Monthly Archives: September 2017

Celebration and Thanks

First Church, I wanted to take a moment today to do two things.  One is we want to take a moment to celebrate and lift up to you Jake Bair.  Jake is our new contemporary worship leader at the Christian Life Center (CLC).  Please keep Jake in prayer and reach out to say “Hello!” when…

Freedom Sunday

First Church, Today is a special day for us.  As we are ending our sermon series on “Grace Doing A Body Good” we are doing so in a very specific way.  As you may remember, throughout this sermon series we have been focusing on how to embody God’s grace in tangible ways with supernaturally changed…

Walking in Faith

First Church, One of the fundamental truths of Scripture is that “when we are weak in ourselves, then we are in a position to be strong in Christ.”  That is to say, when we have reached the end of our strength we are then open to God in a way we would otherwise not have…

STEP 2 – A Disciple’s Journey

First Church, We know that every great journey begins with the first step.  But every great journey will only ever be experienced if you continue with STEP 2. We have identified Step 1 in our journey with Christ as connecting with God and each other through accepting Christ as Lord and Savior and joining in…

7 Things That Get Harder As Your Church Grows: #6 Adding Systems

First Church, As you might remember from a few weeks ago, we have been exploring challenges that happen in churches as they grow.  The tempting thought when experiencing growth is to think “we are healthy, we are stable, we are growing… everything is ok.”  But as we have been sharing, we also recognize that growth brings…