Adjusting Roles a Bit With Pastor Chris

Hey all, I hope you’re doing well today and enjoying the sunshine. (Man, our weather is crazy no?) When we brought on Pastor Chris as a part time associate, we knew we wanted him to serve in more ways than just teenagers, but we didn’t know what that might be. After some discussion and prayer, … Continue reading Adjusting Roles a Bit With Pastor Chris

How to Participate in Project One Church If You’re In a Unique Situation

Hey Church family, I hope you’re depending on the Lord and walking closely with Him today. It was encouraging to me to see so many of you intermingling during worship yesterday, participating in Project One Church. Very cool! I am praying the Lord will use this initiative to help draw us all closer to Jesus … Continue reading How to Participate in Project One Church If You’re In a Unique Situation

My Vision for the First Quarter of 2022

Church family, I know COVID is being crazy again, so if you didn’t get a chance to hear my message from Sunday, please watch it. You can see it on our YouTube channel here. What follows is some of what I shared. After seeking the Lord for several weeks, going back to our Christmas break … Continue reading My Vision for the First Quarter of 2022

Best Christmas Break Ever?

You prayed for me and my family this Christmas break, we can tell. Aside from a very small stomach bug (which only I had for 24 hours), we were completely healthy for our trip to Arkansas. Thank you for praying! In addition to that, the Lord gave us some special moments together that I wanted … Continue reading Best Christmas Break Ever?

Dear Central Oaks (Part 11)

Well, another day has gone and another day has come, and God has been faithful yet again to His promises. Remember these things, dear friends: The Lord knows all there is to know about you (Psalm 139).God is your refuge and strength (Psalm 46).God goes before you (Deuteronomy 31).He will never leave you or forsake … Continue reading Dear Central Oaks (Part 11)

Dear Central Oaks (Part 10)

Today is the official beginning of a new season of life for many of us. I’m not sure when fall starts, but new routines begin on the Tuesday after Labor Day because that’s when everyone is back in school. Keep the Fortune’s, Walker’s, Riggs’, Wells’, Cox’s, Tehya, and Rose in your prayers as those individuals … Continue reading Dear Central Oaks (Part 10)

Four Reasons I Think We Should Hire An Associate Pastor

Hey church family, I’m happy to be back in my study at the church building because the Lord has called us here and has sustained us every step of the way. Many of you have been a big part of that. But it’s not about me and my family—the Lord is the center of the … Continue reading Four Reasons I Think We Should Hire An Associate Pastor

Reflections on Younger People Sticking

Church family, today I want to share some reflections I have about younger people being part of Central Oaks and then give some practical suggestions. Before I begin, let me clarify that my post today is about younger people who are actually seeking God and a church, not the many who are wandering from God … Continue reading Reflections on Younger People Sticking