a word from the pastor

Coping with COVID: Thoughts on Depression

Since the pandemic, the number of people “clinically” depressed has sky-rocketed. According to a report by the CDC, about 40% of U.S. adults admitted to some kind of mental health struggle. Even before COVID, depression was the number one reason people sought some form of psychotherapy. Since the...
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Handling Covid-19

Last Sunday one of our elders at Faith Family Church exhorted us to unite amid a crisis that is causing strife and division among the Lord’s people. He mentioned how the devil wants us to focus on our differences and allow those differences to define us and shape how we see others. Such divisiven...
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The Enemy of Church Unity

One of the greatest impacts of COVID-19 is the disruption of interpersonal communication—which is the heartbeat of all gospel-centered churches. Indeed, communication is the engine underlying every ministry’s strategy at Faith Family Church. Over time, limited interpersonal interactions will erod...
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The New Sunday Morning

As badly as I would like a return to our previous “normal,” I’m beginning to think a “new normal” is inevitable. Will crowded venues and salad bars become a thing of the past? Will hesitant hugs and awkward handshakes persist? More importantly, will Sunday mornings ever be the same? The Barna ...
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Making the Most of Your Quarantine

My wife recently shared with me an article about some amazing things that people accomplished while in seclusion: • According to a Shakespeare historian and Columbia University professor James Shapiro, the Bard wrote three of his classics, King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra, in 1606, t...
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