From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for Nov 26

One of the great joys of my life is being called “Grandpa” by our seven grandchildren, ages 5 months to 7. And now that our own children are fully grown, Janet and I have a renewed love for ordinary parenting moments such as tucking little ones into bed. Sometimes,...

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FROM THE LEAD PASTOR’S DESK for October 29

Recently, I read Chuck Swindoll’s, long-term pastor, radio speaker, and chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary devotion on the same topic. He defined traditionalism as “an attitude that resists change, adaptation, or alteration.” Dr. Swindoll is much, much more...

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FROM THE LEAD PASTOR’S DESK for October 22

Last week I told you I read a few curious verses which got me to thinking about cycles. Not bicycles or motorcycles but cycles of life. Sometimes our great plans have started to wither and die. We go through a time of wondering: “What’s next.” The New Testament refers...

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FROM THE LEAD PASTOR’S DESK for October 15

I read a few curious verses this morning which got me to thinking about cycles. Not bicycles or motorcycles but cycles of life. Perhaps when you hear “Circle of Life” you think of the song from the Lion King movie, sung by Elton John, written by Tim Rice. Here are...

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FROM THE LEAD PASTOR’S DESK for October 8

Today I continue sharing thoughts from Ramona Jack from Romans 3:21-23. But I also want to add some other comments from Chad Gruizenga who also sent me some comments on the same passage. Ramona: When you read Romans 3:21-23, it gives a picture of how radically...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for September 24

Following my message of “Contending for An Unpopular King,” I offered a few thoughts regarding a challenging truth; namely, Jesus said the world will hate you because of your love for Him. Here’s a couple more. A trendy message among some Christians these days is...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for September 17

Following my message last week of “Contending for An Unpopular King,” I want to offer a few thoughts regarding a challenging truth; namely, Jesus himself said that the world will hate you because of your love for Him. You can love the world like Jesus loves the world...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for September 17

Following my message last week of “Contending for An Unpopular King,” I want to offer a few thoughts regarding a challenging truth; namely, Jesus himself said that the world will hate you because of your love for Him. You can love the world like Jesus loves the world...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for September 10

Sunday, we celebrated our wonderful volunteers at VCF. We are blessed to have a church with dedicated and committed volunteers. I am reminded that when Janet and I became parents, we noticed that our friendships started to change. We’d get together with our friends,...

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From the Lead Pastors Desk for September 3

The trend is practically universal: fewer people are attending church every year. You can access almost any church you want, anywhere, anytime. Free. On your own. Any device. So Why attend church? Generations ago, the church was a social and cultural hub as well as a...

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