The Ignite Creed

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘creed’? Do you think of Rocky Balboa’s outgoing boxing rival, Apollo Creed? Do you think of the Dutch Bros Creed found on the inside of their coffee shop? Do you think of the 90’s rock band? A creed can be defined as “a system, codification, or … More The Ignite Creed

3 Truths About Tolerance

Is it me, or does our culture seem to be growing in divisiveness? Whether in the news or on social media, we are seeing a rise in expressions of disagreements politically, socially, religiously, and personally. Ironically, many of these arguments are flying under the banner of “tolerance.” Maybe I’m mistaken, but isn’t calling someone “judgmental” also a … More 3 Truths About Tolerance

What Is A Disciple? 2 Keys That Change Everything

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the … More What Is A Disciple? 2 Keys That Change Everything

One Question Guaranteed To Help Your Teen (& You) Start Well

School’s back and so is our ministry blog! After a great summer filled with mission trips, summer camp, vacation bible school, and most recently, our Surfs Up Launch Event, I’m excited to get back into a weekly rhythm of life and ministry. I often hear people say how this year will be different. This year I’ll … More One Question Guaranteed To Help Your Teen (& You) Start Well

You’re Probably Too Busy To Read This

24 hours. 1440 minutes. 86,400 seconds. These numbers all describe a day, but are they the best description we have available? Is the number 86,400 by itself motivational in any way? In a congested-busy-frantic-instant-everything world, I’d like to offer you a different approach to looking at your days. Time is our most precious resource. Do you have a minute … More You’re Probably Too Busy To Read This

5 Steps to Falling – Dissecting Our Sinful Mistakes

I’ve seen it too many times. Respectful men and women surprise their families, friends, and co-workers with the consequences of their sinful choices. This article is not one of judgement, but rather, one of warning. Think of this post like a lab in biology, as we dissect the human free fall that happens when we sin. … More 5 Steps to Falling – Dissecting Our Sinful Mistakes

Solving Conflicts – The P.A.U.S.E. Principle

Teenage life is filled with conflict. Scratch that. All of life is filled with conflict. Conflict is inevitable, but growth is optional. “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of … More Solving Conflicts – The P.A.U.S.E. Principle