Reflections on The Chosen, Episode One

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We asked Lissa the following question in a small group that was discussing The Chosen, and when she shared what she’d written, we asked her permission to publish it as a brief blog. How did Episode 1 help you think about Jesus’ birth and its impact in a different light? I have always loved the humility and the simplicity in Jesus’ birth …

College ministry in COVID

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Welcome to college…ish. Shirt, shoes, mask required. Classes largely online, even from your dorms. Townies told to report you if they see you with too many friends.  Are you feeling the love, students?  What a weird college experience you must be having. It’s undoubtedly one that looks so different from what you had last year, or what you were pumped …

An Open Letter to New College Students

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Dear College Freshman,  In these first few weeks of freedom, you will have a seemingly endless amount of choices to make. Some will be small, like which dining hall to go to for dinner, or whether or not to loft your bed (the extra space will be worth it I promise!). On the other hand, some of these decisions matter …

The Power of Prayer

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Determining whether someone is going through a challenging season or not is difficult when the only time we see them is on a Sunday morning. The battles they endured Monday through Saturday are almost invisible when they walk into the church building with a wide grin on their face, telling other members of the Church that “God is Good.” However, …

Baptism Celebration: May 31, 2020

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On Sunday, May 31, 2020, we celebrated Katie’s baptism! We are so excited that she has placed her faith in Jesus and was ready to profess her love for Him to our congregation!