Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2014’

Pastor Portraits: Rev. Kevin Carroll

  I was born in Shawnee Mission, KS, on December 2, 1967. Growing up, we moved around a good deal because my father worked for the government. When I was nine, Dad took a job with the Department of the Interior in Anchorage, Alaska, and the whole family relocated there in 1977. I did not know it at the time, …

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Pastor Portraits: Rev. Maynard Koerner

I was born November 6, 1949, in Freeman, SD, to the late Aaron and Emma (Schnabel) Koerner. I was raised on a small farm near Freeman along with three brothers and two sisters. I was baptized and have been a member of an RCUS church all of my life. My family comes from the ‘Germans from Russia’ migration and were …

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Pastor Portraits- Rev. Tracy Gruggett

  I was born and raised in Bakersfield, California, where I currently live and serve as the minister of Grace RCUS. I did not grow up in a covenant household, yet Christ brought me to Himself through His Spirit and Gospel around the age of 22. That was about 23 years ago. I did have some exposure to the Gospel …

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A Religious Relationship

Some people say, “It’s not a religion, it’s a relationship.”  I am curious why one thinks that these two ideas are mutually exclusive.  A religion is a relationship, a connection between God and man expressed in certain defined doctrines and practices. One would be hard pressed to find anyone within Christianity who would actually say that the empty performance of …

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Resurrection Living for Today’s Christian

  “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.  Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.  For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear …

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