Following Jesus on Mission

Bishop Bryan Hoke share the message, Following Jesus on Mission. Jesus is the focus of the church. People who are part of churches might even call themselves by His name or say that they are “followers” of Jesus. If you or I say that we follow Jesus, that likely means we should do what He does and be about what …

No Excuses, Love Your Neighbor

Pastor, Steve Mann, shares on the theme of loving our neighbor. God’s challenge to us in this area is quite clear, No Excuses, Love Your Neighbor. Speaking from Jeremiah 29:1-7, Pastor Steve will remind us of what these words mean in terms of our daily lives as we interact with our neighbors and our community. “And work for the peace …

The Law of Love

This Sunday we have the privilege of Ryan Cagno, our Pastoral Intern, sharing on The Law of Love. Paul’s letter to Philemon addresses a difficult situation: a runaway slave, who has stolen from his master Philemon, has sought asylum with Paul. Paul sends the slave, Onesimus, back to Philemon with a letter in hand–a letter which lays no outright commands …

Choosing Compassion

Pastor Mike Eckman brings the message Choosing Compassion. What does it mean to be compassionate? We live in a particularly uncompassionate world where might makes right and power determines truth. Yet as followers of Jesus, we are called to imitate the compassion of our Savior who taught those without knowledge, proclaimed the kingdom to those without hope, and healed those …

Choose Your Generation

  This Sunday, we welcome Jonathan Jakubowski as our guest teacher. Jonathan is the Founder of Encounter Church’s missions partner, ChampionsinAction He will share the message, Choose Your Generation, based on the theme of our call to spiritual growth and making disciples.  

Healing the Wounds that Hold Us Back

Have you ever said, “I’m my own worst enemy?” Cartoonist Walt Kelly had one of his characters put it this way, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” This Sunday we will take a fresh look at Jesus’ promise, “Come to Me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” …

Our Father in Heaven; Being a Father on Earth

This Sunday, Father’s Day, we welcome guest teacher, Pastor Vern Bosserman, who will share the message, Our Father in Heaven; Being a Father on Earth.  When Jesus taught His disciples (and us) how to pray, He began, “Our Father in heaven…” This is a brand new insight. The Old Testament doesn’t address God as father. Jesus, however, knew God as …

Follow Me [Part Two]

Even in the midst of our suffering, Jesus promises that if we follow Him—where He has already walked— we are given the victory that His feet have already secured!  Join us this Sunday as we discover that God has both opportunity and purpose in the midst of our suffering. And that although it will require patience and endurance He is with us through it …

Follow Me!

Follow Me! Those words take on a whole different meaning when we consider the weight of eternity, but what about when we consider the reality of TODAY.   The here and now. What we experience on an everyday basis.  All people at some point in their lives—no matter how individualistic, no matter how independent, and no matter how stubborn are accustom to following …

Be Cleansed Through Confession

This Sunday we have the privilege of hearing Pastor Dave Musser from River of Hope share the message, Be Cleansed Through Confession. Who do we become when we make a mistake – when we sin? Do we move toward the one we wounded with an attitude of ownership and confession or do we withdraw, blame or attack? You will not want to miss this …