Posts by Steve Ward

10 Years

This month has given us at Heritage much to celebrate, namely our 10-year anniversary. We had a special time this past Sunday and met for lunch after the service with a spread of barbecue and lots of fun for the younger ones at Dave’s Gymnastics Factory.

The fellowship was delightful and the kids provided great entertainment as they raced through an obstacle course and dove off the trampoline into the foam pit below. It was great to have John Carpenter from Camp Del Haven join us.

But much more important than an afternoon of food and fun, this month has given us time to reflect on the years of God’s provision and grace toward us. We have been blessed with unity, love, and service together. None of this is possible as the result of our own efforts, but it is a demonstration of the power of the Spirit of God. May He continue to bless us with this fellowship!






















Happy 10th Anniversary Heritage!


As a believer in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I am immersed in a heritage that is as wide as the ends of the earth and as deep as the eternal decrees of God. The Holy Scriptures contain the the glorious promises and works of God; the testimony of the Law and the Prophets; and the glorious unfolding of the New Covenant. The history of the Church has provided my library with volumes of exposition and devotion. My life has been filled with my friends and mentors in Christ who have taught, encouraged, and challenged me with powerful and effectual testimonies. For what reason then could I even begin to think that I could have something to say that hasn’t already been said?

I have offered to edit this blog not in order to present something more eloquent or wise than the thoughts of others, but I am convinced that there cannot be a reason to silence even the humblest of voices that speak of the greatness of the Lord Jesus Christ. That then, is the purpose of this blog…to be a testimony of the greatness of His kingdom. I hope to record that which has been impressed upon me and the thoughts of those here at Heritage Baptist Church. I am continually amazed at the beauty Christ’s work in his Body, and the expansion of his kingdom as the light goes forth into darkness.

So, whether this blog is read often or rarely at all, by the grace of God, I pray that it is at least a small display of another facet of the grand splendor of God’s redemptive work that is far beyond all that we could think or ask.