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    That Time I Quit

    Internship
    If you recognize that committing to a process for discipleship, spiritual growth, and personal development is what you need to accelerate you to where you know you want to be, why not learn more about Converge?

    The Power of an Undesignated Gift

    Giving
    If you are anything like me, there is nothing more frustrating than ambiguity. For instance, it drives me crazy when I see the miscellaneous designation on a spreadsheet. “We don't know where it fits, so we will just bury it in 'miscellaneous.' ” What is lost when we do that is clarity. For many years, our generous donors gave money

    Exponential Returns

    GivingFamily
    If you have been investing in Sandy Cove for a while, you'd probably expect that your portfolio includes shares of Summer Together Family Camp. The roots of Family Camp go all the way back to opening weekend in 1946 when people gathered for Bible teaching, good food and plenty of it, and fine fellowship with one another here in God's great

    Listen

    Spiritual Formation
    I have the unique privilege of often arriving to work in the early morning, before the majority of people have begun their morning routines. As I pull onto the mile-long road that leads to the parking area, I try to remember our “Pray In and Pray Out” practice, and therefore, turn off the radio that was playing in my car and instead, seek God

    From We to Me

    Spiritual Formation
    It is so easy for me to find fault with the Church.  And it's really easy for me to criticize things at my own church. (Sorry, Pastor Wade) When I'm in that frame of mind, here's what is hard for me to accept – I am the Church. When I am criticizing and making grandiose lists in my head about where I feel the Church is missing the mark, I am

    Plan your Play

    Spiritual Formation
    Can I tell you a secret? The very first thing I did this Monday morning was to go in the opposite direction of my office. I left home early and drove directly to a local golf course. It was one of the first truly delightful mornings of spring and I had just gone through a stretch of days that were not filled with anything that would even
    The question I've been asking myself for the last few weeks is, “How do I describe one of the most life-changing experiences of my life in under 10 minutes?” God meets you in a moment, personally and powerfully, alters the trajectory of your life, and you're left trying to put it into words. Sometimes a grace encounter can only be communicated