Have Hope For Our Church: Part 1 (By Tim Hunsicker)

Over the past year, the Connections Ministry Team has been slowly digesting the book, “Scrappy Church” by Thom Rainer. Throughout the book, the author explains what it takes for a church to make necessary changes to remain relevant and impactful to a world desperately needing to hear the message of Christ’s love.
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Jesus is the Reason (By Pam Scott)

I love this time of year – the twinkling lights, cookie baking, people celebrating, caroling, joyous music, gifts, giggles, and great food. I just attended a great event that had all of that, and it was lots of fun…but I left that event with some feelings of sadness.
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Fear Not! (By Shane Prewitt)

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people” (Luke 2:10, emphasis added).

Be Thankful In All Circumstances (By Jon Perkins)

It’s that time of year for families and friends to gather around the table and eat so much food, watch football, play games, and tell stories of previous Thanksgiving disasters. Okay, maybe that last part is just my family.
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Give Thanks (By Dan Adams)

I’m beginning to think I’m in the minority, but I like my holidays one at a time. I don’t want to rush, I want to enjoy each one, especially this time of the year. We’re barely past the last one, and nearly every store is already decked out for Christmas.
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