Three Relationship Profiles

May 24, 2019 | by: Paul Tripp | 0 Comments

the following was taken from ---------------- Human relationships exist on a continuum between isolation and immersion. Do you move away from others because you want to be safe and avoid hurt (isolation)? Or do you move towards others because you think you need them to live (immersion)? While most of us don’t tend to live at... Keep Reading

Reprimand to Self

May 24, 2019 | by: Serrene Turpin | 1 Comments

the below was taken from Serrene's blog at This blog post is not meant to condemn, or frown upon anyone who misses church sponsored events. This blog post is a confession of my sin to the church.   ---------------- Matthew 21:16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked. “Yes,&r... Keep Reading

He Longs to Gather Us

May 17, 2019 | by: Nancy Miszczenski | 0 Comments

He longs to gather us..... As I was listening to the message on Sunday, I was reminded of a story told to me many years ago when I was a young mom.  This particular teacher often shared about animals ~ and since I am a lover of animals as well as children, they spoke to my heart and have stayed with me ever since.    The photo... Keep Reading

A Hard Confession

May 8, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

When I heard last Sunday’s message about our calling to be witnesses I found myself feeling challenged in a way I simply did not want to be challenged. That is the unfortunate truth and it has been this way for much of my Christian life. I hate being told to “step out of my comfort zone”, to take risks in sharing the Gospel, to be... Keep Reading

The following is an excerpt taken from a longer post on Dick's website: Branches in the Vine.  -------------- Someone said, “Telling your faith in God story is like sharing your candy with a friend”.   Followers of Christ should tell their story to encourage those they know and love to be “seekers” of Christ... Keep Reading

Our Big 3 Goals for 2019

May 3, 2019 | by: Chris Francis | 0 Comments

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 ar... Keep Reading

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Beyond Words

April 27, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

Many Christians have written of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The number of words devoted to this event is likely only surpassed by the many accounts of His death. In a sense this seems unfortunate. It is not that his Passion is to be trivialized. The story of the cross is the story of the ages and it is certainly true that without Good Friday ... Keep Reading

He Spent His Last Night Singing

April 18, 2019 | by: Brian Tabb | 0 Comments

the following was taken from           The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.     What can man do to me? (Psalm 118:6)   Songs prepared him to die. On Thursday, the night before Jesus was crucified, he ate a holy meal and sang a holy song with his friends. I... Keep Reading

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3 Small Tips for a Healthy Marriage

April 11, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

Like any and every marriage, Kat and mine is far from perfect.  We have only been together as husband and wife for nine years (in June) so we are not “veterans.”  That said, we have found a few disciplines, both specifically “spiritual” and less so, that have been part of the glue that keeps us together in what I t... Keep Reading

Too Much Information

April 5, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

  I had to laugh when Pastor Chris advised us last Sunday to “pray for the mind of Christ and then Google.” (Italics mine). A couple of months ago I was dealing with a health issue and he asked how I was doing. I said fine, but indicated I wanted to check out a couple of my symptoms on a Google search. His response was something ... Keep Reading

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