Sept. Series, 2022

In this series we explore the covenants that God made with his people. These covenant stories tell us so much about God’s character and his love for us. These stories also reveal how often we fall short, but still God wants to be in a covenant relationship with us!

Recent Series

AND THEY WERE AMAZEDDo you remember when you were awestruck by Jesus? Or, maybe you’ve never gotten a chance to fully see him. Early in His ministry everyone that met Jesus seemed to comment about how amazing they found his teachings, healings and actions. Let’s rediscover what makes Jesus so amazing.

An Update on the Work of Racial Justice

We are very fortunate to be a part of an association of 2200 churches that are diverse and include a significant number of African American and Latino congregations. We estimate that about 25% of the congregations in the US and Canada are African American churches. Many denominational leaders that I speak to are envious that the Church of God has been able to maintain its diversity when practically every other denomination has split along racial lines. But unity doesn’t happen […]

Responding to Uvalde

The story of the Uvalde school shooting is one we had hoped we would never hear again.  Yet, this week 19 children and 2 adults were killed in the tragedy.  The image in my head is a 10 year old named Xavier who held up his honor roll certificate for a photo just hours before he was killed. A beautiful life cut short and the reasons for his death will never make sense. In the aftermath politicians will debate gun […]

Celebrate AAPI Heritage – May 22

What color of flowers would you give to your Chinese neighbor for Chinese New Year? If you get it wrong, your neighbor might not be overly excited. Loving our neighbors includes learning about their cultures. This year our Asian Pacific American Heritage celebration will focus on the unique holidays within Asian cultures. Members will share about their unique holidays and we will enjoy samples of food that are common for those holidays. Ms. Kazuko Carper will be joining us after […]

Recent Series

Our reliance on technology has sped up rapidly in recent years. Our faith must have a digital component or we are living a significant portion of our lives apart from God. This series will look at the unique issues, the lingering questions, the dangers, and the opportunities of our expanding digital world. 

Ministry to the City

During Covid, it has been very difficult to continue our engagement with the city outside of our walls.  However, as things slowly return to normal we want to make sure that our efforts outside of our walls pick back up. I meet with churches nearly every week who stopped focusing outside of their walls decades ago, and the lack of vitality and fruitfulness is heartbreaking.  May that never be NWCC during our lifetimes! One of the exercises that I ask […]

Does God Sing?

Most mornings I wake up to hear Jackson singing the latest song that has captured his attention. Sometimes, Kristie and I have to solve the mystery to figure out what the song is. He loves Kirk Franklin’s song “Hosanna” which he has been playing since Easter. On the other end of the spectrum he will sing “Last Christmas” by Wham all year long! This week as I was getting him ready for school out of the blue he asked me […]

OPEN – MASKS OPTIONAL

NW Community moved to a “Mask Optional” policy beginning on July 31, 2022. However, please consider the current CDC guidance below when deciding if you should wear a mask when visiting. MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED BY CDC IF YOU…• HAD COVID WITHIN LAST 10 DAYS• HAVE COME INTO CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO TESTED POSITIVE OVER LAST 10 DAYS• HAVE COVID-LIKE SYMPTOMS• HAVE AN INCREASED HEALTH RISK