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Steve Wood

My Soul Thirsts for God

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Bible Study Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Psalm 42; John 4.5-14 Sermon Outline In my early/mid 30’s I began the process of a D.Min. My area of interest was the role of longing…

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Search Me, O God

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Bible Study Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Psalm 139.23-24, John 16.7-11 Sermon Outline God will speak to you by his Word, through his Spirit. God will sometimes speak to you through another person. Examine your…

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One Year of Construction

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One year ago this week we gathered in our parking lot for a ground-breaking celebration.  It marked the end of the demolition of the burned remains of the Ministry Center and the beginning of our new construction.  Hard to believe all that has taken place this past year on our campus (read our previous updates)…

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Making Sense of the Desert

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Bible Study We have a high view of Scripture.  We believe that Scripture contains all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is to be required of anyone, that it should be believed as an article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to…

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Asbestos Removal and Clergy Moving

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Q & A on Our Construction Project: Question: What’s happening on campus? Answer: Two things to note.  First, asbestos removal from Catlin Annex began this week (see photo above). Once this removal is completed the next phase can begin. Second, we are expecting concrete to be poured along the Venning Street side of the Ministry…

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What is a Columbarium?

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Q & A on Our Construction Project: Question: Last week you mentioned that we were building a “columbarium” in the Whilden Street Courtyard.  What exactly is a columbarium? Answer: A columbarium is a place for the repose of cremated remains. The word comes from the Latin, “columba,” which means, “dove.” Originally, the term columbarium was…

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The Master Plan

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Talking to myself about summer construction plans: Question:  In your last email you mentioned a “comprehensive master plan.”  What does that mean? Answer: One of the benefits of the construction process has been the ability to create an integrated campus that has a sense of space and flow to both the architecture and landscaping.  To…

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New Building on Old Playground

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Talking to myself (again) about rebuilding the Ministry Center: Question:  As I’m driving down Venning from Simmons, what is the rectangular building that is being built on the old playground? Answer: It is our new Discipleship/Education building.  As you look at the rendering above (click on the image to see a larger version) you will…

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