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God saved me through my son’s addiction

This past Sunday I had the privilege of baptizing Lou Scartoli.  When Jesus left earth he commanded his disciples to preach the gospel and when people believed in the gospel to baptize them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  At Christ Church we give people the opportunity to share their testimony ...

Nothing better than servant leaders

Hi Friends, This past Thursday through Saturday I went away with the guys on our pastoral track (Steve Crowell, Matt Slingerland, Joe Catoe and Caleb McCurley) to spend extended time praying for our church, reviewing this past year and discussing preliminary plans for next year.  Then we all met on Saturday with the advisory team ...

Advent Resources

Hi Friends, I can’t believe it, but we are only two Sundays away from the start of advent.  As we enter into this season of anticipation (that’s what advent means), below are some recommended resources to help you engage with the truth that we are celebrating during this time. Good News of Great Joy by John ...

Prayer requests from our Parntership

Christ Church is part of a something bigger than ourselves; a family of churches called Sovereign Grace.  Below is a quarterly prayer report from our Executive Director, Mark Prater.  I wanted to make you aware of these things, because praying for one another is a great way to express our partnership in the gospel. In ...

Friendsgiving!

We had a blast at our 4th annual community Thanksgiving dinner, which we call Friendsgiving.  Over 150 neighbors and friends packed into our church building for a night full of good food, games and lots of fun.  One of our core values is community. We believe that God is richly experienced as we love one ...

New Members and New Life!

This past Sunday was super exciting as we welcome in our second new member’s class of the year.  It is amazing to watch how God continues to build Christ Church through reaching those who are far from Christ.  This class was particularly special, because it included some of our first graduates from Hope House. Hope ...

Story Saturday: Strategic Missional Opportunities

Hi friends, We are about halfway through this experiment of me being the chaplain for the Phillies. To be honest, this has been personally very challenging. Why I feel called to do what God has me doing with the Phillies, I also miss you terribly when I’m not with you. I am so excited about ...

Resources for further study about the Holy Spirit

Hi Friends, I am really excited about our new sermon series on the Holy Spirit and how I believe God is going to use this time in the life of our church. If you’d like to get further into study, here are a few recommendations. Entry level 1. The Forgotten God by Francis Chan Not ...

Baptism in the Spirit

Hi Friends, Here is a question that came out from my sermon this past Sunday. Question: If all believers have the Holy Spirit at conversion, then what does that mean about the baptism of the Holy Spirit? That was clearly a post conversion experience for the disciples at Pentecost, shouldn’t we look for that post ...

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