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The latest posts from our pastoral staff and elders. We pray that what you find here spurs you on toward love for Christ and people.

Stop Going To Church For Your Kids

Children. Fewer topics can stir up more emotion than that of children. How do you raise them? How do you educate them? How do you discipline them? And nothing, I mean nothing, gets people more fired up than if someone tells what they should or shouldn't do with their...

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The Gracious Gift of Choosing Joy

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23) Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of...

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Welcome To Wonderland

I love the story of Alice in Wonderland. Animals that speak. Food and drink that make you grow and shrink. Playing cards, odd courtroom drama, and a pig-baby.  What's not to love?! The thing I love most about the story is the larger moral it teaches: eventually you...

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New Sylvania U Course Is Going Live!

After a significant time of development, the Sylvania U "Monster Course" - Bible Survey is ready for launch. How It Works This course is designed to be done in conjunction with the "Chapter-A-Day" Bible Reading Plan. If you follow the plan and the course lectures, you...

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What Is a Local Church?

"A local church is a group of Christians who regularly gather in Christ's name to officially affirm and oversee one another's membership in Jesus Christ and his kingdom through gospel preaching and gospel ordinances." - Jonathan Leeman, Church Membership

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