New Series Starting: Tribe

By , Communications Pastor| August 18th, 2016|

Several years ago, my family and I moved to Hesston, Kansas—a small town just north of Wichita. In our first weeks and months there, as we tried to learn about the town and its people, we heard over and over about the great tornado that hit that community some 25 years earlier. On March 13, [...]

Reluctant Connection Leads to Transformation

By , Contributing Writer| June 14th, 2016|

Recently I had the privilege to talk to Derik Torres, who is the Worship Leader for Chase Oaks En Español.  You may know him for his incredible vocal talent.  In the short time that he and his wife April have been a part of Chase Oaks, they are making a tremendous impact in our community. [...]

Connected by Grace

By , Contributing Writer| June 3rd, 2016|

In 1969, a high school Boy Scout by the name of George Lucas walked up and down the aisles at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri selling Coca Colas to the fans.  By doing so, he earned money for an upcoming trip to camp.  He was earning money in the stands where his favorite team, the Mizzou [...]