Things Dedication Day
by Matt Schroeder on November 1st, 2018
In our society, one of the pressures most families face is materialism. Teenagers insisting on just the right labels on clothing, kids throwing temper tantrums over the latest toys, adults yielding to the pressure of “He who dies with the most toys wins.” In Genesis chapter 2, Adam possessed everything. He had it all, and yet, God said, “it is not good”. Obviously, materialism is deceptive. We thi...
by Matt Schroeder on September 28th, 2018
What does it sound like? Here are some interesting questions you can use to enliven any conversation. Use them during Family Nights or Marriage Staff Meetings. What is one event in the future that you would like to know the outcome of now? If you were offered two front row tickets to see any singer or musical group, whose concert would you choose to attend? Which of the four seasons do you most an...
by Matt Schroeder on August 29th, 2018
We know we’re supposed to… We know it would help… We know we’d enjoy it… Then why don’t we do it?
Beta Upsilon Chi Leadership Development
by Matt Schroeder on August 6th, 2018
Last week we had the privilege of hosting the men from Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX), commonly known as Brothers Under Christ. They are the largest Christian fraternity in the nation, with chapters spread across the country.Each year, they host an annual leadership retreat called Cor. They selected 30 of their best leaders from university campuses across the country to participate in an intensive leaders...
New Parenting Goal: A Legacy of Intimacy
by Matt Schroeder on August 1st, 2018
As a parent, dream of your children being able to reflect back on their growing up years saying, “I know my parents loved me…” - Through the undivided attention they gave me - Through their patient listening to my hurts...