Growing in Unity

Here we will discover that true Christian unity is not created by people – it is created by God Himself. Therefore, it is radically different from anything the world has to offer. It is possible for people to passionately unite around a cause, and even be effective. But true Christian unity is not built around a cause; it is centered …

Peacemaking

Is it possible that the contemporary Christian Church has been so influenced by popular culture that it has set aside Jesus’ call to love our enemies? Do we find nonviolence to be irresponsible and peacemaking to be naïve? Did Jesus really mean that His followers should love their enemies, all of them? And what does that even mean? Next Sunday, …

Glorify God / Peacemaking

The Peacemaking message given by Jesus and His disciples is resoundingly clear: Whether our conflicts are minor irritations or major legal issues, God is eager to display His love and power through us as we strive to maintain peace with those around us. Therefore, peacemaking is not optional for those who follow Christ. He wants us to strive earnestly, diligently, and continually to maintain …

Access to God // Encounter Missions

Bruce and Merly Bundy are global workers in Madrid, Spain. They have two sons (Joshua and Daniel) and a daughter named Cristina. They have been church planting in Spain for 28 years! They are working hard at penetrating this spiritually dark continent with the light of the Gospel message. Their vision is to multiply churches throughout Spain and eventually throughout …

WORSHIP PANEL

In our modern culture, corporate singing (often highly emotive and passionate) can feel strange. To someone with no church background, it can even aesthetically look cultish at first glance. The counterbalance is that worship (as practiced by modern Christians) if done genuinely, has a human magnetism to it. A strange curiosity almost always emerges in the person experiencing it for …

Worship on the Mountaintop 

1 Kings 18:36-37, Matthew 18:20, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 If being a true worshiper entails a lifestyle of everyday worship of God, then why do we place so much emphasis on Sunday morning gatherings? Why all the fuss about these “mountaintop” moments? Next Sunday Pastor Ryan will delve into the many reasons why “corporate” worship – worship together with other believers …

Everyday Worship

Worship! What feelings does this word evoke when you hear it? If this elicits a feeling of boredom to you, then, as N.T. Wright puts it, “it shows how impoverished our idea of worship has become.” Next Sunday Pastor Terry begins the new teaching series: Worship! as he explores what it means to be a true worshiper of God, the …

20/20 Vision in a 2020 World

Pastor John Reitz will speak on the topic 20/20 Vision in a 2020 World. As we begin to turn the pages of a new year it is important to check our spiritual eyesight in order to navigate the events that are ahead. How we view our situations will determine how much light we bring to the people around us. “Your …

GIFTS

As we conclude our Seeing the Sacred series, Pastor Ryan will consider the origins of the Christmas tradition of gift-giving. Where did this practice originate? The wise men? Pagans? Macy’s Dept Store? As we seek that answer, we will uncover the truth about what a “gift” really is, and how the concept of gift-giving relates not just to the Christmas …

Candy Cane

As we continue Seeing the Sacred this Advent season, we will discover next week the fascinating story of hope and the hidden meaning of a favorite Christmas candy – the Candy Cane. While we may never know the full story of the Candy Cane, we can share in the truth behind its symbol, the truth of Christ’ birth and redemption!