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COVID-19 Weekly Update #2

Posted onMarch 20, 2020 | by: First Free | 0 comments

A lot can change in a week, right? As we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 situation we’ll be providing a weekly email update which will also be posted here on our blog. As we said last week, we are willingly submitting to our local restrictions and abiding by CDC guidelines. This now means we won’t be gathering as a church through May 1 and will watch for changing guidelines. But while we can’t physically gather, our mission continues...Keep Reading

Service and Event Cancellation

Posted onMarch 13, 2020 | by: First Free | 0 comments

It is with great love and care that we have made the hard decision to cancel all events for the next two weeks, through March 28. Decisions beyond that time frame will be made and communicated as we continue to respond to this situation......Keep Reading

Coronavirus Response

Posted onMarch 12, 2020 | by: First Free | 0 comments

As news and details surrounding the new coronavirus (COVID-19) are rapidly changing, we want to let you know our leadership team is monitoring the situation closely. We highly value gathering together for worship and are currently moving forward with all planned activities. We also are continuing to evaluate the situation daily with these three priorities in mind:...Keep Reading

Habits of Evangelism

Posted onFebruary 12, 2020 | by: Chris Helding | 0 comments

It’s been a little over two weeks since we concluded our Loving the Lost sermon series. Where are you at with evangelism? Is it still on your radar, or is it “out of sight, out of mind?” Our goal all along has been sustained growth in loving the lost. We want every believer to make evangelism part of their daily life. Short-term enthusiasm is great; long-term habits are better....Keep Reading

Hope Away from Home

Posted onFebruary 7, 2020 | by: Josh Black | 0 comments

How do we live as Christians in a world that is not our home? 1 Peter answers this question. Even though we live in relative ease as Christians in American society, if we’re trying to bear witness at all for Christ, we will face trials of various kinds....Keep Reading

Four Quick Reads on Evangelism

Posted onJanuary 23, 2020 | by: Chris Helding | 0 comments

We’ve mentioned quite a few resources in our evangelism series, and several of you have asked for our staff book list. I’ll just mention a few. All of these have influenced the way our staff thinks about evangelism, and they also have the advantage of being bite-sized and easy to understand...Keep Reading

Ten Ways to Connect with Your Neighbors over the Holidays

Posted onNovember 14, 2019 | by: Jordan Green | 0 comments

Where you live is no accident. Do you believe that? I know it might seem inconsequential, but the truth is, wherever you live is the place God has sent you (John 20:21). Your neighborhood is the key place where you are called to exhibit the love of God, care for your neighbors, and welcome others just as the Father has welcomed you....Keep Reading

Revelation and Redemption

Posted onAugust 2, 2019 | by: Chris Helding | 0 comments

An enslaved people in a foreign land, a paranoid dictator, an unlikely hero. Fire, water, thunder, and lightning! The book of Exodus has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster. But all of this drama is wasted if we miss the message it’s trying to communicate......Keep Reading

More Than a Movement, Part 2

Posted onApril 23, 2019 | by: Jordan Green | 0 comments

We live in an age of movements. Whether it’s technological, political, or social---movements bombard us and call us to action. Calling us to imagine a better future. Calling us to leave our mark on the world. Yet there is one movement that has outlasted them all. One movement that has turned the world upside down. One movement greater than any human effort. The very movement of God. Join us as we return to the book of Acts......Keep Reading

Gospel-Worthy Living

Posted onFebruary 9, 2019 | by: Chris Helding | 0 comments

What makes a life worthy? How do you know if your life was a success? What does your “best life” really look like? In his letter to the Philippian church, the apostle Paul tells us the true measure of success: a worthy life looks a lot like Jesus’ life. ...Keep Reading