Peeling the Onion

If you’ve ever peeled an onion, you know that it takes time and effort to reach the seed in the center. Though an onion begins with a seed, as it grows, layers upon layers conceal that seed. Onions are messy, and they fill your home with a stinging smell that can make your eyes water. Peeling them isn’t an easy …

The Anatomy of a Home

This season, at The Worship Center, we’ve been studying four fundamental aspects of our walk with God: faith, family, fitness, and finances. As we look at the makeup of a thriving, God-honoring family, we thought it fitting to invite our congregation inside our family’s home. Visiting each room, we explored the purposes of a healthy family—purposes God ordained back in …

In Between Seasons

What’s the greatest destroyer of leadership? What can undermine your potential faster than anything else? What’s the number one cause of failed leaders—on personal, organizational, and even national scales? What’s the Achilles heel that disarms leaders, and makes them more vulnerable than anything else? It’s not money. It’s not admiration. It’s not business. It’s not logistics. It’s not numbers. The …

Willpower vs. God’s Power

Have you ever set a resolution or personal goal, only to find yourself quickly falling short of the transformation you desired? Maybe, as we approach the end of the year, you’re reflecting on the achievements you set out to reach in January. It can be discouraging to realize we’re not as far along as we would have liked; however, it …

Fitness as a Spiritual Discipline

What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “spiritual discipline?” Things like prayer, corporate worship, Bible reading, and other similar activities probably come to mind. It’s easy to group these things together, and think they comprise the whole of spiritual discipline. However, the Bible paints a different picture. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “So, whether you eat or drink, …

Taking Hold of the New

Have you ever had to let go of something old to take hold of the new thing God had for you? In Joshua 1, we find a conversation between God and Israel’s new leader. Joshua had followed in Moses’s footsteps for years. Now, it was his time to lead the nation. God begins by saying these words to Joshua in …

It’s Not about Money

Tithing is a controversial topic in churches nationwide today. For some, tithing has always been a natural part of their church membership and spiritual life. For those who are considering (or reconsidering) this practice, however, it’s not always so simple. There’s the question of what the church will do with your money; there’s the question of if letting go of …

The Drama is Worth It

It’s no secret that relationships with others are not easy. Most of our hurt, disappointments, and brokenness is a result of interactions with other human beings. We often leave these relationships in an attempt to minimize the drama. Even though this seems like the easier route, it’s imperative to remember this truth: unity among believers is paramount to God. Let’s …