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you're here.

No matter what season you're walking through—joys, sorrows, or anything in between—we are here to walk alongside you. We want to point you to your Creator and the marvelous plans he has for your life.


We believe that you matter.

Throughout the site, you'll find a variety of resources carefully crafted to help you grow and learn what it really means to follow Jesus in everyday moments.

About us.

We exist to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, develop resources for making disciples, and form healing agents in our community and beyond.

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Looking for engaging, encouraging content to help you grow in your walk with Christ? Check out our podcasts, listen to a past sermon series, or pick up one of our books!


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A new start.

Life is hard. Things fall apart and we can often feel helpless trying to put the pieces back together.


We're here to walk with you through whatever season you're in.


Whether you're looking for grief counseling, struggling with depression or anxiety, or you want to talk with someone about what it means to follow Jesus, we have resources for you!


“More than anything, I wanted my life to matter …” When Shane Stanford discovered he was HIV positive at 19 years old, he knew he had a choice: he could feel sorry for himself, or he could live as faithfully and boldly as possible.

A Positive Life

Our most important battles are not always with the 'giants out there'—those external challenges which we all face. The greatest battles are often within ourselves. Too often, we diminish our own potential in ministry, business, and in life.

Five Stones

What happens when the storm does not pass? When the pain does not stop? When the prodigal does not return? In six very special encounters recorded in the Gospels, Jesus addressed the too much and the too late scenarios of our lives. 

When God Disappears

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I will lift up my eyes to the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:1-2

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