This fall a couple of my children were on sports teams where they didn't play as much as they wanted. It spurred several beneficial discussions. What they are learning, as they get older, is that nothing is given to you. You must work for what you get. This is especially true with sports that you … Continue reading It Begins and Ends With Trust
Sonya wasn’t focused on her mom offering encouragement at the other end of the rails, she was just focused on taking the next step. After several surgeries and months of recovery she was finally able to start doing some physical therapy. Her weak legs didn’t resemble the tone ones that used to run cross country, … Continue reading What’s Your Next Step?
Our staff just got done reading Radical: Taking back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt. All of us were challenged and blessed by the book. David Platt’s heart for missions and reaching the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ bleeds on every page. His writing is challenging and convicting. Several times … Continue reading Book Review: Radical by David Platt
My hope and goal is to provide you with resources that I have read that will help you with your life.
Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” There are a lot of opinions about the book of Revelation. Books … Continue reading Three Clues to a Pre-Tribulation Rapture
Pain is inevitable if you are going to lead anyone else besides yourself. Your capability to lead others will be directly tied to the amount of pain you can endure while you are leading them. If you are pain adverse don’t lead others. If you don’t like confrontation don’t go into ministry. Pain is one … Continue reading Book Review: Leadership Pain by Sam Chand
I read a lot. I am always reading articles, blogs, and books. I come across some good stuff that I don't always share so I thought I would do what many do and that is to give you a synopsis of some the links to the stuff I've read this week: Thick Skin, Tender Hearts … Continue reading Leadership Links
2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart Paul had no bigger struggle than the church at Corinth. A church that had more potential to make a kingdom impact than any other he dealt with, yet they were a constant source of frustration for him. He … Continue reading Do Not Lose Heart
CCPN Session #2 “Vision” by Lance RalstonThe second session at the Calvary Church Planting Roundtable on March 12th was on Vision. Lance Ralston, Pastor of Calvary Chapel Oxnard, led this one. This isn’t a topic you hear addressed so specifically within Calvary Chapels so church planters often have to go outside of our tribe to … Continue reading Calvary Church Planting Rountable pt 2
CCPN Roundtable Session #1On Thursday March 12th I had the chance to take my team down to the CCPN roundtable at Calvary Nexus in Camarillo, Ca. Bruce Zachary did a great job hosting the event and there were about forty of us there. I really enjoyed meeting a bunch of new planters as well as … Continue reading Calvary Church Planting Rountable pt 1