Posts with the tag “matt-mcclay”
December 1st, 2022
by Matt McClayDespite popular Christmas songs to the contrary, those of us who believe in Christ know that the real reason for the holiday season is not that “Santa Claus is coming to town,” but, rath...
Passing the Baton
June 1st, 2022
by Matt McClayDuring the summer of 2021, the world looked on at Tokyo as athletes from around the world participated in the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, which had been postponed from the previous year...
The First Youth Pastor
February 1st, 2022
by Matt McClayAs the student pastor at Lewis Memorial, I am often intrigued and entertained when fielding questions from well-meaning people who are curious about the day-to-day life of a youth minist...
July 1st, 2021
by Matt McClayIndependence Day in the United States is the quintessential American holiday, laden with cookouts, concerts, family get-togethers, and, of course, fireworks. As a nation, we set aside Ju...
March 1st, 2021
by Matt McClayIt would have been impossible for Simon and his brother Andrew to fully understand the implications of the brief invitation Jesus extended to them while they were fishing on the Sea of G...
The Essential Church
November 1st, 2020
by Matt McClayIf our eyes look a little tired when we wave to you during your exit of the church building on Sundays, the culprit for our fatigue is likely the fact that, as a staff, it is more challe...
Where Are All the International Missionaries?The F. Family (Secured)The Drake Family (Togo)Chris Katulka: The Friends of Israel Gospel MessageMike and Trish Goddard (Paraguay)The Bonikowsky Family (Spain)The Dryden Family (Haiti)Tim and Diane BilbreyNathan and Erin Sayre, USAThe Mathews Family (Brazil)Jenn [Brogan] MorlaThe Staleys (Republic of Ireland)The Hoy Family (West Africa)Megan Kuhn (Spain)
My Happy PlaceSpencer and Joanna Goddard (West Brazil)Wendy Hinzman (The Blessing)A New Beginning pregnancy Resource CenterDavid and Annalise Wilson (England)The Walls (Utah, Mormans)Anthony and Rachelle Goddard (Brazil)The W. Family (Secured)The Wagars (Chuuk, Micronesia)The McCoys (Alaska)The Alderman Family (Togo)The Ishler Family (Kenya)The Humphrey Family (New Zealand and Australia)The Windler Family (Paraguay)