General PRC Blog

Introducing the Expressions Gallery

September 8, 2018

When God made us in His image, He also made us with a desire to express. The invitation to creatively express becomes vital in finding freedom in our journeys. When we express what’s inside, we replace lies with truth both in words and images and we learn more about who we are and who God is to each of us.

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Seeking to Know What Matters to God

September 6, 2018

Any relationship can definitely benefit from the intentionality of face-to-face time, but none more than our relationship with God. What would our time with God look like if we purposed to meet Him, face-to-face, to pursue Him with purpose and intentionality? Diane shares more wisdom from her time of rest.

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Do you truly know how beautifully you’re made?

August 29, 2018

The hardest part was knowing God had saved me for a reason – specifically calling me to be an international missionary while in a jail cell – but I couldn’t make sense of the what, how, where, and when. That’s where Lifeworkx comes in.

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The Problem with Church (Definitively Explained) … And How to Fix it in 3 Easy Steps.

August 27, 2018

It seems like literally every week someone is releasing a new book, hosting a conference or posting an angry blog that basically says “I know what is wrong with church, and I know how to fix it.” Could it be, perhaps, that the only thing that needs to be “fixed” about church is the way we view it?

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Living in God’s presence. A reflection on sabbatical.

August 22, 2018

One of our core teaching truths at Pulpit Rock is to learn to follow Christ in healthy, reproducible, and sustainable ways. As a result we have chosen to be intentional about times of rest for our staff. Diane Stermer reflects on her six weeks of sabbatical.

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52 Weeks

August 20, 2018

God’s given us a pretty amazing place to call home. Here’s what a year of Sunday morning views from the roof of Pulpit Rock looks like. Not too shabby, huh?

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Welcome back, roommate!

August 15, 2018

Look at the face of one of your teacher friends and you will see the grim look of determination that I imagine all the soldiers had right before the boats landed at Normandy. A look that says, “I might not make it through this… but the cause is worth it.” We wanted to thank the GVA staff team for all they do, so the first day back for GVA faculty, we greeted them with breakfast tacos and coffee.

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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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