A young man of robust height and kindly disposition, Ethan Kehrli is most widely known as the driver of “Old Besse” his ancient gray Ford Explorer that you may sometimes see (but most often hear) limping through the church parking lot.
Now we will know him by a different name, that name will be… Ethan: The Activate Intern. That’s high praise.
“Why?” You might ask.
ACTIVATE is our hybrid intern program in which we get the opportunity to pour into the next generation. ACTIVATE involves working ministry hours while taking credit hours from LPC to teach these young people about ministry and leadership.
We are super excited to begin our third year of ACTIVATE with Ethan on board. We are also proud of him for being willing to give time to grow as a leader in Christ. This program is super involved; the interns will invest numerous hours and is no small commitment, especially as he is taking classes at COC concurrently.
Ethan looks forward to getting to some “hands-on” experience and developing his own leadership skills.
A recent high school graduate, and an Eagle Scout (no small feat), Ethan is a multi-talented fellow. He has participated in our CHAMPS, UTURN, and Men’s ministries and has been highly active in all of them.
Ethan is known for both his friendliness and his humor, he is a self-titled “technology nerd” as he loves gaming.
Ethan also enjoys spending time with friends. He also has been known to spend time in the outdoors, and he (in fact) just spent his summer working at Camp Chawanakee, a Boy Scout camp near Shaver Lake in the Sierra.
Make sure you take some time to say hi to Ethan during his comings and goings! Whether you see him in the CHAMPS wing, over at UTURN, or driving his gas-guzzling monstrosity.
All it takes is water! Water makes growth happen and the green hillsides taking shape all over our valley are pure evidence of that.
Have you been to “THAT” bakery and tasted their brownies? Don’t get me wrong there are all kinds of breads and pastries, cookies, croissants, pies, and cakes out there… but brownies, this is what the public really wants!
The Santa Clarita Valley is part of an Arbor Day Foundation movement called Tree City USA, and I’m glad!
Do you remember what you were doing four to five years ago? In 2012 what were you considering and contending for? What was consuming you?
Recently, I was reading the scheduled Growth Journal verses in my Bible. It was the account of God telling Noah to build the ark in Genesis 6.
We were driving along the 5 Freeway on a rainy Tuesday when Bob remarked, “She won’t know who you are. Sometimes she doesn’t recognize her own children. She has moments when she is quiet and times when she’s more talkative. It all depends.”
One day the disciples asked Jesus how to pray—which is hilarious when you think about it: they were talking with Jesus (aka God) asking him, ‘How should we talk with you?’
Remarkably, Jesus gives them the lay of land, a characteristic of How Things Work.
Here’s how it works, fellas: be stubborn, mule-headed and unstoppable in pursuing what you want. Be SHAMELESSLY PERSISTENT.
What a great motto for living, huh?! I love this motto most days. Flexibility is a quality to be encouraged and championed.
Welcome to Advent! The term is from the Latin word meaning "the coming, or arrival." It is a season of holy anticipation and disciplined waiting... more of a contented peace while listening with prophetic hope for the nativity of Jesus.
Anyone who knows me know that I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!
In fact, 4 people posted memes on my Facebook wall, celebrating that November means it’s time to begin the Christmas fun!
I’m one of those. . . you know, one of those people who pulls out the Christmas music and movies the day after Halloween and likes my house to be fully decorated by Thanksgiving.