This past week Apple revealed the specs for their new line of iPhones, iWatches, and other products which ship out later this fall. I’m not going to lie, I was geeked out excited for it. Apple has demonstrated time and time again their ability to challenge the status quo, innovate personal technology, and provide … More What’s Your Brand?
Last Sunday, we continued our series, Propel, by sharing the connection between our spiritual growth with our friendships. The main point from Sunday’s lesson was that God uses people to propel our faith. Think back to your time as a teenager. Who impacted your spiritual walk? Was it a small group leader? A pastor? A teacher? … More 3 Keys to Building Better Relationships
Wow. Amazing. Incredible. Best-Ever. These are the words I heard from parents, students, and leaders who were describing our most recent LAUNCH retreat! I want to give thanks to all who served this past weekend to make our kickoff a huge success. We want our students to go into the school year connected with friends … More 4 Ways to Propel Your Parenting
By Jon Kragel Colossians 1:9-14 9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the … More 4 Marks of the Christian
I read a story this week from a message preached by Bill Bright years ago. He shared a story of a man who lived in Texas during the Great Depression named Mr. Yates. Now, Mr. Yates was a sheep rancher, and he wasn’t able to make enough on his fields to pay the principal and … More Unleash the Holy Spirit
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 The story of Acts 3 & 4 gives us two pictures: the micro church (small and in the details) and the macro church … More Micro & Macro Church
You’ll never know the difference you can make with a simple invitation! These are the words we discussed last night in week two of our series, “The Church.” In Acts 2, we find the formula for inviting people into a relationship with Jesus Christ. First, Christians are filled with the Holy Spirit. While we might … More 6 Keys to Inviting
Are you willing to help someone take the next step in their faith journey? You see, inviting someone into a personal relationship with Jesus takes on many forms. What if someone has never heard about Jesus? What if someone has never met a Christian? What if someone is struggling with life’s tough questions? What is … More 12 Ways To Invite
In week one of our series, “The Church,” we asked ourselves the question, What did God intend the Church to be? From Matthew 28:16-20 and Acts 1:6-11, we came up with this definition: The Church is a movement with a message on a mission for God’s majesty. I. Movement Church is a movement because it consists … More What Is Church?