Monday, April 28, 2014


Being "rooted" happens through taking advantage of opportunities God gives you as you seek to grow in Study, Prayer, Stewardship, Discipleship, Community, and Service. 


A few weeks ago I mentioned the power of a a result of the Prom Dress Giveaway event some of the Campbellsville Christian Church folks had the idea that they would like to offer a free Prom Dinner for the recipients of the dresses. Click here for more photos.


Watch for details on being a part of the building of the new Taylor County/Campbellsville Habitat for Humanity House. Around 50 people gathered yesterday to break ground for the new Habitat House on Wickcliffe Ave. We will be using our church email list to alert you of work opportunities. This will be a great chance to get together with your Sunday School class, Small group, or a group of friends to be the hands and feet of Christ in a real, practical way.

White Mills Christian Camp 
Since 1949 thousands of young people have encountered the life changing message of Jesus Christ through the ministry of White Mills Christian Camp. Campbellsville Christian Church will pay 1/2 of your camp registration if you submit it through the church office. Simply download and fill out the registration form below and turn it in to the church office. 

Monday, April 14, 2014


Easter is 6 days away. 82% of people who are invited to church will say yes. Or at least that's what statisticians say...

There's no better time than Easter to invite someone to church. Understand this, church is not the answer...Jesus is. If you're part of Campbellsville Christian Church, we are unashamedly about leading people to Jesus Christ, and a growing relationship with Him. There is nothing better to invite someone to than that!

A couple of notes for our church members:

  • Consider attending the early service as an act of love to make room for the guests who will be attending at 11:00 AM. Our 8:45 & 11:00 services are identical each week.
  • If you are able, consider parking at the back of the parking lot to make room for others. 
  • Scoot in, scoot over, and greet someone with a friendly face and make them feel at home. (It's the worst to have to climb over people you don't know to find a seat.)
  • We will have Children's Worship for the full hour during both services. Children (birth - 5th Grade) will have a special time of worship designed specifically with them in mind. 
We've set the goal at 525 people in attendance...I think we can far exceed that! It's not about a number, but about presenting the hope of the world to every soul. 82% say yes. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rooted & Established

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,  may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:16-19)

Being rooted in God's love: Loving God and Loving Others is an ongoing journey. There is no magic formula that helps you get it right. Becoming rooted, like anything worth having, takes patience and discipline. Quite honestly, it looks different for every person. The reason for this is simple: God made you uniquely with unique gifts for a unique purpose in your unique place for this specific time. The leadership of Campbellsville Christian Church wants to walk alongside you in your journey. We have created personal spiritual development goals based on what we call the 6 Expressions of God's love: Study, Prayer, Stewardship, Discipleship, Community, and Service. 

As a supplement to that, we have created a self-evaluation for you to help you evaluate your progress on your journey. It is completely anonymous, unless you want to receive feedback from myself or one of the staff for input or guidance into your life. If that's the case, simply include your email address. These evaluations are comprised of 7 questions each. You can find the evaluations below by clicking on the corresponding Expression of Love below:

Loving God:

Loving Others:

We are so excited to see what God will do in the lives of His people who are committed to be "rooted in God's love." Again, we don't strive to be "rooted" to draw attention to ourselves or anything we've done, but to the only One who matters, Jesus Christ. It all rolls back to our mission: to lead people to Jesus Christ, and a growing relationship with Him. 

** Unsure of what I'm talking about? Listen to the April 6th sermon to find out more. 
Listen on the church website.

**Photo Credit

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Alas an Atlas that Outlasts: Essential Atlas of the Bible by Carl Rasmussen

Rasmussen's Atlas is unlike other atlas' filled with maps of places you may or may not understand. Rasmussen has created a Bible atlas that is beautiful, easy-to-read, full of full-color images and uses current mapping technology to create a resource tool for pastors and individuals for personal and congregational Bible study.  

I love this. Honestly, I never thought I would say that about an atlas. This particular one, Essential Atlas of the Bible, provides not only the map, but charts, Biblical references, provides the context of what was going on in the world surrounding the names and places of people you encounter as you read God's Word. 

While most people would not consider sitting down to read an Atlas, with Rasmussen's Essential Atlas you could do just that and enjoy every minute of it. This atlas will prove to be an invaluable resource for me as a minister, but also for me personally as I seek to understand God's Word more fully. 

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