Five Reasons for Pastoral Interns

Why should Grace Life conduct a multi-year internship? Doesn’t that cost money? Doesn’t that cost Pastor Joel needed time “on the church”? Let me give you five thoughts on why Grace Life has an internship program or a pastoral residency: 1 Timothy 2:2 teaches that the Christian church is to identify and train faithful men who will continue to teach and preach the gospel

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Five Years of Lessons – Part Two

In July of this year, I celebrated five years as pastor at Grace Life. This is part two of some of the lessons I’ve learned (and am learning). You can find part one HERE. Here are the final three truths that God is teaching me: 5. The necessity to identify and train men for pastoral ministry. Every pastor and every church knows that this is

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Five Years of Lessons – Part One

In July, my family and I celebrated five years of living here in Cypress. We love Cypress. We love Houston. We love Texas. While there is so much that we are thankful for, our Grace Life Church family is at the top of our list. (By the way the 2017 picture is missing about 30 of our regular folks. You know how Sundays go in

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