Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Delegation

john : July 26, 2022 5:25 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is Delegation.

Sometimes, when an organization or a church experiences growth, there is a need to make adjustments to meet needs in a more effective way. Such was the case in the early church when the number of disciples was increasing.

According to Acts 6:1, the Jews who had adopted the Greek language and culture complained that their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So, the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them.”

Out of this decision came the ministry of deacons in the church. It was a decision that led to more growth. More people were serving. More needs were being met, on a physical and spiritual level.

Delegation is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

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KCB Fest is Celebrating 10 Years! Can You Join Us?

stacey : July 26, 2022 6:44 am : Stacey Gagne, Staff Pages

We are so excited to host our 10th Kids Cookie Break Fest on Saturday August 27th! Guests will enjoy performances on two outdoor stages and tons of fun family activities thanks to our sponsors. We’ll be collecting donations for Align Life Ministries, too. Free tickets become available on Monday August 15th.  

I’m searching for some older KCB fans who would like to join our team that helps make the event happen for all of the kids and their families who will attend. We have lots of friends who make this an annual event and we have a lot of fun together!  There are plenty of areas to serve for anyone age 14+. I’ve heard from a couple of families with teens who loved the Kids Cookie Break as children and are ready to be involved in a new way by helping!  We’ve had some aunts, uncles, grandparents and friend groups join us, too.

We have areas like Carnival Games, Handing out Chick-Fil-A Meals, Monitoring Inflatable Bounce Houses, Parking, Ticket Taking, Trash, and more.  You’ll even get a t-shirt and a free Chick Fil A meal.

Check out our Sign Up link to sign up,  or email and I can help find a good spot for you! We’d love to have you join us to celebrate our 10th KCB Fest!


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Faith Building Verse-Hebrews 11:28

john : July 25, 2022 5:45 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is Hebrews 11:28.

Referring to Moses, “By faith, he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.”

In the book of Exodus, it was the blood of the Passover lamb applied to the doorframes that protected the firstborn of Israel from death.  This is a foreshadow to the spiritual reality of Christ. First Corinthians 5:7 says that “Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed.”

Our redemption depends on what Jesus did for us at the cross. Without the shedding of His blood, there would be no forgiveness. By faith, we are protected by the application of Christ’s blood to cover our sins. Forgiveness is found in God’s grace demonstrated through the perfect life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to trust Jesus to save us from our sins in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Playlist

kristi : July 24, 2022 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

This week’s lineup features super singable anthems like “Jireh” from Maverick City Music, “Mention Of Your Name” by Jenn Johnson, Jonathan Helser’s song “No Longer Slaves” and the 10th anniversary edition of Matt Redman’s “10,000 Reasons”! Plus, new releases from Cody Carnes, Bryan & Katie Torwalt, Chris Tomlin and more.


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Song Title Artist Album Year
I Will Sing Martin Smith Exalt – EP 2020
What a Good God Paul Baloche Behold Him 2020
Ill Give Thanks (feat. Kirby Kaple) Housefires Ill Give Thanks 2020
Hundred Miles Crowder I Know a Ghost 2018
Every Hour David Leonard Single 2022
Leaning (feat. Lizzie Morgan) Matt Maher Single 2022
Be Glad Cody Carnes Single 2022
Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love Matt Boswell & Matt Papa His Mercy Is More: The Hymns of Matt Boswell and Matt Papa 2019
Thy Kingdom Come (feat. Francesca Battistelli) Rita Springer Single 2020
Heaven Invade (Live) Kari Jobe The Blessing (Live) 2020
Holy Spirit Come Patrick Mayberry Holy Spirit Come – EP 2021
Make Room (feat. Chris McClarney & Sarah Reeves) Meredith Andrews Single 2022
Awe + Wonder (Live) (feat. Daniella Mason & Andrew Holt) The Belonging Co Awe + Wonder (Live) 2019
Same God (feat. Jonsal Barrientes) Elevation Worship LION 2022
No Longer Slaves (feat. Jonathan David & Melissa Helser) Bethel Music We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition] 2015
God Really Loves Us (feat. Dante Bowe & Maverick City Music) Crowder Milk & Honey 2021
Mercies (New Every Morning) Matt Redman Let There Be Wonder (Digital Deluxe) 2020
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) Worship Together & Matt Redman [10th Anniversary] Single 2022
Bless The One (feat. Matt Maher) Mack Brock SPACE 2020
From Whom All Blessings Flow (Doxology) Hillsong Worship Awake 2019
Morning By Morning (Live From Worship Together) Pat Barrett Morning By Morning (I Will Trust) – EP 2022
Every Breath Gateway Worship Living for You 2006
Let Everything (Live) Vertical Worship Frontiers (Live) 2016
Joyful Noise Matt Maher Single 2021
Firm Foundation (He Wont) The Belonging Co & Cody Carnes Here (Live) 2022
Build My Life Housefires Housefires III 2016
Champion (feat. Dante Bowe) Bethel Music Revivals In The Air (Live) 2020
Good News Bryan & Katie Torwalt Ive Got Good News (Live) 2022
All Praise Matt Redman Single 2020
A Thousand Hallelujahs (Live) Brooke Ligertwood Single 2022
Holy Forever Chris Tomlin Always 2022
Immeasurably More Rend Collective The Art Of Celebration 2014
How You Love Me Patrick Mayberry Holy Spirit Come (Bonus Video Version) – EP 2021
There Is a Power (feat. Dante Bowe) Rita Springer Light 2020
Jireh (feat. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine) Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music Old Church Basement 2021
Worthy of Your Name (feat. Sean Curran of Bellarive) Passion Worthy Of Your Name 2017
Mention of Your Name Jenn Johnson After All These Years 2017
Fresh Wind/What A Beautiful Name (feat. Taya & David Ware) Hillsong Worship Fresh Wind/What A Beautiful Name (Live) – EP 2021
Awakening Chris Tomlin Passion: Awakening 2010
Let The Light In Cody Carnes Run To The Father 2020
Shine Like Stars (feat. Brett Younker) Passion Burn Bright – EP 2022
God of Revival Brian Johnson & Jenn Johnson Single 2020
Cover The Earth (feat. Cody Carnes) Kari Jobe Cover The Earth – Single 2018
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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Seeking Redemption

