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

Worth Fighting For

Have you ever had someone fight for you?  A friend who fended off a bully, even if it meant taking punches that were meant for you?  A big sister or big brother who, in most cases seemed like they couldn’t care less for you, all of a sudden became protective of you?  An adult who intervened at just the … More Worth Fighting For

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

resolutely…

Recently, I taught what turned out being a 2-part series (and should have been a 3-part series) titled, When Jesus Comes to Town based on the account of the Triumphal Entry in Luke 19 and the events leading up to it. Over the past few weeks/months, I’ve been absolutely captured by this thought (which begins … More resolutely…

loving for beauty…

A few days ago, I had the privilege of attending and conference called The Strengths Summit in Asheboro, NC, presented by the Gallup Research Group.. It was a two-day conference centered around helping people discover their natural strengths, talents and abilities and ways the church can serve as a catalyst for helping people live more … More loving for beauty…

Just Saying It…

I’m not sure what kind of family you grew up in, but my family has always been good finishing a conversation or a visit with the words with some pretty unique words in the form of I love you. Of course, depending on who’s saying it depends on how it is said. If I’m finishing … More Just Saying It…

relational motive

what’s your relational motive? Recently I was having a conversation with a friend about the importance of extending ourselves relationally into the lives of people we’re trying to reach with the love of God. Our conversation has caused me to rethink and clarify why it is we stress this idea of ‘relational community’ when it … More relational motive