What does a dad who’s raised his kids have to share with dads in the midst of it? Pastor Cal will open his heart and personal history with some of the most significant insights and lessons from his own parenting journey.
Helen Keller was once asked, “What could be worse than being born blind?” Her answer, “To have sight and no vision.” Without vision, we risk remaining absorbed in our own small worlds. But with a grander vision we begin to see what Jesus called “the fields ripe for harvest.” We can pursue the purpose of planting local churches that will bring help, hope, and healing to communities throughout our region and, indeed, to people all over the world!
God wants every follower of Jesus to know he has given us gifts and power to make a difference. We can tap into that power on a daily basis now, plus we can push forward to develop our gifts and discover further expressions of the power available to us.
The whole story of the Gospel is not only that my sins may be forgiven so I can go to heaven later, but also that the power of sin can be broken in my life so that I am able to walk in freedom now! Indeed, Jesus came to set us free from the bondage of our own sinful choices and the wounds of sins committed against us. He expects us to walk in that reality today.
Northwoods is fiercely committed to the authority of God’s Word, and we’re also desperately dependent upon the guidance and gifting of the Holy Spirit. A beautiful blend is happening as we trust the Word and the Spirit.