Behind the Curtain

Aaron MartinUncategorized

If you’ve ever seen a Broadway show or high school musical or local presentation of a classic playwright, you know the actors you see on stage are only a glimpse of the hard work and faces involved in pulling off a dramatic production. But to really see what it takes to present a play, you have to pull back the … Read More

Our Broken Hallelujah

Shannon WilsonFaith, Hope

We often read the Bible and see the people on the pages as caricatures of real people. They become so familiar to us that we can skim their stories and not even be moved. We can read of their lives and presume that we would have behaved differently, more honorably, less sinfully (we know this isn’t true, but we tend … Read More

Thank You from Pastor Jon Eric Woodward

Jon Eric WoodwardUncategorized

I want to take this time to say thank you to my church family for your support and encouragement while I was away on my sabbatical (May 26-August 26). Thank you for your prayers, texts, emails, phone calls, gifts and notes. The CBC family is a blessing to me and my family and we are grateful to the Lord for … Read More

Random Thoughts on Love and Loving Well

Aaron MartinUncategorized

What is the meaning of love? This question gets asked a lot today, even if it does not get asked in this way. We hear this question lurking beneath the surface of almost every response to almost every cultural issue. Whether the issue is immigration or civil rights or economic equality, people are concerned about matters of justice and protest … Read More


Josh SandsUncategorized

For each believer, there are certain passages of Scripture that are particularly impactful as the Lord uses them to mature us in our sanctification. Depending on your context, maybe those passages are about hope, or faith, or how the gospel should shape our thoughts. For me, one of those top-of-the-list passages is in found in Paul’s epistle to the church … Read More

Follow Me

Kim LehmannUncategorized

October will make three years since I started working at Community Bible Church. Before I became the Missions Director here at CBC, I worked at a local elementary school as a teacher’s assistant in High Point. While being in the school system had its challenges, there were many things I loved about my job. I truly enjoyed loving and caring … Read More

The End of A Journey

Aaron MartinFaith

In December 2015, Emily and I officially started walking down the road to adoption. We started that journey in faith, but not without some measure of trepidation and anxiety. We’ve always been open to adoption, but stewarding a full, busy, noisy home of four children made us a bit fearful about whether adoption would be a wise decision for our … Read More

Restoring Rebel Souls

Shannon WilsonUncategorized

In the movie The Never Ending Story, a boy named Atreyu is sent on a quest to save his dying empress. He faces challenge after challenge as he forges ahead to complete the task that he has been assigned. As Atreyu is making his way, far off in the distance a crazy little man named Engywook and a sparkly dragon … Read More

Buried Treasure

Dave AnnanUncategorized

We have a cool family tradition take place over the July 4th holiday. We have our family gather at my brother in law’s place in Williamsburg.  It has been a time to celebrate our freedom in this country, my wife’s birthday, and enjoy family time.  My brother in law has been blessed with a beautiful home on the York river where … Read More

Reflections on Costa Rica

Josh SandsUncategorized

There are three main components of our discipleship strategy at CBC: corporate gatherings, small groups, and missions. Each has unique contributions to discipleship that the others simply cannot contribute. For instance, the expositional preaching and corporate worship are contributions that we benefit from in our corporate gatherings but can’t experience in the same way through small groups or missions. Small … Read More