It’s Sunday morning, 8am, and the church is practically empty. As I walk around unlocking the classrooms for the morning ahead, I can hear the worship band upstairs practicing, this week I hear “Yes I Will”.   Room after room I make my way around the halls...

A question I hear quite a bit around our Young Adults is, “What’s your story?” It’s generally Tomi asking it, but I hear it from others as well. It’s a genuine question that threw me off when I was asked. The usual question is something...

Being an elder is both a joy and a great responsibility. The men who have faithfully led our church for years put in many hours behind the scenes in prayer, contemplation, and discussion. I have always highly esteemed the position of an elder, but did...

When I was a teenager, I dreamt of spending days and weeks at home doing nothing. Playing video games, watching movies, pausing both of those for The Price Is Right at 11am every day – how much better could it get? Now, it seems, that...

Last week, a sweet friend sent me a Facebook post, written by an author who described how her plans for her upcoming book launch and numerous speaking engagements had been cancelled. Her words revealed the disappointment, the grief, the sense of loss. Yet it also...

If toilet paper is where we find control and security in our lives, we’re in big trouble!   I’m sure you’ve heard the crazy stories of people hoarding toilet paper, among other things, and how stores are running out and having to ration the number of packages...

Being still is something that is not easy, as normally we never are still. We are usually busy, running, busy with our chores, watching television, talking on the phone. Suddenly life changes and God allows us to be still with the opportunity that everything changes...

So thankful for our Market volunteers as they settle in on the “new normal” for this season of how they serve our guests. On Sunday, they saw 14 families, and more came on Monday as well.   This really has me thinking about the less fortunate in...

Redemption Kids is the biggest ministry here at our church, with almost 300 workers and just over 200 kids. There are four teams for each service, which consist of about 70 workers each week.   I have been so blessed these past few months with the love...

Over the past week I have been struggling with all this extra time and what it means or should look like for us as Christians.   I have been wrestling with the question, how do we not waste the time that God has given to us and...