A Pastor appreciates the Hymns: “God of Grace…”

By Joe LaGuardia A Pastor Appreciates the Hymns is a series on hymnody and worship in the church.  By incorporating personal testimony and theological reflection, the series draws meaning and strength from sacred songs past and present. Most ministers I know pray for courage on a daily basis.  Ministry is a sacrificial act that requires risk, reconciliation, andContinue reading “A Pastor appreciates the Hymns: “God of Grace…””

3 Reasons why the Christian Calendar is Meaningful for today’s Church

By Joe LaGuardia Our church, First Baptist of Vero, is hosting a short-term study on the Christian calendar during the season of Lent.  Although the sacred calendar has always been a part of First Baptist’s 101-year history, the church has often made an effort to educate the congregation on the importance and meaning of theContinue reading “3 Reasons why the Christian Calendar is Meaningful for today’s Church”