An Open Letter to my Girls

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Blog, Christian Living, Women

An Open Letter to my Girls

Hey Ladies! Our LAMBS group is coming back from our Summer break on Wednesday, September 3rd, and we’re starting a study that I’m SUPER excited about.  Press play below to find out why. WHEN: Wednesdays at 9:00 beginning September 3rd. WHERE: Valley Christian Church Rm 1:11 CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE!!!     Hope to see you there! Love and Hugs, Jess [youtube...

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Serving in San Vicente

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Blog, Serve, Service, Youth

Our Team has been serving at Iglesia Nazareno in San Vicente, Baja all week, and if a picture is worth a thousand words, you can be sure that God is on the move in Mexico.  Take a look at some of these photos from our team.  (Pictures courtesy Sarah...

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Worship Defined: Part 2 (Heaven on Earth)

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Blog, Worship

Worship Defined: Part 2 (Heaven on Earth)

Ok, so last time, we took a rather scholastic look at worship. This time, I’d like to focus on what all that Greek and Hebrew stuff means for us. Clearly, based on what we saw last time, praise and worship has nothing to do with music and everything to do with us. A lot of people, myself included, were raised in churches that were not demonstrative in how we worshiped in church. We never raised our hands in my church and it took me a long time to get comfortable with that...

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Worship Defined: Part 1 (A dry, boring look at the lexicon)

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Blog, Worship

Worship Defined: Part 1 (A dry, boring look at the lexicon)

“Everything we do springs from our concept of what is important and valuable to us.” -Ray Stedman I often find that the concept of worship is really misunderstood. Because the Church has instituted this form of shorthand in referring to our music time as “Worship” and our meeting times as a “Worship Service,” we have this idea in our heads that Worship is relegated to Sundays and the half hour of singing we do as a congregation. The problem with that definition is that it...

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Peeling Back the Layers on Worship

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Blog, Worship

Peeling Back the Layers on Worship

God has a funny way of changing our direction and passions, midstride.  At the end of my second year of college (where I was majoring in indecision while dabbling in music), I felt God asking me why I was still fighting Him.  Clearly He had gifted me with musical tendencies, so why on earth was I fighting Him?  He was asking me to surrender to His will.  So, faced with such a clear-cut challenge, I did the only sensible thing.  I surrendered.  I finally declared myself a...

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