Making the Switch

Jonathan WhiteChurch Blog

We all know that change is inevitable. Whether we initiate it ourselves or someone else forces us to change, the ancient philosopher Heraclitus’ words certainly ring true: There is nothing more constant than change. So, think about a change that you enjoyed, and now think about one you didn’t. What was different about them? Why did you like the first … Read More

Pray for Family Fun Fest Follow-Up!

Jon DillonChurch Blog

I praise God for the perfect weather and great opportunity to connect with families in our community at our very first Family Fun Fest at TJ High School this past Saturday. I thank the Lord for the good participation and incredible spirit of many in our church who helped to make this happen. From those who worked directly with me … Read More

The Storm-Tossed Family

Michael WilburnChurch Blog

Russell Moore earned Christianity Today’s 2019 book of the year with The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home. Dr. Moore serves as the President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. The book’s goal is to shape the family in light of the cross, a reference to the Gospel that Jesus died for … Read More

Job Change: Four Elder Perspectives

Michael WilburnChurch Blog

Certain seasons of life bring job transition. Along with the changing responsibility and schedule comes a new perspective on life. Perhaps you are searching for a new job or anticipate retiring in a few years. How should you approach it with a Christian desire to please God? Four elders of Immanuel Baptist Church experiencing this transition share their perspectives in … Read More

Get Ready To Run The Incredible Race!

Gloria DuffeyChildren's Ministry, Church Blog

Vacation Bible School – The Incredible Race Vacation Bible SchoolJuly 29 – August 2Ready, set, here we go! We’ve got a whole world to see. Experience God’s love for every tribe, language, and nation!We welcome you for a week of Bible lessons, crafts, games, snacks, and fun with old and new friends (Ages: 4 yrs old through 5th grade). Feel … Read More

Family Fun Fest: An Echo of Faith!

Jon DillonChurch Blog

The Apostle Paul testified of the church in Thessalonica that “the word of the Lord” had echoed from them throughout their immediate region and their “faith in God” was known everywhere the apostle went  (1 Thess. 1:8). What a great testimony! And notice that it began in their own community first. They evidently were intentional about reaching their community with … Read More

Do you ever read the last chapter of the book first?

Rosemary WillafordChurch Blog

Do you ever read the last chapter first in a book? My friends know that quite often I do – just can’t wait to find out what is going to happen. Do you ever wish you could do that with LIFE? I admit – I do! BUT that would take away our needing to depend upon God our Father, having … Read More

How Should Christians Meditate?

Michael WilburnChurch Blog

Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Thomas Watson (1620-1686) wrote a book on … Read More

What I Learned about Biblical Exposition

Jonathan WhiteChurch Blog

The journey begins… I had the opportunity to attend The Charles Simeon Trust workshop on Biblical Exposition from May 29-31 in Washington D.C. I began my journey down the “pathway of preparation” one early Wednesday morning, accompanied by my faithful companion Jon Lowery. We both traveled with the intent to not only grow in our ability to teach God’s word … Read More

God’s Grace in your Suffering

Michael WilburnChurch Blog

Dr. David Powlison died on Friday, June 7, 2019. If you don’t recognize his name, he left behind a trove of books, articles, and lectures on the Christian life for you to learn and apply. Dr. Powlison was the Executive Director of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF), a faculty member at Westminster Theological Seminary, and the Senior Editor … Read More