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Parking Lot Improvement Project - Parking and Building Access

Posted onMay 28, 2015 | by: First Free | 0 comments

Update: Work on our parking lot improvement project is scheduled to begin the first week in June! We’ll do our best to help you navigate the parking lot and building access during the project. We expect the actual improvements to take 3-5 days and then the new concrete will need an additional 7-10 days to cure....Keep Reading

Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem

Posted onMay 8, 2015 | by: Jeremy Krause | 0 comments

Have you been busy lately? Do you have too many agenda items to juggle? Is the important getting lost in the midst of the urgent? I might have a simple solution to your problem… but, prepare yourself, it may feel counter-intuitive. My solution? Stop what you’re doing and read the book Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung....Keep Reading

Practicing Obedience

Posted onApril 24, 2015 | by: Jeremy Krause | 0 comments

Over the past year, the Tuesday Connection Women’s Bible Studies have been studying the book of Exodus. As we’ve concluded this spring with the second half, women had a few questions as they encountered texts on the law, the Tabernacle, and other topics. Here, Pastor Jeremy answers one woman’s question as she contemplated what obedience to the law looked like then, and what it might look like now. She asks, “How do we practice ‘obedience’ in our daily lives today?”...Keep Reading

Worship, Serve, Learn: Navigating the Options

Posted onMarch 6, 2015 | by: Josh Black | 0 comments

Have you ever noticed we have a lot going on here on Sunday mornings? There are opportunities to worship, to serve, and to learn. And all are important in the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ who glorify God as the grace of the gospel grows deep in God’s people and goes wide to all peoples. A person doesn’t have time to do it all, so how do you decide? How should you spend your time on a Sunday morning? Let me offer a few suggestions....Keep Reading

How to Change a Life - 52 Club

Posted onFebruary 27, 2015 | by: Lucas McGarity | 0 comments

You might see a sign about or hear someone talk about the 52 Club and if you’re anything like me you might think, “What in the world is the 52 Club?” Well, the 52 Club is a fundraiser that you can be a part of to help students go to life-changing camps and retreats. Why join? What's the impact?...Keep Reading

But What About… Is It Ever Ok to Divorce?

Posted onFebruary 5, 2015 | by: Josh Black | 0 comments

You’d be hard-pressed to find a family who hasn’t been affected by divorce in some way, whether that’s divorce of parents, a child, an extended family member, or a family friend. Because it’s such a relevant topic it’s important that we understand what the Bible teaches about it....Keep Reading

A Guide to Family Worship

Posted onJanuary 4, 2015 | by: Josh Black | 0 comments

I’ve found that family worship is something that just doesn’t happen without a good plan. We need to set aside dedicated time in our homes to grow in grace. This time can look as different as the families are that do it, but I think Donald Whitney’s suggestions are doable and adaptable for most families. He says that at a minimum family worship should include instruction in the Word, prayer, and, ideally, singing. We’ve created this guide to help equip you in leading your family in worship in these three areas....Keep Reading

Balanced Planning in the New Year

Posted onDecember 29, 2014 | by: Josh Black | 0 comments

As we approach the New Year many people begin to make plans and set goals for 2015. Some set financial goals or weight loss goals. Others make travel plans and decide on Bible reading plans. I could go on, but you get the picture. Planning is a good thing (cf. Prov. 21:5). I think it’s a part of what it means to be created in the image of God. After all God has a plan for all of history which culminates in the coming of Christ (cf. Eph. 1:10). But we live in a fallen world. And so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we go about planning in the wrong way from time to time....Keep Reading