Category Archives: Spiritual Growth

As Summer Approaches: A Faith on Fire and Keeping Your Cool

First Cov'er, Melissa Falde, squeezes every ounce out of the summer season. But does soaking up the sun have an impact on taking our eyes off of the Son? Read on for ways to be purposeful in our priorities as the weather heats up and routines cool down.  Bibles and Barbeques With winter in our…
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A Part of Me was Dying Inside: A FirstCov’er Story

Recently, FirstCov'er Lindsey Koskie walked through a time of relentless, physical suffering. Much like our human body needs to be physically healthy to thrive, God also designed the Church to become a unified Body of Christ. Today, Lindsey invites us along on this journey, sharing her reflections and the revelations she received from God on…
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Focus on Life: Substance Abuse

The Focus on Life initiative was undertaken by the Compassion, Mercy and Justice Team (formerly Social Concerns) to call attention to man-made or natural conditions that are taking, endangering, or denigrating human life from conception to old age. Jesus said in John 10:10 “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”. But…
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Vitality: March 2019 Prayer Point

Our prayer this month focuses on one of the ten Healthy Missional Markers in the Vitality Pathway Process. By “healthy” we mean pursuing Christ. By “missional” we mean pursuing Christ’s priorities in the world. It is our fervent prayer that FirstCov becomes a healthy missional church. Not only do these markers help us to listen…
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Broken Together: Four Ways Faith Enriches Love and Marriage

Valentine’s Day remembers the most idealistic hopes of love and relationship while living the gritty reality of everyday life. How does the heavenly faith in Christ impact the very earthy grit of life and marriage? FirstCov Pastor, Brian Majerus, breaks down common barriers that can prevent marriages from thriving and shares several concepts to strengthen…
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In the Void: When God’s Voice and Vision Seem Distant (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of our discussion on God's voice and vision for your life. Last time, FirstCov'er Melissa Falde touched on three ways that we can be intentional in hearing God's voice, knowing His voice, and engaging Him in the conversation. Check it out here. But what about when you don’t know God’s vision…
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In the Void: When God’s Voice and Vision Seem Distant (Part 1)

Do good things come to those who wait, or do they come to those listen to the One who wants good things for you? When our ears are bombarded with burdens and numb from the noise, hearing God can be hard. Come alongside FirstCov'er, Melissa Falde, as she breaks down three straightforward steps to help tune…
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Vitality: January 2019 Prayer Point

Our prayer this month focuses on one of the ten Healthy Missional Markers in the Vitality Pathway Process. By “healthy” we mean pursuing Christ. By “missional” we mean pursuing Christ’s priorities in the world. It is our fervent prayer that FirstCov becomes a healthy missional church. Not only do these markers help us to listen…
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Without Rival: A FirstCov’er Story

Being at the right place at the right time may happen on occasion for just about everyone. What about when the right place and time also reveals a message specifically meant for you to hear? Those rare God moments do happen and FirstCov'er Joy St. John shares her story about a recent experience where God…
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When Scripture Speaks: A FirstCov’er Story

If you have read a verse or two in the Bible and have come back to it again, only to find that it speaks to you in an entirely different way, you are not alone. FirstCov'er Jeff Carow writes on how a very important section of Scripture looked differently to him recently. Eyes to See…
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