2021 Annual Family Meeting Information

Each year, we have an annual meeting to: select officers, approve the budget for the succeeding year, and address any other matters which might concern the Church at that time. Bylaws III.2.c. Tonight’s meeting (1-14-2021) has several things on the agenda: We will review what God did in 2020 in and through The Church atContinue reading “2021 Annual Family Meeting Information”

TCATS Mobilized for World Mission

You might not know it, but part of my job description is to mobilize the Church at Sunsites for world mission (Bylaws IV.2.b.xi). The responsibility is biblical because every Christian is to do the great commission (Matthew 28:18-20) and the pastors of the church are to train the saints for the work of ministry (EphesiansContinue reading “TCATS Mobilized for World Mission”

Deacons and Denarii

Families are more blessed when they do things together. There are two things we never see in Scripture. We never read about a rogue pastor or deacon being the solo church successfully. We never see healthy local churches in which the members are not at work. Our church bylaws explicitly state that  “administering the businessContinue reading “Deacons and Denarii”

Elder and Deacon Reaffirmation: Why We Vote

This year, our two elders and one of our deacons is up for reaffirmation. Here is what you need to know. Our polity (church government) The Church at Sunsites is an elder-led, congregational church. The elders (pastors) of the church are responsible to preach and teach and lead the spiritual matters of the congregation. TheyContinue reading “Elder and Deacon Reaffirmation: Why We Vote”

Happy New Year, Fam!

Well, it is 2021! I haven’t seen you all sense last year. It’s not yet time for me to recap all that God has done in 2020. I’ll do that after our annual family meeting on January 14. For now, I simply want to write you a letter of encouragement before tomorrow, the first SundayContinue reading “Happy New Year, Fam!”

January 2021 Announcements

Happy New Year, church family! I want to thank you for another great year at TCATS. 2020 presented some interesting challenges and hardships, but we got to experience God’s continuing sanctification. This year, God taught me about patient endurance, unconditional love and forgiveness, and humbled me again–as is His way. In 2020, I worked onContinue reading “January 2021 Announcements”

DECEMBER COVID-19 UPDATE

How do we best serve the glory of God, the good of our congregation, and the good of the community? How does God lead us in His word? Those are the questions we ask when we consider our response to everything. We consider physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Our highest priority is God’s gloryContinue reading “DECEMBER COVID-19 UPDATE”

Download and Read Pastor Andrew’s Latest Academic Paper

Hey church family. On Sunday, I had the privilege of sharing the main idea of my latest paper as I continue to pursue my PhD. I want to thank you for your support. In this paper, I present an interpretation of Genesis 3:14-15 and apply it to a biblical theology of reprobation. Please continue toContinue reading “Download and Read Pastor Andrew’s Latest Academic Paper”

Heal the Land: Getting Back to Church

I was talking to a fellow the other day right here in the valley. He claimed that he did not need the church; his church was nature. He defined his spirituality based on the good things he did for others. Sometime after our conversation, the same man complained about always doing things for others butContinue reading “Heal the Land: Getting Back to Church”