Tuesday, June 30, 2015


At Camp this past week, we worked our way through the book of James. Wednesday we went through James 3, which was a strong message. James tells us to be quick to listen and slow to speak, something we all struggle with from time to time. That night after service we wrote hurtful words in chalk on the ground. It was a very eye-opening experience, because I was guilty of saying many of the words that had brought other campers so much pain. That night a great lesson was learned; always use words that build people up. Never tear anyone down. Jesus loved that person enough to die for them, so you should love them too. The day we left there was a really cool God moment. It was pouring rain as we left, which wiped away the chalk writing of all the negative words, just as we should wipe them away from our mouths and never use them. 

-Jimmy Gove

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Go to CAMP - a message from Jimmy Gove

Why should you go to Camp? The food? The games? Time away from your parents? These reasons may be part of why you should go, but the main reason is Jesus. That may sound really cliché but after all, it is a church camp. We go to camp to help grow closer to God.

Go to Camp. Learn more about God. You can definitely have fun. You should have fun. You need to have fun. You need to learn about God.

So, go to Camp. Learn and have fun.  

-written by Jimmy Gove

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Promise Me Something...

Men, what does it mean to be chivalrous? That’s some old word from the Middle Ages which requires us hold doors open for girls nowadays, right? Sort of…  Chivalry was a code of ethics and behaviors that knights and other noblemen sought to uphold, not only in regards to their interactions with fair maidens, but life in general. It was a vow, a promise which these men took seriously. The idea of a man’s word being worth value and accountability has lessened tremendously over the years. A man’s vow or word is not considered very serious or worthwhile in pursuing because, all too often, men can’t be trusted to keep their word or hold to a promise. I believe we can change this.

                  Men, we have tremendous influence in the world around us. And as Christian men, our influence has the possibility of witnessing Christ to non-believers and encouraging others in the faith through the Holy Spirit’s leading. It’s not easy. It takes a daily transformation of the mind and not conforming to the ways of the world, but seeking to live the biblical definition of manhood. What is that definition you may ask? One example could be this: The biblical man is one who rejects passivity, accepts responsibility, leads courageously, loves sacrificially, and expects God’s greater reward instead of taking what the world immediately offers. Earlier this year, I made this definition of masculinity a verbal commitment in front of a group of guys who I know will hold me accountable to it. So I challenge you, men of God, to vow to live lives which reflect the image of our maker. But don’t just tell yourself to do it. Make a promise out loud, have other men hold you accountable to that promise, then seek to live it out each and every day as an opportunity to grow closer to God and show others Christ.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Man Night, Monday, May 13

Hey guys, our next man night will be Monday, May 13, 6:30-8pm.  We will meet at the Whiteis' house, and maps will be available at the church.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 1, 2013

MAN NIGHT - Monday, April 15

Next Man Night will be Monday, April 15, 6:30-8pm at the church. We are hoping for good weather, so we can have a cookout and play ultimate Frisbee.

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