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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…

Multiplying Like Jesus

First Church,   I must confess with you that my heart grows increasingly excited for the time and opportunity that God has given us to be a part of what God is up to in the world at this time.   I truly believe that God has given First Church the opportunity to be what…

God Stirrings

First Church,   About 18 months ago now you took a significant, courageous, faith-filled step.  It was at that time that First Church began investing time, energy, and commitment to what we now call the Acts Network.   I say it was an act of faith because we did not know fully what it would…

Charting New Waters (Part 5)

First Church, Today we conclude with the final observations given in an article that I began sharing with you a number of weeks ago.  These observations relate to the changing world and church landscape that we are now in and come from church communicator and church strategist Carey Nieuwhof’s article “10 Predictions About the Future…