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Expectant Learning

September 13, 2019 by: Ryan Lawrence

Would you consider taking a class on bomb defusing interesting? It could teach you about red wires, blue wires, digital timers, ignition methods and the best way to assess what strategies to employ to defuse these bombs. Maybe some people would be interested in that f... Keep Reading

Thinking About Evangelism - Every Day

September 6, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

It's one thing to think about evangelism. It's quite another to do it every day. This week at our staff meeting, we posed the question: How can we think about evangelism every day, even if for only five minutes? Our answers, in no particular order: Prayer Socia... Keep Reading

An Encouragement to Pray

August 30, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

As a congregation, prepare to continue hearing about prayer! The excalamation means I write that with some excitement - don't interpret it as angst, yelling, or any other negative emotion. I read this article about prayer and church growth that ties right into our G... Keep Reading

"Helping Our Kids Go Back to School"

August 23, 2019 by: Jill Culbertson

It’s that time again….”Back to School.”  If the kids in your life have not started the new school year yet, they will very soon.  The start of the new school year can bring excitement and anticipation, but it can also bring a conside... Keep Reading

The Heavenly Hurrahs

August 16, 2019 by: Doug Knox

The Star Wars Sagas I have a confession to make.  I am not a Star Wars fan.  I was in college when the first Star Wars movie premiered, the one where we first met Luke Skywalker, Princess Leah, Chewbacca, and Han Solo.  To give the... Keep Reading

“When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.” (Matthew 19:22) That was the gospel writers’ descriptive comment was in the story of the “Rich Young Man (Matt 19:16-22, Mark 10:17-30, Luke 18:18-30). Jesus... Keep Reading

Reading the History of the Bible

July 19, 2019 by: Doug Knox

BASIC BIBLE 365 A Plan for Reading and Understanding God’s Essential Message What’s on your bucket list?  Here are some ideas: Compete in the Iron Man Triathlon Climb Mount Everest Swim the English Channel Ride the Tour de France Re... Keep Reading

Yard Work

July 12, 2019 by: Ryan Lawrence

My friend Kevin recently cut his finger on the tip of his thumb. He explained that he was weeding in his backyard and as he went to grab a weed, there was an old piece of glass sticking up and he jammed his finger into it causing a pretty bloody cut. Of course, storie... Keep Reading

The Week-Long Ministry Event

July 5, 2019 by: Kevin Burkholder

Goss Memorial Church's VBS will begin this Sunday evening ((July 7) and run through Thursday (July 11). This post is not a wide plea for help. Instead consider this an encouragement to embrace what happens in week long ministry efforts as special opportunities for our... Keep Reading

From High School Romance to Mature Love

June 21, 2019 by: Doug Knox

Genesis 29 They don’t call it “Falling” in Love for Nothing Something about a beautiful woman makes a man fall hard.  If he loses her, he lands hard, and sometimes his brokenness never heals.  Even the great men in the Bible dea... Keep Reading