Entries by Jenna Jordan

A Peek Behind the Curtain Part 3: Excellent and Dependent

The values of an organization are the traits and beliefs that make it what it is. At Mercy Hill the values for our staff team are communicated in tensions because any value in isolation can be destructive. For example, independence is a good thing unless you are so independent that you can’t work on a […]

From Death to Life: Katie’s Story

Baptism is one of the ordinances that Jesus gave to the church. The good news of Jesus’ death on our behalf and his resurrection that gives us hope over death are not just things that we merely believe. They are historical facts that demand action. When Jesus calls us to repent and follow him, we […]

Thursday Nights

This week Mercy Hill is launching a Thursday Night worship experience! Our staff team is excited to provide this opportunity and kick off the weekend on Thursday nights. Thursday Night will be the first service of the weekend. It will have full kids programming and match the Sunday service in every way. Here are a […]

Love Creates

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mercy Hill. I’m sure some of us are floating six inches off the ground today over the greatness of our romantic relationships, while others are slumped over about six inches in disgust over everyone else’s happiness. Both of these attitudes point to problems with our views on what weight relationships should carry […]

A Thursday Service, Really?

Yes, really. There are many good reasons for it. When you think about it, there are many jobs, especially in the health and services industries, that require an occasional Sunday shift. Nursing, law-enforcement, restaurants, fire departments, retail, etc. People that have these types of jobs either can’t come every Sunday or can’t come on Sunday […]

Missions Expo 2017

The task of making disciples of all nations is not reserved for an elite few but is the task of the entire church. Every believer has a role to play in the mission of God. As we see in Acts 13, it is the role of the church to call out and send faithful messengers […]

Five Points About Leaving a Legacy

Sometimes you can’t help but just laugh. The other day, on my way to take my daughter to school, we stopped at a red light next to a gentleman who had clearly just missed his turn. He was a bit frantic and trying desperately to figure out how to correct his mistake. He immediately put […]

Three Things That Stuck with Me from Our Panel on Race Relations

On Wednesday, October 26th, Mercy Hill held its “Living Room Conversations: A Gospel-centered Conversation on Race” between a panel of pastors, staff, and church members of varied backgrounds. This post is a part of our Continuing the Conversation blog series that seeks to keep Mercy Hill thinking and talking about issues of race. It has […]

If Gathering ’17: One Choice We Have in This New Year

Ya’ll, the Christmas season does me in. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas. I love purposefully remembering Jesus’ birth. I love the decorations and traditions and the nostalgia it all brings. But it seems like every year I find myself drained and dry when I turn the page onto the New Year. So, this […]

The Tide that Lifts All Boats: The Need for Community

In the middle of the twentieth century, the New England Council (a regional chamber of commerce), had a slogan. You might find it familiar. The slogan is, “A rising tide lifts all the boats.” This phrase is commonly used in economics to describe the condition that an economic plan might not meet every individual’s specific […]