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....
How the Physical Affects the Spiritual

How the Physical Affects the Spiritual

Have you ever felt too tired to pray?  I remember reading a book on spiritual growth by John Ortberg and he said, “Sleeping can be one of the most spiritual things you can do.”  It’s a quote that’s stuck with me throughout my ministry years that highlights an...
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,...
Afraid of the Dark or Afraid of the Light?

Afraid of the Dark or Afraid of the Light?

 If you’ve been following our Soul Care  teaching series, you will have heard us use the phrase, “Nothing hidden can be healed.”  We believe, by hiding, that we are protecting ourselves, when in reality we are only holding ourselves back from experiencing the...
Bible Reading In The New Year

Bible Reading In The New Year

In c. 1722, Jonathan Edwards, the celebrated American Puritan preacher and  author, began a list of resolutions. Among his list of 70 resolutions was one that  reads as follows: “[I resolve] to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly and frequently, as  that I...