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How do you take refuge in God?

How Do You Take Refuge in God?

January 11, 2022

Throughout the psalms, the original songs of worship, we read about God being our dwelling place. Those words probably spoke deeply to the Israelites. And they remain true. God is our dwelling place. God is our place of refuge. So why do we still experience so much adversity here, and how do we take refuge in God?

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Better Than New Year’s Resolutions

Better Than New Year’s Resolutions

December 28, 2021

As 2021 winds down, many of us ponder changes we want to make or goals we want to set for the upcoming year. Some of us have given up making resolutions at all—why start when we know we won’t complete them? Do we need reminders of more failed efforts?

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How Much Does God Love You?

How Much Does God Love You?

December 21, 2021

Each time I gave birth, and each time I watched friends and family welcome a new baby, I think to myself that the love I feel, the love these new parents feel, doesn’t hold a candle to the love God has for us. Let that sink in for a minute, friends. It’s a powerful and amazing thought.

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5 Questions Every Small Group Leader Should Be Asking

5 Questions Every Small Group Leader Should Be Asking

December 14, 2021

From how-to projects to best-loved recipes, we love to use handy shortcuts or magic formulas. The same is true when we start a small group. What are the top tips? What are the best practices? As Christians, we don’t have to guess.

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Are you looking for family Advent activities?

Are You Looking for Family Advent Activities?

December 07, 2021

The weeks leading to Christmas can be hectic. Christmas recitals and parties, shopping lists, meals to prepare, and homes to decorate… It can add up to be quite an overwhelming season! The church calendar sets apart these four weeks before Christmas to allow for preparation.

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keys to building community in children's ministry

The Keys to Building Meaningful Christian Community in Your Children’s Ministry

November 02, 2021

There is an old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and although I can tire of hearing that adage, I must admit there is so much truth to it. Even the sweetest kids will challenge and exhaust their parents. I was so grateful then, and am so grateful now, that I had a strong “village” (community) to help me.

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Making the Most of Sunday School

Making the Most of Sunday School

October 19, 2021

Every Sunday School teacher has had that one Sunday morning where things just went off the rails in the blink of an eye. It can be frustrating when things don’t go the way you imagined. Here are three easy and practical tips that can help you create a fun and fulfilling Sunday School hour for you and your students!

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The Power (and Problem) of Priorities

The Power (and Problem) of Priorities

September 21, 2021

I don’t know if we will ever truly know the reason Martha chose dishes over sitting with Jesus. But I do think we all have had Martha moments when we are blinded by things that in the big picture aren’t very significant, only to miss out on beautiful moments with people or with God.

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God Is Always Working

God Is Always Working

September 08, 2021

It is so easy to miss God's truth in the middle of the battle or despair. We often miss the small moments when God makes himself known because we are so focused on our feelings of doubt or frustration. We overlook the basic goodness and faithfulness he pours out onto us each and every day.

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Daily Devotions

Did You Know About Our Daily Lectionary Devotionals?

August 31, 2021

Did you know we produce daily devotionals that follow the lectionary readings? You can access them for free on the website, in our online community, receive notifications about them in our app (Turn on Daily Lectionary Devotional Notifications in the app settings.), or sign up to receive them in a daily email using the form below!

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The Empathy of Jesus

The Empathy of Jesus

August 17, 2021

Though fear binds us to death, Jesus is the key that releases us from those chains. His empathy for our fear and deep understanding of our humanity allow him to take us from the prison of death into loving intimacy with God. Because his empathy is the key to intimacy, God works through Jesus to draw us closer to him.

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Creating a Positive Volunteer Experience

Creating a Positive Volunteer Experience

August 10, 2021

“How do we recruit and hold on to volunteers?” This is a loaded question, and there are all sorts of theories on why volunteers can be hard to come by and even harder to retain. I don’t believe there is a magic formula, as in my experience so much of volunteerism is based on the overall culture of the church.

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