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Aug 2020
His Mission Endures

We are excited to hear from Jayson French, president of Christ in Youth (CIY)! Jayson has served on staff at CIY—one of our ministry partners—for the last 18 years. Fun fact: Jayson was pastor Joe’s youth pastor!...

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Paul and the Philosophers
July 28, 2019

Paul and the Philosophers

Imagine that the smartest people on the planet, in the most academically intimidating location on the planet, demand that you advocate for your faith in an intellectual and robust way without being given any time...


The First Missionary Journey
July 07, 2019

The First Missionary Journey

Pastor Joe describes when leaders began to emerge in the Church and how Saul—eventually named Paul—and Barnabas were confirmed, commissioned, and sent on a 2-year-long journey. We see Paul’s first recorded sermon in which he...


A Church on the Move
June 09, 2019

A Church on the Move

Although various leaders sought to destroy the early Church, their persecution actually fueled its growth. Another factor was the impact of the Holy Spirit, which led a man named Phillip to have a rather incredible...


First Resistance
May 12, 2019

First Resistance

The church began with gusto! 3,000 converts on day one; being led by the Apostles in the great adventure of following Christ. However, in Acts 3 & 4, this courageous group of Christians will meet...


Witnesses
April 28, 2019

Witnesses

Before He ascends into heaven, Jesus challenges his disciples to be His witnesses. Little did they know that their small group would grow rapidly and change the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ!...


Big Announcement 2019
March 10, 2019

Big Announcement 2019

Pastor Joe talks about the importance of the word, “why” as it relates to the direction and motivation of New Life. He then answers a follow-up “what” and “how” question.