How to Sustain Spiritual Momentum

First, let’s define Momentum: The impetus and driving force gained by the development of a process or course of events. And second, can we agree that in order let new things grow, we’ll have to let “old” things die? Let’s put together an action plan RIGHT NOW!

Comeback to Passion

Why does our church exist? Why do we gather every Sunday? Why do YOU do what you do? It all comes back to purpose. When we identify that, we can put all our focus toward it and create lasting impact.

Comeback to His Purpose

Why does our church exist? Why do we gather every Sunday? Why do YOU do what you do? It all comes back to purpose. When we identify that, we can put all our focus toward it and create lasting impact.

Let’s Grow Together

Check out the most recent Sunday messages from our Pastors and Worship Team. Grow by taking a Next Step in faith. Let our leadership know if you need help with discovering your unique gifts or navigating your current spiritual hardships. Our Father is a God of redemption and with Him, our path can be made straight.

“The” Way or “A” Way?

“The” Way or “A” Way?

It’s obvious, right? There are tons of ideas out there about spirituality, religion and the role we play within it. But while He was alive, Jesus claimed something that still remains controversial today: “I am the way and the truth and the life.” So together in church, we think deeper about what He meant by that. We invite you to consider His ministry, resurrection and message.

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Law or Love & Light?

Law or Love & Light?

The story of a woman doing wrong is the heart of today’s teaching. And the reply of which Jesus offers holds the merit. Has there ever been a time in your life when you passed judgement on someone’s actions but when it later came to your wrongdoing, you justified it by what you “meant” to do? We all make mistakes. But what’s the best way to respond to those of others?

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Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe?

Who is Jesus…Good or God? At the time Jesus walked the earth there were many discrepancies about who he truly was. The prophesied Messiah was expected to be an esteemed king. But the one who stood on trial was nothing more than a carpenter speaking out against local officials and cultural “norms.” But why was Jesus “the one”? What made Him the way, the truth and the life? Find out more in this teaching series called “Who is Jesus?”

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Easter 2021

Easter 2021

Who is Jesus…Good or God? At the time Jesus walked the earth there were many discrepancies about who he truly was. The prophesied Messiah was expected to be an esteemed king. But the one who stood on trial was nothing more than a carpenter speaking out against local officials and cultural “norms.” But why was Jesus “the one”? What made Him the way, the truth and the life? Find out more in this teaching series called “Who is Jesus?”

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Good Friday 2021

Good Friday 2021

The Truth About the Crucifixion. This Good Friday we come back to where life both ended and began. Tonight, Pastor Rick breaks down this dichotomy and the hope that can be found in even the darkest times.

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Hope

Hope

How do we maintain hope in a world that feels so hopelessly broken? Pastor Brian brings us through some comical and also very applicable lessons on identifying where our hope currently lies and how we can intentionally place it on something much more everlasting.

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Freedom to Serve

Freedom to Serve

When we find freedom, sometimes we try to find the line or the limit of it. But if we exercised every freedom that was offered and award to us, would your life look anything like that of Jesus? How can you use your freedom today to make an impact on the lives of others?

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Generosity

Generosity

Forgiveness. Always easier said than done, right? From the smallest things to the biggest offense, is it really possible to offer the love and understanding that God wants from us? Just maybe…

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Do I Have To?

Do I Have To?

Forgiveness. Always easier said than done, right? From the smallest things to the biggest offense, is it really possible to offer the love and understanding that God wants from us? Just maybe…

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Follow Me

Follow Me

The first theme of Jesus’ “red letters” printed throughout scripture is the call to follow. And not simply to walk the physical path behind but to abandon the selfish ways and desires of our own hearts; to truly lay down our wants and put God above all else. When He is at the center is when we can live in greater peace, love and joy.

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Our Habits

Our Habits

Every day we have a choice to make. And it’s the culmination of those choices that add up to our current reality. We are either a victim of our emotions/circumstances or we’re a victim of our choices. Which will you take hold of today?

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Hard but not Complicated

Hard but not Complicated

The “rollercoaster” of staying healthy can be a difficult one to navigate. But the same can be true for offering love the way that God does. In fact, looking closer at this parallel could offer change to your life both spiritually and physically, forever. And today, guest speaker Eric Hall presents on this exactly.

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In & Out

In & Out

Imagine a life completely free of influence. One where every thought, decision, or ounce of bias was developed from your personal experience and nobody else’s…impossible, right? Our world is connected in so many hidden and imperceivable ways. In fact, much of who we are is because of the direct influence from those we know. Today’s an opportunity to take inventory. A time to make change if we need it and change course if we want it.

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Unity

Unity

Recently we’ve watched our country —states, counties, communities, even neighbors—divide into many factions. In a globally confrontational time for us all, it’s never been more important to unite. Not for ourselves but for each other. And because ultimately, we are called to.

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Resolutions

Resolutions

What if this year we made it our goal to be more patient and be kinder to others? To those we disagree with. To those we may consider our “enemies”? What if that was the *only* request that Jesus extended to us this year?

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The Challenge of Perseverance

The Challenge of Perseverance

The beginning of something new can be truly exciting. And considering the trials of this past year, it’s likely we’ll come flying out of the gates in 2021. But often, we start a new venture with much more energy than we finish with—it’s challenging to continue at the same pace! Maybe still, we can approach this next season as one to maintain a healthy endurance, to continue striving for safety, growth and betterment for all – the way Jesus showed us long ago.

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Where the Love Light Gleams

Where the Love Light Gleams

Seeing through the eyes of a Shepherd on the night a new King was born offers an important perspective to our approach this holiday season. Inside the book of Luke, Pastor Rick shares three notable takeaways from this well-known, yet often overlooked part of the Christmas story.

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If Only in My Dreams

If Only in My Dreams

2020 has been unlike any other season in our lives. And while the holidays can already be a lonely time for some, it will be just as much for so many more this year. But the hope and love of Jesus Christ offers us a familiar place of belonging from anywhere we come from. So even if it’s just “in our dreams,” we can all be home for Christmas.

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