An Opportunity for Growth
Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality. (Romans 12:9-13 MSG)
We delight in our children not because they are the future of our church, but because they are a vital part of our church body right now! Our worship experience together would be truly lacking, if it weren’t punctuated with the sound of young voices and the sight of little ones being held close.
Again, where would we be without this energy, this testing of limits, and this raw ability to keep us all honest and humble? Our middle school members are full participants in our worship: they hear the gospel preached, sing in choir, learn the foundations of the Christian faith, build relationships, and serve others in a variety of ways.
High school is a busy time of life. Students are bombarded with information, pulled in every direction, and faced with some unreasonable expectations. God’s house at 107 LaGrave Avenue is a safe and reliable place for our teens to hear Him speak, learn the foundations of the Christian faith, build spiritual relationships, explore His calling on their lives, and begin to use their spiritual gifts.
After high school, life is full of transitions, tough decisions, and the search for community and purpose. What better place to figure things out than in God’s house, right? We are delighted for the opportunity to walk alongside people of this generation and witness God’s work in and through their lives.
It seems almost silly to lump all men together into one ministry bucket, doesn’t it? Life events can make one man’s experience almost wholly unrecognizable from another’s. That’s all the more reason to make sure we have plenty of avenues for men to connect and learn from one another– whether they are walking a similar life path, or not.
Each woman brings her own individual needs, desires, expectations, and capabilities to church with her. In a church our size, the result is beautiful. Several groups and ministries have organically formed where these individuals intersect. Scattered throughout the week, groups of women in our congregation are learning from and supporting one another.
Care & Fellowship
All our members have the opportunity to live Romans 12:10, “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor,” and share the blessing of 2 Corinthians 13:14, “the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”