Currently, my wife Susie and I are in Eastern Europe (Ukraine and Moldova) for two weeks of ministry. This is our second mission trip in the last two months. While on our flight across the Atlantic, I made a couple of notes about why it is important for us to take trips such as this […]Read more "7 Reasons Why We Go"
For those of you who lead teams in business or ministry, here is an excellent post by Brian Houston of Hillsong, about values that create a healthy culture in any organization. Definitely worth the read! 10 Cultural Responsibilities of the Hillsong Leadership TeamRead more "10 Cultural Responsibilities of the Hillsong Leadership Team"
There are 27,000,000 people trapped in slavery around the world today. I am NOT okay with that. Today, February 25th, is “Shine A Light On Slavery Day”. Take a look at the graphic below … Click on a few links … Become more aware … Let your voice be heard … “Shine a light on […]Read more "I Am NOT Okay With That!"
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"
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"
Heard this incredible quote many years ago and was reminded of it recently. I believe it will help someone going through a tough time right now. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. […]Read more "It’s Not The Critic Who Counts"
Sometimes when we hear other Christians talk, it sounds like they have a direct line with our Heavenly Father, always knowing with perfect clarity what His will is, but for me, more times than not, I find myself “stumbling into my destiny”. This past Tuesday night, April 21st, was the culmination of another one of […]Read more "Day of Destiny"
Sometimes, I read an article or blog post that is so exact and precise that there is nothing else to do but to share the link with those of you that read my posts. The link to Ron Edmondson’s post “10 Secrets of Many Senior Pastors” is certainly one of these kind of posts. Of […]Read more "10 Secrets of Many Senior Pastors – Ron Edmondson"
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"