Monday, December 14, 2009

Habitat for Humanity - Sat, Jan 16, 2010

if you're 16 or older and want to give yourself away by working on a house with Habitat for Humanity in Bridgewater email Mr. D at

Thursday, November 19, 2009

SOAP verse for 11.19.09

Colossians 3:1
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

from the ELEVATE retreat . . .

Hanging with friends at Lake Champion . . . awesome. Oblivious to the camera . . . priceless!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

SOAP verses for 10.14.09

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 "the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God."

this is right along with our current teaching series . . . there is a VERY cool devotional today if you follow the link to your right. check it out!

Mr. D took a team of students and adults to Newark last weekend as they shared their time and talents to help out a ministry that helps other people. They had an awesome time "giving themselves away" while painting and sorting (and sometimes modeling) clothing. Whether it's serving like this, repairing homes in Niagara Falls, or stocking the local food shelf we are putting into action our new overall name for studentLIFE missions: share. Be ready, more opportunities are right around the corner . . .

Monday, October 5, 2009

Revolve Tour

I am so excited we are going to Philadelphia for the Revolve Tour. Check out the website and let me know what you think. Invite a friend, we are going to have a blast!
To download a registration form, click on the "forms download" link on the right and then scroll down to the bottom of that page.

Friday, September 18, 2009


All high school students in the tri-state area are invited this Sunday the 20th at 7:00pm for an absolute blast . . . picture this: 7ft high wall of foam and a 50ft slip n slide!! Mix in some good music, a simple talk and dozens of friends and PULSE at Liberty Corner is THE place to be!! Bring friends and we'll see you then . . .

Monday, August 24, 2009

CouchTime is Coming!!

All High School students (9th-12th) are invited to join us in comfy Douglas Hall from 11:45am-12:30pm starting Sun, Sept 13th. We will talk about relevant topics and learn to apply Biblical principles to our lives. Obviously, food and friends will always be involved . . . see you on Kickoff Sunday, the 13th!

Seekers starting Sun, Sept 13th

Answering the call . . . continuing the journey . . . Starting Sun, Sept 13 at 9:15am in the student lounge, parents & students 9th grade + are invited to find out more about our Confirmation class and get registered for what will prove to be a life-changing experience. Contact Pastor Steve (908 647 0340 #118) for more details . . . see you on Kickoff Sunday, the 13th!

Monday, August 3, 2009

SOAP for 8.3.9

Here is a verse for you to SOAP journal: "There is no other name in all of heaven for people to call on to save them." Acts 4:12

Saturday, August 1, 2009

SOAP verse for 8.1.9

"I lavish my love on those who love me and obey my commands." Exodus 20:6
Take a few minutes and really think about what it means when God says He "lavishes" His love on us . . .

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Great Escape

So far, we have had an awesome time at the Great Escape with some of the most amazing middle schoolers ever. Fun games, great worship times, clear teaching, meaningful time in God's Word and SOAP journaling . . . and we still have 2 1/2 days to go. Tomorrow we head to the Idlewild amusement and water park - wish you were here!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Hey, there's something for everyone this week . . .
On Wed 22nd, from 6-9pm PULSE is having an amazing cookout at Andrew & Lisa Martin's ( 362 High St, Stirling ). If you're entering 9-12 grade, we'll see you there!!
On Thurs 23rd, from 6-830pm ELEVATE is chillin' with a pool party at David & Cynthia Carroll's ( 11 Carteret Trail, Basking Ridge ). If you're entering 6-8 grade, we'll see you there - perfect times to bring a friend or two!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

SOAP 7-17-09

Psalm 27:1
The LORD is my light and salvation whom shal I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life whom shal I be arfaid?

