Author Archive: pastorrk

A Note From Pastor Matt – NYC 2019

This time last month we were with roughly 9,000 other teens and youth leaders in Phoenix, Arizona for NYC. What an amazing, Spirit-driven event! We had the opportunity to join together to learn about and worship the God who calls us all to love God, love neighbor, and live love. We recently led the NYC-debrief […]

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Introducing Rebecca Hutchison

Hello, TCNaz family! We are so excited to be joining you in worship and in service to the King! As of July 17th, Shannon and I have been married twenty-six years. We have three wonderful children: Chaz (25 years old) graduated from Capital Law School in 2018 and passed the Ohio Bar Exam in October […]

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The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength

On vacation I was lazy. I didn’t do my therapy exercises. I was too busy sitting, feeling the ocean breeze, and reading my book. When I arrived home my flower bed looked like the amazon jungle. The next day I headed out early. My garden cart was filled with all the necessities and I began […]

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Hevel

Everything is meaningless. What a crazy depressing statement. Ecclesiastes begins it’s 2nd verse with just this thought. King Solomon had seen it all; he was wise, rich, and had everything the world could offer. Unfortunately towards the end of his reign he turned his face toward other gods. It not only cost him his relationship […]

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Honoring Gordon Green

We were honored to present Gordon Green with the Distinguished Service Award during our Celebration Sunday service on May 19th. Pastor Brad Warkentine wrote this beautiful piece to recognize Gordon’s service: One of the great texts in the Old Testament is Micah 6:8.        He has showed you, O man, what is good.        And […]

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Be Still: A Note From Pastor Leah

Be still. This is something that the Lord has directed me to do on more times that I can count. Through phases of my life, as worry starts to well up within me, the Lord prompts me to be still. Lately, life has been chaotic, but in a good way. Due to the way the […]

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Easter is Coming

The truth of Christ is often overshadowed by our understanding of who He is and what He came to do. Our misconceptions and broken interpretations often lead to a candy coated, Santa-Jesus. He came for me. He did. He died for me. He did that too. But for what purpose and to what end? When […]

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First Steps and Milestones

I remember Hattie’s first steps. She was an early walker at only 10 months old. She smiled from ear to ear hollering with a beautiful toddling laugh. Her dark eyes captured this momma’s heart. And we celebrated. We cheered with claps, and words of encouragement, and laughter. And our encouragement lead her on to walk […]

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Misplaced Trust

Church camp was the highlight of my summers growing up. I went every year, and on the years that I fell between two age groups, I would go to both camps. It was awesome. Because my identical triplet brothers are only 18 months younger than I am, we often ended up at the same camp. […]

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Mother Teresa on Prayer

Prayer is intimate dialogue with God, and flows out of a living, vital relationship with Him. It is not a program or a plan. As with all dialogue, its dynamic is a blend of listening and speaking. Too often, we feel that we must fill our prayers with words, when silence may be where we […]

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