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Colton Jansen

How to Get Right with God

When I was in middle school, I was shy, really shy. I mean, if you caught me at an event with 5 or more people, you might have suspected I was practicing a vow of silence based on how quiet I was. But I was lucky in having my best friend. He was my polar [...]


In most sports, to excel it requires focus and discipline in the basics. For Football, it’s blocking and tackling. For Basketball it’s the free throw. No matter how many times they have done it, most professionals of their sport practice the basics everyday. I would have to say the most basic discipline for excelling in [...]


Proof of God in Nature

Can you really see proof of God in Nature? It’s a great question that I’ll get to in a moment. I love when fall really starts to kick into full gear. You get the excitement of football fast approaching the postseason, the basketball season has gotten underway, and I even enjoy the crisp cold Northern [...]


Don’t you love it when you go to church and the sermon topic is on money? Maybe it’s just me. The reality is that most church goers get extremely uncomfortable when the topic of money is preached from the pulpit. Some of the reasons  for the discomfort I’ve heard are: “…the church just wants my [...]


In The River is a great praise song that will get your congregation moving! It is originally played in the Key of Dm (Relative Major of F). It is written by Josh Silverberg, Chris Quilala, Mark Alan Schoolmeesters and Ryan Williams. But you probably know the song from Kim Walker and Jesus Culture. Song: In the [...]


“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” -Luke 6:37


Having a good youth game up your sleeves is always handy. One of the favorites we do often is “Human Battleship”. It’s a fun take on the classic board-game “Battleship” and is great for small to mid size groups, and can even be tailored to work for large groups. Youth Game Name: Human Battleship Items [...]

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“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Corporate downsizing. Rebellious teenagers. Paying the Bills. Devastating illness. Maintaining Cars. Life is full of it’s share of troubles. There are times when we are so overwhelmed, we struggle to make it through the day. Facing Troubles is [...]


Have you ever witnessed a child behave in an unrestrained manner? What I’m talking about are those moments when we see a child creating chaos, or throwing an uncontrollable fit in the grocery store. I don’t know about you, but the first thing I ask myself is ‘where is their parent’? Being a parent myself, I’m [...]


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