I hope that the summer is going well for everyone. As we go forward into the second half of the summer take some time to think about what is going on in your life. Is it good? Is it bad? Where do you want to be? How can you get there? This simple passage from Psalm can answer some of them. THINK about this passage and then THINK about the questions of your life. PRAY hard.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Hang out with friends, enjoy good food and acoustic tunes, swim if you want ( not everyone will ) and make it a great time by blessing us with your presence! Wed, July 8th from 6 - 9pm at Dave & Bonnie Frey's house. Email me if you need directions: 1-piece suits, please . . . and bring a note from a parent that says you have permission to attend the LCPC pool party at the Frey's on 7-8-9. See you there!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

SOAP 7-2-09

Proverbs 18:2
A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinion.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

SOAP of the day 7-1-09

Daniel 2:22
He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in the darkness, and light dwells with him.
Question? What kind of animal are you and are you happy being that animal? If not happy, what are you going to do about it? Just some random questions.

Friday, June 26, 2009

It's Go Time . . .

The packing is almost finished and then we're off on Saturday, heading for Niagara Falls, NY to make people's homes warmer, safer and drier. 60 of our students and leaders will become part of a group of 300 that will be serving people and working on home repair and improvement projects. We're looking forward to an amazing time and to what God is going to do in and through the lives of all involved. Giving ourselves away . . . obviously. Living life together . . . a blast. Connecting the disconnected . . . the love of God shown in a very tangible way. Please be praying with us Sat, June 27 - Sat, July 4.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

SOAP 6-23-09

Proverbs 27:19
As water reflects a face, so a mans heart reflects the man.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Thoughts

The summer affords us a lot of down time where we can learn alot about ourselves and others. Once on a hot July night I was messing around on my block with some older kids and at first everything was cool. But as the night progressed we started to more and more stupid things. Around 9:30 one of the older kids produced some fireworks. Not some but a garbage bag full. As we began firing them off I thought to myself this is so cool, what a great night, these guys are cool, they realy are thinking about me and I think that I can trust them. About 9:45 the police came and we all scettered. I wound up hiding in the bushes on the side of a house with one of the new friends that I have made and thought was so cool. As the police turned the corner 2 things happened. 1 I realized that I was going to be in alot of trouble and I was not feeling well. 2 the friend that I was hiding out with had left and I was all alone. Out of the five of us, I was the only one that got cought. After sitting in the back of the police car and my parents comming out to claim me from the police I had to face my parents. I do not think that my parents spoke to me for a week and I stayed in my room for at least that long. When they finally spoke to me the topic was not all about the fact I was brought home by the police but the fact that I made a stupid choice. Fortunate for me I had a sister that was getting in more trouble than me and the summer was not lost.
The point is that I made a stupid choice that could have had a bad ending. At that time in my life I had not givin my life to Christ and thought I could do this alone. The reality is the simple passage from Matthew 9:9 "As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Mattew at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," he told him, and Mattew got up and followed."
This is a great passage because of 2 words "Follow me". They are challenging words that echo in my head every day.
Take some time this summer when its quiet and there is nothing to do and think to yourselves "Follow me". Its not about stuff you want, its not about friends or getting ready for a new school year, its about God and and a great question that he asks us all the time. Will you "Follow me" this summer.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sundae and SOAP

here's a glorious glimpse of Sunday's gutter sundae . . .

SOAP verse for today: 1 Corinthians 13:12 "Now we see things imperfectly as in a poor mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity."

the devotional link on this to your right is really good . . .

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Soap 6-16-09

Romans 5:6-8
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a rightous man, though for a good man someone might possible dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
I know that this is long but if you take your time there is a lot to unpack here. Any questions or comments please call or text us.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Some Thoughts from Devotional Today

