Your favorite candidate will win or lose based on how our country votes this November. However, the church will win or lose based on our behavior between now and then.
The Best Is Yet To Come
It's very easy to be ruled by fear or the question, "what's best for me?" Jesus came along and flipped that paradigm upside down. Where is God asking you to take a risk?
August - September 2020
It's so easy to get sucked into the trending topic for the day... or week... or month. It's easier than ever to make our opinions known, all with the click of a button. But what's our filter? What's our role as Jesus followers? Maybe it's time to press a collective "PAUSE."
July - August 2020
It's so easy to fall into a daze, particularly in the summer, and even more so in the middle of a pandemic. How do we snap out of it?
Didn't See It Coming
June - July 2020
Life's hard enough when it's predictable, but what do we do when the unpredictable happens? Is it possible to respond in faith when we didn't see it coming?
I Want To Believe, But...
Maybe you really want to believe. Or perhaps you once believed, but then you lost faith in God. But is it possible you walked away from a version of God that never existed in the first place?
He Did What?
March - May 2020
Jesus' time on earth only spanned about three years, but he did a lot that made people say, "he did what?!" He turned so many heads that we're still talking about him 2000 years later.
February - March 2020
Our thoughts are a powerful force for shaping who we are and who we can become. Learn how you can use your thoughts to unleash the Mastermind inside of you.
January - February 2020
With a new year comes the feeling of a new start- a fresh slate. But what's the plan when it comes to our spirituality? Let's ask the question, "what's next?"
Rescued: Christmas 2019
"I know I'm not perfect, we all make mistakes." But are we sure every poor decision is merely a mistake? Why would you need to be rescued?
The weight we often feel comes from things that God never asks us to carry, and His solution is simple: let go of the baggage and travel light.
Who's Your One?
Consider this- God actually invites you to be a part of His plan for salvation for the world. That can be intimidating, maybe even overwhelming. But what if we made it simpler- who's your one?
October - November 2019
There are some people that just seem to suck the life out of us. Some are endlessly needy; others complain. Some you can’t trust because they’re manipulative, or just hypocrites. We know we’re supposed to love them, but honestly, sometimes it’s just plain difficult.
What Would It Take?
September - October 2019
What would it take for your brother to convince you that he is the Son of God? Apparently James, Jesus' brother, didn't believe it either... until he saw something.
How to Neighbor
August – September 2019
As the world grows more connected, our neighbors are closer than ever. You might not share a fence, but you can still share their burdens and joys.
At The Movies
July – August 2019
We’re bringing the movies to life! Experience some of your favorite films in a whole new way this summer at Grumlaw.
There are certain values that make our lives better and better the lives around us. Let’s explore what it means to be “all-in.”
You In Five Years
April – May 2019
What changes can we make now to become who we want to be in 5 years?
Worth It: Easter 2019
We all struggle with self-worth and feelings of insecurity. But 2000 years ago something happened that pointed to the tremendous value our Creator places on each of us.
Just as Jesus was worthy of the welcome he received riding into Jerusalem, He is forever worthy of our praise and worship.
I Don't Understand What I Do
February – April 2019
Have you ever done something you’ve regretted? Why do we continue to do these things that are holding us back? Let’s explore how we break these habits that for a lot of us have been years- maybe even a lifetime in the making.
January – February 2019
How should the world view the church? Unfortunately, we’ve created a brand for the church that Jesus never intended. But we have the opportunity to give everyone a Brand: New perspective.
Grumlaw's Turning One!
God has been up to some pretty incredible stuff over our first year of existence, but He’s just getting started. Will you be a part of what God is doing?
December 2018 – January 2019
We rarely get it right the first time around- with little things like riding a bike or driving a car; but we also rarely get the big stuff right the first time around- jobs, parenting, our marriages. As we head into 2019, let’s minimize our “Take 2” moments.
The Earth Stood Still: Christmas 2018
When we recognize what happened in that manger 2000 years ago, you cannot help but be overwhelmed by the implications of that gift- love came down and the earth stood still.
Fear attacks us right where our faith lives and keeps us from stepping into the plans God has for us. But God is waiting, ready to help us overcome fear and transform it into faith and obedience.
October 2018 - November 2018
If you were to open up any historical document and read about the early Christian Church, it sounds a whole lot different than what we're doing today. We can continue with business as usual in the Christian life defined by the culture around us or we can take an honest look at Jesus and dare to ask what the consequences might be if we really believed and obeyed Him.
There's a lot in the pages of the Bible that is confusing and unfamiliar. In fact, did you know that there's a book called Haggai? "Hagga-who?" We promise you're not alone, most people have no idea who Haggai is. But why is this book in the Bible? What does it have to do with us? Perhaps more than you think.
September 2018 - October 2018
Nobody plans to enter into a violent marriage. Nobody plans to ruin their finances. Nobody plans to struggle with an addiction. What steps do you take to make sure these things don't happen? Set up guardrails. You can tell yourself that you'll "be careful." In fact, setting up guardrails is how you "be careful."
July 2018 - September 2018
Is there a right and wrong way to pray? Is it something you really learn? Why does the church make prayer seem so important? Jesus teaches there's a reward to getting prayer "right," and believe it or not, it's better than all the stuff we ask for when we pray.
At The Lake
For us Michiganders, some of our fondest summer memories likely take place "at the lake." Ironically enough, some of the most infamous events surrounding Jesus life also took place at the lake.
God Never Said That
We love offering nuggets of advice, support, or sympathy. They come in handy when we want people to feel better. But what if the guidance you’re giving or receiving just isn’t true? Those “words of wisdom” can be deceiving. What if God Never Said That?
When you think of summer, chances are you have at least a couple of memories sitting around a campfire- sharing stories with family and friends. But it turns out that story telling isn't anything new for people. A couple thousand years ago Jesus' ministry was marked by the stories he told to his friends and anyone else within earshot.