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7 Things That Get Harder as Your Church Grows

First Church, In recent weeks I have been saying something to this effect in many different places: “God is truly doing something special at First Church.” Please know that when I say this, I both mean it, and believe it. It’s true. We are now half way through 2017. Compared to 2016 at this same…

What Exactly Does Our Vision Mean?

First Church, You see it a lot.  I reference it a lot.  But when it comes down to it, what exactly does our vision of “Transformation in Christ, Changing Lives Inside and Out” really mean? At some level I think the answer is fairly obvious.  We we want to see Jesus come and do a…

Love Incarnate

First Church, I LOVE weeks like this past one that we just had!  We talk a lot about how we might impact and influence our community in the love of Jesus Christ and this past week we experienced this in a powerful way—actually TWO ways that I want to celebrate and lift up with you….

Celebrating Life, New Birth, and Pentecost Today

First Church, Want to know where God used First Church to share the Gospel just in this last week? Williamsport Washington DC Maine Michigan New York Ohio Virginia And…London, England (yes, London, England)—to name a few!   In scripture, specifically Acts 2, we hear of something called Pentecost.  Pentecost is the birth of the church…

The Power of Intentional Relationships

First Church,   Jesus built His earthly ministry on relationships.   First Jesus invested Himself heavily in His relationship with His heavenly father.  Repeatedly in scripture we see Jesus drawing off to quiet places to be in prayer.   Because He had such a strong relationship with God the Father, Jesus was then best prepared…