Thursdays are meeting days for the staff of VALLEY Christian Church. It’s the day we spend about 3-4 hours in planning and strategizing each week. Today was one of those amazing days. I find my heart so thankful for the team of pastors in our church. Their heart for Jesus and for his people is […]
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Trust is an essential element of any team, whether that’s a church staff or a sports team. Here are 7 reasons why TRUST is a must: 1. Trust heightens focus. You can’t focus on the task at hand if you have doubts about the motives of your team mates. 2. Trust creates a positive environment […]
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One of the reasons I love coaching football so much is because it is the ultimate team sport. Most other team sports can be dominated by one outstanding player. It’s very difficult for one person to do that in football; someone else must block, tackle, pass or catch in order for success. As a coaching […]
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In the last post, we took a look at the team sermon preparation approach. There are a number of benefits to this approach that we’ve developed over the years at VALLEY Christian Church: 1. It creates opportunity for training and equipping staff/pastors in the behind the scenes process of sermon preparation. 2. It draws on […]
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“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work” Ecclesiastes 4:9 For a few years now, I’ve been using a great routine when it comes to sermon/message preparation. Here’s what it looks like: 1) I put together a message plan for the next 6-9 months (usually with the help of […]
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