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Jumpstart: Problematic Circumstances
Jumpstart: Personal Ministry

Jumpstart: Personal Ministry

February 2, 2020

This is where the rubber meets the road. If we want our faith to grow, sometimes the best thing for us to do is jump in and see how we can serve others in God's name. This week we see Jesus as he teaches His power to multiply our smallest efforts and turn them into amazing results. AND BONUS: we'll wrap it all up with the testimony of a missionary from the Dominican Republic named Ed Zogg to see how God can use ANYBODY to do amazing things for Him if they're willing to bring Him whatever they've got.

Jumpstart: Pivotal Relationships

Jumpstart: Pivotal Relationships

January 26, 2020

God has allowed PEOPLE to play a major role in shaping our faith. But what does it look like to be intentional about having those pivotal people in your life? Let's talk about that. 

Jumpstart: Practical Teaching

Jumpstart: Practical Teaching

January 19, 2020

Practice makes perfect... but what should we practice? This week we look at the faith growing catalyst of "Practical Teaching" and see what it takes to trust God as we weather life's storms. 

Jumpstart: Our Faith Thrills God

Jumpstart: Our Faith Thrills God

January 12, 2020

You know what's true? God really values our faith. Over and over, we're told how important faith is when it comes to our relationship with Him. You know what's also true? Faith can be really hard! What does it even mean to "have faith?" Let's spend some time exploring a few SOLID practices that will Jumpstart your faith and help it grow.

Unique Jesus: God with Us

Unique Jesus: God with Us

January 12, 2020

In this conclusion to our series about the ways Jesus is uniquely special in our lives, we are also celebrating Christmas. This short devotional message was part of a larger program that involved narration, acting, and singing. Merry Christmas!

Unique Jesus: uniquely alive

Unique Jesus: uniquely alive

December 15, 2019

Lots of things "live." But Jesus is ALIVE like nothing else. Let's find out how this week as we unpack more about "Unique Jesus"

Unique Jesus: The Unique Way

Unique Jesus: The Unique Way

December 8, 2019

As we celebrate the Christmas season, we're going to take some time to look at the ways that Jesus is Uniquely able to do what only he can do. This week, lay the foundation and talk about Jesus as the unique way. 

Good Work: Rest, Sweet Rest

Good Work: Rest, Sweet Rest

December 1, 2019

Time to clock out... and rest. What does God say about our time off? Well, let's talk about "Sabbath!" 

Good Work: Pay Day!

Good Work: Pay Day!

November 24, 2019

This third week of our Good Work series asks the question, what does God have to say about the money and tackle some of the "heart conditions" that can lead to mismanaging the gifts God has given us. 

Good Work: Career or Calling

Good Work: Career or Calling

November 10, 2019

If you are serving God, when it comes to your 9-5, you don’t have to settle for having a career. In fact, you shouldn’t.. Instead, your career can become your calling.

Good Work: The Blessing and the Curse

Good Work: The Blessing and the Curse

November 5, 2019

According to some estimates, the average person will work something like 90,000 hours in their life!  And sadly, MANY PEOPLE hate their jobs. But what if we could find PURPOSE in our work. Something bigger than making a dollar or selling a product? What if we could make sense of our work that is MORE than the dollars and cents? This is week one of a series dedicated to JUST THAT. You don't want to miss it. 

Joseph - To take revenge or not to take revenge?

Joseph - To take revenge or not to take revenge?

October 27, 2019

As we wrap the story of Joseph's life we find him with the chance to finally get some payback for all the hurt he's been caused. What he chooses to do will set the bar for forgiveness and honoring God. 

Joseph - Obedience

Joseph - Obedience

October 22, 2019

Joseph has been through more than one person should have to go through yet somehow maintains both his faith in God and the desire to honor him. This week we're seeing his journey through time in prison, a gift for interpreting dreams, and the wild promotion he gets from prisoner to dignitary. How? Let's talk about that. 

Joseph - Game Plan For Temptation

Joseph - Game Plan For Temptation

October 13, 2019

When you really want something, it's hard to resist it. What if the thing you want goes against what God wants for your life? THIS is the struggle of temptation and sin. Let's look at the life of Joseph as he overcomes an extremely tempting opportunity to sin and learn how we can overcome temptation too.