How would our lives be different if we lingered in prayer over other people’s longings, losses, and dreams? How would our discipleship change if we saw prayer as an opportunity to honestly present other people’s concerns to God? What if our time spent lingering in prayer fueled the way we heard the people we care for?
Shepherding a Sabbath involves remembering to keep the Sabbath, which is difficult. Most pastors or priests or church ministers could testify that caring for people involves constant work and diligence just like shepherding.
This is for those who think there is no way they can be a person who cares for and shepherds others.
When we take on the responsibility of shepherding others, it means that there are going to be times when we need to actively participate in search and rescue. There will be times when those who are part of our cadre of care, drift away.
Thank you. Thank you for taking seriously our call to love one another. Thank you for the ways you have tried to make God’s love tangible to people around you. Thank you for showing up. Thank you for being present. Thank you for the notes you have written and the meals you have cooked. Thank […]
Our words are powerful. They speak life and they speak death. Words are powerful because they can be so precise. When the tongue is used in precise ways to speak life it is encouragement. Encouragement acknowledges deep love, confirms deep hope, and affirms deep faith.
Lament allows us to tell God that we do not think things are as they ought to be. In lament, we begin to see God as commiserating alongside us.
Work is a good thing, both created by God and practiced by Him; and yet many of us remain convinced that if we stop working, our lives will fall apart.
when seasons of transition or sudden change arrive and we find ourselves spending an extensive amount of time in the place we call home, we realize that our idea of ‘home’ might not have been everything we thought it would be.
How long have we missed out on attentiveness to the little things that help us slow down and practice gratitude,
It doesn’t always take everyone being shut inside their homes to encounter a loss of community. Even the most introverted person finds themselves losing a beloved community from time to time.
My worldview no longer seems to line up with everything that I had always been taught to be “safe.” The faith that I once found so easy to stand upon seems to have been ripped out from underneath me.
It’s part of human nature to ask questions. Because of sheer curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, seeking to understand, or just plain wondering, our brains crave to solve puzzles and put pieces together.
“Just be happy!” is a phrase I’ve said to myself on multiple occasions as I mentally work to fight back feelings of discontentment. Next, I take a minute to think through the millions of ways life could be so much worse, and that familiar sense of guilt begins to rise. Finally, I resolve to be […]
Formation + Young Adults – framework for understanding and framework for conversation.
CWC is encouraging individuals and families to go to several strategic locations in our community to offer prayer throughout the social distancing period. Individuals and families can simply park their cars in the various parking lots, remain in their cars, and pray for the organizations, people, and leaders that correspond with each location.
I never expected to be a prodigal daughter. At least, not the kind that wanders into the fields and mountains away from the home I had known. But here I am walking the edges of the wilderness and wondering when I’ll find my way back. Who I am outside the confines of what I once knew- the job, the security, the relationships, the certain answers all of it had to be left behind.
The Church is successful not based only on the number of people we gather, but on the ways we come alongside our community to serve, help, empower, and cultivate wholeness in the name of Jesus.
if you’d like to play an active role in extending check-in care through phone care ministry to those in our church who are shut-in, homebound, or quarantined during this situation, please contact Pastor Alex.
Ways You Can Respond Local Needs If you’re interested in helping provide food or needed physical resources to children and families from our community who are in need, click learn more. Learn More Parking lot Prayers Offering prayer is the most often overlooked and safest way we can serve our community during the crisis we […]