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EMMANUEL KIDS/ NURSERY REGISTRATION

Hello All! We are adding a more robust registration and check in/out process this year to our kids ministry, called Emmanuel Kids. We are also adding lessons for a rather large group of kids, the 0-3 crowd, in the nursery! Please complete the form below for each young person you are responsible for! Thanks much […]

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The Restart Challenge Day 15: Worship

CHALLENGE: Worship God & confess your idols As the Restart Challenge comes to a close, it is fitting to end with worship. Everything we do is worship, either of the true God who actually deserves our worship, or of some created person or thing. Whatever we worship besides God is called an idol. Take time […]

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The Restart Challenge Day 14: Serve

CHALLENGE: Serve someone in need Jesus came not to be served, but to serve (Mark 10:45, John 13:1-17). In James, true religion is described as caring for widows and orphans. God gave his people laws in the Old Testament that made sure the poor and vulnerable were able to have food. Serving others is at the […]

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The Restart Challenge Day 13: Share

CHALLENGE: Share the gospel with someone God always saves and blesses his people so that we can be a blessing to others. From God’s blessing of Abraham in Genesis 12 all the way to the Great Commission in Matthew 28 where Jesus empowers his followers to share the gospel with all nations. So today, share the […]

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The Restart Challenge Day 12: Listen

CHALLENGE: Listen to 5 Minutes in Church History: The Three Cappadocians   One of the most unique things about being a Christian is that you join the community of God’s people, which goes back through history and stretches around the world. Abraham, Moses, Peter, Augustine, and Luther are all our brothers in Christ. So we should […]

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The Restart Challenge Day 11: Pray

CHALLENGE: Pray for 10 minutes Prayer is an essential piece of the Christian life. It allows us to communicate with God in response to God’s communication to us in his Word. Sometimes prayer can seem overwhelming, especially praying for a chunk of time. Not all prayer has to take this format, but I have found the […]

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The Restart Challenge Day 10: Give

CHALLENGE: Give a donation to a charity of your choice One of the primary ways that God relates to his people is through generosity. Not only does he richly provide for our every need, but he also gave of himself in his Son, Jesus. Throughout Scripture, God’s people have always been called to reflect the character […]

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The Restart Challenge Day 9: Watch

CHALLENGE: Watch Tim Keller’s video on How to Change Deeply Have you ever tried to change and failed? Tim Keller gets to the gospel motivation that enables true change and the practical ways to go about producing change in our lives. The whole video is well worth your time, so we encourage you to start it from […]

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The Restart Challenge Day 8: Meet

CHALLENGE: Meet someone new or get to know someone better We all have those people who we’ve seen around but have never taken the time to really get to know. Whether it’s at church, at the grocery story, or a barista at our regular coffee shop. Today is your change to introduce yourself and get […]

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The Restart Challenge Day 7: Read

CHALLENGE: Read this blog post on Sin, Addiction and the Radical Intervention of God Gerhard Forde was one of Pastor Dan’s favorite seminary professors, and this blog post shares one of his most powerful quotes dealing with the addictive nature of sin and the powerful intervention of the cross. Share your stories, comments, and photos of […]

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The Restart Challenge Day 6: Love

CHALLENGE: Show someone a tangible act of love Our friends and family know that we love them, right? Probably, but it never hurts to show them anyway. Today make it a point to show your friends and family that you love them in tangible ways. Give them a hug, do one of their chores for them, […]

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The Restart Challenge Day 5: Ask

CHALLENGE: Ask someone to share their story with you Most of us are much more quicker to talk about ourselves than we are to ask good questions and listen to others. The book of Proverbs instructs us to be people of wisdom who listen well, and Jesus told us to love our neighbor as ourself, so […]

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The Restart Challenge Day 4: Write

CHALLENGE: Write and mail a physical card/letter to a friend In a age where technology is king, handwritten letters have almost become a lost art. However, if you’ve gotten a heartfelt card from an old friend, I bet it went a long way toward encouraging you. Take the time today to think of someone, maybe someone […]

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The Restart Challenge Day 3: Change

CHALLENGE: Share with a friend one thing that you want to change this year We all have things that we wish were different: bad habits we’d like to get rid of, new habits we’d like to form, little things we’ve been wanting to do differently for years. All too often, however, our efforts fall short. […]

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The Restart Challenge Day 2: Dream

CHALLENGE: Write down your dreams for 2017 Celebrating allows us to look back, but dreaming allows us to look forward. Dreams can be big, bucket-list type things, small aspirations, or driving passions. Whatever your dreams are, taking time to think through them and write them down will give you focus and direction as you go […]

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The Restart Challenge Day 1: Celebrate

CHALLENGE: Reflect back on 2016 and celebrate God’s faithfulness Whether 2016 was your best year yet or you’re glad that it’s over, we all have things that we can look back on and celebrate. Throughout the Bible, God’s people regularly remember and celebrate God’s faithfulness (Psalm 77, Exodus 15). Take some time today to reflect […]

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