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Prayer Is Not A Destination By Phil Hernandez

It’s morning, and I have missed prayer. Again. No matter how hard I try, I don’t enjoy prayer. I know as a Christian it’s the right thing to do.  I just need to try harder. Or do I?? Myth #1—Trying harder at prayer is not what God wants from and for us. What is prayer […]

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-Overcoming Fear and Depression- By Kimberly Maertens

I have struggled with fear and depression for as long as I can remember, but not anymore! The following is my testimony of how God delivered me from both of these demonic strongholds in my life. The fear of death had tormented me from childhood. During my pregnancy with my second child, Jordan, I was […]

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What it Means to be a Christian-By Gena Hernandez

The term “Christian” is something we hear often these days. It has come to mean different things to different people, inside and outside the church. To one person, you are a Christian if you go to church every week, following a few rules, trying to just be a better human being than the guy who […]

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Interview with an Evangelist: Glenn Middleton Shares

One of Covenant Family Church’s valued relationships is with Pastor Glenn Middleton from Sturgis, Michigan. Glenn is an incredibly dynamic evangelist who wants to see people come to Jesus and be set free. On July 26th, Pat Forbes and Crystal Maertens got a chance to sit down with Glenn and ask his thoughts on how to overcome […]

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Family on a Mission by Tim West

I don’t know if you’re like me, but I often associate particular sections of scripture with the memories and events that were surrounding my life when those scriptures first came alive. Seventeen summers ago I went with my oldest son, Philip, on my first short-term mission trip to the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago. […]

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Challenged to be a House of Prayer by Peggy Maertens

In the Book of Mark, Chapter 11:17, Jesus himself calls His church, “a house of prayer for all nations’”. The question must be asked. Is this what your church is called? Is this what you want your church to be known for? I hope the answer is “yes”. If not, then you have just resigned […]

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5 FAQs About Fasting by Crystal Maertens

Christian fasting is a powerful tool God has given us to discipline our physical bodies so that we can allow Him to work in and through us more. Fasting is not easy or fun, but it can produce great results. It can be hard to know where to begin with fasting though. So below are […]

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