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Men's Dinner December 16

December 17th, 2014 by Pastor Scott Rees

Every third Tuesday of the month we have the Men's Dinner. We start showing up at 6:30 to greet and talk, then eat at 7:00, and then have Bible study at 7:45-8:15 or so.


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VBS 2014 Celebration

August 17th, 2014 by Pastor Scott Rees

This Sunday we were blessed with the kids of VBS leading in worship.


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Discipleship Committee's Grand Plan

July 18th, 2013 by Pastor Scott Rees

The Discipleship Committee met tonight, 7/18/13 and came up with a "grand plan." Here it is:


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Have You Noticed?

May 9th, 2013 by Pastor Scott Rees

It is a common experience of mine to have someone say to me, "Hey, what's up with so-and-so? I haven't seen them in a while." Or someone will ask, "Did you meet that new couple? They've been coming for a month already."


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The Church is a River

September 18th, 2012 by Pastor Scott Rees

It occurred to me a long time ago that the Church is more like a river than a lake. This insight came at a point when I was in several discussions with pastors, leaders, and others involved in churches going through lots of changes and the pain it was causing.


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Awesome Men's Simulcast

August 4th, 2012 by Pastor Scott Rees

The "Stepping Up" men's simulcast on Saturday, Aug. 4, was awesome. 35 men, three churches represented, one Lord honored.


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Why Not?

June 14th, 2012 by Pastor Scott Rees

This summer we have a video based class for our Kingdom Kids Classes. It's really simple: you greet the children, be friendly to them, maybe get to know their names and their parents, sit them down to watch a bible story video, and then after it's done wait with them until their parents pick them up. Since it's so simple I have only one question...


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An Excellent Consistory Retreat

January 24th, 2012 by Pastor Scott Rees

On January 20-21, 2012 the Consistory of NLCC met to discern "what the Spirit is saying" to us at this point in life as a church. The work was the hardest I've ever seen a group accomplish, and there are big ramifications. We reflected on our Heritage and Destiny.


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Many Hands Make Light Work

October 14th, 2011 by Pastor Scott Rees

I have always loved to see Christians working in their areas of gifts and passion in the ministry of Jesus Christ. Many people are finding their "sweet spot" of serving at NLCC and it's exciting. I think this shows the genius of Jesus in making the church function best when many share the work. It makes for a beautiful mosaic.


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It's Not 1977 (or even 2007!)

August 9th, 2011 by Pastor Scott Rees

As New Life Church moves forward with Christ the greatest threat to success is not the challenges we face in the future, but the successes we've had in the past. The Church suffers from a severe case of nostaliaitis - wishing for the past as an escape from the challenging realities of living as the Church today.


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Church Attendance: Big Deal?

July 2nd, 2011

So often in evangelicalism in the pursuit of a Christian's walk, the pendulum swing of ideology and methodology is so dramatic that it often hurts more than it lifts up. Instead of reaching a "middle", that is the true center of the issue or its intended result, extremes are instead the landing point in which people make it their "hill to die on"


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