Youth & Teens


Isaiah 35:10  – “And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart (where?), down in my heart (where?), down in my … Read More


“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.”   –Psalm 127:3-4 Parenting God’s way should not be a choice for Christians, but it is. The world parents children differently from Christians and it … Read More


The Good, The Bad and The Ugly all wrapped up in one of the most exciting, rewarding and outright crazy ministries of the local church is none other than the bus ministry. Certainly there are times of great challenges and difficulties from the weather to vehicle issues — the list is immense! However, with great … Read More


During the Christmas season my heart and mind go back to so many fond memories as a child.  As a child, there is something special in the air as Christmas approaches.  With the possibility of a Santa Claus, the joy of receiving presents, the enjoyment of Christmas programs at church, and the hope for snow, … Read More


Parenting: it can bring about so much joy, fulfillment, and blessing in life, yet it has the uncanny ability to couple those blessings with burdens. So many things are always on your personal to do list plus you must stack on top of those things the many responsibilities that being a parent adds to your … Read More


Each summer, our church provides the opportunity for our teenagers to go to a summer youth conference. This year, we will be going to the Shawnee Baptist Youth Conference held in Louisville, KY, at the Shawnee Baptist Church. God has greatly used this conference in our teenagers’ lives over the past few years, and we … Read More


1 Corinthians 13:1 – “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” Many of us know 1 Corinthians 13 as the “love chapter.”   We have heard sermons preached about the definition of love from this chapter, and … Read More


All of us have been in a hospital room either with our own new born baby or visiting someone else who has just added a new member to their family. It is always a special time that brings out the best in the new parents. Each set of parents expresses their emotions and joy in … Read More


A couple of weeks ago, I heard a lady say, “I would rather regret that I did something than regret that I didn’t do it.” When I heard her say this, I immediately thought that this is no way to live your life. I do not want to look back over my life and see … Read More