Category: Pastor’s Blog

Community Group Survey

One of the goals of the church is to Love Others.  It is by getting together weekly that we grow together in relationships with other people.  It is though our…
By Joe Costephens

Thinking of a Name

Names and branding have never been more important than in our day. You see images of cows with misspelled words on signs and immediately know what food chain is being…
By Joe Costephens

The Joys of VBS

Vacation Bible School (VBS) kicked off on Monday, June, 27th.  God blessed the first day by bringing around 50 volunteers and 149 students.  What the numbers don't tell you is…
By Joe Costephens

A Word from Ryan on Worship

I wanted to give an update to you, my brothers and sisters in Christ, as we look ahead to the direction our church is headed in terms of our corporate…
By Joe Costephens

When Church Feels Big…

Why do I feel this way? In the combining of two churches in a replanting effort many factors are in play when it comes to the initial transition processes. The…
By Joe Costephens

Coming back from Overseas

I recently returned from a trip to El Salvador.  During that week God revealed to me that the joy of my life should flow out of the joy found in…
By Joe Costephens

El Salvador 2016 – Day 5

Thursday was another day where God showed up, and was faithful to move in the lives of people.  The school in the morning was fantastic.  The students loved having us…
By Joe Costephens

El Salvador 2016 – Day 4

What I learned today was reinforced time and again.  I saw God use the right people at the right time to be His hands and feet to those in need.…
By Joe Costephens

El Salvador 2016 – Day 3

Today was an amazing day!  In summary, we were used by God to see great contacts made in the community and privileged to be the ones used to lead many…
By Joe Costephens

El Salvador 2016 – Day 2

Mission trips are a joy for many reasons.  One, you are removed from your own culture and context and can readily notice inconsistencies in yourself.  Two, you are free to…
By Joe Costephens