Leadership Advance

The Leadership Advance was a huge success!  Over 150 leaders gathered for 3 nights of teambuilding, vision casting, instruction, and some surprises. Thanks to the management team for coming up with the Indiana Jones theme.  And again, thanks to Matthew Sommerville for hooking us up with "Paco" the boa constrictor.  I really enjoyed getting to…

Popeye

Micah Caronna is such a terrific communicator!  How many people could name a series "Popeye", use Popeye illustrations, and change our lives with it?  Certainly not me!  Think about these nuggets: 1.  Why does Popeye wait so long to eat the spinach?  Why doesn’t he eat it as soon as he sees Brutus, instead of…

Money Questions

Here are some questions that I have after a conversation with someone this past weekend. I was speaking with someone who… was a bit upset….  concerning the fact that we talk about money so much at our church. I shared with them a little on my opinions on the subject and suggested that they speak…

Prophecy Question

I just want to thank the Living Word Family for being the walking, talking epistle of our Father.  The love that I feel each time I attend service is so refreshing.  I have been renewed  by the spirit in my new home!  Selah..I do have another question.  I have been attending Sunday services regularly, and…

Income Question

In the past (and recently-like this past weekend)I have heard you talk about God giving us opportunities for increase and also, doing the natural and letting God add his super to it. Well, is taking a second job doing that? Or are we putting ourselves ahead of God and not trusting Him to provide. We…

Abortion Issues

I don’t normally post or respond to "anonymous" messages and comments…but I felt that the question raised here was in a lot of people’s minds as well.  They are referring to a post I made on August 30th in response to a question about abortion. Pastor Steve, I think you are totally wrong for making…

Alignment #4

How to know that you are aligned  with the vision (cont): 7.  When you sow toward it.  Matt. 6:21 teaches that where our "treasure" is (our time, energy, and money), our heart will follow. 8.  When you love it.  Your passion for the vision will be contagious! 9.  When you have faith for it.  Heb.11:1…

Alignment #3

How To Know That You Are Aligned With The Vision: 3.  You know that you’re aligned with the vision when you can defend it.  You should have a Godly jealousy for the Church that God has placed you in, and for the Vision of that house.  Not everyone will be called to the same vision…

Alignment #2

Last night we had a GREAT leadership update!  Each month all of the leaders and potential leaders at Living Word gather for vision and strategy.  Micah gave an amazing talk about alignment, using a tire as an illustration…I’ll never get it out of my head! (that was the point!) I talked about "How To Know…