Having a Passion and a Plan for Evangelism

Recently, I was asked by a colleague who pastors and teaches a course on evangelism (!) about my thoughts on the practice. Here it is: What about you? Do you have a passion and plan to help people make a connection with Christ? Most of us don’t and that’s a problem. Helping others come to…

5 Steps

Recently, we completed a series called the Art of Neighboring. I’m often humbled and impressed with how the Lord guides me through His Word. But this series, I believe was exceptionally important. Recently and often, I hear people try to compress Jesus’ ministry to one word: Love. They’ll say, “Jesus was all about love and he…

Slowing down the moment

Our oldest son just broke the barrier… He graduated from elementary school. Along with the normal reflection and lament, probably my bigger concern is how his movement from grade school to middle school will mean that the rest of our kids aren’t far behind. I remember when Ruben started Kindergarten. Then the year flashed by…

NU: The Story of Dating, Sex & Marriage

She was faithful to God in waiting for her husband. He was not. This is their story. On June 5th & 12th (10:30am service), we’ll host a two-part series called NU: The Story of Dating, Sex and Marriage. My wife, Alicia and I will unpack our own experiences and explore the scriptural wisdom on waiting, dating and anticipating their…

Called (Pt 2: Compelled)

I knew I was meant to serve as a Pastor because it was NOT what I wanted to do. It’s true. Being a pastor sounded hard (esp I knew it meant going back to school) and I knew it probably wouldn’t be a comfortable living (work long and odd hours, often on-call and it’s certainly not…

Called (Part 1)

Recently, I attended my final interview for ordination with the Evangelical Covenant Church. I thought I’d post some of my positions here for you to read and interact with… I haven’t always been a “denomination guy.” But among the many things that I’ve come to appreciate about the Covenant is it’s high standards for its pastors….

Annual Meeting and Celebration

This is a reminder that we’ll be gathering for worship and hosting our Annual Celebration/Meeting THIS SUNDAY!  Please make it a priority to attend and participate! Sunday 01/17/16 Schedule: 9:30am Worship (*Including affirmation of new members!) 10:30am Annual Celebration/Meeting (*See Agenda below) 11:15am Worship AGENDA   Call meeting to order and determine quorum Approval of minutes…

Happy New Year!

Looking back, I can see all the ways the Lord was present through moments of joy and trial. I’m so thankful for Restoration Covenant Church and am excited to see how He will continue to favor us in 2016 as we serve Him with humility!