Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by Trayce Stewart

The Day The Earth Stood Still

In response to our election results, Pastor Trayce offers her own reflections. (Disclaimer: if you are easily offended, you shouldn't read. Proceed with Caution.) "Together-with the reddest of necks and darkest of skins-we stand or divided-blue vs red vs black vs all-we fall." Continue Reading

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by Trayce Stewart

Real Talk!

We're asking for your help! Please submit those questions you've been dying to ask a pastor. Continue Reading

Sunday, July 10, 2016 by Trayce Stewart

Black Lives Matter: A Pastoral-Prophetic Response

In response to the recent killings of African-Americans by police in the last week, Pastor Trayce offers her thoughts and heartfelt emotions while believing God will bring about peace and transformation. Continue Reading

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 by Trayce Stewart

Lord Be With Me and praying the prayer of Jabez is about attempting something too large that without God, it truly is impossible. Continue Reading

Thursday, February 11, 2016 by Trayce Stewart

Enlarge My Territory

“Jabez looked at his circumstances and concluded, “surely I was born for more than this!” Continue Reading

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 by Trayce Stewart

Not This Lent

...This one day-Ash Wednesday-is treated like a light switch that is turned on and then things are magically illuminated and lifestyles are temporarily changed. Continue Reading

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 by Trayce Stewart

Bless Me Indeed

Eventually I stopped believing in Santa and stopped making lists... Continue Reading

Friday, February 5, 2016 by Trayce Stewart

Jabez-Day 1

Jabez says “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested”. Continue Reading

Sunday, January 17, 2016 by Trayce Stewart

Balm in Northland?

Too many lives are being cut short before they ever experience their first kiss, go to prom or figure out what they want tone when they grow up. Continue Reading

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by Trayce Stewart

The Best Year Possible

Let’s do this together, one step at a time. Continue Reading

Thursday, November 26, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

A Thanksgiving Greeting

Happy thanksgiving to you and your family from Second Chance Christian Church. Continue Reading

Sunday, November 22, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

One Year Later: a pastoral letter

Today marks the one year anniversary of Tamir’s death. Life has gone on but the remnants of an all too common problem remains. Continue Reading

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

Happy Hour

I won't apologize for where we meet or how we do ministry... Continue Reading

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

I've heard a lot of church folks say there is no such thing as a bad choice when God is on your side... Continue Reading

Monday, August 31, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

Let It Go

All I can do is live my life. In that moment I decided she had too much power to raise my blood pressure and disturb my sense of peace. Continue Reading

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by Trayce Stewart


Whatever the case, the church has the job of being present and engaged in the lives of people. We do this by sharing our faith and the good news, offering hope, making new disciples and teaching Jesus Continue Reading

Saturday, August 8, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

The Underdog

“A great underdog story gives hope to all of us. Why? Because most of us are average people, with average abilities, living average lives. Everyone loves to cheer for the underdog. We love to see the little guy overcome the odds and beat up the bully.” Continue Reading

Monday, June 8, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

Conversation Starters

I will be the first to tell you I’m not bible expert, I don’t have a major or minor in biblical studies, and I get nervous when talking to new people. Continue Reading

Friday, June 5, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

Who Are You When No One Is Looking?

At Second Chance we have been talking about what does it really mean to give a second chance. We’ve unanimously agreed that it means allowing people to be who they were uniquely shaped and fashioned to be. Continue Reading

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

Remember the Good...

But today I’m reminded of the good news from the prophet Isaiah who said “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new... Continue Reading

Monday, May 25, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

Memorial Day

Millions of people have proudly worn the stars and stripes and made the ultimate sacrifice for what they believed in and what this country claims as its pillars. Continue Reading

Monday, May 18, 2015 by Trayce Stewart


So from organized sports to a simple game of tic-tac-toe, I played to win by any means necessary. I would cry if I lost. I would accuse everyone of cheating if I lost. I would cheat if I had to. Winning was that important. Continue Reading

Monday, April 20, 2015 by Trayce Stewart


We ask why me and the church responds by saying well Jesus suffered. We ask why God isn't answering our prayers and the church says pray harder or just have faith. Continue Reading

Monday, April 13, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

All Three Brains

Looking at Second Chance from my brain in the head I can’t justify why we are doing this or why we are investing so much time and resources into this project. But my brain in my heart and gut know exactly why we are doing this. Continue Reading

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

Unused Potential

No one grows up wanting to be ordinary or to just blend in. We all want to be the best and make an impact that outlives our brief earthly existence. Continue Reading

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

Nobody's Perfect

Each of us will make mistakes, choose the wrong path, love the wrong person, hate our brother or sister and speak out of anger. It’s not the end of the world because we all get a second chance. Continue Reading

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

Baby Steps

There is no magic formula or twelve step program for improving your patience (I checked). And what’s even harder is waiting for God to do the things that only God can do. Continue Reading

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

Aha Moment

"We sat in silence for a moment, me feeling like it was the dumbest answer I had ever given. And then Mark said it was the best sales pitch I've ever given." Continue Reading

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

Living Your Last Days

What would you do if you knew you only had 40 days to live? Would you ball out without any care in the world or would you gather with your closest friends and family? Continue Reading

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

What on earth am I here for?

It is my sincere hope that Second Chance will be a place where people can safely explore their passions and purpose to discover what on earth they are here for. Continue Reading

Monday, January 12, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

From the Pastor's Mother

How does the mother of our lead pastor feel about Second Chance?? Read on to discover... Continue Reading

Monday, January 5, 2015 by Trayce Stewart

Silent Night

I can point to the periods of doubt that led to a deeper and more meaningful relationship with the Creator. And yet, I also admit that there have been times when my doubt and God’s silence almost drove me to the point of quitting ministry and faith. Continue Reading

Saturday, December 20, 2014 by Trayce Stewart

It's Personal

If you were to ask me why I am planting a church I wouldn't hesitate to tell you because I love people. I haven’t always been able to say that... Continue Reading

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Trayce Stewart

Questions of the Soul

I remember going to seminary knowing everything...and then life happened. My bible and theology courses pulled at the very cords I had braided my theological convictions with. My concept of Jesus was challenged and my distrust of the institutional church increased. This was not what a good Christian experienced, let alone a pastor... Continue Reading

Monday, December 15, 2014 by Trayce Stewart

Shallow Faith

I have said many times that I’m not interested in making church members, I want disciples. Church members show up every week out of obligation and a sense of duty. Disciples show up because of the relationship to God and each other. Continue Reading

Saturday, December 13, 2014 by Trayce Stewart

I am a Gladiator and a Pastor

I don’t have all the answers. I question God and faith almost daily. I cuss and listen to rap music. This is who I am...This is what Second Chance is about. Continue Reading

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Trayce Stewart

You Lost Me: December 10, 2014

We need a “new way of teaching, instructing, engaging and developing” the lives of young people and helping them to make meaning of faith, Jesus and Christian community. This is our challenge. This is our call. This is Second Chance. Continue Reading

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by Trayce Stewart

The Journey of Church Planting

"As the one called to lead a new church God has given me a picture of what the future of Second Chance will look like, and the values that will undergird the fulfillment of that vision." Continue Reading

by Trayce Stewart

The Journey of Church Planting #2

For now I will only list the core values for Second Chance: faithful service, ongoing prayer, powerful worship, unselfish giving, a philosophy of grace, authentic community and making new disciples. Continue Reading

by Trayce Stewart


For the past two weeks I've sat in disbelief and utter amazement as the very fabric of our country has unraveled. Like a fringe pulled on a garment until it is nothing but individual pieces of thread, so has this country become. Continue Reading

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