The seven areas of vision are worshiping, teaching biblical doctrine, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, providing belonging and fellowship, making disciples, experiencing the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, and identifying gifts and providing opportunities for ministry. Worshiping is a primary mission of the church. God is unique, the only one of His... Read More
Our sermon today was taken from the story of Hagar in the wilderness, a story with many negative components. Amidst Sarai's grief over being barren, yet her mistreatment of her slave, Abram’s passivity and frustration with God, we see Hagar, the forsaken one, stumbling on the realization that God is still watching over her! True... Read More
The Bible assumes the reality of God and is not occupied with speculation about the nature of God. The Bible is concerned primarily with God’s self-revelation and the appropriate human response. Many verses in Scripture speak of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit’s work in human affairs. There were many significant councils that discussed issues... Read More
You Matter to God - Psalm 139 Are we significant in God’s eyes or are we only a dust speck? Is God really paying attention to me? Psalm 139:1-6 You know when I sit and when I rise; my going out and my lying down, you perceive my thoughts, you are familiar with all my... Read More
The Anabaptist/Mennonite movement began in the 1500s during a grand reaction to the Roman Catholic Church in Europe. This reaction, called “the Reformation,” was rooted in the abuses and anti-Biblical practices that had developed both in society and in the Roman Catholic Church since 100 AD. Europe was going through deep intellectual, social, political, and... Read More
The source of the church’s power is Jesus Christ. In the early church Christians were not afraid to die. People saw this faith lived out as they watched martyrs die and they wanted this kind of strong faith. The result was that the early church grew and spread. We also have this same power today... Read More
Jesus came to the world to show us a path to living with love and joy in difficult times. Our lack of faith may limit us from seeing God's love and miracles. We can make God's work manifest in our life by helping and loving others.