Letters from Pastor Chuck

In The Meanwhile

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

Are you in a place where it is difficult to understand God’s plan for you? Consider Joseph...one of the main characters of the book of Genesis... Joseph was his father’s favorite son. Joseph was a vivid dreamer. Joseph had his whole life in front of him.  As a...

Hallelujah from Here Below

Posted by Tyler Schoenberger on

We are manufacturers of perfection, aren't we? If you don't believe me, go ahead and look at your social media page - it's really your highlight reel of "perfection." I think we would all admit that we "aren't perfect," and yet what we put out, both on social media and in our everyday lives...

Holy Saturday Devotion

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

Yesterday morning I was scrolling through social media, and just like every other Good Friday, one of the very first posts was a meme, “it’s Friday, but Sunday is coming! Yee-haw!” I get it. But it was 5:45 in the morning. Good Friday wasn’t even 6 hours...

Good Friday Devotion

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

I had major back surgery ten years ago. They cut me through the stomach, fused the vertebrae, and closed me up. My body reacted against the trauma by throwing multiple life-threatening blood clots to my lungs. In other words, the process of recovering from the original wound almost killed...

Everything comes back to this...

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

I deliberately keep it plain and simple: first Jesus and who he is; then Jesus and what he did—Jesus crucified. - 2 Corinthians 2: 2 (The Message) Dear Friends, Maybe it’s true that it takes a three year commitment, or even longer, to a mission, for it to truly take root in the...

More Than A Tag Line

Posted by Chuck L. Betters on

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. -...

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...

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