Starting the Path to Recovery from Addiction

If you’ve been struggling with addiction, you’re not alone. Statistics say that over 20 million Americans from the age of 12 and older are addicted to alcohol or drugs—sometimes both. But there is hope. Around one-third of alcoholics are able to completely recover. It’s never too late to start the path to recovery. Look for […]

How To Move Forward in Life

Sometimes, it can seem like life is getting you stuck in the mud. Maybe there’s an art project you’ve been meaning to start on for several months or a career change you’ve been wanting to make or an invention you’ve been wanting to develop. The daily demands of life can feel like anchors that hold […]

How Personal Change Happens

Every person has some habit, behavior, or hang-up that they want to change. One person might be hoping to lose those extra 50 pounds while another might be wanting to change his/her tendency to flair up into a quick temper, and yet another would love to finally get a bit more organized (after all, it […]

the City Church Pop-Quiz

The Thank You party for Pastor Jack and Pamela was a HUGE success! Thank you so much for attending everyone! We had a great time, and so did our beloved pastors. Some have asked to see the City Church Pop-Quiz questions and answers, so here they are, with a few extras thrown in! How many […]

Shoebox Prophecy

It appears to me that there is a good deal of attention on and confusion about the gift of prophecy in the church today.  The movies depict prophecy as an ancient prediction that is coming true through the appearance of the specially gifted hero who has now arrived to save the day.  Many people see […]

He Gives Us Grace, We Give Him Glory

Over the next few months we are going to revisit an evening of worship in prayer, song, communion, and seeking that we call Grace & Glory.  The name arises from Psalm 84:11 where the psalmist says, “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing […]

The High-Tension Middle

A pastoral perspective on LGBT issues and questions By Pastor Jack Witt Mark 8:15 (GW) Jesus warned them, “Be careful! Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod!” I have watched with great interest as Christian pastors and leaders have tried to figure out what careful language to use in […]