Chris' Blog

My hope is that you’ll find this blog to be a resource for study, inspiration for sharing the Gospel with our city and encouragement for living in constant communion with God. From my thoughts that didn't make the sermon to teachings and notes that will help you in your study, I hope you’ll visit the blog often for additional thoughts and insights. You’ll also find my observations and learnings about fathering, pastoring and life. Thanks for joining me here!

On The Island

February 14, 2018 | Nicole Taylor

I love the islands. I affectionately call the Bahamas my homeland (which is somewhat true since my mom’s side of the family is from there). Recently, my family landed on a different kind of isla...

Daily Truth Confessions

January 29, 2018 | Chris Payne

Jesus answered every temptation with truth.  It is God’s truth, not our trying, that causes the enemy to flee.  What if we began to daily confess what is true about ourselves, be...

The Center of the Universe

April 05, 2017 | Chris Payne

We are the center of the universe! This was the prevailing theory of leading scientist and theologians before the 16th century. Everything changed in the 16th century as multiple people began to under...

Loving Our Neighbor

February 08, 2017 | Chris Payne

When Life & Faith Collide:  3 Practical Thoughts On The Refugee Crisis From our friends at Project 658

The Frantic Family Scoreboard

May 06, 2014 | Chris Payne

The Three Big Questions   Family Scoreboard Explanations 1. What makes your family unique? The answer to this question should be two or three sentenc...

The One Thing You Could Never Do...

March 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Maxon

I love bagels. And pasta. And fresh-baked bread with butter melting on it…is your mouth watering yet? This time last year I had several friends who had gone over to the dark side&helli...