Many pastors struggle with the question, “Why is the church that I pastor not growing?” This is especially the case in churches under 200 in weekly attendance (Nearly 70% of Protestant churches in America). The answers are NOT: a lack of desire, lack of prayer, lack of love, lack of facility or lack of technology. […]Read more "8 Reasons Most Churches Never Break the 200 Attendance Mark"
Yesterday, I gave an important message at VALLEY Christian Church, stressing the Biblical importance and mandate for church diversity. When I became the Lead Pastor, our church was 100% White. I felt God’s conviction that this was not healthy or Biblical, so I began to lead the church in a vision of diversity for our […]Read more "Church Diversity: The Undeniable Truth"
This past Sunday, October 27th, we completed our six week, “God Of The Underdogs” campaign at VALLEY Christian Church. It was the first time we’ve had a campaign in the Fall (usually just Spring), so I wanted to take a minute to say ‘Thanks’ to everyone who played a part in making it happen and […]Read more "Sharing The Love"
Sitting here, drinking a piping hot cup of coffee on this Monday morning, my heart is full of gratitude and thanksgiving as I muse about how awesome God is and the blessings He is pouring out on the VALLEY Christian Church Family! It’s absolutely mind-blowing to see God working through our, “What On Earth Am […]Read more "Monday Morning Musings 4/15/13"
The famous missionary to India, William Carey once said, “Expect great things; attempt great things.” This weekend, at VALLEY Christian Church, we will kick-off our “What On Earth Am I Here For” campaign and we’re pulling out all the stops to reach as many people as possible with this important message. After “casting the net” […]Read more "Great Expectations"
Here are 5 practical things that we’re encouraging everyone in the VALLEY Christian Church family to do to make Easter amazing this year: 1) Be at one of our three Easter Sunday gatherings at 8:30am, 10:15am or 12:00pm 2) If you’re serving at one of our gatherings, plan on attending an additional one as well, […]Read more "5 Things You Can Do For Easter"
Found this excellent article on The Resurgence today. Well worth the read for every pastor and church leader! 13 Ways To Grow Relational CapitalRead more "Relational Capital"
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. – Hebrews 10:24-25 Here are 25 reasons why you should regularly take part in […]Read more "Get Thee To Church! 25 Reasons to Attend Regularly"
A while ago, while attending a meeting at another church, I noticed the youth pastor there pull the hair of one of the girls in the church when she wasn’t looking. When she turned around in shock, he smiled and said, “Hi”. His juvenile antics not only made me immediately lose respect for him, but […]Read more "7 Ways to Connect With Your Teen"
There’s been a debate going on for about 10 years now in Evangelical churches regarding being “relevant” to culture. Recently, the discussion has pushed the envelope so far as to have some pastors employing profanity while preaching as an act of “being relevant” and connecting to current culture (This is pretty shocking to most reasonable […]Read more "Relevant? Really?"