On October 22, speaker Don Roets shares a message on John 15:8. When we join the church we promise to support it with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Please join us Sunday as we share how this has impacted many lives and given all of us an opportunity to help make disciples for […]

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“Extravagant Generosity”

On October 15, Pastor Jim preaches on 2 Corinthians 9:10-15. He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through […]

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“Extravagant Generosity”

On October 15, Pastor Katy preaches on 2 Corinthians 9:10-15. Talking about money is one of the hardest topics a pastor will ever have to address with a congregation. For many of us, it’s a taboo topic that simply shouldn’t be addressed in church, and we find ourselves becoming angry when it is. It’s too […]

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“Risk-Taking Mission and Service”

On October 8, Pastor Jim preaches on Matthew 25:31-46. When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep […]

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“Risk-Taking Mission and Service”

On October 8, Pastor Katy preaches on Matthew 5:13. A conversation about “Risk-Taking” is not one that many of us are wanting to have following the events of this past week in Las Vegas. It seems that after such a tragedy, our desire is to hunker down and create a space around us that is as […]

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“Intentional Faith Development”

On October 1, Pastor Katy preaches on Hebrews 10:19-25. As we continue in our series of “Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations,” this week we come to the practice of Intentional Faith Development. I’d love for there to be some set recipe, some prescription for exactly how one develops their faith, but each person’s faith journey […]

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“Passionate Worship”

On September 24, Pastor Jim preaches on Luke 10:25-28. The late Bill Hinson, pastor of First UMC in Houston, once told a story of meeting with an air-conditioning man in the sanctuary of his church. The man was calculating, with paper and pencil, how many tons of air conditioning would be needed to cool the […]

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“Passionate Worship”

On September 24, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 10:25-28. Passion comes in sporting events, romantic relationships, and hobbies of all kinds, but what about worship? What does it look like to truly participate in passionate worship? A lawyer once asked Jesus for a checklist of what was necessary to inherit eternal life, and Jesus’ response […]

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“Radical Hospitality”

On September 17, Pastor Jim preaches on John 4:16(b)-21. I heard a story about a Baptist pastor who was praying in church. He meant to say, “Lord, forgive us for where we have fallen short.” Instead he prayed, “Lord, forgive our falling shorts.” It’s been said that everyone has three lives: a public life, a private live, and a […]

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“Hope in Exile”

On August 20, Pastor Katy preaches on Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 11-14. It doesn’t take a prophet to rightly claim that each and every one of us has, is, or will find ourselves in exile at some point. From one moment to the next we’ve gone from stable employment to the line at the local food […]

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