Pastors' Blog

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One Christmas family tradition in the Halverson home has been the observation of Advent. In various ways—some formal, some lighthearted—in the days of December leading up to Christmas, we have kept this tradition.  Around the dinner table we have read Scripture and have taken turns lighting candles on an advent wreath. One of the kid’s favorite advent traditions (even now that they are all adults) is chocolate advent calendars.

Kristen and I both grew up in church traditions that formally... Read More

Brian Jose recently posted a great article on The Gospel Coalition blog about Albania. From an officially atheistic country less than a generation ago, Albania has become a country with strong evangelical church bodies who have a passion to reach the Balkans for Christ.

Please read, learn, and pray!

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/europes-backdoor-drugs-sex-trafficking-jihadism

-Pastor Dave Halverson

I was asked to share the blog post referenced at the beginning of Sunday’s sermon. In it the author traces a number of images Scripture provides that describe what God does with the sin of his children. I pray that it is an encouragement to you!

http://www.challies.com/articles/what-god-does-with-your-sin

Blessings,

Pastor Greg

As I’ve observed, many seminary students and other brothers aspiring to pastoral ministry are always on the lookout for opportunities to serve in the church. Regrettably, I think sometimes we have our sights set on only one type of service—public teaching. Of course, nothing is necessarily wrong with desiring to exercise your gifts, putting them under the evaluation of the church, and cultivating pastoral skills for future ministry. The problem is that many aspiring pastors fall into the trap... Read More