Our church is reminded on a regular basis of the opportunity we have to encourage young people from Stillman Valley, Byron, Davis Junction, Oregon, Rockford, Rochelle, and other surrounding communities. I was not able to go to Camp Forest Springs this week. But I was able to pray with a group of teenagers before they left for camp. And I … Read More
In my study at church, I have a window where I kneel to pray. The window is about 2 feet off the floor, so as I kneel I am looking out at Stillman Valley. But even as I am praying, I can also cross the bridge to Byron, picture the drive to Oregon, pray across to Rochelle, and all the … Read More
At our church, we continue to pray as we reach out to Stillman Valley, Byron, Oregon, Rochelle, Davis Junction, Rockford, and the other communities represented in our church. Along with praying, we need to think ahead. Leading a church is like chess. If you only think of the next move, checkmate won’t be far away. While I am not playing … Read More
Maybe if everyone was from Stillman Valley, we wouldn’t need name tag Sunday. But with so many new faces in our church from Byron, Oregon, Rockford, Davis Junction, Cherry Valley, and other surrounding communities, we really need to work on names again. So on July 15, we are having another name tag Sunday. It is easy. Show up. Write your … Read More
Pastor Chris Brauns shares one his favorite parts of preaching at our church.
In this video I talk about why I am so excited to be a pastor in Stillman Valley with people from Byron, Cherry Valley, Rockford, Davis Junction, Oregon, and many other towns attending our church. Christianity.com: How can a church best serve families, children and teens?-Chris Brauns from christianitydotcom2 on GodTube.
Where: The park in Stillman Valley – – just west of the north grain elevator – – about a block north of the church and on the north side of the junior high. If you park by the church, and roll down your window, you can probably hear us. When: Sunday, June 24, from 5-7:00 PM or until we get … Read More