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!"
As the BIG conclusion of the year is upon us, it’s really important for churches to leverage the Christmas season to reach out to the unchurched in our communities during this time. There is no other time of year, when the general population have hearts open to the Gospel like Christmas. So what are you […]Read more "Finish Strong – Christmas"
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"
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"
Yesterday, was completely mind blowing for me, watching what God did in VALLEY Christian Church. Here a few reasons why: 1. Last week I invited three buddies of mine to church that I know through coaching football. They don’t attend church regularly, and as I prepared for the message, “Man Up!” they came to mind, […]Read more "Mind Blowing"
Last Saturday, a group of nine leaders from our church visited Grace Community Church for one of their Saturday night services. Grace Community Church is #47 of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Churches in the US in 2011 (weekly attendance growth from 500 to 1,800 since ’09). What was even more amazing to us was, […]Read more "Turnabout Is Fair Play"
2And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest”. Luke 10:2 These words of Jesus have been on my mind today. It seems like, Jesus is making the point that there is no shortage […]Read more "Are You One Of The Few?"
My top 4 books I’ve read this year. Just couldn’t limit it to 3 😉 The Church Mouse by Christopher W. Perry Soul Shift by Steve DeNeff & David Drury The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley Scandalous by D. A. CarsonRead more "My Top 4 Books This Year"
Today, as I sit in my office, I find myself slowly dying. My message (sermon) is done for Sunday, in fact, I’ve already studied too much for it. I’m too prepared, and that only makes my current condition all the worse. I’ve been preaching for a long time now, but the truth is the preparation […]Read more "Dying to Preach"