Posts from December 2020

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Officer Nominations: Who Do You Want to Follow?

by Tyler Dirks

As we gear up for a new year it’s good to reassess and reinforce our commitment to follow certain men as leaders worthy of imitation, and recipients of our diehard voluntary submission. In February 2021, ECPC will invite people to nominate men for the offices of elder and deacon. As you consider which men you […]

Exult in Monotony & Excommunicate Ignorant Controversies That Breed Quarrels

by Tyler Dirks

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough […]

What’s Next for ECPC (2021)?

by Tyler Dirks

The best thing about ECPC has always been fellowship (with God, and with one another). The foundation, framework, and wholistic flavoring of our fellowship with God is found in simply sitting on the floor at Jesus’ feet and listening to Him tell stories (Luke 10:39, 42). And our shared obsession with the stories of Jesus […]

What Does The Church Offer?

by Tyler Dirks

One Sunday morning a man approached me in the church parking lot and demanded that I sell him a car. I informed the man that the church didn’t sell cars. He said, “Nonsense! This parking lot is full of cars, and I demand that you sell me one!” I tried to explain that these vehicles […]

Luke 21:20-24 Follow-Up

by Tyler Dirks

THE KINDNESS AND SEVERITY OF GOD A good friend recently reminded me to, “Always remember the kindness and severity of God.” Evidence of God’s kindness is everywhere. The ability to form a coherent thought and type this sentence is a testimony to God’s kindness. The lines painted on the pavement and the traffic lights that […]

The Stories We Tell

by Tyler Dirks

Today I decided to write a book. I sat down to write the aforementioned book, but I couldn’t decide what to write the book about. So I decided to put-off writing a book for another day. But now we find ourselves in an awkward predicament. I boldly told you of my intentions to write a […]