The Village Blog

Thanking God for Our Volunteers

Author: Isaac WimberleyCategory: Worship & Music

Each Sunday I am reminded just how important our volunteers are at The Village Church. At 6 a.m. there are men and women getting the sound and video ready to go as well as setting up drums, guitars and pianos. As you walk around the campus around 8 a.m., you find our parking team prepping the lot and praying for the morning. In another area of our building you see a circle of our greeters and ...

Mr. Mom

Author: John WarrenCategory: General

Monday, April 5, was a bad day for me. On January 21, my wife, Natalee, and I were blessed with the arrival of a beautiful little girl we named Olivia. The first woman who really discipled Natalee in college was named Olivia. We lost her to cancer a few years ago, and so we were eager to honor her memory by giving her name to our daughter. For the last 10 weeks, my wife has been staying at home ...

War - Part 1

Author: Michael BleeckerCategory: General

For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members Romans 7:22-23. John Piper defines the law of sin as “a power or an impulse or a principle that is at work in my body to make me at war with myself and to draw me to do evil.”


Author: John WarrenCategory: Worship & Music

Memories are funny things. They come to your mind when you least expect them. Wall ball, basketball hoops, the woods with friends, the feel of a room — rushing into my mind, bringing tears to my eyes. It’s almost as if I’m there again; seven years old, blond headed and happy. Smells do it for me. Sounds do it as well and for whatever reason, today, it’s the band Elbow and a song called ...

Journey to Japan

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: General

My dad grew up in a Japanese orphanage. He never knew his biological parents. His father was an American soldier, his mother was Russian, and they immediately put him up for adoption at Kobo Orphanage in Japan. That is about the extent of what is known of them. Were they married? Why were they in Japan? Why did they leave him at an orphanage?

Coming Alive

Author: Ryan Kucera

I’ve been wrestling with something recently and it has driven me to the point of frustration and left me feeling perplexed. The dilemma I am having is this: I want to be able to explain what happened to me when I first came to know Christ. It was miraculous and mysterious to me, and I would love to put some skin on this inexplicable skeleton. I’ve talked with some of our high school students ...

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