I was not surprised when I witnessed conflict in the Church growing up… What did surprise me was that I had very little instruction at home or in the church about how to biblically respond to conflict.
In this episode of Equip, Pastor of Leadership Development, Brad Merchant, talks about singleness with pastor and author Sam Allberry.
God is the one that brings light and life. Take joy in showing your little ones how to delight in his Word, and take heart that he who began the good work in you will be faithful to complete it.
Even churched teens with great youth leaders need the influence and teaching of their parents more than they need those committed leaders.
Cullen has been convicted and reminded over and over that God is in control. He has learned that in everything—his work, Small Group, and marriage—he must take his thoughts captive and turn to God.
In this episode of Equip, Pastors Brad Merchant and Joe Bartemus talk about the role theology should play in the life of every believer.
We cannot expect to know him deeply just through short, checklist devotionals. The “infinite abyss” can only be filled with the incomprehensible, indescribable, omniscient God Almighty.
In this episode of Equip, Pastors Brad Merchant and Mark Vroegop discuss the church planting strategy of College Park Church.
A kind word will not suffice. A hot meal, a hug, an outstretched hand— they’re all sweet gestures, needed and appreciated, but they don’t heal the soul-suffering of these wounds. This brutality causes our souls to cry out for more than the world can offer.
On Tuesday, I received a text I feared would be coming soon: “Tyler Trent just passed in heaven.”
“Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world!” Those were the words John the Baptist spoke upon seeing Jesus. Why did John, the disciple of Jesus, write his Gospel? He wrote it that we may believe and be...
As I was thinking about how much our heavenly Father protects our homes and families with—or despite—any new security gadgets, I thought what I could really use is a security system on the door of my heart.
I have always taken comfort in knowing Jesus, the Good Shepherd, provides for my every need. However, in walking through my personal valley of the shadow of death… I learned that my circumstances do not change the character of my Shepherd.
There is a bond even stronger than the bond one shares with their parents or siblings, and that is the blood of Jesus Christ.
Jesus didn’t come to simply address our individual sin. As important as this is, we are not the center of God’s plan. The driving purpose of God’s plan is his own glory.
Prepare your heart for Christmas Eve with a message from Pastor Brad Merchant and a time of worship.
The darkness of the night was miraculously split wide open–a beautiful image of the Son splitting open the dark prison of sin and death.
How quick are we to share with others when God has answered our most desperate prayers? How can we not praise him and share what he has done with others?