2017 Vision

I am excited to see what God is going to do in our lives starting right now! We have been focussing on the development of young leaders who love Jesus and love the people in their community. I am specifically excited by what I saw happening this Wednesday at our Bible Study where our students began sharing their desire and opportunities they had for specific friends to come to Jesus. That is exciting to me!

We began in January in our Bible study once a month to build a vision statement for our group and eventually through a process of understanding our core values came up with:


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What brings you joy?! My family, my wife and daughter and also everyone in the experience youth community, thats my answer. Social scientists talk about a life of gratitude that brings you joy. But what is the difference between Joy and happiness? I heard a man say this, “Happiness is an inch deep and a mile wide, joy is a mile deep and a mile wide.” Happiness is self centered individual focus but, Joy involves celebration and suffering with a redemptive twist! Joy is the presence of God and His grace felt by you and I when we open ourselves to the presence of God. And than we respond with Joy sending back praise and worship to God. 

Waving the White Flag!

Hebrews 12 7-13
As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children. Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father? If God doesn’t discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all. Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn’t we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever?