Special Needs Ministry & The Church

Special Needs Ministry & The Church

Even before I became a member at College Park, I knew I wanted to get involved in a ministry area that provides Christ-centered discipleship and community for the servants and those being served. This is exactly what I found in the Special Needs Ministry, which I have...
3 Reasons Marital Trials Are a Blessing

3 Reasons Marital Trials Are a Blessing

This summer, we will gratefully celebrate twenty-two years of marriage. It would be easy to focus on the goodness of the Lord and give the impression that our marriage, lived hand-in-hand with God, has been completely fulfilling and joyful. However, that is not our...
How to Not Waste Your Efforts in Ministry

How to Not Waste Your Efforts in Ministry

Within the four cinder-block walls that formed my cubicle-sized dorm room at Taylor University, I sat on my bed, doubting again how God would provide for me this summer. Overcome with worry and hesitation, I resorted, eventually, to what should’ve been my automatic...
Does the Bible Address Peer Pressure Among Kids?

Does the Bible Address Peer Pressure Among Kids?

I am sure that you Christian parents know that many influences that your children are exposed to are directly opposed to the moral and spiritual health of your children. I have been teaching in prison for over 20 years, and although I have not done a formal study, I...
Saving Money: What Does Proverbs Say? (Pt. 1)

Saving Money: What Does Proverbs Say? (Pt. 1)

“Money makes people funny.” A friend of mine said this to me a few years ago… I chuckled when he said it, but after a few moments the truth of the phrase sunk in. Money is a tool that everyone uses, but no one is comfortable talking about. Our culture says that money...
Equip #38 – The One Fellowship Story

Equip #38 – The One Fellowship Story

In this episode of Equip, Lead Pastor Mark Vroegop sits down with the Lead Pastor of One Fellowship Church, T.C. Taylor, as well as the Director of Worship & Discipleship, Kyle Dickerson. T.C. and Kyle share about their experience launching and leading College...
Sex Is More and Less Important Than You Think

Sex Is More and Less Important Than You Think

“Sex is everything,” goes the idea in the twenty-first century. “And sex is nothing.” This paradoxical view of sexuality in our society requires a paradoxical response from the Church. Our Christian witness must “put sex in its place” – meaning, we will need to take...
The Ministry of Proclaiming

The Ministry of Proclaiming

Just as there is a time for listening so also there’s a time for speaking. I’m not referring to preaching from the pulpit, but rather to the off-the-cuff encouragement of a fitting word.  The Bible has a lot to say about this important aspect of Christian life....