Christmas for the City

Christmas for the City

Last winter, in the weeks after my daughter was born, my wife and I spent a good deal of time watching Christmas movies on daytime TV. Needless to say, this not critically acclaimed cinema. Every film shared a similar premise: someone’s life is changed for the better...
Doing Church On Purpose

Doing Church On Purpose

In the Board Report that we put out a few weeks ago, our Board Chair, Conrad Zacharias, wrote the following: “We want to ‘do church on purpose:’ being relevant and reaching our community and culture, not just a continuation of ministry activities that have already...
Questioning God

Questioning God

As long as I can remember, I’ve been a curious person; wanting to know why things are the way they are, or how things came to be that way. However, as I grew up, I came to understand that there were some things that you just didn’t ask questions about. One of those...
What is Church Membership?

What is Church Membership?

What is church membership? Over the last several years, more and more people are asking questions about formal membership in the local church. People are wondering what church membership actually means, where its value lies, and why they should consider being members....
The Journey Of Discipleship

The Journey Of Discipleship

Since the early days of Christianity, pilgrimage has been an important part of spiritual expression. A pilgrimage is a physical journey with spiritual significance. The earliest pilgrims were people who journeyed to the Holy Land to see the places where Jesus walked,...