What Next?

Lately I have been hearing from God and convicted of some things. I take little time to listen and He has been kind enough to speak to me in the small amount of time I have been giving Him. I hear, but then I don’t take the time to meditate on the scripture He gives to me. I don’t take time to pray about what He reveals. No real action takes place. No change can happen in my heart if I don’t allow Him to use what He has revealed.

Easter is almost here and I believe that Jesus is ready to reveal more of Himself to me and to all of you! I know I want to hear and I want to change. Am I willing to take the time to listen, meditate and obey so that He can move in and through me? Am I willing to lay down my desires, my wants, and my life so that He can be glorified? I am nothing without Him. He is my hope, my strength, my wisdom, and His love is poured out on me. On me?! I am not deserving of this love. Today I choose to be thankful - thankful for His selfless sacrifice on the cross - His compassion and love to us on full display and freely given.

He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” -1 Peter 2:22-25

A song comes to mind:

“So set a fire down in my soul

That I can’t contain and I can’t control

I want more of You, God

I want more of You, God

No place I would rather be

Than here in Your Love!

Here in Your Love!”

[Set a Fire by Will Reagan]

May we be transformed in His presence this Easter season! Holy Spirit come. Consume our hearts. Consume our minds. Overwhelm us with more of You!

In Him,

Katie Karlson

Here’s the link if you want to check it out! Beautiful song!


3228 Gatewood Ave, Indian River, MI 49749, USA

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Show a three-year-old a rainbow and his eyes pop open, he laughs and murmurs something that sounds semi close to English; that's wonder. Show a third grader how pleasing God connects to honoring her parents and she will most likely look at you funny and continue eating her pizza; that's discovery. As a teacher, church leader, or parent you want a curriculum that will help you connect the love and worship of God to good decision-making for your elementary school students. You want something that will help them see the value of respecting authority and treating their friends like they are human, not SpongeBob®. You need it to be simple. You would love it to be flexible. You want it to suit your individual needs. Time to go to the basics. What if by the time your child reaches 6th grade they will know these five core truths:

God is the Holy Creator.
I can trust God's Word (Bible).
I can trust Jesus with everything.
I should try to live like Jesus lived (make wise choices by His Word).
The world/culture does not usually agree with God's Word.


Most kids form their entire idea of who God is, and choose whether nor not they'll have a relationship with Him before leaving 5th grade!

Sunday at a Glance

The nursery and classrooms will open at 10:15 for check in. 


Each week the kids (ages 0-9) join us for worship in the sanctuary. After worship, the kids head to their respective classrooms to learn more about God and how to apply His word to our lives. 


We are happy to answer your questions in person at any of our locations or you can contact us by email