Life Stories

More Fun Than Expected: A Small Group Story

Picture this: your Small Group steps out of the circle and does something just for the sheer purpose of just having fun. Devoting time to sitting with one another is important, but so is spending time together at the movies, bowling, or even doing more adventurous things. Mandy and Candice’s Small Group decided to do something a little out of the ordinary with the Small Group their husbands lead together…and it was a game-changer for their Small Group. “It was…

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How to Get Back on Track

Are you prone to thinking you can’t share your challenges with other people? At some level, perhaps we all are. Struggling privately comes naturally to us. Somehow, it seems as though it’s easier to carry the weight of our problems and challenges alone than to let other people in. But, that couldn’t be further from the truth. We weren’t made to do life alone; we were made to live life in spiritual family. Caitlyn and Brandon have seen first hand…

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Have You Ever Prayed for a Miracle?

It’s the very beginning of a new year, and we plan to make things different. We plan to work out more or be more financially stable; to work more efficiently in our careers or to be a more involved parent. Those are all valuable goals, but what if we bring God into the situation? What happens then? You may be surprised by how He responds to you.  Have you been hoping for reconciliation with your spouse?  Have you been in…

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2019: A Year of Faithfulness

Over this past year, we’ve seen it over and over. God’s faithfulness has come through. He’s reconciled marriages, He’s provided hope, He’s healed bodies, minds, and spirits, and He’s comforted and uplifted. He’s saved people, He’s changed their lives, and He’s done it all in front of our eyes. As we’ve recorded these stories throughout 2019, we’ve seen just a glimpse of how greatly God has moved in our lives this year. He’s been faithful, and here are reminders of…

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The Difference Spiritual Family Makes

Do you know what happens when someone decides to step out in faith?  Miracles.  Miracles happen. Miracles like finding family – spiritual family. That is precisely what Clint found this past semester, and it made a huge impact on his life. He owns multiple sandwich restaurants, and received an order one day that changed his life. This is his story: “After my family and I moved here two years ago, my dad passed away, and my life began to spiral.…

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Pastor Jeff Little

What Single Moms and Widows Need to Hear

My grandmother was a tough lady. She could cook dinner, perm her hair, sew a dress, and fix a carburetor all at the same time. But, the strongest thing she ever did was raise two boys all on her own. You see, my grandmother was a single mom. I watched her do everything she could to provide for her family. So, I know it’s hard, not just because I am a pastor, but because I grew up with it. And…

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Everything This High School Senior Needed

Is the next generation fully surrendering their lives to God? They are, and we are seeing it over and over again! It’s why we do what we do. It’s why there are environments like Fall Retreat 2019 where 521 middle and high school students were led by 131 small group leaders, served by 73 volunteers, and welcomed by 57 host homes. This is all about Reaching People and Building Lives. Vanessa is a senior in high school who came to…

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