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Meditations on Suffering Through Chronic Pain

I have done my best to take a look at the issue of "chronic pain" through first and third person lenses. I am my no means an expert on the topic. Nor do I claim to always be victorious in the struggle. These thoughts are my own. That being said, I believe they are in line with what I read in God's Inspired and Holy Word. ...

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Foundations #6 - Church Planting, Replanting, and Revitalization

Paul and the Apostles understood this commission of Christ as a call to plant churches. He would travel to major urban cities with regional influences, plant a church, and then move on to the next city. People traveling to and fro from these cities would carry the Christian message to the outer limits and small towns outside the city, and thus more churches were planted. I...

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Foundations:#4- Breaking Down Our Mission: Love God

As we begin a new year at Redeemer Fellowship, the beginning of our first full year as a church, we are going to use this time to restate the foundational truths that join us together as a church. We strongly encourage each member of the body to read these posts, as they give us opportunity to reinforce what is shared from the pulpit and to take added time and care to cla...

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Foundations: Foundational Piece #3- Know Your Mission

As we begin a new year at Redeemer Fellowship, the beginning of our first full year as a church, we are going to use this time to restate the foundational truths that join us together as a church. We strongly encourage each member of the body to read these posts, as they give us opportunity to reinforce what is shared from the pulpit and to take added time and care to cla...

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Foundations: Foundational Piece #2- Intentionality

As we begin a new year at Redeemer Fellowship, the beginning of our first full year as a church, we are going to use this time to restate the foundational truths that join us together as a church. We strongly encourage each member of the body to read these posts, as they give us opportunity to reinforce what is shared from the pulpit and to take added time and care to cla...

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Foundations

As we begin a new year at Redeemer Fellowship, the beginning of our first full year as a church, we are going to use this time to restate the foundational truths that join us together as a church. We strongly encourage each member of the body to read these posts, as they give us opportunity to reinforce what is shared from the pulpit and to take added time and care to cla...

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The True Nature of Giving and Generosity

What is the nature of true generosity and giving? This question needs to be asked as we enter into the Christmas season, where giving and generosity has actually been embedded not just within the Christian church, but also in our secular culture. This annual December generosity often takes the form of Christmas presents, but it is not unusual to see local food pantrys ge...

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Kicking off our Community Groups

As we prepare to kick off our Community Groups, people have had a variety of questions. This is a copy of what we have sent to each of the community group leaders, and we wanted to put it out to the church so we are all on the same page and to do our best to answer any questions. ...

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The Changing Church: The Need for Pastors to Manage Their Weekly Schedules

As I enter year 12 of being in pastoral ministry, I am noticing a sad reality. Many who began when I did are no longer along for the ride. It is sad and it is sobering. This series is aimed at rethinking how we view the pastoral ministry, calling and vocation. There has been much written about how a pastor is to relate to their congregation, but tragically little aimed...

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The MIRACULOUS way that God used VBS

We just finished our 2016 VBS, but I couldn't help but think how God used the 2015 VBS to set in motion a unique work of God on the Jersey Shore. ...

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