What is Baptism?

What is Baptism?

The Bible is clear that when we repent, giving Jesus the driver’s seat of our lives, we are commanded to be baptized (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:16). In baptism, we publicly proclaim our life-long devotion to Christ. This past spring, five teenagers, and three...
The Explicit Gospel @ SMYG

The Explicit Gospel @ SMYG

At Sunday Morning Youth Group this summer, we are starting a new video series: The Explicit Gospel. This 6-week series speaks on what the Gospel is in its simplest form. Each week we will be watching a video from author and pastor Matt Chandler, and pause...
Teens are Praying on Friday Nights

Teens are Praying on Friday Nights

In Matthew 18:19-20 Jesus says something spectacular, “If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” The message from...
Spring Small Groups

Spring Small Groups

Spring. Can you imagine it yet? We can! Our teen Small Groups begin March 1 from 6:30-8pm and we want to spread the word. Small groups are Sunday night gatherings for students to hang out with peers and discuss a chapter of the Bible. These groups meet...
DNow 2014 in Review

DNow 2014 in Review

After the dust settled and trash got taken out, I got a chance to sit back and think through the highlights from this year’s DiscipleNow retreat. Here are a few: Our speaker, Aaron Thompson: The theme for the weekend was “the greatest” commandment...
God is Powerful Redeemer

God is Powerful Redeemer

The following is an excerpt from a recent talk at Friday Night Coffeehouse, from the”God Is” series: A common theme in United States history is freedom. Wars have fought for it. Slaves have fought for it. Today, men and women still fight for it. But, the...