The Shelf

A collection of encouragement, connection, and inspiration

Career Transition Workshop Online

Career Transition Workshop Online

If you’re searching for work, find resources and support at the online Career Transition Workshop! On Tuesdays, May 19–June 30 at 3 p.m., we’re hosting online gatherings to provide you with practical advice and encouragement from a panel of recruiters and other industry professionals.

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Fatherhood and Pandemics

The Lord is like a father to His children

My experience in this recent pandemic and ongoing role as a father are quite similar. Mostly, I feel overwhelmed; full of fits, starts, and stumbles. I don’t really remember having much preparation, training, or proper orientation for each of these events (fatherhood and this pandemic) the moments they arrived. In fact, there is an irony to both events.

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To All the Dads

The righteous who walks in his integrity--blessed are his children after him!

Congratulations! If you are a dad by adoption, by foster care, by unofficial adoption, or by procreating, congratulations! You have now become a superhero. … You do not need to be a perfect dad. In fact, that would be a mistake. What does it look like to be a “pretty good dad”?

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Introducing Middle School Ministry

Introducing Middle School Ministry

For those who haven’t heard, we’ve introduced a new Middle School Ministry to serve students in grades six, seven, and eight! Led by Associate Pastor Ren Nelson and Ministry Leader Aubree Bryant, this ministry will challenge middle school students to love God and people passionately, to learn God’s Word so well that it completely changes their worldview, and to lead for Christ in their homes and schools.

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Contract Love vs. Covenant Love

In your marriage, does love look like a covenant or a contract? Watch this message from David and Jamie Ake to discover the difference and hear how you can love your spouse the way God does!

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Reconsider: Do You Love Your Neighbor As Yourself?

In Mark 12, Jesus tells us that we should love God and that it is equally important for us to love others. Listen as Pastoral Leader Meaghan Wall encourages us to reconsider what it means for us to love our neighbors as ourselves. As you begin this new week, spend some time in prayer and ask God to help you see ways you can show love to those around you.

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Your Best Us!

Find out how to make small changes that lead to great growth in your marriage with Your Best Us! For this online study, we’ll look at a few core habits of great marriages and share practical ways you can put them into practice with your spouse. Visit our website to find details and sign up to join us starting Wednesday, June 17:

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