Joy
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Joy

Written by Juan Dugan, D.Min. – Worship Leader Joy is a tricky thing. We often hear it described as happiness or a positive outlook, but for anyone who has ever felt joyous, we know it’s more than that. There is that mysterious something contained within joy that makes it so difficult to accept when it...

Peace
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Peace

By Jennifer Redmond, M.Ed. In the protestant tradition, the focus of Advent is most often on the arrival of Jesus—Emanuel, God with us. But one season, that focus dramatically shifted for me. Five years ago, I was 8 months pregnant at Christmas; in a few short weeks I would become a mother. Many days I...

Making Room for Hospitality
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Making Room for Hospitality

Written by Abby Barr, M.Ed., Director of Operations Generally speaking, my husband and I are not shy people. In fact, I’m convinced that Ryan knows over half the population of Lynchburg by name, and likewise, Ryan is continually amazed at the depth and variety of topics I can cover with someone in a quick five...

Not Thankful?
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Not Thankful?

Written by Andrew Moroz, Teaching Pastor Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. For most people that means family, friends, and food, and, usually, at least some consideration of things that we’re thankful for. But what if you’re not thankful? What if you’re in a season of life where you find it difficult to be...

Meet the Family Ministries Team
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Meet the Family Ministries Team

Written by Jennifer Redmond, M.Ed., Communications Team This group of leaders is responsible for managing the many awesome volunteers who interact with the children and youth of our church each and every week. Guiding them is Pastor Brenton Lehman, whose job description, in a nutshell, is to “oversee all adult and next-generation spiritual formation.” He...