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Author Archive: Evergreen Bible Church

Children’s Ministry Co-op

I got to have my 4-year-old niece sit with me a few weeks ago during the church service. I loved watching her listen to Pastor Toby, and field the questions that his sermon created in her. I love getting to answer her questions, and help her make sense of God. I love the conversations with her as […]

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Sharing Christ’s Passion

The week leading up to Easter is traditionally called Passion Week and I hope to share a word that will sharpen your readiness to meet the living Christ during this greatest of all holy days. As I began to write, I realized that I did not know with certainty how and why this title came […]

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Not the WiFi. The Enemy.

If you’re a part of the congregation that has been fellowshipping with the church family as a part of the livestream these past couple of weeks, then you know firsthand that it’s been a rough go. We had issues two weeks ago that caused the stream to go down completely. After thinking that we knew […]

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A Thanksgiving Dinner in March

I am not a picky eater. Whenever Kristin asks me if I’d rather have quesadillas for lunch or leftover lasagna, my standard reply is “food’s my favorite.” It’s my way of saying that I would be truly happy with either option and don’t have a preference. I am privileged to live in a land where […]

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Mission Means Action

When Jesus said “you shall be my witnesses” it was clear his commission would lead his followers to take action. Not just a moment of action, or a season of action, but an entire life spent asking, “Alright Jesus, what next? How can I serve you?” Today I will highlight three notable action items that […]

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Evergreen’s Approach to Face Coverings

Two weeks ago, we received an email from the Washington State Department of Health. We were notified that they had received communication through the Report a Safe Start Violation site that some individuals in our establishment are not wearing face coverings as required. The message said this was a “courtesy” letter, and that if future […]

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Money on Mission

I have not done any research on this, but I have to assume that many churches have been forced to tighten their belts due to all the upheaval over the past year. To be honest, I have tried to internally prepare myself for lean financial times should that be the case at Evergreen. Incredibly, the […]

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Going There For To Make Disciples

“Go therefore and make disciples…” These were some of the very last words of Jesus and they were undoubtedly ringing in the ears of the saints throughout the centuries when they decided to leave home to go here and there for to make disciples. It is a privilege and a great honor to move to […]

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Breaking the Media Feed

The Leadership Team couples spent last weekend in a pair of houses at the coast and the firm intention was to seek the Lord together in prayer. We always pray at this annual retreat, but this year we made prayer the primary content. We literally spent hours looking at God’s word and responding in prayer […]

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