The One Big Reason Scholarships Are Important...

February 8, 2017 | Posted by Eva Baker

There are many options out there to pay for college. You can be born into a wealthy family. You could have parents willing to go into debt for your education. You could go into massive student loan debt yourself. Or you could work hard to earn scholarship money to put yourself through school. Since we […]


Know Your People

February 2, 2017 | Posted by Randy Raasch

It was an honest comment, but one that really hit me. A member of our staff said, “The way things work around here is that you are given a responsibility and then left alone.” Some people would take this as a compliment. This was not meant to be a compliment. The inference was that I […]


6 Tips for Teens to Reduce Stress

February 1, 2017 | Posted by Emily Briggs

There aren’t many people who don’t feel stressed at any given point. I know I am almost always stressed about something. Just last week the pressure of several tests before break at school brought me to tears. It’s easy to feel hopeless when you’re being slammed with test after test, and every wrong answer makes […]


The Powerful Influence of a Thank You

January 26, 2017 | Posted by Tom Eggebrecht

Every year about this time I sit down at my desk to write out some notes. They are handwritten and go out to a very distinct and distinguished group of people. After all, a handwritten note is a very valuable thing in this day and age of email, social media, and the Internet. People love […]


For the Lonely Church Worker

January 19, 2017 | Posted by Emilie Finke

Awhile back, I wrote a blog post about loneliness. I wrote this blog post because I had been lonely and I was sick of being lonely. I wrote this blog post because I had recently learned a lot of people around me were also lonely. I wrote this blog post because God calls us to […]


A New Start For the New Year

January 5, 2017 | Posted by Art Scherer

Way back in 1994, Peter Drucker wrote a piece for the old Net Fax network on “Jumping the Sigmoid Curve.” Drucker pointed out that one of the most useful tools in understanding the natural life cycle of a product, an organization, a church or even a relationship is the sigmoid or S curve. The secret […]