5 Guidelines for Social Media Interactions

One of the places as Christians we can be least intentional with our witness is Social Media. It’s easy to forget that when God asks for all parts of our life to glorify Him, He even means our online interactions. Although it’s easy to write this off as a meaningless issue, it’s important to remember the average person spends 2 hours and 15 minutes daily on social media! This has ...

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Owning Your Faith

Joining in the mission of the “Our Turn” campaign supports what is going on in the Youth Ministry, as well. We tell our students to “own your faith” and we are seeking to equip, create opportunities, and make space for our students to do just that. This semester, we have seen a lot of changes in our Youth Ministry. Obviously, the biggest change has been moving all of our youth programming to ...

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Where is My Garden?

The taste of eternity Is here on our lips With every breath we sing With every breath we sing of Your majesty It's here in our midst With every breath we sing That question from Brady’s "Life After Life" sermon series has stuck with me. Where is my garden? Where are the places that God has placed me, and am I aware of them? What are the seeds that I am sowing in those places? The seed ...

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Surrendering My Story

“You serve by living your story of redemption in front of the church”- Joey White I’ve had some moments in the last couple months since starting this job where I’ve thought, “Crap. I really thought I would have had things figured out by now.” When I used to envision the Derek that would be starting in ministry, I envisioned a guy that had most things figured out. No more pride issues, ...

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