4 Ideas for Developing Your Prayer Life

by Brian Walters, Discipleship Pastor Doug just became a new believer in Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. Doug believed in his heart and professed with his mouth that Jesus is Lord. Immediately, Doug began reading his Bible. He got into a small group. He attended weekly worship services and began serving. However, even though Doug […]

Guilty, Your Honor

Rachel Thomas, Director of Discipleship for Women & Ministry Teams It was a typical Thursday evening. I was driving to my destination when out of nowhere I see flashing blue lights in my rearview mirror. Was I speeding? No. Was I on my phone. Absolutely not…this time, anyway. Did I have a light out? Most […]

At the Christmas Eve Services, We Will Sing to Him!

When I think of Christmas, I think of “Silver Bells” by Bing Crosby and Elvis’ Christmas album. Since about age 5, we have always played “The Chipmunks’ Christmas” while we decorate the tree in Marion, Ohio, my hometown. All secular music! But for me, these are the sounds of Christmas. They initiate a feeling and […]

10 Reasons God Allows Suffering

Why does God allow His children to suffer? Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? How can God condemn anyone to hell? Why do innocent people suffer? All of these questions seek to answer one question, “Why suffering?” This is probably one of the hardest questions in all of theology for […]