IS IT A TRICK OR TREAT?

Christian parents struggle with Halloween. It's a day where our city celebrates (plays with) evil and death. It proves the blindness and naivety that much of our world has to the reality of Satan/evil (as well as the good side of the spiritual). Like Christmas, it's history and contemporary practice is a melting pot of morphed beliefs and practices. Each person has a unique (tailored or naive) perspective on it and its various traditions. And like Christmas, it can be used for good or bad. (Christmas can be wonderful if you forget about the people that suffered to make your Walmart toy, the impact that toy will have on the planet, the materialism and entitlement we teach our children in that season, and the debt that we incurred from buying it). Don't worry, I still think Christmas is [...]

By |2018-09-27T12:02:24+00:00September 27th, 2018|Blog, City, Homes, Kids, Marriage, Men, Ministry, Pastor Clint, Preteen, White Papers, Women, Youth|3 Comments

PRETEEN PART 2

Grades 4-7. This is not your typical preteen program. You are going to want to skim read this, but if you do you'll be frustrated when your ideas/agenda/expectations don't match what this program is about. We have a desire to come help parents raise future adults that know and love God with all their heart. Because of this, we're designing this new program to help parents grow as much (or maybe more) than their preteens. The way we're doing that is by helping parents and students order their week and life by putting God first. Some people don't know this, but right up there with "do not murder" in the ten commandments is "keep the Sabbath". God's design for a healthy heart and life is evidenced and grown by putting our trust in Him (literally - this isn't [...]

By |2018-09-19T15:49:28+00:00September 6th, 2018|Homes, Kids, Preteen|0 Comments