An Unprecedented Thanksgiving
by Mike Hurt on November 22nd, 2020
We can all find something to be thankful for even in these strange times, especially with Thanksgiving coming this week.  Read More
Avoiding Words That Hurt
by Mike Hurt on November 10th, 2020
When is the last time you fired off an angry email and wished you could take it back? Or you said something in anger and later regretted it? Every day, people speak and type words that hurt others. We know better. But we still do it. This video series will help you learn the four principles of grace-filled communication. Episode 1:  Why do we think before we speak? Episode 2:  Tweets and Consequen...  Read More
Raising Great Kids
by Mike Hurt on October 26th, 2020
Do you ever feel like your kid is broken? Your friend’s kid obeys while your kid ignores. That kid sits quietly and yours can’t calm down. Maybe it is your kid. Maybe it’s your parenting. Or maybe…it’s something else entirely.   Read More
Habits v. Ruts
by Mike Hurt on October 4th, 2020
Habits become ruts when they become mindless or superstitious.  Read More
Wash Those Feet
by Mike Hurt on September 29th, 2020
If we love people, do the hard work of serving, and don't give up then we will be blessed and we will see a harvest for our work.  Read More
Longing for Heaven
by Mike Hurt on September 23rd, 2020
Am I looking to build a great life on earth or am I longing for heaven?" I don't believe that the two are mutually exclusive. We can have a great life on earth while we long to be with Jesus in heaven. We can do both, but few people do - including me. We become some earthly minded that we are no heavenly good, so to speak. So, how do we fix it. How to we live like we are longing for heaven?  Read More
A Different Blessing
by Mike Hurt on September 1st, 2020
In different times, we must live in different ways.  Read More
COVID-19 Update
by Mike Hurt on July 26th, 2020
With the spike in community spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are making some changes to keep you and others safe and healthy.  While there have been no known exposures in small groups, at ministry events or worship services, we believe that it is wise to limit potential spread within our church family.WORSHIP SERVICES:  For the remainder of the summer, we will offer Family Worship services (no Sun...  Read More
Faith Works
by Mike Hurt on June 21st, 2020
Faith works.  It always works.  That's because we don't have a blind faith or simple good wishes.  We have faith in Jesus.  He is our focus.  He is our hope.  He is our confidence.  We learned these truths today through the story of Bartimaeus, a blind man who cried out to Jesus.  Others tried to quiet him. He shouted out even louder.  Jesus heard him, called for him, and then asked him a life-cha...  Read More
Taking to Kids About Racism
by Mike Hurt on June 6th, 2020
If you’ve been paying attention these last few years, you know this: Racism is real. But when it comes to talking to kids about racism, many parents are uncertain about how to talk about it with their kids. And while we want to address it, we wish we could shelter them from ever witnessing anything so reminiscent of our dark and painful history.  Read More
4 Reasons to Get Back in the Habit of Coming to Church
by Mike Hurt on June 3rd, 2020
From Thom Rainer We are back.I get it. The church never closed. The church is the people, not the building. Someone reminds me of those points daily.  But the doors to the church facilities closed. The opportunity to gather for worship in-person closed. A lot has transpired over the past few months.Now it is time to return to in-person gathered worship. Though this statement is admittedly not theo...  Read More
How to Teach Kids to be Responsible
by Mike Hurt on May 28th, 2020
Dirty dishes. Messy bedrooms. Toys on the living room floor. Some days, there just isn’t a good way to avoid the chore wars. But there is always tomorrow, and you can be proactive. Ask yourself, What chores are important for my children to learn, and what are they capable of doing?  Read More