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New Godspeed Youth Group Leaders

As you may know, Godspeed has been pleased to announce that Joel and Catherine Foos will be taking on leadership of the youth group this fall! But before we dive into that, let's back up a bit. How did Joel and Catherine become a part of Godspeed in the first place? The short answer is, they found it online. The longer answer starts in Virginia Beach. Joel and Catherine...

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From the Pen of David O

I originally wrote this as a Summer OFF team devotional, but it reallyapplies to anyundertaking. Whether it is something small and "insignificant" or something large and life-changing, the principle remains the same. It holds true for Summer OFF, for college prepping, and for disciple-making. "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfec...

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Faithfulness to Fruitfulness

Summer OFF - now in its 8th year - has become familiar. And sometimes familiarity leads to disinterest. After all, news cycles are short. We lose interest even in important things quickly, and expect upgrades often. "Isn't it time for something new?" But its the faithful steadiness of Summer OFF that leads to fruitfulness. So many of you have been going back and back agai...

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Notes on Acts 8 Sermon - 6/5/16

Sermon notes - Acts 8 In the middle of the movie Star Wars: Episode IV, Master Jedi Obi Wan Kenobi and two others infiltrate the Empire's Death Star battleship to rescue warrior Princess Leia, a leader in the Rebel Alliance. As they're fleeing to their escape ship, they see Obi Wan Kenobi fighting Darth Vader, the Enforcer of the Emperor. During the battle, Obi Wan says o...

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Pushed Out and Pulled Forward

PUSHED OUT AND PULLED FORWARD This past Sunday, during our prayer time, Steve Abbott helped us visualize one of the key reasons we need to move into a building soon. He had all of us stand around the edge of the room. From there we could see our chairs ...

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New Sermon Series from Luke and Acts

It's easy to talk about what we're going to do, isn't it? Easy to create mission statements and visions for our future. But it's harder to pull it off. Business leaders know that even the best strategy can't be planned without considering how the strategy will be carried out. Execution is key. Jesus, the Savior of the world, had a mission and strategy with it's source in ...

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Engaging With The Psalms

"The Psalms are raw. They express unveiled emotions like no other book of the Bible. Yet they are not written for the author's therapy, or for our entertainment. They are written to shape and guide the life of the heart. They are one of God's ways of shepherding our emotions and our character. In this short sermon series we will take a mere dip into this gem of a book. On...

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"I'm ministering in the book of Acts," by John Ames

Update from West End Community Church...

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Thoughts on Church Membership

The elders were thankful for a chance to host a meeting yesterday for all who are considering membership at Godspeed. About twenty of us had lunch together and discussed reasons for membership, talked through questions, shared hesitations about membership and also talked about baptism and upcoming sermons. Here's one of the reasons for membership we talked about that we c...

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Training and Equipping Servants for the Kingdom

My name is Breanna Coombs, and I am on staff with Reign Ministries. I spend the school year working with Kairos, Reign's eight-month discipleship school, and the summer helping out with Reign's summer missions program, Royal Servants. While Summer OFF was happening in Providence this summer, God was also doing awesome things around the world with Reign Ministries. I spent...

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