If you were to talk to any middle or high school student who has recently attended Illuminate, our student ministry, you would quickly hear about a Jesus loving and crazy dancing man named Oliver Wong. Oliver has recently stepped in as our Interim Student Pastor, and in his short time with us thus far, he has brought great excitement and fun to equipping students to be and make disciples. At CITYLIGHTS, Oliver also serves as a guest teacher on Sundays and in our Equipping Environments. Read on to know more about Oliver…
Austin and Lindsay's desire is to build deep relationships with young professionals as they provide spiritual guidance and support. These two individuals are incredible people who have immensely blessed our CITYLIGHTS community, and our staff is excited for you to get to know them!
All the “doing” during the holiday season needs to be balanced with “being.” And really, that is the tension Jesus wants us to feel in our every day walk with Him.
It’s no secret that the presence of the holidays ushers in wanted--and at-times--unwanted anticipation and change. If Advent has become advent-ual depression or the loneliest time of the year for you, don’t lose hope.
Most people feel ill equipped for a role in advancing God’s kingdom. Does your mindset need to shift?
But once I checked my emotions, I returned to God’s Word for solace. The Scriptures reminded me that my place is not to seek vengeance, but to forgive and be about the business God called me to do.
Why was Paul using such strong language? He was reminding Timothy to continue to cultivate the gifts and abilities God had entrusted to him. This strong charge from Paul provides a glimpse of what stewardship with spiritual gifts and natural abilities looks like.