We live in a society that values customization. Almost everything you buy can be customized to your particular liking. While this is great on one end, I fear that the tailor fit mentality can often times be imported into a Christian’s thought pattern when considering a local church. There is a danger in “customizing” our … More Two Churches, One Christian?
I love basketball. I especially love basketball when teams play the right way. There’s something beautiful about 5 people working cohesively as a unit. Imagine all the moving components that must be present. There needs to be communication, they need to know their roles, and be prepared for a complexity of scenarios from the opposing … More Church Attendance Is Not Enough
Every Saturday morning I meet with a group of some of our church’s young men. Normally, I pick a topic and we read through some selected passages to discuss the text and some practical applications (it is a sort of informal use of the Swedish method of Bible study). A few weeks ago I asked … More Small Group Discussion: What is a Healthy Church Member?
Our church’s 20th anniversary was this past Sunday, and I was pondering on what to blog in light of such an occasion. I thought it would be helpful to give several reasons for church membership and involvement. Since the local church has been so instrumental in developing my love for God, I hope that you would not deprive yourself … More Why Every Christian Needs a Local Church
Several churches gathered together this past weekend at a place called Victory Ranch near Moreno Valley. There was good food, great fellowship, and fun activities that kept everyone moving all weekend. But what made this camp so encouraging was the teaching of the Scriptures. The focus of the lessons was based on the study of Ecclesiology, or the … More AFC Family Camp 2014: Ecclesiology (The Church)