WORSHIP - 10:30am (Every Sunday) & 5:30pm (2nd/4th Sundays)
DISCIPLESHIP HOUR CLASSES - Sundays @ 9:30am

Blog

A Day in the Life of a Presbyterian: The Session Meeting

August 17, 2016 | by: Ben Castaneda |0 Comments

What actually happens at a session meeting?... Keep Reading

The Order of Salvation, Part 1: Introduction

March 14, 2016 | by: Ben Castaneda |0 Comments

What is the order of the steps that God uses to save us?... Keep Reading

Distinctive Discipleship: Being Salt and Light

February 29, 2016 | by: Ben Castaneda |0 Comments

A quote on what it looks like to be salt and light.... Keep Reading

Bonhoeffer on Forgiveness

January 22, 2016 | by: Ben Castaneda |0 Comments

This past weekend, we had our third annual Youth Winter Retreat. We were joined by some of the youth of Church of the Resurrection (PCA) in Flagstaff. We had a great time! The theme of the retreat was "The Gospel for Me and for You," and we discussed how the gospel changes us individually as well as in relationship with each other. One talk I gave was about how the gospel gathers Christians into a new family. We are no longer scattered and divided by cult... Keep Reading

The Christian Life: Brotherly Love

August 19, 2015 | by: Ben Castaneda |0 Comments

As I was doing my devotions this morning, I came across this verse: "Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another" (1 Thes 4:9). What an incredible commendation! Paul didn't need to tell them how to love one another because they were already doing it so well! Compare this to 1 Corinthians, where Paul has to write an entire chapter about what love for one anot... Keep Reading

People, Places, and Prophets...or "What do we do with the boring parts of the Bible?"

August 4, 2015 | by: Ben Castaneda |0 Comments

Let's face it. Some parts of the Bible are more interesting than others. Reading about the parceling of the Promised Land in Joshua 13-21, with its seemingly never-ending list of cities and villages, doesn't exactly get your blood pumping for your morning devotions. The same thing could be said about the genealogies of 1 Chronicles or dozens of chapters in the Prophetical books that continually threaten fire and brimstone on nations that no longer exi... Keep Reading

"Broadchurch" and Human Sinfulness

July 22, 2015 | by: Ben Castaneda |0 Comments

I have a confession...I like BBC TV shows. Most recently, I watched the first season of "Broadchurch," a drama focusing on two small-town detectives, Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller, who are investigating the murder of a pre-teen boy. While there is quite a bit about the show I cannot recommend, there is a fascinating scene in an early episode where Hardy and Miller are discussing the list of potential suspects. The list includes basically everyone in the tigh... Keep Reading

The Christian Life: What Does Forgiveness Look Like?

March 30, 2015 | by: Ben Castaneda |0 Comments

Do we really understand what it means to say, "I forgive you"?... Keep Reading

The Christian Life: Must We Always Forgive?

March 17, 2015 | by: Ben Castaneda |0 Comments

As Christians, we're called to forgive others since we've been forgiven by God. But must we always forgive, no matter what?... Keep Reading

Vows, Baptism, and You

March 9, 2015 | by: Ben Castaneda |0 Comments

Do we really take seriously the vow we as a congregation make when a baby is baptized?... Keep Reading

The Christian Life: Prayer

February 6, 2015 | by: Ben Castaneda |0 Comments

How's your prayer life?... Keep Reading

Remodeling of Youth Rooms!

January 5, 2015 | by: Ben Castaneda |1 Comments

Let's face it...the youth rooms are not in the best shape. If you've visited with us on a Youth & Family Night, you know this to be the case. I've even heard it said (jokingly, of course!) it might be better if they accidentally caught fire! All kidding aside, though, it's become obvious that work needs to be done to give a "face lift" to the modular buildings where we meet. I'm pleased to say that the remodeling starts tomorrow! We've been working ha... Keep Reading

Singleness in the Church, Part 2: Involving and Including Singles

November 28, 2014 | by: Ben Castaneda |1 Comments

Five suggestions for how a church can better welcome and involve singles.... Keep Reading

Singleness in the Church, Part 1: A "Gift"?

October 16, 2014 | by: Ben Castaneda |0 Comments

This is the first of a two-part series on singleness in the church. This post recaps and reflects on some of the material I heard at the recent CCEF conference. Next week I will focus on some of the ways the church can improve in welcoming and including singles.... Keep Reading

Review: Show Them Jesus by Jack Klumpenhower

October 10, 2014 | by: Ben Castaneda |0 Comments

Show Them Jesus is a fascinating, personal, and readable primer on teaching the Bible in a way that highlights the power of the gospel to change lives.... Keep Reading

Youth (& Family) Ministry

September 2, 2014 | by: Ben Castaneda |2 Comments

Youth & Family Ministry is a whole-person, whole-family philosophy of ministry.... Keep Reading

The Beauty of an Ordinary Life

August 21, 2014 | by: Ben Castaneda |1 Comments

God gives us permission to be human. He's given us skills and abilities that we should use for his glory; they're his good gifts that we should appreciate and take pleasure in. It's good and right to work hard to produce something beautiful but temporary. ... Keep Reading

The Platitudinous Power of the Word

August 13, 2014 | by: Ben Castaneda |0 Comments

Do we really believe that God's Word is sufficient and effective to build his Church?... Keep Reading

A Friend of Strangers

August 5, 2014 | by: Ben Castaneda |0 Comments

Hospitality goes much deeper than "entertaining." It's loving the stranger because Jesus became a stranger for us.... Keep Reading

Fruit or Poison? The Power of Words

July 29, 2014 | by: Ben Castaneda |0 Comments

Words are incredibly powerful, but can also be incredibly destructive. How are you using your words?... Keep Reading

Filter by: