National Day of Prayer

ShaneBlog, Events

The National Day of Prayer is this Thursday, May 3. As I mentioned on Sunday, my hope is that isn’t the only day you pray! But rather this day reminds us to pray for our nation and our leaders. For some reason, it is en vogue for … Read More

Day 2 at Exponential


Not sure how many like this type of stuff, but it is what God is teaching me through a conference I’m at. The copy and paste from my own blog… Two key take homes from Day 2 at Exponential… First is personal. And can be … Read More

What Happens When You’re In the Jungle?


This past Sunday with By Faith: Abraham, we used the illustration of taking an adventure through the forest. If you did take an adventure, you’d want a guide and you’d want that guide to have a machete. There is a poem that describes life like … Read More

Being Sifted


Here are my thoughts from the first day of the conference that I’m at… The theme at this year’s Exponential Conference is Sifted. “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that … Read More

God’s Provision and the Prodigal Son


Something I’ve thought a little bit about since the sermon By Faith: Creation this past Sunday is the relationship between the creation story through the lens of God’s Provision and the story of the Prodigal Son. For those of you not familiar with the story, … Read More

A Personal Story of God’s Provision


With our move to Springfield last August, we made a choice. To some it might have been illogical, but we still did it. No, we didn’t feel a “calling.” God didn’t show up in a burning bush. In fact, the entire journey, when I’d go … Read More

What Does God Provide?


[tentblogger-vimeo 40427786] I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s pretty exciting to think that God wants to provide for us as Father. Seeing life through this lens begins to completely transform how we live. Here are the 8 different ways God provides through the story of creation: … Read More

I Went To a Party and a MMA Fight Broke Out!

ShaneBlog, Teaching

If your goal is to produce awkward tension at a party, discuss politics or religion. If your goal is to produce an MMA fight at a party, discuss something covering both politics AND religion. Creation is one of those topics that it seems like people … Read More

Who Can You Make a Connection Point With?


Our leadership team this past Saturday talked about Connection Points. The inverted triangle represents the number of Connection Points. Connection Points are connections we make with those who do not know Jesus. You know where our church has the greatest chance to make the most … Read More

Being Uncomfortable With Church


Have you ever been in an uncomfortable situation? For me that happens pretty often. Why? As an introvert, I’m most comfortable in settings and around people that I already know. So when I go to a new setting where I’m forced to talk to new … Read More