Q&A With Pastor Ryan - Faith in Prayer

Q&A With Pastor Ryan - Faith in Prayer

Pastor Ryan answers a question about whether Christians need to have enough faith to pray specific prayers in order for them to be answered from God.

6 Things to Expect at Anchor This Fall

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6 Things to Expect at Anchor This Fall

I don't know about you, but I (Pastor Ryan) love Fall! Sweater weather, football, school, pie, awesome colors - sign me up! More than ever, I'm excited for this upcoming Fall, mainly because I'll be working full-time with our Anchor ministry as your pastor! I'm really excited to be able to serve in a greater capacity with what God is doing in Oneonta through Anchor. Now that I'm able to spend more time in service to our church, here are a few things that are going to be popping up this Fall around Anchor!

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A Brief Word About Edward from Pastor Ryan

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A Brief Word About Edward from Pastor Ryan

As a young pastor, nothing brings me more joy than when I see other young people come to know Jesus personally, jump into a church community, and share the love that they receive from God. One of our slogans at Anchor is “Find Hope, Give Hope." Edward McKinley at just 15 years old surely found hope, and gave it. 

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6 Things I Learned from #MYANCHORGROUP

6 Things I Learned from #MYANCHORGROUP

Over the course of this summer, a dozen or two people piled into my living room every Thursday night to do church in a 'small group' setting. Our small group, #MYANCHORGROUP got hot and sweaty (literally) with uncomfortable conversations at times, but it was incredibly eye-opening for a few different reasons. Through it all, here are 6 things I learned this summer from #MYANCHORGROUP that have made a huge impact on me as a pastor.

Anchor's First Baptisms!

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Anchor's First Baptisms!

Baptisms are a big deal in the Christian Church! Through baptisms, we get to celebrate lives that have been resurrected with hope in Jesus. People's faith gets encouraged as they watch others proclaim that Jesus is the Master and Savior of their lives. We had quite an epic service at Anchor this past Sunday night! 

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You Are A Big Toe

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You Are A Big Toe

If we're not careful, we can easily fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to others. We all know from experience that comparison leads to some pretty messed up emotions that can lead to some messed up and skewed perceptions that can lead to some pretty messed up relationships that can lead to some pretty messed up situations...

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EASTER @ THE ONEONTA THEATRE RECAP

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EASTER @ THE ONEONTA THEATRE RECAP

This past Sunday, the Anchor ministry launched in a big way with a huge party at the Oneonta Theatre. It was the fruition of a long-time dream. The vision came together, and God showed up in big ways.

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AN OPEN LETTER FROM OUR PASTOR

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AN OPEN LETTER FROM OUR PASTOR

I've had my head in the clouds for my whole life, dreaming away about different possibilities and 'what ifs'. My insanely amazing wife Kimmy is the same way, but she has a lot more follow-through determination than I've got The past year has easily been the best one of my life. Many dreams were birthed and visions caught. We've worked ourselves to the bone to make them happen. Some things were shot down and some situations have been painful as we've been growing, but it's all been worth it. 

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