Hello All,
I found this quote during my devotional this morning. This is from a man named Cotton Cordell. "Teach a kid about GOD, Hunting and Fishing and no drug dealer in the world can ever touch them". I do not know how many of you know how to hunt or fish but I hope that you take the time to learn about God. We are trying to help you find ways of spending time with God and experiencing all that is good in his world.
I have found in my life there are two places that bring me extreemly close to God. When I go hunting its cool that I get to carry a gun and wear cool clothes. However with the gun and clothes comes the responsibility of safety. Thats where the goofy orange hat comes in. If I do not wear the hat I risk the chance of being shot or worse being killed. In your life at school or out with friends do you wear the orange hat that helps you to stand out for God or do you just try to fit in to pass the time? The other aspect of hunting is that you need to be extreemly quiet. I hate quiet! But when I am quiet I can hear, see and feel God even more than if I were to run wild and may be see a couple of signs along the way. Where do you find complete quiet for God?
Fishing is whole different way that I have learned to experience God. There two types of fishing. Back country which is a lot like hunting requiring total silence while tracking the fish and ocean fishing. I prefer ocean fishing because its a lot like life. I go out into the ocean at the start of the day and all is well with my life and by the end of the day there could be a storm approaching with the ocean kicking up 10 foot seas. 10 foot seas is not fun especially when you are responsible for the safety of all aboard. That is usually in life where I look to God. Our life is spinning and it feels like we are going under. But if I take the time when the seas are calm and look out realizing how grand God's world is and praise him for it, the rough times will be easier to navigate. Do you take the time to see God's world or do you wait until things are not going so good for you?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

SOAP for 6.11.9

Proverbs 1:8-9
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. They will be garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

How many of us listen to this passage and implement it into our lives?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

SOAP for 6.9.9 and FOAM . . .

Romans 15:7 "Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God."

interesting question is . . . how has Christ accepted you?

and now, check out some of the fun from the PULSE FOAM NIGHT last Sunday . . .

Monday, June 8, 2009


just another example of why PULSE is THE PLACE to be on Sunday nights at 7p . . . spread the word and bring the crowds, baby!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

ELEVATE is rolling . . .!

Very cool time this morning in ELEVATE with our amazing Middle Schoolers . . . the band rocked, Max provided some good laughs with the Oreos on his forehead and the Connection Groups were meaningful, as always. But, LOOK OUT . . . next Sunday 14th at 9am is the last ELEVATE for the summer and we have a big goal of having 88 students with us for worship that morning. I don't think that will be a problem at all . . . watch out Mr. D, I hope that pie is good for your complexion! Invite friends and we'll see you then . . .

Thursday, June 4, 2009

smile and SOAP for 6.4.9

Q - What do you do when your dog has ticks?
A - Don't wind him.

Read Psalm 119:25-32 and maybe key in on v. 25 . . . "I lie in the dust, completely discouraged; revive me by your word."

there is a REALLY good devotional on this by clicking the link to your right . . .

See you and your friends this Sunday:
ELEVATE at 9a / high school at 10:45a for class / PULSE 7p for the FOAM MACHINE!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

SOAP for 6.2.9

Psalm 119:2 "Happy are those who obey his decrees and search for him with all their hearts."

there is a good devotional that brings this verse to life . . . you can find the link to it to your right . . .

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Build others up......

The soap verse for 5.27.9 jumped out at me when I read it. "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths...." This is a challenge for many of us and then for some it is a non-issue. The verse goes on to say "but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." I just want to encourage you to pay close attention to what you say, can your friends see a difference in you by the way you act and by the way you talk? Would you talk differently if Jesus was sitting next to you? Are your conversations belittling or are they uplifting? Be the person that everone wants to talk to so when they walk away they don't feel discouraged but are encouraged by your positive attitude and outlook on life.
Offer a sincere compliment to at least 2 people every day for 5 days.
Avoid sarcasm of any kind for at least 3 days.
(It is much harder to do than you think).
I would love to hear how this works for any of you.
Let me be the first to say, "I accept this challenge!"
Please give us your feedback!
Let us hear how you were able to make a difference in someone's day!
Love you all!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


The day after the nice long Memorial Day weekend is usually a little blah since it means back to school and work. Today seemed like it was following suit as the alarm went off this morning. But then it hit me . . . ( no, not the alarm, it just plays music to wake me up - there is no physical harm involved ) . . . we set aside ONE day to honor and thank those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom, and then as soon as the NEXT day, we quickly forget that and go on with the "drudgery" of the routine of another 24 hours. I was reminded this morning to be thankful EVERY day - not only for the current, social freedom that I enjoy, but most importantly the eternal, spiritual freedom that I have through Jesus' death on the cross in my place. I desire to live EACH day in a way that says "thank you" for the freedom I have, and honors the sacrifice made for me.

