Central to being a follower of Christ is being a generous person. This cuts across all of life. Two important areas in particular are money and time—both commodities that seem to be constantly in short supply! While the biblical vision for generosity certainly includes much more than money, it does not include less. The Scriptures give us a blueprint of God’s design for financial generosity. Here are four basic biblical teachings that will help us frame our lives in an open-handed way:Read More
Two weeks ago, the City Youth got to go to Arlington for a mission trip. I was so excited when I heard that we would be teaching kids about Jesus. When we got to Arlington, we stayed in a small-ish apartment without furniture or beds. Every morning we would wake up, have breakfast, have devotional time, and head to our first stop.Read More
This September will mark thirteen years since I started in the church “business.” I had a background in accounting, so many years ago when a part-time financial position was open at our church, it seemed like a great fit for me while our children were young. Not only did I have no idea that I would end up working at a church long term, I also had no idea what God would show me along the way.Read More
Let’s get practical—don’t you want to grow and develop as a person? Since we only have one life to live, why not look to what can exceed our earthly limits? If you are a Christian, it turns out being formed as a follower of Christ doesn’t just happen. It takes effort. Our new sermon series, which launches June 16, is designed to help us understand and realize this.Read More
“We are all the same” is one of the core tenets of City Church. We believe everyone is made in the image of God and so all humans have inherent dignity and value. The question of how to communicate that dignity and value comes up when we interact with our neighbors at The House of Blues—the homeless.
Over the last month we have been in a sermon series on the book of Daniel called, "The Strength of Knowing God." If I asked you to list some ways you can pursue knowing God, how would you respond? "Reading the Bible and praying" would likely make the list. It would be great to add, "Worshiping together on Sunday morning." Or maybe even, "Joining a small group of other Christians to live life together."Read More
One of my favorite things that happens at City Church is our musical theater camp. For me, the summer camp is a great opportunity to invite people to have a glimpse of the gospel message through art as showcased by kids. Bringing beauty to broken places happens even in the crazy imperfections of a children's musical production.Read More
This Sunday we begin a new study in the Old Testament book of Daniel, called The Strength of Knowing God. I’m really excited about this series because it will help us consider relevant questions we regularly face in life. In his book on Daniel, Biblical commentator Iain Duguid put it this way:Read More