Pastor Tim’s Blog

  • a prayer for you on the sabbath…

    August 26, 2018
    Tim Bistline “We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. For he has rescued ...
  • we believe…

    August 24, 2018
    Tim BistlineOur Statement of Belief, our Mission statement and our vision statement… We believe God does things greater than we can imagine! As ordinary people, created by God, but broken by sin, we are changed by the love of Jesus and forgiven when we fail. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we will go where God sends us. Our mission ...
  • Saturday morning run… relaxing inside!

    July 28, 2018
    Tim BistlineFinally, the rain has come to an end and the sun is mostly out from behind the clouds and the air has a bit of coolness to it at the time of this writing. This morning, I’m thinking about all those people in our area effected by flooding and have offered a prayer to God on ...
  • Chapter 6, part 1…

    July 23, 2018
    Tim Bistline I am working at reading two books a month through Michael Hyatt’s Leaderbox continuing education initiative. I am finishing a book entitled, Crucial Conversations: Tools for talking when Stakes are High by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan and Switzler Chapter 6 was and will be life changing for me both personally and as I coach others who are ...
  • Someday…

    July 19, 2018
    Tim Bistline Someday… I’m going to have time to travel, and I hope to have the money to do it. There are at least two places on my bucket list that I want to visit before the good Lord takes me home to heaven! Both places were in the news today… sporting events that get coverage but ...
  • Saturday morning run…

    July 14, 2018
    Tim Bistline I’m learning to enjoy running… slowly! I am a novice really, and am running to get my 52 year old body in shape and the weight off. While I was running this morning, some thoughts were “running” through my mind. You may find them helpful, encouraging, insightful or just a waste of time. But, I ...
  • dying not dead…

    July 10, 2018
    Tim Bistline Is the Church in America Really Dying? By Joe McKeever A lot of thought provoking information was included in the piece, and Joe’s emotions were authentic and real about his opinion about whether the church in America is dying or not. As I read the piece, it dawned on me that I have used this phase, ...
  • Shel knows…

    February 1, 2018
    Tim BistlineInvitation by Shel Silverstein “If you are a dreamer, come in If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer… If you’re a pretender, come sit by the fire For we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!” (Where the Sidewalk Ends, www.shelsilverstein.com) It starts with an invitation from a trusted friend to ...
  • chasing the wind

    January 18, 2018
    Tim Bistline“Everything is wearisome beyond description. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied. No matter how much we hear, we are not content.” King Solomon, the Bible How much is this statement true in the times we live in. We seem to be “chasing after the wind”, looking for ways to make us thinner, ...
  • mighty warrior

    September 6, 2017
    Tim BistlineIn our journey to go through the entire Bible, both with our kids and with our adults, we are working our way through the Old Testament book of Judges. Gideon is our focus for Sunday. If you don’t know the story of Gideon, you can read it in chapters 6-8. Once you read his story, ...