Rejoice in Weakness

Baseball and statistics go together like Baptists and potlucks. One of the statistics that is commonly used today is called Wins Above Replacement (WAR). This is a mathematical formula used to project the numbers of wins an individual player contributes to the overall win total of the team. Many times when a player's WAR goes … Continue reading Rejoice in Weakness

Are You Lonely Even though You’re Not Alone? (Newsletter 09.12.18)

Dear Church Family, Are you lonely even though you’re not alone? In a newsletter a few weeks ago we talked about loneliness brought on from isolating ourselves, but here I want to qualify that isolation. Maybe the most common way we think about isolation is deciding to be alone. But it is also possible to … Continue reading Are You Lonely Even though You’re Not Alone? (Newsletter 09.12.18)

Church Covenant, Section 2 (Newsletter 10.04.17)

Dear Church Family, The second section of our newly adopted church covenant reads: “We will walk together in brotherly love, exercise an affectionate care and watchfulness over one another, and faithfully encourage and counsel one another as occasion may require with wisdom and humility.” Let’s break this down into its three parts. 1) We will … Continue reading Church Covenant, Section 2 (Newsletter 10.04.17)

Upcoming Members’ Meeting (Newsletter 09.20.17)

Dear Church Family, Lord willing, this coming Sunday night (9/24), the Long Range Planning Committee’s proposal for our updated church documents will be discussed and then voted on by all members present in our regular quarterly business meeting. These documents include our church constitution, bylaws, and policies. I wonder how many of you read “church … Continue reading Upcoming Members’ Meeting (Newsletter 09.20.17)

Different Preachers, Updated Documents, and a New Series (Newsletter 09.06.17)

Dear Church Family, This coming Sunday (9/10) and the following Wednesday (9/13) our church will be privileged to have Nathan McCravey, Jim Roberts, and Harold McConnell minister the Word to us. It is a great blessing to have so many men equipped by God serving our church. This will be Nathan’s first time to preach … Continue reading Different Preachers, Updated Documents, and a New Series (Newsletter 09.06.17)

Is Work a Good Thing? (Newsletter 08.30.17)

Dear Church Family, Is work a good thing? Many would argue the answer depends on compensation, time commitment, responsibilities, and satisfaction level. Others give their answer through their evasion of work by either refusing to work altogether or being off task when they’re supposed to be working. Our federal government’s Department of Labor has answered … Continue reading Is Work a Good Thing? (Newsletter 08.30.17)