A Non-Denominational, Christian Church
We are meeting in person at our west location. You are welcome and invited to join us. Nursery and Sunday school classes are now open. If you feel more comfortable connecting virtually for now, services are also available on Facebook Live at 10 a.m and on Youtube at 6 p.m on Sundays. Small Groups are happening on Zoom or in person throughout the week. More information is available on our Events Page.

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The Journey through Grief

The Journey through Grief

Posted: 16 Dec, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

Life is hard. It is not what it was intended to be. Because of the brokenness in this world, we all experience pain, loss, and suffering. Grief is a path we must all walk through in this broken life. It is a product of the broken world we live in. When we are aware of […]

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Witness

Witness

Posted: 15 Oct, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

Christians are not just messengers of God s plan of mercy and forgiveness, but we are witnesses of how He has worked in our lives! Each of us has a story of how God saved, healed, or met us in some critical life event. In fact, if we stop to think about it, we likely have […]

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Following God in a Broken World

Following God in a Broken World

Posted: 13 Aug, 2017 | Author: Tom Schwieger

In a broken world full of sin, strife, and suffering, we need to continually trust that God is good, is in control and cares for us. Download Handout

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Seeing the Unseen II   With Us

Seeing the Unseen II With Us

Posted: 26 Mar, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

A fundamental way to fix our eyes on the unseen is to be continually aware that God is with us. It is a great comfort to us in times of grief and loss when we are aware of God s loving presence. It also gives us confidence to do things that are greater than ourselves when […]

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Expecting Good from God

Expecting Good from God

Posted: 05 Feb, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

From Super Bowl losses, to the loss of loved ones, we will all have disappointments in our lives. In this message Dove wrestles through some of the disappointments in his own life, explaining some of the anchors he has found and continues to cling to along the way. It is the journey to find God […]

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Being Wronged – A Higher Calling 6

Being Wronged – A Higher Calling 6

Posted: 23 Oct, 2016 | Author: Dove Cranson

It is the reality of life that each person gets to enjoy pleasures and happiness. Also each human being experiences loss and sadness. Through this adventure of learning to trust God we are called to a bigger perspective. We can learn to be content with what we have been given and trust […]

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Knowing Jesus: The Surpassing Greatness of Knowing Christ

Knowing Jesus: The Surpassing Greatness of Knowing Christ

Posted: 05 Jul, 2015 | Author: Dr. Michael Parsa

In this next section of Philippians 3, we take a look at these verses: “If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a […]

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Easily Pleased Stars, Apples, and Frownies

Easily Pleased Stars, Apples, and Frownies

Posted: 12 May, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

Colossians 1:10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way… NIV I recently started teaching ESL to Chinese kids online. When the students do a good job, I give them five stars. When I do a good job, the parents […]

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Thanksgiving 21 Years Later

Thanksgiving 21 Years Later

Posted: 10 Nov, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

In the midst of the heartache of life, we are loved by a God who gives us a living hope. And for that, we can give thanks.

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Take Heart

Take Heart

Posted: 02 Feb, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

In in times of struggle, it helps us to take heart when we remember the power, sovereignty, and compassion of God.

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Kingdom Is Spelled with 3 Ls

Kingdom Is Spelled with 3 Ls

Posted: 03 May, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

Darkness will be vanquished by light, we will leave suffering behind as we begin a new life, and God will eternally embrace us in love.

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New Life with Christ 1 - A Beginning

New Life with Christ 1 - A Beginning

Posted: 08 Nov, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

All of the life we find in God starts with the gospel. The gospel is not just the get-out-of-jail-free card or the ticket to eternal life. Rather, it is a beginning point. A new connection with God. A seed that grows.

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New Life with Christ 3 - Refusing the Inevitability of the Way Thing Are

New Life with Christ 3 - Refusing the Inevitability of the Way Thing Are

Posted: 22 Nov, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

We must refuse to be okay with the way things are. Jesus wants to bring people into life and out of death and darkness.

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New Life with Christ 4 - The Power of God in Me

New Life with Christ 4 - The Power of God in Me

Posted: 29 Nov, 2020 | Author: Dove Cranson

The good news of Jesus is a joyful gift to receive.  It is also a joy filled gift to share. 

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New Life with Christ 6 - Everybody Loves a Hero

New Life with Christ 6 - Everybody Loves a Hero

Posted: 10 Jan, 2021 | Author: Steve Nelson

God is our AWESOME hero who has given life to dead things!

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New Life with Christ 9 - Imperfect People of Compassion

New Life with Christ 9 - Imperfect People of Compassion

Posted: 07 Feb, 2021 | Author: Dove Cranson

The imperfect acts of compassion connected to the love of God and flowing out of His love, have a profound impact on this world.

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New Life with Christ 10 - Stewardship of Serving

New Life with Christ 10 - Stewardship of Serving

Posted: 14 Feb, 2021 | Author: Steve Nelson

Colossians 1:24-25 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship (NAS,NKJ) from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, ESV

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New Life with Christ 12 - Knit Together

New Life with Christ 12 - Knit Together

Posted: 28 Feb, 2021 | Author: Steve Nelson

God's plan for his people is that they would have a special love for one another with a deep devotion and commitment. 

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New Life with Christ 13 - King Jesus

New Life with Christ 13 - King Jesus

Posted: 14 Mar, 2021 | Author: Steve Nelson

The new life in Christ is "with him," "in him," "as him," and "for him." It's all about King Jesus!

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New Life with Christ 15 - Kingdom Thinking

New Life with Christ 15 - Kingdom Thinking

Posted: 28 Mar, 2021 | Author: Steve Nelson

Colossians 2:8 Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ.

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