Posts with the category “family”
Encouraging Our Parents in the Midst of a Pandemic
July 30th, 2020
by Brandon Read, Family Ministries Director“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”Proverbs 19:21December 31st, 2019 seems like a lifetime ago. As ...
The Night the Rain Came Down: Fall Festival 2019
November 7th, 2019
Tornado watches, pouring rain, plummeting temperatures—not exactly ideal conditions for this year’s Fall Festival, our church’s largest OUTDOOR, outreach event.But we serve a God who works all things ...
An Awesome Responsibility: Families that Love God
October 31st, 2019
By Brandon Cutshall, Kid City DirectorAt Gospel Community Church, we have families of all types who love God and want to make Him known in their homes. Followers of Jesus will parent with discipleship...
Creating Rhythms of Remembrance
September 10th, 2019
By Abby Barr, Director of OperationsI’ve found that the older I get the more forgetful I become. Just as my life has become more complicated and packed than ever, my mind has also become sleep-deprive...
An Author’s Untimely Passing and Some Laundry
June 11th, 2019
By Jennifer Redmond, Communications DirectorThe passage of time is relentless. We know this reality, and yet we so often forget it, behaving as if time slows to our demands, as if by ignoring it, we c...
What’s In a Name? Mara’s Story
June 4th, 2019
By Jordan StaffordImagine being so dehydrated after only drinking coffee for three days straight that you change your name to “Dehydrated.” I don’t know about you, but only drinking coffee is 100% som...
Remember His Words
May 8th, 2019
Written by Dorian Watson, M.A.“And they remembered his words.” Luke 24:8 ESVOur modern American lives can have us running around at a mind-numbing pace. Constantly jumping from one appointment to the ...
The Joy of Knowing
February 14th, 2019
Written by Danika Delello “God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my life.” Psalm 54:4When the Christians that I know go through trials, I hear many of them talk about how they find their comf...
December 17th, 2018
by Fred Volk, Ph.D.In First Corinthians, the Apostle Paul describes what love is when he states unequivocally that no matter what we have gained in our lives in terms of accomplishments and material w...
December 12th, 2018
by Juan Dugan, D.Min. – Worship LeaderJoy is a tricky thing. We often hear it described as happiness or a positive outlook, but for anyone who has ever felt joyous, we know it’s more than that. There ...
December 5th, 2018
by Jennifer Redmond, M.Ed.In the protestant tradition, the focus of Advent is most often on the arrival of Jesus—Emanuel, God with us.But one season, that focus dramatically shifted for me. Five years...
Making Room for Hospitality
November 14th, 2018
by Abby Barr, M.Ed., Director of OperationsGenerally speaking, my husband and I are not shy people. In fact, I’m convinced that Ryan knows over half the population of Lynchburg by name, and likewise, ...
November 6th, 2018
by Andrew Moroz, Teaching PastorThanksgiving is only a few weeks away. For most people that means family, friends, and food, and, usually, at least some consideration of things that we’re thankful for...
Meet the Family Ministries Team
October 3rd, 2018
by Jennifer Redmond, M.Ed., Communications TeamThis group of leaders is responsible for managing the many awesome volunteers who interact with the children and youth of our church each and every week....
The Strength Paradox
August 22nd, 2018
by Abby Barr, M.Ed.All of us have areas of our lives where we excel. We are called into roles in which our gifts shine and our weaknesses are minimized. If you’re anything like me, you love spending t...
Ministry of the Puzzle
August 15th, 2018
by Dorian Watson, M.A.My dad loves jigsaw puzzles, especially ones with 1,000 or more pieces. He recently bought several for us to put together as a family. As we worked on them, I noticed that more t...
Who are Your People?
July 11th, 2018
by Christi-Anna Boyer, Women’s Ministry CoordinatorWho was your first childhood friend? What made that person your friend? Maybe it was the good times you had together, or risks you took together, or ...
For the Days We Doubt God's Goodness
June 19th, 2018
by Beth Joseph, Women’s Ministry LeaderEvery week, I have the blessing of nannying two children in Lynchburg. One of the children has the sweetest heart of any child I have ever known. He is constantl...
Summer at GCC
May 17th, 2018
by Andrew Moroz, Teaching and Outreach PastorSummer technically doesn’t officially start until late June; but, at Gospel Community Church Rivermont, at the end of May, we transition from one season to...
May 9th, 2018
by Kelcie Cornett, Kid City CoordinatorFor many, Mother’s Day is a joyful holiday. The day is celebrated with cards, candy, and gifts for mom. For others, Mother’s Day can be hard. For me, my grandmot...
Ambassadors for Christ
May 3rd, 2018
by Brandon Cutshall, Kid City Elementary ResidentEveryday, we encounter a wide range of individuals. These people include neighbors that you greet, baristas that give you your cup of coffee, and cowor...
I Shall Not Want
April 25th, 2018
by Christi-Anna Boyer“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for...