Neighboring

During a conversation over coffee yesterday with a friend, he asked why things like missional living, neighboring, being a student of the community where we live, collaborative partnerships, racial reconciliation, foster care and adoption, serving the poor, hospitality and expanding our relational capacity to include people across ethnic, socio-economic and generational lines into gospel-centered community were all so important to me personally.  I thought … More Neighboring

Local Knowledge

A couple of years ago, one of our covenant members asked me to be a reference for a program she was applying for called Leadership Rowan.  After looking more into the program, I decided not only to serve as a reference, but to also apply myself.  Several of you may be familiar with or have … More Local Knowledge

A Church of Irresistible Influence

Almost two years go, we appointed a team of people among our church family to spearhead our missional reach as a church, both locally and internationally.  Our Missions Team has since been working to help deepen relationship with our ministry partners, while mobilizing both covenant members, attenders and guests to be living expressions of the love of Christ by serving … More A Church of Irresistible Influence

Freedom Carries Responsibility

The late English writer, journalist, philosopher and theologian, G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “America is the only country ever founded on a creed.”  The creed he was referring to is found in the first line of the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, which states the following: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are … More Freedom Carries Responsibility

A Symbol of Unity

August 11, 2017 You may be familiar with the Oak Grove-Freedman’s Cemetery, located at the corner of Church St. and Liberty St. in downtown Salisbury.  If not, let me give you a little background into what I’ve found to be one of the most significant symbols of unity efforts in our community.   In 1998, … More A Symbol of Unity

well-rounded…

I’m currently coaching some friends through their StrengthsFinder® talent themes.  It’s fun and interesting to learn about how others see themselves, watching those ah-hah moments take place as someone gains a bit more perspective toward their own self-awareness – something of which few people actually possess. Today during one of my coaching sessions, I was … More well-rounded…