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Men's Prayer Night

This might be the most important thing our men do...and perhaps the hardest thing: devoting an evening to prayer together. ...

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Report from Florida

A few weeks ago I wrote about the youth group's summer plans, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to give an update on our latest venture, the RYM Florida Conference. First of all, a big thank you is due to the congregation for generously supporting our trip. Between the Rent-a-Student jobs and our spaghetti dinner fundraiser, we had an easy time raising all the trip co...

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Tales from Rehab

I have experienced the community of believers here at ECC in a very real way recently. You all have taught me what it means to care for each other. ...

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Your Marriage is about Community

Getting married is not an isolated event between two people. Rather, a Christian wedding invites the entire community of the people of God to look in and peer on your marriage. Are you married? Then guess what...your relationship to your spouse is open to accountability from everyone else!...

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Summer in the Burbs

Having lived in a suburb most of my life, I can both identify and enjoy the over-the-top depiction of middle-class suburban life. Unlike the movie depiction however, there are many people who can live in their suburban homes and even after 30 years, never really get to know those who live on the same street....

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Wide-Angle Bible Reading

Consider a new way of reading your Bible this summer: whole book Bible reading. Here's why to do it and how it might change your outlook on the Bible....

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40 Hour Concert of Prayer Reflections

Reflections from a participant in our 40 Hour Concert of Prayer during Holy Week....

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Who's Nextdoor?

How well do you really know the people in your neighborhood? Michael posed that question on the blog a couple of weeks ago, and it's been haunting me. I know I've done an awful job of getting to know my neighbors since we've lived in our house. This is not, as Michael noted, an isolated phenomenon. In many of America's communities, the easy familiarity we once had with o...

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Thoughts from the Book of Daniel

“How do we live faithful and effective lives in an increasingly secular world?”...

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The Forty Day Prayer Covenant Follow-up

Pastor BriefingMay 6, 2015 By now, most of you have completed your 40 Day Prayer commitments. I, personally, felt very good about the 40 Day Prayer Covenant preaching series. Based on your feedback, I believe there has been more prayer among our congregation than ever before. I hope that you have experienced personal renewal through it. I know I have! I would encourage y...

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