Wishing You a Merry Christmas!

Whether your travels take you through the seven levels of the Candy Cane Forest, past the Sea of Swirly, Twirly Gumdrops, or through the Lincoln Tunnel, we hope you have a safe and joyous Christmas, filled with precious memories to last the whole year long. And remember, for Christmas dinner, try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup! Read More
The Grace of God Book Study, Part 3

The Grace of God Book Study, Part 3

Have you ever been labeled or described in some way that you really believe isn’t a fitting revelation of who you are? I’ve watched the pain of high schoolers I minister to, trying to turn their lives around, but still trapped by the labels they bore earlier in life such as “cheat,” “pothead” or “slut.” Kids that have made huge changes, but are still burdened with the mask of their mistakes. We all have been labeled as something we’d rather not... Read More

The Strategy of Three

by Misty Phillips I love to hear of families who have had their kids impacted by the influence of a consistent Small Group Leader. It’s a beautiful thing! It thrills my heart to hear stories of kids and parents sharing sweet moments talking together about God at the end of their busy day. I get chills as I consider how many churches are doing creative, innovative services to reach families on the weekend. What a beautiful trifecta. When God, home and church align, it’s rarely by accident. It... Read More
Christmas and the G Word

Christmas and the G Word

Hi. My name is Carey, and I’m greedy. (This is the point where you all say, “Hi Carey.”) Gosh, I hate to say it. I mean no one goes around and says they’re greedy, right? We might think other people are greedy (it’s just so easy to spot the sins of others, even from a distance), but it’s so difficult to see in ourselves. But read this definition of greed and tell me if at least a piece of it doesn’t own you—or your kids. Greed is an excessive desire to... Read More