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

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


Wednesday, 01 October 2014 by

This year’s KidMin Conference theme was SURGE.  It is a military term used when reinforcing troops.  The hope for the weekend was that we Children’s Ministry leaders would be the troops and that the workshops and speakers would offer reinforcement. Friday night opened with the enjoyment of worship led by Christy Nockel and a musical


Friday, 05 September 2014 by

Our trip to Southern California came together amazingly.  My hope was to focus on the Great Command, the Great Commission, and “serving the least of these” (Matt.25:35-40). Our trip covered countless visits; some planned, others God planned.  Students served children in a low income, gang populated neighborhood, and also at a VBS with nearly 600

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