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Making Heaven Crowded

October 17th, 2019

By Joshua Stines


Making Heaven Crowded

Heaven is a big place! But that hasn’t stopped Carly Heltsley and Heidi Zetterberg from doing all they can to pack it full. 

“Through our women’s small group, we want our ladies to feel a fire inside of them that whoever they come in contact with will know the love of Christ," Heltsley said. "We want to make Heaven crowded.” 

Above you will see pictures of their small group for their upperclassman (11th and 12th grade women). They meet once a week and are currently studying the book of Ruth. I can’t wait to see what God is going to do through our small groups. 

The Power of God's Love

October 10th, 2019

By Joshua Stines 

Have you ever been so deeply impacted by the love that someone shared with you that it literally changed your life? Doris Wang, a student from China who is part of the International Program led by Darlene Kasper, knows exactly what this is like.

“I felt Jesus’ love for me when I got here,” she said. “Everyone of my teachers, including Mrs. Kasper, has been so kind and supportive of me. I wouldn’t be here without them.”

Below is a video of Doris on the day she was baptized. In addition to Sarah Parker, the Youth Leader at Bethany Baptist Church, Doris partially credit’s the love of the teachers at Cascade for influencing her in her decision to get baptized.  Above all, Doris’ testimony is evidence of what love can do. 

Sixth Grade Classes

October 01, 2019
By Joshua Stines

Each week, I travel to each of our elementary campuses to teach 4 sixth-grade classes. We are using the Character Strong Curriculum, which focuses on the development of positive character traits and leadership. Above you will find pictures of each of my classes. I am so excited to see what God will do in and through us during out time together!


Spiritual Disciplines Class for Seniors

September 24, 2019
By Joshua Stines

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Stay tuned for next week as I introduce to you my groups at each of the elementary campuses. Until then, don't we have an awesome group of students to begin the school year with? I can’t wait to see what God has planned! 


Pressing On Toward the Goal

September 19, 2019
By Joshua Stines

"What does Soccer and Spiritual Formation have in common? As it turns out, quite a bit. 

Jubal McDaniel, elementary Athletic Coordinator and High School Soccer Coach, showcases above how his students were able to memorize and recite passages of scripture from this year’s Summer Thrive Program. 

“We showed the students that by focusing on dribbling,” McDaniel said, “we press on towards our soccer goal. We then taught the importance of working hard both on and off the field and what it means to pursue Jesus as our ultimate goal. After giving the lesson, we gave the students one day to memorize the scripture verse.” 

The end result is the movie above.  

Scripture memorization can be incorporated in a variety of small ways. The end result, however, always has an eternal impact!”


Expecting Great Things!

September 10, 2019
By Joshua Stines

"We expected God to do great things,” assistant Coach De Leon responded, when asked about what happened at this year’s Wenatchee football camp. Under the spiritual guidance of head coach Devin Snyder, the football staff prepped their students to receive more than simply football training. 

"As the week went on, we began to see barriers break down. Students began to request prayer and we saw God move in a mighty way,” said De Leon.

The end result? Six students and one coach got baptized in the Wenatchee river.  

It all started with expecting God to do great things. Expecting from God could be the very thing that transforms a seemingly ordinary event into a supernatural one. It sure did for Coach Snyder and the football team.

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