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10 Marks of a Grace Alone Church

Posted by JJ Sherwood on

As we look back to the sola gratia cry of the Reformation, it is helpful to ask ourselves: What would a “grace alone” church look like today? What would characterize its life as a church? How might we recognize such a church when we see it? The answer to these...

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Tags: church, grace, grace alone, reformation, solas

Prayer and Fasting

Posted by JJ Sherwood on

We have called for a day of fasting and prayer as our fall ministries kick off and as we continue to seek the Lord for His provision of all we need to complete the Planting Joy campaign.Jesus said in Matthew 9.15: "The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they...

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Tags: fasting, prayer

Construction Update - July 27

Posted by Brett Toney on

Construction continues to move ahead on Phase 1 of our new addition. Tradesmen have been laying the plumbing for the new building and curbs have been poured for the new parking lot to the North of the building. This weekend demolition will begin as the corridor connecting the White Building to...

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Tags: construction, parking, planting joy, update

Capital Fundraising Strategy

Posted by Tony Antone on

As we embarked on our new capital campaign, we did so with the mindset of not putting all of the burden on the shoulders of our members and regular attendees. We set out to raise $3,700,000 in three main categories: 1. $1,000,000 from our members and regular attendees. As you know, we were...

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Tags: building, capital campaign, fundraising, planting joy

Capital Campaign & Pastoral Search Update

Posted by JJ Sherwood on

During the Members' Meeting on May 17, we voted to extend a call for the Associate Pastor of Care & Discipleship to Tim Gosselin with 97% approval. Last night, Tim accepted the call and currently plans to begin his pastoral duties on September 1. We praise God for bringing the Gosselin's to...

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Tags: building, giving, pastor search, planting joy

Introducing a Pastoral Candidate

Posted by JJ Sherwood on

A few weeks ago, we posted an update about how God had been leading in the search for an Associate Pastor of Care and Discipleship to join us in equipping the saints at Five Points to continue serving one another so that we all find our joy in Christ alone by the Spirit to the glory of the...

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Tags: candidate, care, discipleship, pastor

Capital Campaign Kick-Off

Posted by Brett Toney on

During our service on Sunday, April 23, we announced the start of a new, 24-month capital campaign to raise $3,700,000 to fully fund both phases of our new construction. Phase 1 construction will begin in May with a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, May 7. Below is the presentation Mike...

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Tags: building, capital campaign, mission, planting joy

Update from Mexico

Posted by MJ Suriano on

The following is an update from MJ Suriano, serving with Youth With A Mission's medical ships ministry. Our ministry here in Mexico is basically meant to support the work of the YWAM base that serves the community long-term. This has led us to get involved in an incredibly large variety of...

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Tags: mexico, missions, prayer, ywam

Pray for the Pastoral Search

Posted by JJ Sherwood on

So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for...

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Tags: discipleship, pastoral search, prayer, shepherding

Building & Capital Campaign Update

Posted by Brett Toney on

Psalm 90:10 reads, “The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.” Because of how relatively brief and toilsome our lives really are, we ought all the more strive by faith to be...

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Tags: building, capital campaign, dwelling, joy

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