Board of Elders Update
by Daniel Knutson on October 9th, 2019
Recently Branches Board of Elders went from 5 elders down to 4. We shared with you a few weeks ago the resignation of Christopher Mock. You can click here to read that post if you missed it. We are proud to announce that the Board of Elders has brought on two new additions to the team! Here is a little bit about them! From a very young age, Briana was taught about Jesus and raised in the church....
October At Branches
by Daniel Knutson on October 1st, 2019
Are you wondering what's going on this month at Branches? Well here are the events we have coming up! If you have more questions about events, you can click below, you can stop by the Info Kiosk on Sunday, or you can contact us right here in the blog. We hope that you will get plugged in to some of these upcoming events....
I'm In Awe
by Daniel Knutson on September 25th, 2019
I’m in awe...Known as the Hound Dog of Heaven, God has been tracking her down - for months. Correct that. Her whole, live-long life.Ever since walking through our doors a few months back - fresh off the street - the thirst in her heart to know God and be known by Him has drawn her to keep coming back for more. Now, her boyfriend is in tow...Since age sixteen, her primary dwelling has been a Colu...
Branches Kids News
by Daniel Knutson on September 18th, 2019
At Branches, we really care about our kids! It is critical to capture the hearts of our kids as early as possible. We strive to create an experience for your kids that is fun and inviting, and teaches them about Jesus and God's word. We are not babysitters. We are influencers.There have been some changes happening in our kids department. It started with the installation of the the new check-in kio...
Just Come and See
by Daniel Knutson on September 11th, 2019
Have you ever been in conversation with someone about faith and ran face first into an objection they have? Maybe the objection is about the bible or about one of the stories in the bible. Maybe it has to do with the trinity, or the age of the Earth, or the probability of getting all of the animals on the ark. Oh right, and what about the dinosaurs?Our tendency in these moments is to respond to th...
This Month At Branches
by Daniel Knutson on September 4th, 2019
Are you wondering what's going on this month at Branches? Well here are the events we have coming up! If you have more questions about events, you can click below, you can stop by the Info Kiosk on Sunday, or you can contact us right here in the blog. We hope that you will get plugged in to some of these upcoming events. ...
Volunteer Profile - Christopher Mock
by Daniel Knutson on August 27th, 2019
Christopher (not Chris) has been serving at Branches in some capacity since the beginning. I remember sitting in my parents living room in 2008, Christopher was leading a small group there, and Brandy and I were newly engaged. That small group experience will forever resonate in our relationship.
by Daniel Knutson on August 7th, 2019
At Branches we talk a lot about God being for us and not against us. We are hyper focused on seeing people who are far from God come near. Our hope is that when our friends show up to Branches, they will learn that they can belong before they behave, that they can actually trust us to be honest and genuine. We focus more on what we are for than what we are against. We also spend a lot of time talk...
Relationship, Not Religion
by Daniel Knutson on July 24th, 2019
A homeless man woke up one morning, desperate for a change in his life. He was living on the street, addicted to meth amphetamine, and had no where to go. This desperation for change washed over him as he woke up after a long binge. He was craving change, community, help, and also another fix.As he walked down the street in search of any of the former, he saw the front steps of an old church build...
Answering a Questioner
by Michael Curl on July 3rd, 2019
Floating on cloud 9. Light as a cloud. Angels, God, and our ancestors looking down on us from the heavenly cloudscape. When we refer to clouds as a comparison, we are almost always speaking about white, fluffy, and near weightless existence. Because of their appearance in the sky, it is easy to draw this passive conclusion. The issue: clouds are really heavy!
Even In a Bar
by Daniel Knutson on June 19th, 2019
Meaningful conversations of faith can happen anywhere. Even in a bar.Dropping coins in the poker machine, an older woman asks the beautiful young lady perched on a stool next to her about one of her many tattoos. Before you know it, talks about body art led to a discussion about the challenges of life. Irrespective moral and political opinions, both regret having aborted babies. The older had ...
Volunteer Profile - Dave
by Daniel Knutson on June 12th, 2019
I first joined the production team shortly after starting to attend Branches as a way to connect and get involved. I quickly realized that the behind the scene roles the production team plays are vital to a smooth worship service that is free from distraction. I love that I get to be part of a team that contributes in many ways to help create an environment where we can focus on worshipping our creator and savior together as a church family on Sundays. I've also found that the couple hours before the service starts, when the worship team is practicing and we're working to get everything dialed in, is one of my favorite and most cherished times of worship all week.