"…to the praise of the glory of His grace…" Ephesians 1:6

How (Not) to Respond to Change

I was really blessed and challenged by this post by a dear pastor friend in Houston (Gunner Gundersen). Gunner has been instrumental in the spiritual growth of several in our church body and continues to be a faithful pastor. Please read this post: Some people love change. Others hate it. For most of us, though,…

The Paradox of wisdom

Wisdom is something we should ask God for (James 1:5). It is something we should seek with a diligence likened unto searching for hidden treasure (Proverbs 2:3-4). And yet Proverbs 2:6 tells us that ultimately wisdom is a gift from God. It reminds me of what we saw in our study of Philippians 2 where…

Thankful for Small Groups

I have been richly blessed by the fellowship and spiritual encouragement from our small group. I’m thankful for the conversations about the things being taught each week. I’m thankful to get to share the burdens of life struggles. I’m thankful for the hope of heaven and the sharing of joys and sorrows while we journey…

Some Thoughts on Black Lives Matter

Dear Springs of Grace Church Family,I wanted to write a few brief words to you about Black Lives Matter that come from my own personal thoughts and prayers. There seems to be some attempt to lump every negative thing about the organization “Black Lives Matter” onto every person who expresses the biblical sentiment that black…

PRAYER and SUNDAY PLANS

Dear Springs of Grace Church Family,Grace and peace.God, in His providence, has placed our city at the epicenter of the political and social world this weekend. I joined with several men in our church on Wednesday evening to pray for our city and then joined many from our church family and neighborhood at the prayer…

2020 Summer Commitment Letter

Grace and peace from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  I want to invite you to pray with me and consider how you might respond to the Lord Sunday (5/17) as we take a special summer ministry offering. This offering is to cover the expenses of our intern ministry and extra summer outreaches. The summer…

Update on the summer internship

Dear Church Family, We’re writing to let you know that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not host our usual One Hope Urban Ministry Leadership Development internship this summer. Our desire is to seek the good of our neighbors and prioritize the vulnerable which, in this pandemic season, will likely mean avoiding large gatherings, practicing social…

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