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My Reflections On Our 10-Year Anniversary

Leading up to our 10-year anniversary this past Sunday, I did not have many thoughts or feelings. It wasn't a big deal at first. And then it hit me on Saturday night. There was gratefulness and sadness. There was excitement and there was grief. And then over the course of Sunday there was even frustration. I want to try to share a few of the thoughts that emerged as I...

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Nominating New Members to Our Executive Team

As we approach our 2023 membership meeting on March 12th, our Nominating committee - made up of a few members at large (Bob McDonough and Pam Hess) will be meeting a couple times to discuss and pray about any new potential board members. Three of our current board members -- Cindy Dornacker, Christine Aylett and Tom Sargent - are finishing a term. Tom is up for a second ...

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Hosting the Unity Service

There is nothing like four different churches coming together as one Body of Christ to worship and celebrate ONE purpose together. Though very different as people and churches, we were united in worshiping our King. I think we truly blessed our Father. I saw real fellowship happening both in greeting old friends and meeting new people. We were so different but had the mos...

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Taking the "Empower: Proclaim" Class

Have you ever felt like God has something to say through you, but you felt like you don't have a voice? Have you ever felt like God has something to say through you, but you didn't have the confidence and courage to surrender to it? That's how I felt when I walked into the first class of Empower Proclaim. I knew God was leading me to use my voice, but I felt like I didn't ...

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Our Big 3 Goals for 2019

OUR FIRST THREE PRAYER GOALS FOR 2019 As we strive to continue being an authentic, inclusive and sending church that serves God out of rest in Him; and as we strive to enable us to move towards being a multiplying church that: Plants campuses in Monmouth and Ocean County and, Sends out missionaries around the globe There are three areas we are going to focus...

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What is True Worship To God?

Most times when someone uses the word "Worship", the idea of singing comes to mind. However, worship is an extreme form of love a reverent honor and homage to God, singing is only a part of that. In our society, Satan has blinded many Christians to the depth of worship that our Heavenly Father deserves and has presented counterfeits. We have become comfortable in our own...

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Business Meeting for September 9, 2018

Although I am extremely grateful that we live in a country that allows the church to meet in a public school and to have some of the freedoms that a nonprofit organization has, some of the legal business aspects to church can make things a little blurry.We want to obey the law, and we want to do it in a biblical way. Reconciling those two takes a great deal of prayer, exp...

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A TALE OF TWO CHURCHES: Dying, Uniting and Giving Birth To New Life

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. - John 12:24-25 One night in September, 2007, as the sun was setting over Los Angeles, California, I sat across the table from my...

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Inclusive Church?

Our vision is to be an authentic, inclusive and sending community where the grace of Jesus Christ deeply impacts every area of our ordinary lives. Inclusive- This means we accept and include people who are different from us and who have struggles that we don't have. It means we open up our homes to people who may annoy us, who we may even have prejudices toward I have al...

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One Body, Many Parts

Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-27. The Bible describes the church as one body with many parts. The head of the body is Christ and each member is given a different function. This portion of scripture affirms that every part is needed and of equal value. Verse 25b-27 state "All of them (the parts of the body) will take care of one another. If one part suffers, every part suffers w...

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