Church Blog

One of the overlooked impacts of the COVID-19 virus is how it creates isolation. I've spoken to numerous people both inside our church as well as outside, and the consensus is how difficult this pandemic is on our emotional and...

The leadership for Clinton Upward (a ministry association of First and Second Baptist Churches in Clinton, Tennessee) has decided to cancel this year’s season. The primary mission of Clinton Upward is to provide a safe and affirming atmosphere for basketball...

A little over ten years ago, as I was getting settled into a new pastorate in Springfield, MO, our church hosted an acting troupe called “Skinny Improv.” It was (and is) a popular local entertainment group who specializes in improvisational...

“If you don’t take a Sabbath, something’s wrong. You’re doing too much, you’re being too much in charge. You’ve got to quit, one day a week, and watch what God is doing when you’re not doing anything.”These words by Eugene...

“If you don’t take a Sabbath, something’s wrong. You’re doing too much, you’re being too much in charge. You’ve got to quit, one day a week, and watch what God is doing when you’re not doing anything.”These words by Eugene...

Henry David Thoreau once wrote: “I make myself rich by making my wants few.”These words written so long ago are an apt description of how to find happiness and contentment these days. We continue to navigate these COVID-19 days with...

After 84 days away from our worship spaces, our church family and friends will be able to gather in person!Our church council has approved guidelines for re-gathering and those are available for your review; if you plan on attending in...