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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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

Family Worship

Thursday, 26 February 2015 by

The first Sunday of the month we are directing children (K-5th) to join their parents in the main sanctuary for our worship service.  There is a purpose for this:  we want 1)to support family togetherness, 2)for children to be witness to their parents faith in and love for God, and 3)to establish a base for

EPIC Winter Youth Retreat

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 by

On February 13th, five brave youth workers ventured to Glorieta Camps with 29 students for a three-night, four-day Youth Winter Retreat.  The theme was EPIC, so naturally we were going to have to elevate our food, our fun, and our teachings. The weekend was packed- at mealtimes, we had 4star restaurant-quality food; for activities, students

E   For years, church leaders have heard the claim that nearly nine out of ten Christians accept Jesus as their savior before the age of 18. If that statistic was accurate in the past, it no longer depicts U.S. society. The current Barna Group study indicates that nearly half of all Americans who accept

Six of us high school girls went on a weekend retreat Jan 16-19 up to a cabin in the Middle of Nowhere, New Mexico (the adults kept calling it “Eagle Nest”, but we knew better).  It was a great time together; we rode the foot pass ski lift at Angel Fire, we froze when we

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Making Family Life a Priority

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 by

In this day and age, it’s not far from reality that in the same home a parent can be on the computer, the other parent watching TV, one child playing video games, and another texting on their cell phone.  We live in an era where technology is all around us and the methods for communicating

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