Grace is Good

Grace is Good

A few years back, our church wanted to get a shorter domain name. We actually had two domain names at the time (gracebaptistchurchnokomisil.org and gracebaptistchurchsbc.org), which both pointed to the same website. But both were long and not exactly easy to share. So we wanted to change that. After doing a bit of research, we decided to get graceisgood.org. It's kind of a play on words, in a sense. We wanted to include the name of our church, but we also wanted to point to a theological truth at the core of what…continue reading →
Why the VBS Clinic is a Good Thing

Why the VBS Clinic is a Good Thing

Tomorrow night, we'll head to FBC Brownstown to attend our local association's VBS Clinic. Pastor Chris will teach a class on follow up and involving the whole church in VBS, and Nancy Hill will teach a class on teaching third and fourth graders. There will be many other breakout sessions to choose from, ranging from leading the music to leading children to Christ. Plus, everyone who comes gets to sample the snacks! But the VBS Clinic is about more than just learning the songs and tasting the treats. The VBS Clinic is even about more…continue reading →
We’re Celebrating April Birthdays!

We’re Celebrating April Birthdays!

After a brief worship service tomorrow night, we'll be celebrating birthdays that fall in the month of April. We'll have cake, ice cream, coffee punch, and a lot of laughs. All are welcome! We do this because we're a family. The church is the family of God. When we believed in Christ, we became "children of God" (John 1:12). We're of "the household of faith" (Galatians 6:10) and "the household of God" (Ephesians 2:19). And Jesus said, "whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother" (Mark 3:35).…continue reading →
Churches in Nokomis, IL

Churches in Nokomis, IL

We're not the only church in Nokomis, and I'm glad that's the case. There's quite a bit of diversity among the churches in and around Nokomis. There are formal churches, and informal ones. There are some that strive for a high degree of excellence, and others that seem more like a family, complete with warts and dirty laundry. And I wouldn't have it any other way. It takes all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people. While we mean it that all are welcome to our church, we also realize that some will feel…continue reading →