Summer Break! // Small ≠ Spiritual

From the beginning of church history, we’ve seen that churches vary in size from community to community. Some are comprised of thousands of people, while others may consist of 10. Among the variations, there have been a variety of questions that come along with church size. How big is too big? How small is too small? In this conversation, Pastor Nate helps us see that church health isn’t indicated by mere growth in numbers, but rather by the spiritual growth within individuals and communities.

Experience Contentment Within The Boundaries God Has Drawn

Do you remember the last time you questioned a big life decision? Did someone tell you, "You do you." or "Just do what feels right."? Maybe in the moment you felt like that was some encouraging advice, but if you've followed that line of thinking to the end then you know how it ends. It seems that whenever we give ourselves the freedom to draw our own boundaries, we gravitate towards decisions that will hurt in the future. So then what are good boundaries? What kind of boundaries does God advocate for? In this conversation, Pastor Nate helps us understand the way of God and even more than that, how we can find contentment within God's way.

21 Questions To Help You Sift Through An Online Date’s Christianity

As you already know, we live in a time when we are more connected than ever before. People all around the world are connecting through the internet and with that, people are developing new relationships online - more specifically, dating relationships. As apps become more intuitive, as phones become more integrated into our lives, and as we txt more than we talk, a Christian has to ask the questions: Is online dating ok for a Christian? If so, what is the best way to build a relationship online? How could I pursue online dating in a way that glorifies God? In this conversation, Pastor Nate helps us think this through by asking some questions and by laying down some relationnal building blocks that every Christian should consider.

Article Link: https://www.nateholdridge.com/blog/21-questions-to-help-you-sift-through-an-online-dates-christianity

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When The Bees Of Discouragement Swarm

Have you ever felt discouraged? Maybe you’re like us and you’ve felt before like fears and doubts are swarming around your head like a swarm of bees. Maybe you’re even listening right now and you’re feeling like the swarm is closing in on you. Wherever you’re at, we want to remind you that God is with you and he wants to comfort and guide you through the discouragement. In this conversation, Pastor Nate is going to take some time to show us that God is with us and for us through the discouraging times in our lives.

Article Link: https://www.nateholdridge.com/blog/when-the-bees-of-discouragement-swarm-psalm-118-12

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Pastor Nate’s Church: www.calvary.com

Dear New Dad (Podcast Teaser!)

Thanks for joining us on the Nateholdridge.com podcast. Hey, as you may already know, Pastor Nate who is the primary voice on this podcast, is an author of a few books - one of them being “Dear New Dad” which is a book for new dads. Why are we telling you about this today? Because we think you might be interested in a podcast series about this book. A while back, Pastor Nate linked up with Pastor Matt Gersonde (who is the pastor of Refuge Church in Salinas, CA) and together they had some conversations about the content of this book.

So today we wanted to share with you a full episode from that podcast. If you like it, you can find the full series in your podcast store. Just search Dear New Dad.

FREE Kindle download of "Dear New Dad" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dear-New-Dad-Intro-Fatherhood-ebook/dp/B00IOZLET4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527815839&sr=8-1&keywords=dear+new+dad

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Twitter: @nholdridge

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Pastor Nate’s Church: www.calvary.com