Three Steps to Reach Non-Christian Friends

Parents, A few years ago when I was working in Southern California as a new youth pastor, a handful of students in our youth group asked how they could reach out to their non-Christian friends at school. Before we came up with a plan or a strategy, we began with prayer, mostly because I couldn’t […]

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When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned: Explaining “God’s Plan”

Written by Dave Carl, Family Ministry Pastor at Stonebriar Community Church   As a species, we humans are an optimistic group. We build for the future with vigor. When something goes terribly wrong, we usually brush ourselves off and rebuild because we tend to believe things will be better going forward. Occasionally, we experience a […]

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How to Connect with Your Teen This Summer

Written by Nathan Kocurek, Associate Pastor Student Ministries at Stonebriar Community Church   The weird thing about teenagers… Let me start over—one of the weird things about teenagers is how self-contradictory they are. For example… Non-conformity conformity Knowing everything without knowing anything Never making food but always hungry Loving their dog while ignoring their dog […]

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Your Family’s Adventurous Journey

Written by Brandon Boyd, Missional Living Pastor at Stonebriar Community Church   The summers of 2004 and 2005, God took me on an adventure that I would have never imagined, one that continues to this day. I grew up going to church but did not hear much about serving others, missions, or much activity outside […]

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