Having coached a few Cadets when they played high school football, and having so many Cadets attend the church I pastor (Valley Christian Church) while they are (were) at West Point, and my father-in-law being a 20 year Army Vet (Bronze Star recipient), there’s only one thing left to say on this day: “Go Army! Beat Navy!” […]Read more "Go Army! Beat Navy!"
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"
Saw this post and thought it was probably the most accurate description of the life of a Pastor that I have ever read … “I thank God for pastors. Pastors know things that are painful to know. Pastors keep confidences even though doing so leaves others to assume the worst. Pastors are routinely insulted, cussed […]Read more "Thank God for Pastors"
Tonight, I’ll be attending a pre-release screening of the movie “Woodlawn”, and I cannot wait! Earlier this year, I met Steve Fedyski, the COO of Pure Flix (who produced the film) and we decided to partner together to make this all happen. Steve and I hit it off after he showed our group the trailer […]Read more "Faith and Football on Film"
Here’s a great post by Rich Birch. Rich was instrumental in helping us adjust our organizational structure at Valley Christian Church, as we prepared to become multi-site just less than a year ago. Check out his post HERE.Read more "8 Observations from Young Life for Local Church Leaders"
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"
Now that the rush of Good Friday and Easter has subsided, you might expect a pastor like me, to feel a little let down, but nothing could be further from the truth. Excited, doesn’t seem to really capture what I feel in my heart about our new series at Valley Christian Church called, “Four Cups“. I’m […]Read more "Fired Up For Four Cups"
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"
One of the many things I love about VALLEY Christian Church, the church I’ve been blessed to pastor for almost 25 years now, is the commitment of the people in the VALLEY Family to reach our community with innovative approaches that think “outside the box”. Recently, as a church staff, we began to read and […]Read more "Thursday Is The New Sunday!"