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How Does God Want Us to Think about Government?

Tuesday night brought a turbulent, disturbing, and ugly election season to an end. Besides the incredibly controversial presidential election, numerous local elections and state and federal propositions were also decided. Trump was a shocking winner, California legalized marijuana, Colorado legalized assisted suicide, and in it all God continues to rule supreme. As David P...

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Evangelism & Outreach

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of powe...

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Albania Missions Highlight

Dielli Family | Erion, Melodie, Samuel, and Sarah The Diellis have been working alongside GCV missionaries, Cory and Kristine Cramer, planting a church in Pogradec, Albania. God is greatly blessing their ministry and new church plant and we are excited to be partners with them. Erion is an Albanian national who comes from a Muslim background. He was saved through a VBS pr...

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Hold The Rope

In 1793, the father of modern missions arrived in India. While William Carey was revolutionizing the way the church thought about foreign missions, a much lesser known name also served Christ and missions by supporting Carey. For 21 years, Andrew Fuller led the Baptist Missionary Society, an organization that began in his own home in 1792. Fuller helped raise money, recrui...

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Summerfest Servants

“I love to tell the story of unseen things above, Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love. I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true; It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do. I love to tell the story, ’twill be my theme in glory, To tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love. ...

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Resurrection Life

From despair to hope, defeat to victory, death to life, Easter is celebration. The resurrection is so central to Christianity that without it there isn’t any Gospel to believe. With it, Christians are of all people most joyful and hopeful. But the resurrection isn’t just central to the Gospel, it’s also a key component of the glory of God. God, and God alone, gives l...

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Spanish Ministry

History The Spanish Ministry has more history than the two-and-a-half years Josie and I have been here. From the beginning, outreach to Hispanics in this valley has been an integral part of the plan. Our core purpose to exalt the Savior, equip the saints, and extend the Kingdom includes proclaiming the Gospel to all peoples around us. Spanish speakers make up the majori...

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Persecution Update: Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the last five nations with a Communist government and ranks #16 among the countries that persecute Christians. The minority Christian population numbers less than 10% of the population, and there have been increasing attacks on them. Christians have great difficulty in obtaining the mandated government registration for their churches. In addition, church ...

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Crazy Busy Book Review

True story. We scheduled this review of Kevin DeYoung’s book Crazy Busy: a (mercifully) short book about a (really) big problem several months ago. It’s just that some things came up, the schedule got rearranged, we had several other projects that were more important. Basically things just got a little crazy. And busy. In other words, I needed this book even more than ...

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Hume Lake 2015

Hume Lake 2015 by Pastor David Parents and campers, the time has come! If you’d like to attend Hume Camp this summer (June 7-13), now is the time to register. Camp can be a unique time of spiritual challenge and growth. It’s certainly a lot of fun and a great time and place for our kids to hang out together. More importantly, however, the concentrated amount of pre...

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