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Life Marks

Life Marks are a set of attributes in an individual’s life that reflect the Church’s Mission. As a result of Connecting People to Life in Jesus, we expect that followers of Jesus who are actively engaged in our Strategy (lifeWorship, lifeGroup, lifeServe) at the Church will be able to say: I am Sustained by the Word I am Dependent on Christ I am...

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What Are You Beginning This Year?

As we are learning about the unexpected beginnings in God’s Word it makes me wonder what it is that you are beginning in this new year? Perhaps you are beginning a new job or maybe being a parent for the first time.  Maybe you are beginning a remodeling project in your home or trying a new hobby. I have begun a reading plan that will take me...

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Thank you! ~ And Welcome!

As we come to the end of another year, the Leadership Board is reflecting on those who have faithfully served on the board as well as those who are coming onto the board, either as a returning member or as a fresh face. Serving as a member of leadership on a board of church or other nonprofit organization is no simple endeavor. I currently serve...

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Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Revive…to activate, set in motion, or take up again, to make operative, to quicken, or renew in the mind, to reanimate or cheer… As we end this year with our 12th Household Well habit, remember our 2022 theme verse: Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?  Psalm 85:6 The gift of responsiveness revives the soul. There is...

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Revival: Responsiveness

 Matthew 21:28 “But what do you think about this? A man with two sons told the older boy, ‘Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’ 29 The son answered, ‘No, I won’t go,’ but later he changed his mind and went anyway. 30 Then the father told the other son, ‘You go,’ and he said, ‘Yes, sir, I will.’ But he didn’t go. 31 “Which of the two...

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Neighboring & Holidays

The holiday season is a natural time to nurture some of those relationships in your neighborhood. As Household Wells we are constantly looking to revive our relationships with those who God has placed around us. When we serve and love our communities we are also welcoming Jesus into our homes. The following guide is also available on our website...

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Remembering God’s Faithfulness

A thankful spirit is what flows from a heart and mind that is keenly aware of God’s provisions and work in our lives. Giving thanks becomes worship when we give God the credit and glory for the all we have and all we are. You are invited to use this template as a way to engage your family in specifically reflecting on who God is and how He has...

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A Culture of Generosity

Generosity+ (because generosity empowered by Jesus fuels a contagious, other-centered culture) is one of our values at the Church, and throughout the year we’ve talked about embracing generosity as individuals and as household wells.  Generosity not only in sharing material things, but also generosity of spirit, of mind, and of heart. Going a bit...

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Growing Friendships

Growing Friendships

Today we begin our month-long series on reviving our relationships. Following Jesus is a community endeavor; it is a hard journey when we attempt it in isolation. Along with that, we share the Good News most effectively through the relationships where we are intentional. To celebrate this kick-off day, I am sharing some of the faces of valuable...

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Welcome to the Church!

Wendie Bartelt, 57, and Chris Packard, 54  Wendie and Chris were members of Community of Life Church in Oregon, before it closed in May. Leaving one church and developing another community has been challenging. Your home church, Wendie said, “is kind of your family. You grew up with them, raised your kids together, did life group together, did...

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Preschool is Loving the Fall!

Preschool is Loving the Fall!

Our Preschool has been loving the fall!  The preschoolers enjoyed a beautiful day at Schuster's Pumpkin Farm last week.  We enjoyed a hayride, corn maize and of course picking out a pumpkin. And at the end of the month, we’ll trick-or-treat through the staff offices upstairs.               

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It’s All A Gift From God

During my 1:1 meeting last week we looked at 1 Corinthians 4.  We were pleasantly surprised to see the verses that lined up with our October theme of Stewardship. Here is what verse 7 says in the New Living Translation (NLT): “What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if everything you have is from God, why boast as though it were not a...

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