Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Local Christian Counselors near Westford/Chelmsford

What follows is a list of counselors and counseling practices that identify themselves as Christian or faith-based. Inclusion on this list does not equal an endorsement of their beliefs, so please review what they believe to determine your comfortability level. Please talk with your pastor if you need a more specific recommendation. They are arranged in alphabetical order. Brad Smith, Dr. (781) 862-0555 Lexington Brian Henderson (978) 930-9393 Chelmsford Charis Counseling chariscounseling.us (508) 947-1901 Middleboro, Auburn, Centerville, Holden, South Easton…

Spiritual Gifts Inventory

A recent sermon highlighted the importance of Spiritual Gifts in the local church body.  One of the points of the sermon was that God has already given us everything we need to be successful and a major element of that is your Spiritual Gifts.  There are many, many tools and resources out there on Spiritual Gifts, but perhaps the most powerful is to draw close to God.  Pray for His guidance as you seek, for an open heart as He…

12 Racial Justice Resources We Recommend

This past fall we worked through the Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God study series as a church. For those who aren’t familiar with it, we highly recommend it for your church. But now since that class is over, we want to keep on learning. Racial reconciliation is just too important to let slide. That’s why our Elders have come up with a list of 12 resources that are especially helpful. John, Mark, and Jonathan have each shared four…

Hagar & Domestic Violence – Genesis 16 & 21

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The story of Hagar, Sarai, and Abram in Genesis 16 and 21 helps us address this difficult issue, find hope, and get help. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please visit haggarssisters.org or autumnmiles.com. Thank you Patty Stocker with WCAT for producing this video. By Robert Dunkarton – https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/obf_images/8d/8a/c2f4ed5467f3c2263555bb9eb8a9.jpg Gallery: https://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/image/V0034437.html Wellcome Collection gallery (2018-03-29): https://wellcomecollection.org/works/gdfs8awj CC-BY-4.0, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36614799

Esther Discussion Guide/Questions

Thanks for checking out our college group’s discussion guide of the book of Esther. I hope this helps you study and reflect on the book as we prepare to discuss it together. Here are some helpful resources for studying the book of Esther (PDF download at bottom of page): The Bible Project: Esther Video & Discussion Guide For Such a Time as This article by Bethany Jenkins Esther and the Silent Sovereignty of God article by Bethany Jenkins  How to…

The Gospel & Social Justice – Where to begin?

Dear Church Family,  Many of us are wrestling with how to respond to the tragedy of George Floyd’s death and our current cultural moment. We don’t know what to do about it, or even where to begin. Your elders, Mark, John, and I have all listened to a sermon called “The Gospel & Social Justice” by Pastor Tom Sparling of The Journey Community Church in Worcester. If you are able, would you listen to it? His sermon starts at about…