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Ebola Response Update

Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. —Psalm 115:1 Since my last blog post, much has happened to the glory of God. His people are responding in amazing ways as prompted by His...

EBOLA Must Be Stopped

Discovered in 1976 after 284 people died, this terrible disease has continued to emerge sporadically in places throughout Africa. However, nothing previously has even come close to the current crisis facing Western Africa. The present breakout,...

Breaking Down Barriers

How many times have you heard our mission statement? So many times that hopefully you can say it back without thinking - "we are on mission to ensure that every man, woman and child have repeated opportunities to hear and see the Gospel of Jesus...

Caring for the Defenseless

James 1:27 in its simplest form would state…care for the defenseless I would categorize “defenseless” as those who are unable to care for themselves due to their life’s circumstances. When I really break it down, in the present state...

Age of Pandemics

Do you remember last year at this time? 2013 for many of us is a distant and ever-fading memory especially as the light of the events of today grows stronger. Even so, I think it is worthwhile to reflect upon where the world was last year at...

Responsibility to each other as believers

I was talking with my team this morning about the role we have in leading people within the church. However, as I dug into the notes for this, I realized that the responsibilities I wanted to touch on didn’t just apply to leaders, but to every...

Encouraging our kids to own their faith

My wife, Donna, and I (along with some great support from the SHINE! middle school ministry at The Chapel) have been encouraging our middle school-aged daughter and our nearly middle school-aged son to own their faith at a deeper level and not to...

What environment am I creating in my home?

Let me just start out by saying that this topic is incredibly personal to me because it is a lesson I have had to learn firsthand. Although much of what I will be referencing is tied to marriage and parenting, my hope is it will reveal some...

Jesus or the Waves

We are hardwired to a default position of trusting ourselves. I wish that wasn’t true. I wish I could say that in every decision, every thought, every step, I am actively living by faith and not by sight. But even the maintaining of this focus,...

Deaf Ministry Testimonies

This morning, we had the opportunity to highlight a few grace stories from our deaf ministry here at The Chapel. Below, you can watch the video in it's entirety. If you are in need of deaf interpretation, join us every Sunday at 9am at our...

Wisdom & Understanding

Over the past few years, I have noticed an increased desire in my own life to seek wisdom and understanding. For as long as I can remember, I have always had a desire to seek knowledge, continuing to learn and grow, improve skill sets, etc. So...

So good to be known

It feels good to be known. That feeling and desire is captured perfectly in the theme song for the TV show “Cheers” in which the lyrics say, “you wanna be where everybody knows your name.” We do, don’t we? We want to walk into a room...