Entries by Jenna Jordan

Don’t Be a Consumer: Come to the Weekender

On January 20-22, we will be having our first Weekender of the year and it is a great time to come. Start 2017 off by being more committed to Mercy Hill. What is the Weekender? The Weekender is the big front-door to becoming a committed, serving member of Mercy Hill. On Friday night, we will […]

Practices for You to be Less You in 2017

I built the need for resolutions or “counterformative practices” in my previous blog. I would recommend checking it out here. It seems odd to start out a blog for a church about smoking, but here we are. They say one of the best ways to quit smoking is to find a way to keep yourself occupied […]

Dying to My Flesh and Its Color: Postures of Humility

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. A friend […]

This Year, Don’t Be Yourself

There is much debate when the new year rolls around as to whether Christians should participate in New Year’s resolutions. The gripe among the concerned is that resolutions will lead to legalism—the action of trying to earn one’s eternal salvation by doing good. The argument goes that we do not need to set up resolutions […]

What Does “Equal Sacrifice” Mean?

During Generous December one phrase that has come up in the announcements, preaching, and our social media is the idea of “equal sacrifice.” As a church, we have called everyone who calls Mercy Hill home to equal sacrifice when it comes to Generous December. God is calling each of us to equal sacrifice, but that […]

Life Change Story: Emmanuel Malette

Last Sunday, we all shared in a story of life change that displays the heart of why Mercy Hill Church desires to launch campuses throughout the Triad. The story of Emmanuel Malette is one of many that exemplifies how the gospel of Christ gives people a deeper desire to worship God, a greater understanding of community, […]

From Prostitute to Bride

In addition to the missionaries sent out from Mercy Hill, we have the privilege of supporting gospel transformation across the globe through organizations like the IMB. Here is a story of life-change that was fueled by generous giving. Through this year’s Generous December, our church will be able to support more missionaries like these: -Bryan […]

Prejudiced Hearts and the Mountain of Racism

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. So, I’m […]

So I Want to Fast? What Do I Do Now?

Fasting is a period of intentional and focused prayer. It is so focused that we abandon need for physical nourishment. Have you ever been so engrossed in work or school that you forgot to eat? In a similar way, fasting is focusing so severely on God and his Kingdom that we intentionally go without food. […]

Why Does God Require That I Be Generous?

Every now and then when we have friends come over to our house, my four-year-old will have a particularly hard time sharing certain toys. She claims the toy is “special to her” and struggles to let go. By God’s grace, it seems as though the older she gets the more generous she becomes in releasing […]