Community

Posted on November 10, 2018

BY STEPHANIE COOK, GRACE ATTENDER & BLOGGER By a show of hands, who here has ever stood in a room, full of people, and felt utterly alone? Don’t be shy. I know you have. Raise that hand high for the world to see. This step is important, because...

Before & After: Stories of Life Transformation

Posted on November 17, 2018

Last night was powerful. Over 750 people from our Rooted groups joined together for one big celebration. And, wow, there was a lot to celebrate! We rejoiced with each person who got baptized, praised God for how He brought these group together in...

Just Ask

Posted on November 15, 2018

BY STEPHANIE COOK, GRACE ATTENDER & BLOGGER It was primarily laziness that was propelling me toward her desk, I decided. Pulling the phone out of my back pocket, opening a new browser page, and hastily googling “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” could...

3 Financial Mistakes You Could Be Making Right Now

Posted on November 13, 2018

One of the boldest adventures is to climb Mount Everest. The altitude, skills, and effort required, extreme weather and remoteness make it a big-time challenge.   Those who make it to the top wear tough protective clothing, have crampons on their boots,...

Three Tips for Starting Over After a Divorce

Posted on November 06, 2018

The drive home from the courthouse was harder than I anticipated. After months of counseling, hard conversations, and grief-stricken prayers, my 16-year marriage had legally ended. I gripped the wheel and felt an odd combination of sadness, finality,...

The Role of the Church in Politics

Posted on November 01, 2018

BY MICHELLE WILLIAMS, GRACE ATTENDER & BLOGGER I’ve stepped into the long line of Americans who are disgruntled with the operation of the political system that governs our country. Some of them have been calling for change longer than I’ve been alive....

Finding Hope in the Midst of Pain

Posted on October 30, 2018

BY KATIE FOLEY, GRACE ATTENDER Over the past six weeks, we’ve been learning about the gift of freedom and what that looks like through casting your cares on Jesus and surrendering your life to three words: faith, hope, and trust. While it’s...

Why Do You Attend Your Church?

Posted on October 26, 2018

BY JANICE COLE HOPKINS, GRACE ATTENDER Why do you attend the church you do? Have you ever thought about it? You don't have to answer to anyone but yourself, so be honest. Answers are often as varied as the people themselves. Some say they...

Where is God in the Midst of Tragedy

Posted on October 25, 2018

Before You Begin Yes, this article talks about trust in God during the worst of times. But, what happens when you're mad at Him, you're doubting Him, or you simply don't know if you believe in Him. We want you to know that's okay. And, we are here...

How Do I Know if I'm Helping or Hurting?

Posted on October 20, 2018

It is heartbreaking to watch someone throw away their life by refusing to take responsibility for their choices. I know because I’ve watched it.  My close friend is an alcoholic. She has lost numerous jobs and would be homeless if her dad didn’t keep...