What Does Jesus Say to Those With Their Backs Against the Wall?

Series: Jesus and the Disinherited, Part 1 of 5 Pastor Josh Deeter from First Church Tallmadge and Pastor Bryndon Glass from SPAN Ministries discuss Howard Thurman's book, "Jesus and the Disinherited," in this part 1 of 5 podcast series. I have been told MLK carried two books with him at all times—the Bible and Howard … Continue reading What Does Jesus Say to Those With Their Backs Against the Wall?

Popcorn Demonstrates God’s Love

Love is in the air! A wonderful way to impress God's love on your children is through fun activities and time together.  Below is an activity to help you talk to your child about God’s love that is perfect for Valentine's Day. Show your kids some un-popped popcorn.  Tell them the kernels are like children … Continue reading Popcorn Demonstrates God’s Love

Living Out [Y]Our Mission in 2021

As 2020 comes to an end (and we say, “Good riddance!), it’s time to start preparing for 2021. Every year our church encourages you to live the mission statement of our church: Know God, Belong,Live with Purpose and Spread God's Love. Here are some practical ways to practice [y]our mission, as we all hope to … Continue reading Living Out [Y]Our Mission in 2021

Missionaries Remain in Thailand During COVID-19

This is the fourth installment in our series "We Love our Missionaries." In this post, Pastor Josh talks with Don Armstrong in Asia-Pacific. https://www.youtube.com/embed/enFX8jP1N2I In my interview with Don Armstrong we discuss what they enjoy most about their ministry and their challenges. I think it is interesting when Don speaks about what so many have … Continue reading Missionaries Remain in Thailand During COVID-19

Lay Leadership in Bolivia the Key to Growing Churches

This is the third installment in our series "We Love our Missionaries." In this post Pastor Josh talks with Paul and Kattia Jones in Bolivia. https://www.youtube.com/embed/TNTyUQfqPS8 Paul and Kattia serve alongside the national church through biblical and ministerial training of lay church leaders. Paul does regular itinerant preaching and evangelism at weekend camp meetings, known as juntas that … Continue reading Lay Leadership in Bolivia the Key to Growing Churches

How is Your Soul?

Article by Carl Stagner, writer at Church of God Ministries. Recently Carl Stagner of JesusIsTheSubject.org reached out to me and other pastors with a series of questions concerning soul-care. I shared his article a few days ago. Below are more thorough responses to my thoughts on caring for your soul. Don’t neglect your soul. It … Continue reading How is Your Soul?

A Gringo Builds Trust to Build Faith in Guatemala

This is the second installment in our series "We Love our Missionaries." In this post, Pastor Josh talks with Danny and Kim Lopez in Guatemala. https://www.youtube.com/embed/7cPczDirFgY In this video we talk about his ministry, challenges, dealing with having Covid-19 while in Guatemala and what he enjoys most about his ministry. Pictured are Danny and Kim … Continue reading A Gringo Builds Trust to Build Faith in Guatemala

Cheerleaders in the Middle East

This is the first installment in our series "We Love our Missionaries." In this post, Pastor Josh talks with Dan and Christy Kihm, missionaries to Europe and the Middle East. https://www.youtube.com/embed/1H3docYLGQk Christy, Sofie and Daniel Kihm, missionaries to Europe and Middle East. I want to introduce you to Dan and Christy Kihm, missionaries who live … Continue reading Cheerleaders in the Middle East

Candid Conversations on Race Between Two Ordinary Pastors

Candid, honest and grace-filled conversation about race between two ordinary pastors. Open your hearts and listen. We do not have a moment to waste!

Clarity During “COVID Chaos”

During what I call the “COVID Chaos,” it is difficult to keep up with everything and everyone. I want to take a moment to update you concerning our church and provide clarity on some topics I get questions about most often. Children’s Ministry Beginning this Sunday, September 13, we will offer a special children's message … Continue reading Clarity During “COVID Chaos”