble abode”, than you can see that to “Abide in Christ” is not simply to remain, but to make a home in Him.  He desires to be your source of safety and your place of retreat. 


Thursday, 08 October 2015 by

There is so much to cover when I talk about “marriage”.  Being in Genesis for this series, THE START, I wanted to use the analogy of a garden to the marriage relationship.  In very similar ways to a garden, our marrriages require good soil, constant nutrients, and much light.  Even with all that, patience is

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2015 KidMin Conference

Thursday, 01 October 2015 by

My wife and I just returned from this year’s KidMin Conference held in Chicago, IL September 25-27.  Over the last three years we have held leadership roles that have included leading panel discussions, hosting or facilitating connect groups, and assisting at their prayer & counseling center.  We love the opportunity to learn from others as

Students Who Pray

Thursday, 03 September 2015 by

One of the hardest things for any youth who spends a life-changing week at a church camp or conference is returning back to the unchanged routine of life.  To help our students through the highs and lows of this summer, we walked them through an understanding of their experience and identified it to be rooted

Presbytery del Cristo

Thursday, 20 August 2015 by

Last week, our pastors, several of our congregation members and one of our elders attended the semiannual meeting of Presbytery del Cristo, which took place in Odessa Texas.  For those of you who are less familiar with the structure of our denomination, Presbytery is the next level of organization beyond our local churches.  Eleven local