Posts with the category “life-transformation”
Pursuing Clarity in 2020
January 27th, 2020
It seems the buzz word for 2020 is “CLARITY,” no doubt inspired by 20/20 perfect vision. I don’t think I’m alone in craving what this word gives. In our increasingly divided culture, fast-paced lives,...
Wisdom from Culture Shock: Earthly Sojourner, Kingdom Citizen
January 15th, 2020
Have you ever felt so out of place that you were reminded of being back in middle school? You know that super awkward feeling that you just don’t fit in, and you are way too aware of your every moveme...
What is Your Life?
January 2nd, 2020
As a mom, I have found that the demands of this very chaotic life have shaken me to evaluate how I manage my days.In Ephesians 5:15-16, Paul urges, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but...
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...
Taking a Step Back: Testimonies from the Retreats
October 16th, 2019
From Jennifer:“The Women’s Retreat last weekend focused on Isaiah 30, and one verse that resonated with me was verse 15: “For the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said: ‘You will be delivered by ...
To Lynchburg and Beyond: Update on Global Missions
October 10th, 2019
God is doing amazing things all around the world, and we get to be a part of it! Not only do we have our Fall Festival, our next local outreach event, coming on October 31, we have also been sharing s...
Not Just Groceries: When One Blessing Spurs Another
September 24th, 2019
Living out the gospel of Jesus in both action and speech has been at the core of our mission at Gospel’s Connecting Point ministry since its inception. By meeting the needs of our immediate community,...
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...
First John: From Death to Life
September 5th, 2019
“We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers and sisters.”1 John 3:14From death to life: this is the story of those who have received the good news about Jesus. Every l...
A Holistic Approach to Fasting and Spiritual Disciplines
August 15th, 2019
As a 21st century, American culture, we have become obsessed with food and image. It takes nothing more than a scroll through social media or a walk down the magazine aisle to see that something is as...
Recourse Against Giants
July 17th, 2019
Written by Dorian WatsonLately, I’ve been meditating on 1 Samuel 17. This chapter gives the account of David and Goliath. The Lord put these scriptures on my heart about a week ago as I was processing...
July 10th, 2019
Written by Christiana BoyerI love the four seasons of the year because growing up in Houston, Texas, I never really experienced spring and fall…or winter for that matter! I basically just knew hot, fo...
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...
Choosing to Love
May 15th, 2019
Written by Juan Dugan, D.Min.There is a true wisdom in the way the Old Testament understood love, particularly when it comes to the topic of marriage. This wisdom and depth stands in stark contrast to...
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 ...
January 30th, 2019
written by Becca Bogardus, GCR Communications DirectorAs we study God’s Word, we see the Lord’s ultimate authority and power interlaced throughout Scripture. The Lord is sovereign, all-powerful, trans...
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...
God Prepares His People
September 19th, 2018
by Juan Dugan, D.Min. – Worship LeaderWhat if I told you that you’ve completely misunderstood the story of David and Goliath? If you read through I Samuel 17, it appears to be the story of a young boy...
September 12th, 2018
by Christi-Anna BoyerRecently, a group of 55 women from Gospel Community Rivermont went on a weekend retreat in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While no one knew exactly what God was going to d...
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...
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...
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...