Discovering God in the Detour

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As we think about a variety of landscapes that God takes us through in the Christian life, we consider the detour. Detours come in many different shapes and sizes, but all of them share one thing in common: We didn’t see them coming. They catch us off-guard, leaving us frustrated, confused, curious, even heart-broken. We question why things had to …

Determined to Win

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These days, many of us are interested in improving the quality of their lives. Whether you’re attempting to overcome a sinful lifestyle, improve your walk with Christ, get a job, accomplish goals, or chase after a dream, the key to success is developing a determined attitude. I’ll give you a key that will not only start the engine of your dream …

First Time Guest

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Anticipation? Expectation? A little bit of nausea? A combination of the three? Someone visiting your church for the first time can experience a wide variety of feelings and emotions as they enter the unknown area. Creating an inviting and warm experience for first- time guest before, during, and after services and events is important. Be sensitive to the visitors and …

Rising Above the Negativity

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We live in an increasingly negative culture and it’s easy to be dragged down with all the discouraging and depressing events that flood our hearts and overwhelm our minds. As Christians we have to demonstrate the positive power of the Gospel in our lives. But how is this possible? How do we maintain a positive life and witness in the …

By the Grace of God

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We live everyday by the grace of God. We receive forgiveness according to the riches of God’s grace, grace drives our sanctification.¬† His grace transforms our desires, motivations, and behavior. “Grace is the love of God shown to the unlovely; the peace of God given to the restless; the undeserved favor of God.” God has placed it in my heart …