What We Believe: God’s Grace in Christ

Essential Tenet #4: God’s grace in Christ God declared that the world He created was good and that human beings, made in His own image, were very good. The present disordered state of the world, in which we and all things are subject to misery and to evil, is not God’s doing, but is rather [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:49-05:00November 7th, 2015|Categories: From the Pastor, Pastor's Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What We Believe: God’s Grace in Christ

What We Believe: The Incarnation

Essential Tenet #3: The Incarnation This is the second great mystery of the Christian faith, affirmed by all Christians everywhere: that Jesus Christ is both truly God and truly human. As to His divinity, He is the Son, the second person of the Trinity, being of one substance with the Father; as to His humanity, [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:49-05:00October 30th, 2015|Categories: From the Pastor, Pastor's Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What We Believe: The Incarnation

Westminster Stateline ReLaunch!

December 12th @ 5:00pm This is BIG! Westminster Stateline has been praying for a new venue to host our Saturday Evening service @ 5:00. Rather divinely, an opportunity has opened up as our friends at Open Arms Lutheran Church have graciously opened their arms to Westminster. This weekend, December 12th, Westminster Stateline ReLAUNCHes! Invite your friends [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:49-05:00October 29th, 2015|Categories: Community Outreach, Evangelism, From the Pastor, Mission|Tags: , |Comments Off on Westminster Stateline ReLaunch!

What We Beleive – The Trinity

Essential Tenets The Trinity Essential Tenet #2: The Trinity The triune nature of God is the first great mystery of the Christian faith. With Christians everywhere, we worship the only true God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – who is both one essence and three persons. God is infinite, eternal, immutable, impassible, and ineffable. [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:49-05:00October 20th, 2015|Categories: From the Pastor, Pastor's Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What We Beleive – The Trinity

What We Believe: The Authority of God’s Word

In October of 2014 our board of elders approved Westminster becoming a Fellowship Community church within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) denomination. The Fellowship Community is a movement within the PCUSA that creates a supportive biblical community to meet the challenges of the of the 21st century mainline church. Part of joining the Fellowship Community consisted [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:50-05:00October 14th, 2015|Categories: From the Pastor, Pastor's Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What We Believe: The Authority of God’s Word

What We Believe

Essential Tenets - Introduction In October of 2014 our board of elders approved Westminster becoming a Fellowship Community church within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) denomination. The Fellowship Community is a movement within the PCUSA that creates a supportive biblical community to meet the challenges of the of the 21st century mainline church. As a minority voice [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:50-05:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: From the Pastor, Pastor's Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What We Believe

Motivation to Give an Overflowing Blessing

Gathered in Love Centered in Christ Empowered for Mission Jesus looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; 2he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. 3He said, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; 4for all of them [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:50-05:00September 28th, 2015|Categories: From the Pastor, Overflowing Blessing, Pastor's Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Motivation to Give an Overflowing Blessing

Loving Learning

I must confess that I thought it fairly lame or at least had a lot of trouble understanding why adults would readily admit to "loving learning" when I was younger - especially when I was a teenager.  It's not that I didn't like learning as a kid, but there was so much of it going on [...]

2015-09-14T18:09:41-05:00September 14th, 2015|Categories: From the Pastor, Pastor's Blog|Comments Off on Loving Learning

To small group or not to small group …

Hopefully you saw the newsletter article about the Outreach and Adult Ministries commissions' goal of having 70% of our congregation participate in a small group for a six-week study of Becoming a Contagious Christian in October through November, BUT if not ... it's below :-). Small groups have been a buzzword in Christianity for decades [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:51-05:00August 10th, 2015|Categories: From the Pastor, Pastor's Blog|Comments Off on To small group or not to small group …

Uncomfortable

So I was sitting in my living room the other night watching a Dateline special (go ahead and make fun of me ... I am strangely addicted to Dateline) on the Nepal earthquake and the avalanche and effect it had on those who were climbing Mount Everest that day and those who remained behind at [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:51-05:00June 29th, 2015|Categories: From the Pastor, Pastor's Blog|Comments Off on Uncomfortable