john : July 22, 2022 5:51 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is seeking the redemption of others, not their condemnation.

In John chapter 8, when the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery to Jesus, they told Him that Moses commanded them to stone such women. What did Jesus say? Jesus told the crowd, “Let any of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” After disarming the Pharisees, He then turned to the woman and said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go now and leave your life of sin.”

Jesus was the only perfect person in the crowd that day, but chose not to thrown any stones. He sought this woman’s redemption, not her condemnation, and that is how we can be an instrument of God’s grace today.

Seeking redemption of others rather than condemnation is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

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Faith Building Verses-Hebrews 11:24-26

john : July 22, 2022 5:48 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verses are Hebrews 11:24 to 26.

“By faith, Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharoah’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.”

The Bible acknowledges the pleasure of sin for a season, but it is only temporary. The treasures of God’s grace have much more value than the treasures of this world. Gold may shine, but the brilliance of God’s glory shines brighter. Fame may cause our star to shine for a season, but Jesus shines as the Bright Morning Star forever.

Moses understood the value of being identified with Christ.

These Faith-Building Verses inspire us to know the greater value of following Jesus in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

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Friday Time Capsule-July 22 2002

john : July 22, 2022 1:05 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Helping

john : July 21, 2022 4:44 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is helping people in need.

Helping people does not always mean a hand-out. Sometimes, it means a hand-up, helping someone to their feet who is in a state of distress.

The Good Samaritan did that for a man who was beaten after a robbery. Victims of crime often need to go through a healing process. The compassionate outreach from a believer shows the love of Jesus for that person.

James 1:27 talks about the importance of looking after orphans and widows in their distress.

This can happen in practical ways for orphans through mentorship, foster parenting or adoption. This can happen for widows through care-giving, visitation, and checking in on them.

Helping people in need is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

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Faith Building Verse-Hebrews 11:23

john : July 21, 2022 4:39 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is Hebrews 11:23.

By faith, the parents of Moses hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.

There was a law in Egypt forbidding Hebrew baby boys to live at the time when Moses was born. But the parents of Moses were guided by their faith to protect his life. In the book of Acts, Stephen recalled that for three months, Moses was cared for by his own family.

Faith seeks to preserve life in the midst of a culture that promotes death. Faith also sees God’s extraordinary plan in the life of each precious child. That is what the parents of Moses did in preserving the life of their son. Their faith overcame any fear of the king’s unjust law so that Moses could live to lead God’s people out of slavery in Egypt.

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to uphold the precious value of human life in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

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Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Sharing

john : July 20, 2022 4:43 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is Sharing.

One definition of sharing is to let someone else have or use part of something that belongs to you.

This happens when we have a giving spirit. Needs are met and people are helped when we share with others.

Ephesians 4:28 talks about doing something useful with our own hands, so that we may have something to share with those in need. That may mean sharing something we made with our hands. In the book of Acts, Tabitha was known for helping the poor with the clothing she made. Or it may mean using money from our income to help someone in need.

Hebrews 13:16 gives us this word of instruction: Do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

Sharing with others in need is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

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