SOAP verse: 1 Peter 2:16 "Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God."

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Smile . . . and SOAP

How do you tell an elephant from a banana?
-Try lifting it. If you can't get it off the ground, it's probably an elephant. Although it might be a heavy banana.

"God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again." Philippians 1:6

read more about this verse in the devotional link to your right . . .

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

SOAP and thought for 5.20.9

Job replied to the Lord: "I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you." Job 42:1-2

is there something you need to talk to your "able-to-do-anything" God about?

Friday, May 15, 2009

SOAP . . . and did you hear about this Sunday?

"What are mortals that you should think of us, mere humans that you should care for us? For you made us only a little lower than God, and you crowned us with glory and honor." Psalm 8:4-5

interesting devotional on this - follow the link to your right

Don't forget to represent well in Center Court this Sun at 9 & 1045 as our band rocks and leads worship for Youth Sunday!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

SOAP & Sunday

I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will accept. When you think of what [God] has done for you, is this too much to ask? Romans 12:1

check out the devotional link to your right to read more about this verse . . .

also, remember this Sun we are leading the services in Center Court at 9 & 1045am ( which means no ELEVATE ). be there ready to rock and show our church what studentLIFE is all about!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

SOAP verse for 5.7.9

The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results. James 5:16

By the way, today is NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER so really try to take a little time to talk to God today.

Check out the cool devotional link at the top right . . . it's right on the topic!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

SOAP verse for 5.6.9

"I mean that I want us to help each other with the faith we have. Your faith will help me, and my faith will help you" (Romans 1:12 NCV).

I read a good devotional today by Rick Warren and he said this in it: "All of us are more consistent in our faith when others walk with us and encourage us. The Bible commands mutual accountability, mutual encouragement, mutual serving, and mutual honoring."

This is what we mean by "living life together . . ." I look forward to seeing you this weekend for the Seventh Day Slumber concert on Fri or Sat, or on Sunday morning for ELEVATE!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Awesome Morning, Awesome God!

We thank God for the awesome morning He gave us together as we launched our new Middle School worship service "ELEVATE". The game was awkward and funny - you guys were great sports, the music was rocking, the room was PACKED - we had to add lots of chairs, the Connection Groups clicked, and those that were walking by were wishing they would have joined us. Thanks to all who played a role in pulling it off, and thanks to God for blessing it so! Let's each invite someone new to join us this Sunday and see if we can't push the walls out!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Counting Down . . .

We are just days away from the launch of ELEVATE - our new Sunday morning worship service for Middle Schoolers. Remember, a crazy game, rockin' worship band, practical teaching, Connection Groups, friends, food and prizes await you from 9:00-10:15am this Sunday! If you are in 6th - 8th grade, your part is to bring a couple of friends with you and be ready to have a great time. We are excited to see what God is going to do with our time together. See you Sunday!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

SOAP verses for 4.29.9

Romans 12:9-10 "Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves."

remember to check the daily devotional link to your right . . .

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

SOAP verse for 4.28.9

2 Corinthians 12:9 "But he (Jesus) said to me (Paul), 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me."

PS - you can read a good devotional connected to this verse through the link at the top of the right-hand column. HAVE AN AWESOME DAY!

Monday, April 27, 2009

SOAP verse for 4.27.9

2 Corinthians 4:17 "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all."
S - Scripture - simply write out the verse
O - Observation - write down what jumps out at you as important
A - Application - write down how it affects you
P - Prayer - write a prayer in response to what God showed you

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Seventh Day Slumber

Hey all . . . don't forget to mark your calendars for the upcoming Seventh Day Slumber concert(s):
Middle School - Fri, May 8 - 7:30p / High School - Sat, May 9 - 7:30p

We have tickets you can use as invitations / permission slips - so take some this weekend and invite your friends!