General PRC Blog

Grace in the Darkness

August 13, 2018

“A cave that was the shelter for over 1,000 Okinawans spoke to us. We walked deep into the darkness, sang “Amazing Grace” and learned that embracing truth quite literally brings life.” Erin Ahnfeldt shares about lies, truth and the magnificent power of grace in the midst of darkness.

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Story Time and Build Project

August 9, 2018

A few weeks ago we did a special building event for our weekly Story Time. It was a smashing success! We sure do love our kids! [We’d like to give a special shout out to Megan Steinhauser, Luke Wrobleski and our four student helpers for all their hard work.]

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smiling boy holding ice cream cone

Ice Cream or Monsters?

August 6, 2018

Presenting an either/or option of Heaven or Hell to our kids does not serve them well, nor does it serve the love and gospel of Jesus well. Our walk with Jesus is a journey. We choose to lead our kids to a place where they can see where that journey begins and what meaning it holds, so they can choose for themselves to take that first step.

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We gathered. We celebrated. We worshiped.

August 1, 2018

Baby dedications. Baptisms. Kids in big church. Food trucks. Inflatable fun. Water guns. Ice cream. In case you missed it, here’s a quick peek at the fun we had last Sunday at our Summer Celebration Service.

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The problem with calling sin “sin” (and some alternatives).

July 30, 2018

You may have noticed that people don’t really like it when we talk about sin. I wanted to offer a few thoughts and truths that God is using to shape me on this issue. Especially as I consider our voice to the world around us.

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Finding connection at the table.

July 26, 2018

When I became the Small Groups Director, I was excited about helping people connect and find community here. Every week, someone would say they were ready to join a small group. I would point them to our wide buffet of group options. Almost without fail, nothing would come of it. I knew there had to be a better way to help people connect.

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On Adoration as Worship

July 25, 2018

This summer, I’ve been learning about how watching people is a form of worship. Watching them connect with God and watching them use their gifts. Watching them be gracious, patient, and vulnerable. Watching them take care of their neighbors’ pets and lawns. Watching them pursue other people.

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Sitting under a woman’s teaching—when it’s been taboo all your life.

July 23, 2018

When I was growing up, pastors always looked one way: They wore long black robes with purple stoles, and they were men. As a kid, I never questioned this; it was just how things were. Fast forward many years, and my husband and I started attending Pulpit Rock. But then this thing happened. A woman taught one Sunday.

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On Generosity

July 16, 2018

There is a constant struggle and tension in my life between following rules and showing God’s grace and generosity. But I am often reminded that I represent a generous, caring Heavenly Father who would always choose to give.

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The Prayer Wall

July 9, 2018

Last week we began a new five-week series on worship entitled “Coloring Outside the Lines.” We are exploring what it means to worship, how to define it and what it looks like. To help expand our view of worship we are introducing a new area located in the sanctuary called a Prayer Wall.

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