Heroes, Misfits & Legends

There are lots of heroes of the faith in the Bible like Moses, Esther, David, and Paul, but as we take a closer look we find that they have some pretty significant flaws, make some big mistakes, and overcome some significant hurdles. The Scripture is filled with people just like us. who faced the same things we face and finished their race…and now they are cheering us on. What can we learn from them? What would their encouragement be to us?

Join us as we take a look at the lives of those who have come before us and their challenge to each of us.

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run  with perseverance the race marked out for us,” Hebrews 12:1

Happy Mother's Day

To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you.

To those who lost a child this year—we mourn with you.

To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains—we thank you.

To the woman mothering alone, carrying the weight by yourself - you are a champion. You are doing a great job. Your courage, honesty, and love does not go unnoticed. 

To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoptions or running away - you are not alone.

To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears and disappointment—we walk with you. 

To those who are foster moms, mentor moms and spiritual moms—we need you.

To those who have warm and close relationships with your children—we celebrate with you.

To those who have disappointment, heartache and distance with your children—we sit and we pray with you.

To those who lost their mothers this year and in years past—we grieve with you.

To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother—we acknowledge your experience and contend for your healing.

To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests and the overall testing of motherhood—we are better because of you.

To those who have aborted children—we remember them and you on this day.

To those who are single and long to be married and mothering your own children—we pray that hope and peace are your portion.

To those who stepparent—we walk with you on these complex paths.

To those who lavish love on grandchildren - we value you perhaps more than you may ever know.

To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year—we grieve and rejoice with you.

To those who placed children for adoption—we commend you for your selflessness and remember how you always hold that child in your heart.

And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising—we anticipate with you.

This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We honor you.

(adapted from a piece by Amy Young)


Passion 2018

If you are 18-25 years old, you are invited to attend the 2018 Passsion Conference. The conference is a large gathering, but so much more than just an event. Passion exists to raise up a generation to leverage their lives for what matters most...JESUS. Passion 2018 will take place January 1-3 in Atlanta, GA and includes speakers Louie Giglio, John Piper, and Christine Caine and worship leaders David Crowder, Chris Tomlin, and Christy Nockels and more. To find out more about the Passion Conference go HERE.

If that isn't enough to make you want to go, Mill City Church is taking a group again this year! Your registration fee to Mill City includes lodging, food and conference registration, so invite your friends and plan to be a part of something special. Reserve your spot today as space is limited.

If you are interested in more information including transportation options, cost, and deadlines, please email, we would love to answer your questions and get you connected withtrip leaders and team. Don't let finances keep you from are available. 

For more details and to register to go with Mill City Church click HERE.


SERIES: The Holy Who?

This last Sunday in the MORE series, Pastor Aaron referenced a series he did in 2012 called The Holy Who?. Below you will find the description of the series and links to the audio of each message if you would like to dig deeper into the person, power, and presence of the Holy Spirit.

Ask around and chances are that you will get some good responses to who God is...creator of the universe and each one of us, initiator of a plan that would resuce the world, judge, defender and Father. Ask about Jesus and the list would include Savior, Lord, Redeemer, Son of God, Messiah, King. When the question is asked about the Holy Spirit the answer might be...the Holy Who?

The truth is the Holy Spirit is God and is alive and active in our generation. He is not an optional add-on but a necessity for following Jesus. So why don't we know more? Has the Holy Spirit been neglected or maybe even avoided? Are we uncomfortable with the mystery of the Spirit or have we seen or experienced things that seem "off"? Have we thrown the baby out with the bath water?

Use the links below to listen or share audio from this series. 



"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine..." Ephesians 3:20

So what if that is true? More than we can ask! More than we can imagine! It can't be measured. Do we live like we serve a God who can do that? We might say yes...but think only for someone else. Or do we live like God can only do what we can measure and imagine? It is safer to live there. It can be uncomfortable and scary to step into the unmeasurable.

God wants to do are you willing to find out what it looks like?