Opportunity to Give Back: In Case You Missed Sunday…

God is doing great things in our church each time we gather, and this past Sunday was no exception. Toward the end of last week, I made this post, so this is a follow up to it and what was shared Sunday morning. We were blessed to have Principal Michelle Wolfenbarger with us from Adrian [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grove Church, Please Read Before Sunday!

The Grove has always tried to express the value of “Taking Responsibility for Our Community.” We intentionally plan to do this throughout the year in various ways, but occasionally a need will present itself where we need to respond spontaneously and sacrificially above what we normally give. This Sunday, we are going to share about [...]

By | August 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Staff Update: Welcome Donna Orr

God is always faithful to give us direction if we will patiently seek out His plans. Back in June, I shared on this blog that God was leading Sandra Hall, The Grove's Administrative Assistant, to pursue a new job opportunity. You can read about that HERE.  I knew God had great things in store for [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Way You Drive Could Reveal Something About You

A few years ago, my family and I moved to Michigan. One of the first things I noticed in Michigan was how fast everyone drives. Almost instantly, from the moment you cross the state line, you can feel the desire to GO and GO FASTER increasing with each car that blows by and leaves you [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stop Thinking Outside The Box

Our American culture is constantly telling us to get creative, find your own way, and make life your own. In other words, we've been conditioned to think that we need to be lost in deep thought as we constantly consider all the variables that could be at play. As a result of this, many of us, [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Icing or the Cake?

I love icing. If you hand me a cupcake, I'm going to break off the bottom cake part, eat it by itself, and basically just enjoy the blob of icing on top. I'm the same way with cake. I'll eat the cake portion first by carefully eating all the way up to the icing just [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Restricts Your Joy?

On Sunday mornings in June, we've been defining what joy is and how it emerges in our lives. As we seek to be joy-filled followers of Jesus, we have to remember there's an underlying opposition working against us that desires to see every ounce of joy removed from our lives so that we are living purely [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Staff Change for The Grove: Sandra Will Be Missed

Sandra Hall has been such a blessing to The Grove Church for several years. I’ve been so blessed to work with her in my short time with The Grove. She has helped make my transition very smooth in regards to all the day-to-day tasks. Her heart for Jesus, abilities, and attention to detail will be [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Worship: Beyond the Songs We Sing

In this post, Trent Berry, our worship pastor, shares some great thoughts about what it means to truly worship Jesus. We are blessed to have Trent on our staff, and I hope you'll allow his words below to challenge you in the area of worship. “What is worship?” you may ask. That question can be [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You Can’t Say YES To Everything

As a kid, I never passed up the chance the skip rocks when I was near water. Now, having two boys of my own, they are following in my footsteps. While teaching them how to skip rocks, I've explained that with each skip of the rock, you'll create a new ripple, and the better the [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments