Letters from Pastor Chuck

Overjoyed or underjoyed?

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

The Apostle Paul wrote to his protégé Timothy, "In every place of worship, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy." ~1 Timothy 2: 8 This past week, I came across an article that unpacked negative aspects of being a pastor...

How can I become Jesus?

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

Leonard Bernstein, one of the most famous American conductors, once said, "if I don't become Brahms or Tchaikovsky or Stravinsky when I'm conducting their works, then it won't be a great performance."  When you watch Bernstein conduct, and more importantly, when you listen to the...

Politics and religion?!

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

This Sunday, we will continue our God-Sized Conversations series by exploring another great question that was submitted in various forms multiple times in our survey. We will be exploring the role of the church, and the role of the Christian, as it pertains to conversing with others...

Get ready for this weekend!

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

This weekend is going to be another big one at the church!  On Saturday night at the Summit Bridge Road Campus, we will have worship and Communion for all ages. In the past, our Saturday nights have been for the young people. This year, however, we are encouraging ALL people of ALL ages to...

What happens to a Christian who has died?

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

In our current sermon series, God-Sized Conversations, we are exploring the answers to life’s deepest questions. This Sunday morning, we will tackle the question, “What happens to a Christian who has died?” The primary passage we will be using is in I Thessalonians 4:13-18...

I am grateful!

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

I want to thank all of the volunteers who are making this upcoming weekend possible. Linda Pargoe has done a fantastic job coordinating both Night to Shine Prom and the Daddy/Daughter Dance. By her side are so many volunteers who have already helped set up and decorate, served as buddies, helped...

God-Sized Conversations

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

Over the past couple of months, we have invited the community to submit God-Sized Questions that we will attempt to answer from a Christ centered perspective in our current sermon series that we have entitled God-Sized Conversations. The first question we are exploring is one that...

Why Nothing But Jesus?

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

You don’t want to miss church this weekend! On Sunday, we will begin a brand new sermon series called God-Sized Conversations. In this series, we will attempt to answer questions, from a Nothing But Jesus perspective, that have been submitted by you and our guests over the past...

We are growing, because of you!

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

So many of you are inviting friends and spreading the word about what God is doing through Nothing But Jesus at Reach Church…and we have been averaging ten visitors a week as a result! It is our calling (Matthew 28: 16-20) to share Jesus with others, to help each other become devoted...

How are you?

Posted by Steve Coward on

How are you?  No, how are you really doing?  We get the question, "How are you?" all the time.  Most of us have a programmed response to it.  We don't even think about it.  We immediately respond with "I am fine.  How are you?" or something very similar.  If...

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