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Empowered

My wife and I had a conversation earlier this week with a couple who have largely adopted our model for ministry where they live in Anchorage. They had the beginnings of a small group a while back and after talking with us about how we were ministering they felt encouraged that what they were doing was okay with God (not that they needed our approval, but they wanted affirmation that what they … [Read More...]

Resurrection

The Easter season is a powerful reminder of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. The reason this is true centers upon the fact that we are not only remembering that Jesus gave His life for our sins on the cross, was buried, and as He promised, rose from the dead on the third day; Easter also connects us with the wonderful truth that the power of Christ to rise from the dead is what enables us … [Read More...]

The “How Would You Do Church” Question

One of the first questions we asked ourselves when we started over as a church was this: How would you do church if you could do it any way you wanted? I suspect most of us who have been associated with a church body for any length of time have, at least briefly, considered that possibility; especially in times of tension or dissatisfaction. We may have asked some version of that question as it … [Read More...]

We Are Who We Are

A few months ago we shifted the way in which we function as a church. We moved from the modern, familiar style of administration to a group-based model. Of course, we continue to be a church which worships and ministers to our world together, but we have shifted our personal accountability and primary direct ministry responsibilities away from a more centralized system. As a result, there are … [Read More...]

My Story

I grew up in a home where God and His existence were never debated. It was simply understood that there is a God and that God is involved in the lives of the people He has created. Now, I must admit that my earliest understanding of God and His relationship with God had more to do with His judgment of my actions than of His love for me, but that was largely due to my limited grasp of the whole … [Read More...]

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