Imagine walking into a new place for the first time. Maybe it is the type of place you have been before. Just not in a long time, and not necessarily this exact location. Like going to an art museum for the first time since that fifth-grade field trip. Or visiting a nursing home for the
I distinctly remember the feeling that I had back in May 2010. I was sitting in an old musty pew at our denomination’s conference center for a Sunday morning worship. I hadn’t been to church very often since I finished high school in 2003, but for whatever reason I felt the conviction that this was
Whenever I bring up our third core value, I am often met by a number of different responses. You see, many of our core values are relatively self-explanatory. While it is important for me to fill out exactly what I mean with each core value, there is usually some common starting place to begin. Not
I cannot not remember when I became a Clemson fan. I remember when I first became passionate about swimming. I remember when I first became passionate about concerts. I even remember when I first became passionate about American Gladiators, which my mom remembers too! But I cannot remember when I first became passionate about Clemson
So far we have looked at half of our eight core values. And whether you have noticed it or not, there is a flow to how these core values are structured. We tried to envision the way a person would engage with our church from their first time as a visitor through, Lord willing, many
I remember standing outside of my sales office early one morning in November 2010. So much had gone through my head the previous 12 hours – ever since a co-worker of mine shared her testimony with me. I had heard the gospel before, and I had heard testimonies before. But this time it was different.
One of the hardest things to say in life is “No”. Who really wants to be the person who is known for saying no all the time? We want to be the person who says “Yes!” At yet, every “No” has a hidden “Yes” behind it. And every “Yes” has a hidden “No” behind it.
When we initially came up with our core values, the list only included seven. The one missing? This one. I am actually pretty embarrassed to admit that, but it’s true. Our first seven core values represent the things that we want to establish inside our church and the things that we believe will nourish our