Help For Recovering Prayer Wimps

I've always liked how I once heard pastor and author Max Lucado introduce himself: "Hello, my name is Max Lucado.  And I'm a recovering prayer wimp." If you can identify.  This app might be for you: Prayermate. Helping you to pray faithfully & widely Prayer is an amazing privilege, but it’s also really hard... Read More


Mind Your Marbles

On Sunday we gave everyone a marble to represent the globe and to prompt prayers for missions through the month. Here's a prayer you could pray: God of truth and love, Father Son and Holy Spirit, Hear our prayer for those who do not know You. We ask that they may come to a saving knowledge of the truthand that... Read More


From Kolkata to India: Support the Roys

We've begun support-raising for Stephen and Shalini Roy, Christian missionaries to Riverdale from Kolkata with SIM Canada.  Lord willing, they will join our church this Winter and begin reaching the hundreds of international families that live in our community. Start supporting them today by clicking here! Spread... Read More


Different By Design

"Women, if you hear someone tell you that complementarity means you have to get married, have dozens of babies, be a stay-at-home housewife, clean toilets, completely forego a career, chuck your brain, tolerate abuse, watch Leave It to Beaver reruns, bury your gifts, deny your personality, and bobble-head nod... Read More


Praying for a Non-Believing Friend

What Should I Pray? Sometimes we struggle to find the words for our prayers when thinking of loved ones far from Christ.  Well, here's a helpful example you can use from Simone Richardson: Dear Father. I know you to be a lover of the prodigal and a welcomer to the lost.        I know that your desire is that all... Read More


Using the Law Properly

What Should Christians do with Old Testament Laws? Here's some ideas from David Dorsey: What role does the Mosaic law play in the lives of Christians today? “Having suggested that the Mosaic law in its entirety be removed from the backs of Christians in one sense, I would propose that the [entire OT] corpus be... Read More


Prayer and Healing... in my own words

What Does the Bible Say About Praying for Healing? James 5:14-18 If I were to put James 5:14-18 in my own words today, imagined as a pastor to his congregation, I'd probably put it like this... To My Church Family, First of all, prayer is a main thing for us.  Pray to God in all situations, and together for each... Read More


4 Dangers to Avoid in Small Groups

Ahh September... backpacks, sunsets, SMALL GROUPS Maybe you're thinking of joining in with a growth group this Fall at Lightway Church?  It might be the best decision you make all year.  Personally, and I've heard it countless times from others, I do my best growing in groups of other believers from my church. But... Read More


How the Holy Spirit Transforms Daily Life

Is the Holy Spirit a footnote of the gospel or proof of the gospel? Watch The Table Podcast with Drs. Darrell L. Bock and Michael H. Burer as they discuss the roll of the Spirit in the daily life of a believer. Using Galatians 3, 5, and 6, the presenters help us see that the Holy Spirit is the initiator and... Read More