Jeremy Jernigan – Executive Pastor of Creative Arts
If you’ve been with us for any amount of time since December 2011, you probably know that we have been teaching from the book of Luke, going in order verse-by-verse. That’s about to change.
Adrian Darsee—Programming Director
Awesome is the Lord Most High—Chris Tomlin
Our God—Chris Tomlin
Nothing but the Blood—Jesus Culture
Lead Me to the Cross—Hillsong United
Hey all, we’re really excited to announce that we’ll be having a guest artist, Andy Cherry, out here to lead worship pretty soon. Andy is a Christian singer and songwriter based in North Carolina and we’re really excited to host him!
Jon Moton – Lead Pastor Student Ministries
So it’s that time of year again. Not the end of the year but the distribution of high school yearbooks. Yearbooks are funny …now.
I remember how fun it was to see how many times my friends (or I) appeared in the yearbook. There was even an index in the last pages that made it really easy to look ourselves up.
It was fun to look at the pictures and recall the memories. It was fun. It was also fun to read about what my friends wrote.
…that is until my teen children read what my friends wrote.
Corey Bullock – Ahwatukee Campus Pastor
My little girl loves life! I love this about her, but it can also cause some difficulties in leading her. She will fight to avoid a nap and does her best to delay bedtime each night. Lately, however, it has been the other side of the day that has been most dramatic. She can’t wait to get up and start her day so she looks for the first sign of light in the morning to arise. This can be problematic in the summertime seeing how the sun keeps coming up earlier and earlier. After several mornings of this sweet little girl coming into our bedroom prior to 6am and declaring, “the sun is up – time to wake up” my wife and I decided to navigate this dilemma.
Our first attempt was to simply to tell her that she has to stay in her room until we come and get her. If you are a parent of a toddler you can stop laughing now. This didn’t work so well. She would start yelling from her room the”sun is up” demanding that we come and get her while waking up her younger brother up in the process. On to trial two.