Welcome to Thoughts and Convictions! My name is Lucas Champ, the author and sole contributor to this blog. I am a Christian, saved by God, “…not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and the renewing by the Holy Spirit.” (Titus 3:5). I pray that I would exemplify Christ, and that He alone would be my life (Colossians 3:1-4).
The purpose of this blog is to write weekly devotionals, studies, articles, and other short posts about God and His Word. I hope to blog as often as I can, and use this site as a reference to the ministry work that I have been accomplishing, and also as a way of disciplining myself for the purpose of Godliness. I also desire to build a portfolio as I seek to minister in the church one day.
Currently, I am in my third year of Biblical Studies. I am a Biblical Counselor, recently certified by the Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD). IBCD is associated with ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) formerly known as NANC. This winter I am studying a couple courses from BiblicalTraining.org as well as listening to various courses from The Master’s Seminary Online. In my local church I am being discipled by my pastors, specifically in the areas of preaching and teaching. I have also been writing sermons through the book of Philippians.
From fall 2014-2016 I have completed two years of listening through courses that the Master’s Seminary has made available for free online. I also have taken and completed several courses from the Master’s College, through the purchasing of DVD sets and course work.
In my own home church (Valley Heights Community Church) I am active in serving the Lord. I help teach our Junior high – High School Youth group. I also participate in set-up/take-down, sing on the worship team, am active in mentoring young men, and serving the Lord in any way I can. I also will have the opportunity to preach on Sunday mornings several times this year.
I am excited to see how the Lord is going to equip me and use me to serve in His church through the Biblical, accurate, and authoritative teaching of the Word. May the Lord be glorified in all that I do.
More About Me:
I live in Chilliwack, British Columbia and have my entire life. I am 21 years old. My passions are Christ first and foremost, and from Him, my desires flow. I was just recently engaged to my Fiancé, Naomi Houston, and we will be joining our lives together in marriage before the Lord this summer. I enjoy reading and have been growing in my appetite to teach. My other enjoyments include all sorts of exercise and sports, especially skiing, ice hockey, hiking and biking. On my spare time I love to read, write, and build with LEGO, target shoot, and adventure in the outdoors. The outdoors is my favorite place to be, I absolutely love seeing the beauty of God’s creation, we truly live in a spectacular world with the imprint of the Creator on everything. I enjoy singing quite a bit, but cannot play any musical instruments. I love and cherish my family, and am excited to begin my own in just a few months. I also have some of the best friends in the world, those who point me to Christ, as we grow into His image, day by day! The past three summers I was employed full-time at a local blueberry farm and worked my way up to a management position. I love the long summer days! I pray that the Lord would use me in His church for His glory and the advancement of His gospel!
My old blog can be seen here: Thoughts and Convictions