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What I Read in 2017

What I Read in 2017:

  1. Unashamed by Lecrae Moore (4)
  2. How to Influence People by John Maxwell (4)
  3. What is the Mission of the Church? by Gilbert and DeYoung (3.5)
  4. 7 Men by Eric Metaxas (4)
  5. Conversational Evangelism by Geisler and Geisler (3.5)
  6. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (4)
  7. The Mission of God by Christopher Wright (4.5)
  8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (4.5)
  9. The Triumph of William McKinley by Karl Rove (2)
  10. The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization by Peter Drucker (4)
  11. Confessions by Saint Augustine (5)
  12. The True Vine by Andrew Murray (4)
  13. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (3.5)
  14. Spiritual Leadership by Oswald Sanders (4.25)
  15. Provocations by Soren Kierkegaard (5)
  16. Love Does by Bob Goff (4)
  17. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris (3)
  18. Silence by Shusaku Endo (4)
  19. Meet Generation Z by James White (4.25)
  20. The Question of God by Armand M. Nicholi (4.5)
  21. Counter Culture by David Platt (4)
  22. Is God Just a Human Invention? by McDowell and Morrow (4.5)
  23. Philippians for You by Steve Lawson (4)
  24. Family Ministry by Charles Sell (3)
  25. ReThink by Steve Wright (4)
  26. MARCS of a Disciple by Robby Gallaty (4)
  27. The Discovery of Grounded Theory by Glaser and Strauss (4)
  28. The Coming Revolution in Youth Ministry by Mark Senter (4.25)
  29. Family Ministry Field Guide by Timothy Paul Jones (4.25)
  30. Perspectives on Family Ministry: 3 Views ed. by Jones (4)
  31. Designed to Lead by Eric Geiger (4)
  32. The Fuel and the Flame by Steve Shadrach (4.5)
  33. Teamwork 101 by John Maxwell (3.75)
  34. Winning with People by John Maxwell (4.5)
  35. Kings of the Campus by Steve Shadrach (4)
  36. College Ministry from Scratch by Chuck Bomer (4)
  37. The Mission-Minded Family by Ann Dunagan (4.5)
  38. A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich (4)
  39. Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall (4.5)
  40. Germany by Francis Russell (4.25)
  41. 7 Women by Eric Metaxes (4.5)
  42. Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy (4.25)
  43. Church History 101 by Sinclair Ferguson (4)

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This Week: Important Docs for Summer Camp


We are so excited about SEND CAMP 2017!

We’re going to have a lot of fun and we believe that this trip will be life impacting for our students and the community we serve. Please help your child prepare by looking over the information in this email and making sure he/she is ready!

Schedule – SC2017

Camp Guidelines

What to Bring 2017

Camp Teams

Throughout the week, we’ll keep you updated on our Facebook page (

Continue to pray for us as play, worship, and serve!


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Small Groups for Spring 2016

We are transitioning to groups based on gender and friend groups. Students signed up to be with certain people and our team attempted to accommodate those requests as much as possible. Tonight, students will meet in the following groups.

Small Groups – Sheet1

*If there is a question about your group, please let us know.

**If you see someone on the list who hasn’t been to service in a while, please contact them and encourage them to be there tonight!

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My Top 5 Reads of 2015

How do you pick just five books?

Books are great for various reasons, but this list consist of those that had the greatest impact on me in 2015, especially the first three. The last two were both published in the last couple of years (Gospel Families in 2015) and should be considered top resources for families.

Provocations by Soren Kierkegaard

I’ve read a few books that I return to more than others because of their content and the pleasure of reading them. This book will be one. Kierkegaard writes as one who holds nothing back, but rather writes as if everything were in his journal. Provocations is convicting and hopeful for the Christian. Read it slowly (as if you had a choice)!

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

This book is another reason to say that sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. The story of Louis Zamperini is riveting and captured so well in Laura Hillenbrand’s writing. I couldn’t put the book down until I finished. As captivating as his early life and wartime experiences were, the last couple of chapters were my favorite! I couldn’t recommend this book enough.

Knowing God by J. I. Packer

There’s a reason this book consistently shows up on “Books Every Christian Should Read” lists. I will be reading this one again.

Finally Free by Heath Lambert

Great resource for men in their call to live in purity. Very helpful. Lambert is both practical and theological. Both are necessary in the fight for purity.

Gospel Families by Jonathan Williams

A great read with a necessary perspective: that families make disciples and disciples reach the nations. Practical suggestions for what it looks like to apply the gospel to your family and to live out a gospel presence in your community.

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This Week in Student Ministry: Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

There will be no Student services this Wednesday night. However, we will have a group meeting at 1:30 on Wednesday to serve at Light of the Village (1:30-6:30). Our students will serve during a Thanksgiving meal/ celebration.

Find out more about the event here.



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Summer Send Camp 2015

This has been a great week so far for our students in Citronelle, AL. Our group has been engaged in ground-level mission work, interaction with God’s word, and lots of fun! It was really exciting to see our students rally yesterday morning for a devotional and personal reading in God’s word, then, spread out through the community doing various mission projects. At one point our bus got stuck and had to be pulled out. The man who pulled our bus out commented on seeing our students in various places. The community has been great and have been gracious in offering various open doors to our group. This really has been a great couple of days of growing in God’s word and community, and making a difference in our local community.

The following is our general schedule:

7:00-9:00 – Wake Up, Breakfast, Quiet Times, Team Meeting/ Devotional

9:00-12:00 – Mission Projects

12:30-5:30 – Lunch, Small Groups, Recreation, Dinner

5:30-7:00 – Canvassing, Prayer Walking

7:30-9:15 – Worship, Small Groups

9:15-11:30 – Free Time, Games, Bed

                 Thursday will follow this general schedule. Friday will be a little different with the group throwing a block party on Friday afternoon (what we’ve been promoting while canvassing). 

Continue to pray for our group!
I love being your Student Pastor!


Psalm 40:16