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The Baby Hackman Announcement!

Posted by Pastor Megan Hackman on

Sunday was such moment of genuine celebration for Larry and me! Thank you for so exuberantly praising God with us for the gift of our miraculous pregnancy. Our sincere prayer leading up to the announcement was that it would be an encouragement to the church to see how God does hear and answer...

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The Inconvenience of Saving Someone

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Her name was Maria. She was perhaps five years old. I was sitting beside the pool on vacation, reading a book, having no interest in getting wet when I noticed this little dark-haired girl struggling to get her head above water. I realized that this was serious, so I jumped in, helped her to the...

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The Last Lap

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

We are on day 73 of our 90 Day Challenge. For 73 days our church has been reading one gospel chapter a day together.  It has been one of the most enduring and unifying spiritual practices in my 27+ years here.  I continue to receive emails from folks whose lives have been touched and...

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What should we expect of our leaders?

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

You don’t have to read very far to discover examples of behavior on the part of pastors and church leaders that brings reproach to the Lord and embarrassment to the Church. In recent conversations with denominational leaders, I learned of several mega-churches across the country in which...

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Can’t we just be selfish?

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

I remember a conversation with a man some years back. He didn’t understand why our church gave so much money to missions and thought we ought to “take care of our own.” In other words, instead of committing 10% of our income to serving those around the world who have less than...

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