The Power Of Serving

This is a copy of an e-mail that our children’s pastor Jody Mitchell recieved from Caroline Garren that volunteers in the children’s ministry.  She didn’t send it to him to get a "pat on the back", and probably doesn’t know that I’ve seen it.  But all of us need to read it.  It will remind…

The Mature Church I know that you don’t read my blog so that I can copy other people’s blogs, but once in a while someone says something REALLY worth repeating.  So it is with Mark Beeson…again.  Mark is the Sr. Pastor at Granger Community Church and has a really profound way of looking at life…

Easter Weekend

OK…are you ready for this?   Easter weekend we had 1,268 at services!  Thanks to all of you who invited someone to come with you!  The people I invited for the first time came, and God touched them!  Also, 60 people made commitments to follow Christ!  They were your neighbors, friends, co-workers and relatives that you…

Seeing what is happening to Barak Obama’s campaign is very sobering to me.  It’s  simply amazing that he can be so close to the Democratic nomination, only to be derailed by his pastor!  Wow!  I think this should be a wake-up call to all of us who minister the Word to be aware of how…

OK…tonight’s the night!  I am really excited about unveiling, for the first time, the building "Upgrade" plan to the leadership!  New outside, updated inside!  The presentation includes a cool video teaser, pics of the outside, and the new floorplan.  Why are we doing this?  At lunch this past weekend, our server at a restaurant ACROSS…

Great to be back home!  Gearing up for the weekend services starting tonight!  Many have told me that the messages on heaven have been really helpful in understanding not only where we’re going, but also where many loved ones have already gone!  Who are you bringing with you to service this weekend, so that we…

Leaving on a plane to come back in about 2 hours.  This has been an amazing trip!  Usually when I go to a conference to learn more about Church and what we’re doing, I hear a lot of "good" messages and information, then maybe a great message, and then there’s that message that you realize,…

One of the big highlights for Connie and I when we come to Seattle is to spend time with our great friends David and Stephanie Pond!  They were a part of Living Word for about 3 years, then moved to Seattle 8 years ago.  Now they are both on staff at Christian Faith Center, as…