Responding to the Opioid Epidemic

Bringing Real Hope

September 10, 2017 • Mike Ashcraft

Last year a report named Wilmington, NC as the #1 city in the nation for opioid use and abuse. When we hear statistics about an opioid epidemic in our area, it sounds clinical and distant. We can easily dismiss it and pay it no attention. Yet, when you put a face to the problem, the issue becomes personal and you become invested. The opioid epidemic touches us all and will require all of us working together to free individuals from the grips of their addiction. On Sunday, Mike Ashcraft sat down with Mark Allen, PC3’s Refuge Coordinator. Mark shared his story of addiction and the power the Gospel holds in bring hope and freedom to us all. One way YOU can join the movement to end the opioid epidemic is by attending #MVMT on Monday, September 18th from 6 pm to 9 pm at our Wilmington campus.

Picture Perfect: Part Four

Our Frame Is Too Small • November 19, 2017 • Mike Ashcraft

Picture Perfect: Part Three

November 12, 2017 • James Banks

Silently we struggle alone. We lose hope and heart. We doubt that anything will change. We reason that our situation, or that family member who went their own way, is too far gone for God’s redemption. But, this is simply not the case. God has a way of bringing beauty out of brokenness. If redemption means God uses everything, then it is safe to assume God wastes nothing, including our pain, heartbreak, and shame. We can run to Jesus in our mess, and He gets us. God is kind enough and strong enough to handle all of it. When our children or life bring us to our knees, we’re in the best position for God to help us. While we wait for answers to prayer, we must ask ourselves whether we are waiting with our worries, doubts, and fears, or are we waiting with Jesus?

Parent Network Podcast Episode Four

November 7, 2017 • Michelle Starbuck