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

Introducing: Navigate One Day Conference

Well, church fam, you know me and my incessant need to want to help you and others grow closer to God and His Word. A few friends from the Free Will Baptists in Michigan suggested I be part of a board that focuses on Christian education. So I did, and what do you know, we’re … Continue reading Introducing: Navigate One Day Conference

New Prayer Initiative: One Prayer

As I’ve stated several times, God wants us to focus on Jesus this year. As a part of that, I’m starting a prayer routine I want to invite you to join me on. I’m calling it “One Prayer.” “One Prayer” is a 1-minute prayer at 1PM EST for one thing—that God would grow our love … Continue reading New Prayer Initiative: One Prayer

Eating Meals Together Is Biblical

As we start to get Project One Church moving, I wanted to point out that New Testament Christians ate meals together. Here are a few examples: Examples of Christians Eating Together Acts 2:46“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,” … Continue reading Eating Meals Together Is Biblical

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

What Is a Christian Like? (Part 1)

Today I begin a series of posts (lasting who knows how long) examining how the Bible describes a Christian. Each post will focus on one characteristic of a Christian. I will state the main characteristic, explain it from Scripture, then ask you to consider if the characteristic is true of you. On to the first … Continue reading What Is a Christian Like? (Part 1)

Dear Central Oaks (Part 13)

Tomorrow we begin the last day of the month, but the Lord has this day and this month in His hand, like He has had all along. The Lord has kept Elsie Anderson through her recent infection, and we’re grateful to have her for as much time as God allows. The Lord heard our prayers … Continue reading Dear Central Oaks (Part 13)

16 Quotes From Tim Keller on Prayer

I just finished reading Tim Keller’s book called Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God. What follows are some quotes I found helpful. I pray you find them the same, if not more so. If you’d like to read the book and don’t want to get your own copy, you can borrow mine from the … Continue reading 16 Quotes From Tim Keller on Prayer