by Dorian Albert, Minister with Youth and Their Families Jeremiah 29:11-14 (NRSV) “11 For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. 12 Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me,... read more

This week's post is from our senior minister, Dr. Andy Stoker, regarding next steps leading into our capital campaign.  For more than 170 years, our building has given us a place and space to grow disciples of Jesus Christ. Now, to continue our legacy of love, and to serve coming... read more

The key to creating good communication is not one's ability to wordsmith, although that is important. Success in such endeavors actually lies in the capacity to be a sponge - observing, watching, hearing, taking in all the data about the new environment and then crafting something that's an authentic reflection... read more

by Rev. Holly Bandel Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime.” Such is the difference between relief and empowerment – relief provides help for the immediate,... read more

A Framework for Discipleship

October 10, 2018

This week's post is written by our very own Evan Jones, Associate Minister for Discipleship. He and his team have been working to redefine how we think about discipleship, and have created this framework to illustrate the connections between all the facets of Discipleship. There's still lots of great work... read more