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Evergreen Connection

Don’t Waste Your Pandemic

Pastor T (the title I occasionally and affectionately refer to Toby by) recently led us in a sermon series entitled “My Hopes and Fears for Evergreen”. Startlingly, he didn’t Include the fear that EBC might experience a pandemic. I guess my boss is not an Old Testament Prophet (you should see the look of disappointment […]

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When Losing Touch Hurts Most

The phenomenon of social distancing has produced some startling revelations, one of which is the value of human touch. I fully recognize there is a wide spectrum of preferences, from extremely huggy-types to those who feel better keeping their distance. But as we are now over a month into strong contagion control measures, many people […]

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Ten Ways to Redeem a Stream

Streaming church is now the norm for Evergreen Bible Church, as well as countless other churches across our nation and world. But what can you do to actually make it a worship service?  I humbly offer the following. Shower and dress: Yes, you could stay in your pajamas. You could even stay in bed. But getting cleaned up […]

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The Humbling

Pride is the original sin. “You will be like God,” said the serpent to the humans, and they liked the sound of that. Thus began the insane road of human history plagued by the drive to rule independently of our Maker. Pride drove the construction of the ancient skyscraper in Babel (Genesis 11) and it drives the […]

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Not One Needy Person Among Us

While most of our church body has not been harmed physically by COVID-19, many have been impacted financially. Many have had hours cut in half, others have been laid off altogether, and small business owners have seen revenues reduced to a trickle. These are our family members, and we join them in facing this loss. […]

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Ministry is Personal

Tonight, our Leadership Team will hold a virtual meeting to address how we should pursue the mission Christ gave us in this traumatic time of upheaval. While the call of ministry remains unchanged, the way we must pursue it has changed dramatically. The most noticeable difference is the transition from onsite to online worship services. Instead […]

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In Case You Were Wondering …

Have you ever wondered how many people at EBC are in Small Groups (or Life Groups as we call them)? Have you ever wondered if it’s a healthy percentage of those who call EBC their church home? My guess is that you haven’t. After all, we’re busy people living in a busy culture. I get […]

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