On January 23, 2015, 140 people, served on the Launch Team to start Valley Christian Church‘s Poughkeepsie Campus at Regal Cinemas in the Poughkeepsie Galleria. Yesterday, January 24, 2016 (one year later), 427 people celebrated, (at that same Poughkeepsie Campus) all the Lord has done in the last 12 months! I am in awe of […]Read more "It Takes Teamwork to Make the Dream Work"
As the staff of Valley Christian Church, we work really hard. There’s no time of the year we work harder than Christmas, and this Christmas seemed to be the most grueling one of all. There are times in the yearly calendar that are especially ideal for reaching out to unchurched people in the community, and […]Read more "What Christmas Is All About!"
This is an excellent post by my friend, Bishop Joe Mattera. Check it out on the link below … http://josephmattera.org/ten-things-pastors-wish-their-congregations-understood-about-them/Read more "TEN THINGS PASTORS WISH THEIR CONGREGATIONS UNDERSTOOD ABOUT THEM"
January 25th, we launched our second campus of VALLEY Christian Church in Poughkeepsie, New York at Regal Cinemas. It was a HUGE success, as we saw over 200 first-time guests (and 376 people in attendance). Our desire, as a church is to always go “Beyond ourselves for those who haven’t heard“. It was an awesome […]Read more "Winning Takes a Team"
It’s really awesome when those outside the church recognize the incredible things going on at VALLEY Christian Church. In late November, I received a call from Andy McDonough, who writes for Church Production Magazine. He had heard about VALLEY’s approach to using technology and wanted to interview me and some of the rest of the […]Read more "Tech With Conscience"
Feedback is a fact of leadership. Every leader is aware everyone around them has an opinion about the decisions and actions of a leader. That’s why a leader must be “thick-skinned” or they will never accomplish much. Too often, leaders run and hide from feedback rather than look for and even solicit honest and sincere […]Read more "Feedback: Friend or Foe?"
(Here are my notes from our second V3 (View of VALLEY’s Vision) gathering where we shared about the future of VALLEY Christian Church. Notice the “How Can I Help” section. It is so important for a leader to give action steps after sharing BIG PICTURE stuff! I hope these two posts help you as a […]Read more "How To Communicate Vision – Part 2"
At VALLEY Christian Church, we are rolling out our vision for ministry for the next 10 years. After countless hours of prayer, study and discussion, we began holding a series of gatherings for anyone and everyone who was interested in hearing more. We called these gatherings V3 (A View of VALLEY’s Vision). This post, and […]Read more "How To Communicate Vision -Part 1"
I’ve got to just come right out and say it. It’s become a major conviction in my life over the years, and it is too important to stay quiet about any longer. So here goes, “I need coaching and you do too!” It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do for a career, […]Read more "5 Reasons I Need Coaching and You Do Too"
Recently, in a conversation in our staff meeting, we were sharing some awesome stories about what God is doing in our church. We’ve seen 97 people receive Christ in their heart for the first time, in a period of less than 18 months and are thanking God for every one. So, the staff at VALLEY […]Read more "5 Signs Your Church Is Reaching The Unchurched"