Costa Rica

Bruce Dial and I went to Costa Rica last Tuesday to check on the work down there, and to experience the awesome ministry of the VBS team that went down there last Friday.  110 people made decisions for Christ THIS WEEK ALONE, and although it was a Vacation Bible School trip to minister to kids,…

FAQ #1

As promised, here is the first of the four FAQ questions that I’m going to blog this week.  Next week I’m sure there will be more, as the response to this series has been overwhelming!  I have more questions than I can possibly answer during the weekend services, so blogging is a great way to…

Staff Bike Ride

Since 7 staff people have bikes (now 8!), we decided to have a staff bike ride last Friday morning.  Big Fun!  Getting ready to ride! Left to right:  Marcus Williams (maintenance), Tammy Queen (student ministries),Dawn and Mario Patrick (Dawn’s my administrative assistant, Mario is on the worship team), Me, Micah Caronna (creative arts), Alan Young…

I am so proud of Jamie and Jenn Tobler!  They have given their lives for the Gospel, and now God has given a life to them!  Learn more about Baby Charlotte on Jamie’s blog at:  udecidetoday.wordpress.com . 

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Are you HOT for the HOUSE?

Well, John 2:17 explains it!  Those of who have the Holy Spirit, the same Spirit that Jesus had, feel the same way about the House Of God that Jesus felt!  That’s why we’re excited to come, excited to give, excited to serve, excited to overlook mistakes, and excited to worship together!  Because we’re "eaten up…

50,000!

I just read Perry Noble’s blog entry for 7/10/08 ( http://www.perrynoble.com/) and to think about it for very long is sobering.  He quotes a figure of 50,000 people a day who go into eternity without Christ.  I think what bothered me most is that I had to think about it for a minute before it…

Toddlers!

Things I learned by helping in the toddler class last Wednesday night: 1.  Sebrina Ellison is one of the most gifted people I have ever seen work with kids.  It was a joy to serve with her, and learn from her.  The anointing is certainly on her…I saw her calm several storms! 2.  Don’t let…

Visioneering

Some of you may be wondering when I’m going to read something else.  Actually, I am reading through a couple of other books which I have now listed….but after many weeks, I’m still in Visioneering by Andy Stanley.  Great stuff, and EVERY senior leader of any organization, business or ministry, should read this. The hardest…