• Children in Worship

    Posted Oct 23rd, 2009 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Do What We Do With | No Comments

    Sometimes it is surprising to visitors, especially those who are on pilgrimage from broadly evangelical churches, when they find out that we include our children in the worship service and encourage full participation. More and more the church is becoming segregated, no longer by race but now by age. Adults go here, middle schoolers here, …

  • Children and the Lord’s Supper

    Posted Oct 16th, 2009 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Do What We Do With | No Comments Children and the Lord’s Supper

    hroughout history all theological traditions of the church have been unanimous in affirming that communion is for those who are baptized. The reasoning is simple: To be baptized is to be a Christian and communion is for Christians. Baptism is the initiatory rite into the body of Christ—therefore it is only done once—and the Lord’s …

  • God Doesn’t Need Your Money!

    Posted Oct 8th, 2009 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Do What We Do With | No Comments God Doesn’t Need Your Money!

    By Joseph Randall Last week we thought about why we should support missions, but this week we want to ponder why we should not. One reason we should not support missions is if our motivation flows out of an unbiblical view of God. We should not support missions because we think God needs us or …

  • Missions

    Posted Oct 4th, 2009 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Do What We Do With | No Comments

    In today’s WWDWWD and throughout this week when we use the word “missions” we will be thinking primarily of foreign missions. That is, missions specifically targeting peoples in foreign countries and foreign cultures. It is especially important for us to ask the “Why we do what we do” question about missions because too often in …

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