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Holding the Ropes

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Posted by Brett Toney on

Prior to his departure, William Carey, missionary to India and the “father of modern missions,” told the leader of his newly founded missions organization, “Well, I will go down, if you will hold the rope.” The idea Carey was getting at was that a significant part of ...

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Tags: communication, missionary care, sending

The Dawn of a New Endeavor

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Posted by Becky Houston on

About three weeks has passed since the one year mark of being home from the World Race. In that time I have started, and quickly erased, blogs—desiring to commemorate the year of growth and change; but always with the lingering uncertainty of the right words to use. It was actually the ...

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Tags: adventure, dawn, glory, missions

Anniversary Video

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Posted by Brett Toney on

On Sunday, July 31, we came together to give thanks to God for his faithfulness for the seventy-five years Five Points has gathered as a church here on our corner (one of the five points of the old intersection). As part of that time together, we watched the below video made by John Irvine. If ...

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Tags: gratitude, history, 75th anniversary

Our Lament

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

During our worship gathering yesterday, we lamented and prayed together for our country after a week of violence and fear. Let us continue to weep with those who are weeping, as we continue to pray for the advance of God's Kingdom in this world through the proclamation of the gospel and through ...

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Tags: black lives matter, gospel, hope, lament, peace, race

Five Points 75th Anniversary 

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Posted by JJ Sherwood on

 On a tiny piece of Oakland County farmland, five dirt roads met. It was here in February 1940 where God gathered a little platoon of people purchased by the blood of His Son to be His witnesses. Before the world began, their names were graven on His hands by sovereign grace. William Barnett, ...

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Members' Meeting Recap (5/18)

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Posted by Brett Toney on

At our members' meeting last night, we covered a number of topics. We received the following fifteen people into covenant membership: Mark & Janet Roth Eugene & Darcy Mazza Julia Morin Allison Cowan Mitchell & Carrie Nees Tim Bryson Eric Goble Aldo & Alejandra Castro Zsophie ...

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Spiritual Superhero or Ordinarily Dependent?

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Posted by The R Family on

The following is the update one of our missionaries shared at our last monthly women's gathering. Consider how you can help care for our missionaries that we might send them in a manner worthy of God (3 John 6). Names and places have been edited out for security reasons. People usually hear ...

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Tags: missionary care, missions

Helping Others Change Seminar Resources

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Posted by Mason Williamson on

This past Saturday we had the pleasure of hosting Jonathan Holmes, pastor for counseling at Parkside Church, for a seminar on biblical counseling. Jonathan spent the day teaching through the process and dynamics of helping others pursue biblical change. The audio from all six sessions are ...

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Tags: biblical counseling, discipleship

Theological Famine Relief Update

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Posted by Brett Toney on

In 2014, we set up a fund for designated giving that would be used for helping bring relief to the theological famine of the Global South—approximately 85% of the 2.2 million evangelical churches in the world are led by pastors who lack sufficient training. Organizations like the ...

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Tags: books, missions, theological famine relief

Good Friday Fasting

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Posted by Brett Toney on

Join us in setting aside Friday of this week for prayer and fasting as we prepare to reflect together on the death of Jesus on behalf of sinners. We will break the fast together at the Good Friday service (7pm) by partaking of the Lord's Table. If you are unable to fast from food for the day, ...

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