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Anchor Church IL

Anchor Church IL

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Anchor Church is a new church in Champaign-Urbana, IL.

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Juneteenth Panel with LaShendria Wyatt, Toneka Fleming, Matt Fleming, and Jaasiah Altman
During this episode, Nick interviews LaShendria, Toneka, Matt and Jaasiah.  The questions asked are:  1. Who is a Black person in your life that you admire?  2. Who is a Black person in history who inspires you?  3. How have you experienced racism in your life?  4. What do you think should be done? If you'd like to get involved at Anchor Church, please check out our website:
June 12, 2022
The Good Book
How can an ancient text that is so primitive and regressive and honestly, strange, continue to have such a massive influence in our world today? In this episode, we hope to convince you why you have already wanted to read the Bible by showing you what makes it the Good Book! If you've ever been interested in the most popular book in human history, then this is for you. Want to get connected at Anchor Church? Check out our website: and let us know how we can help you.
May 08, 2022
Why Is God Mad At Me featuring Hannah Brzozowski
In this episode, Hannah talks about three stories of God's anger that many of us heard as children. But, she takes them from a different viewpoint. We dive deep into the anger of God and the possible reasons behind it. She also speaks about how anger and love come together on the cross. This was given on Easter Sunday 2022.  Note: We had some technical problems as the beginning so the first part of the episode had to be re-recorded. 
April 17, 2022
Loving God & Going Green
Scientists estimate that 3 species become extinct every single day. So then, why does it seem like Christians are more eager to protest than to recycle a can of soda? In this message, we are going to explore Christianity’s resistance to environmentalism and discover why loving God means going green. Check out more about Anchor Church at
March 13, 2022
Thank God For Sex
Maybe you’ve thanked God for your family. Maybe for your health. Maybe for your job. But, have you ever thanked God for sex? Face it: without sex, you wouldn’t be here! You might remember growing up in Sunday School, where the only thing you learned about sex was “Don’t.” But, God created it as a gift. In this series, we are going to explore the purpose of sex along with its misuses and abuses. Today, Nick talks about sex in a positive way and shares how we have believed 3 different myths about sex.
February 13, 2022
There are times that God changes things up for us. Our plans get messed up and sometimes that can send us into a downward spiral. Today, Pastor Nick shares about Jesus' encounter with Jarius and the woman who was bleeding for 12 years. 
January 09, 2022
Christmas can be stressful. A time of year that is supposed to be peaceful and fun, can turn quickly into a list of "To Do's" with December 25th being the deadline.  In the talk, you will discover that there are actually two kinds of rest to experience.
December 12, 2021
What If Jesus Was Never Born?
Colonialism, racism, homophobia, nationalism, chauvinism and anti-intellectualism. Christianity seems to have been a source of evil in the world and throughout history. Has the movement launched by everybody’s favorite Jewish carpenter, done more harm than good? In this message, we will take an honest look at three of the most devastating charges made against Christianity, followed by some shocking discoveries.
November 14, 2021
Winning the War In Your Mind
Your mind is no neutral zone. It is a battlefield of lies and negativity and doubts and fears and worries and apathy. Most people concentrate on outside problems and fail to realize that it is actually the war in the mind keeping them from moving forward.  In this episode, Nick shares the seven strategies to win the war in your mind, taken primarily from both one of Craig Groeschel’s and the Apostle Paul’s later books.
October 10, 2021
Fight Your Fear with Hannah Brzozowski
Fear 😱 We all have it. Some fears can be small and iritating, while others can be debilitating. In this episode, Hannah will share how you can fight your fear, no matter how long you have had it. When Jesus looked fear in the eyes, he deliberately took four steps, which you can take as well!
September 12, 2021
When you're dealing with a difficult person, sometimes it feels like there are only two options: "forgive and forget" or "cancel them". Neither choice seems adequate.   Dealing with toxic people can be exhausting, devastating and heart wrenching, leaving you feeling powerless. Today, Nick wants to give you some tools and ideas of how to love people, without neglecting your own needs.
August 08, 2021
Does the Bible Leave Room for Aliens
The discovery of aliens 👽 would be detrimental to Christianity 💥 Or would it? 🤔 In this episode, we will consider if aliens and Jesus mix 🧪 By the end of this unconventional topic, you will be able to say whether or not the Bible leaves room for the existence of intelligent life on other planets.
July 11, 2021
Mirror, Mirror: What Does God Say about Your Looks?
Do you like the way you look? According to one study, four out of five of you would say “no.” Body image issues can hurt your confidence, fill you with shame, and keep you in fear.   In this service, you will discover three truths to break the chains that hold us down.
June 13, 2021
One of the most serious threats you are facing is one that doesn’t get enough attention. We live in a time when it is not clear who to trust, what to believe and if you can ever be sure about anything. During this episode, you will discover why you should search for truth despite the circumstances.
May 09, 2021
Before You Give Up
Feel like quitting your job? Can't take your diet any more? Can't go one more day with that person in your life? If you give up now, would you regret it? In this episode, you will discover the three powerful words that will help you decide if you need to keep moving forward. In addition, these words could also fill you with strength when you are on E!
April 11, 2021
Shame is public enemy #1. Right now, shame is seeking to destroy your confidence, ruin your sleep, sabatoge your relationships, burn your dreams, distract you from your goals, and rob you of joy. It is contributing to addiction, violence, depression, aggression, bullying, eating disorders and suicide. In this episode, you will discover three new names that will help you overcome shame in your life.
March 14, 2021
You: A Message About Enneagram
If there was one thing you could do to further your career, infuse meaning into your life, and figure out how to get along with your opinionated uncle during the holidays, would you be interested? In this video, you are going to discover what we are considering the very starting point for nearly everything that matters in your life.
February 14, 2021
You're Doing Great! Anchor Church's Grand Opening Message
Sometimes you just need some encouragement and today’s episode is just that. This was originally recorded for Anchor Church’s grand opening January of 2021
January 10, 2021
Homeless Jesus
When it comes to poverty, there are two major questions. The question of responsibility (the “should” question) and the question of possibility (the “could” question). As we go about our lives, let’s remember those who are less fortunate and explore what we can actually do to make a meaningful difference.
December 13, 2020
The Point of Pain
 Amidst the unknown of this week and even the rest of 2020, many of us are wondering - what’s the point of pain?
November 08, 2020
The Only Right Choice Left
In this talk, Nick tackles the topic of politics. People are hurt. People are angry. Our country is divided. Both sides are convinced that the other will not only hurt our country but be the death of our country. How are you supposed to understand these current political issues? What can you do to bring a better future?
October 11, 2020
Don't Miss Your Purpose
You are capable of far more than you realize. You were made to impact lives, to bring change, to serve others. Now, if you were to be really honest, you would admit that it is far more comfortable staying where you are at and doing what feels safe. But, if you take a risk to pursue your purpose, you have no idea what that could mean for you. In this episode., we will explore the three things we miss when we miss our purpose.
September 13, 2020
If we’re honest, we’ve all felt alone at one point or another. During this episode, we'll explain why we can’t live without connection and the one thing that you can’t truly connect without.
August 09, 2020
Racism & Reconciliation
In this episode, Anchor Church talks about racial reconciliation and what it means for you. This is obviously impossible to cover in a short message but this is a start to the conversation.
July 12, 2020
Hope Dealers
Join us for Anchor's first message! With all that we have been facing this year, it can feel like an army is heading toward us. In our first episode, we wanted to help bring hope to you at a time when you might need it most!
June 14, 2020