Let Playfulness Lift your Load and Renew Your Spirit

by | Aug 13, 2021 | News

Courtney is an Associate Pastor at the Presbyterian Church of the Master in Mission Viejo.

Praise for Happy Now!

“Courtney Ellis offers a rare, timely combination of sound theology, personal transparency, accessible style, and sharp wit. The world needs more writers like Courtney, and readers need more books by her.”

–Karen Swallow Prior, author of On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books


“With Happy Now, Courtney Ellis demonstrates that taking God seriously means embracing the possibility for delight—and sheer fun—he placed in our hearts. Absorbing this wonderful book, I kept asking how the church might look and live if we believed Ellis’ words. What if they knew we were Christians by our play? Read it and catch the vision.”

—Aarik Danielsen, Fathom Magazine columnist

Happy Now may be purchased wherever good books are sold, including Amazon, Christian Book, Barnes and Noble, and Hendrickson Rose.

Click here to read Chapter 2 of Happy Now: Let Playfulness Lift Your Load & Renew Your Spirit by Courtney Ellis (Used with permission of Rose Publishing).

Equipping the Saints

This column is dedicated to many ways leaders of our presbytery are building up God’s church. If your congregation, you, or a friend is doing something praiseworthy to equip the saints for ministry, please share the good news!

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“The gifts God gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11-13, NRSV)