“but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to
make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope
that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,” I Peter 3:15 (ESV)


Coronavirus Update

As we monitor the progress of the coronavirus, stay informed about any changes to our life together as a church family.


From our founding, we have been a church that proclaims the good news of Jesus. We are in the process of cataloging our library of hundreds of sermon podcasts into a searchable database. Check back often to find particular passages or topics to encourage you in your walk with Jesus.


Hear from our clergy and staff on topics important to them, our church and the broader Christian community. We hope you’ll find new insights and perspectives on God’s truth and our world for your encouragement and edification.

How to Engage: 5 Principles from the Proverbs

In my last post (How We Talk Should Be Different, June 22, 2020), I set out in general terms why it is important for the people of God to be apprenticed to the Word rather than to the world in our speech. With this second post, I get specific with five principles from the Proverbs.…

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How We Talk Should Be Different

As the people of God Christ has called us to reflect God’s character in word and deed. The calling to ambassadors for our King is never more important in times of crisis and turmoil. In order to foster this kind of distinctly Christian community and witness, our interaction is to be characterized by biblical wisdom…

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Discipling Our Children on Racism and Racial Injustice

Many of us are finding it difficult to disciple our children during this painful time, and rightfully so. Some of us have talked with our children about topics around race their whole lives and others are doing so for the first time. Some have experienced racism firsthand and find it painful to introduce these realities…

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How Do I Cope During These Times?

For me, this is a fractured time. Plans for exciting international travel are dashed. Visits with family in other cities on hold. The serendipity of seeing friends and meeting new people at church postponed. And now grief over the recent tragedies and current unrest.   Yet, I’m extremely blessed. I thank our Father for a loving…

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Our God Makes a Way

I so long for normalcy, for life to go back to the way it was. And I’m thinking you do, too. But I’ve had to face the fact that normalcy is not possible right now, and that some aspects of life may not go back to the way things were before the coronavirus. For some…

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Responding as God’s Ambassadors in These Troubling Times

Yesterday morning we awoke to the sad news of looting and destruction in downtown Raleigh. What began with a peaceful protest on Saturday afternoon turned senselessly violent after dark, and the unrest continues. We are grieved and overwhelmed. Our wounded city needs healing, and we know that as God’s people we must be part of…

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Recommended Reading

Enjoy perusing this list of recommended books by our clergy and staff. There is something for everyone — covering a wide range of topics from the church, discipleship and missions to family, marriage and prayer.

Healing Prayer Testimonies

Be encouraged by testimonies of answered prayer for healing. These stories give glory to God’s healing power and grace.