From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for April 21

When I was in 8th grade, my Dad, Jack was killed instantly in a highway accident. While I have many memories of my Dad, the one that stood out the most in my impressionable mind was his true conversion to following Jesus as not only as his Savior but also as Lord of...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for April 14

A week of driving almost 40 hours with kids in the car was a memory jogger for me. I forgot how important it is to have planned activities for kids to participate in to keep fighting, arguing, and interruptions at bay. There is just so long the Alphabet Game, or I Spy...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for April 7

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Chad challenging something I said in a sermon about unity from Romans 15. I made a comment in the talk mentioning people’s righteous works being like filthy rags quoting Isaiah 64:6 in the context that our works don’t...

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In our increasingly results-oriented world, it’s easy to apply the same organizational health measurements to church as we do in business. Some typical questions asked of leadership might be: • Is attendance moving in the right direction? • How does our budget look? •...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for March 24

It’s no secret that America is aging. The number of people 65 years of age and older will double by 2050 (New York Times). Those demographic changes will mean a lot for churches, also in the midst of an aging population. As the country—and its churches age, the...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for March 17

This week we continue talking about how to apply the truth in Romans 14. 4. Enlarge Your Circle of Friends. I think its healthy to have friends who disagree with you about some things. If you are a vegetarian and all your friends are vegetarians, how stunted and small...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for March 10

This week and next, let talk about how to apply the truth in Romans 14? If we truly believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, we can let Him deal with those who disagree with us. This is a logical conclusion of what Paul has said so far in Romans 14, “Don’t judge another...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for March 3

We’ve been talking about what to do when Christians disagree. Today, I want to touch on Primary and Secondary issues of our faith and practice. We Must Distinguish Between Primary & Secondary Issues. I would define a primary issue as one that deals with a central...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for February 24

Since we are walking through Romans 14 and 15 in the next few weeks, I want to highlight a few thoughts on what to do when Christians disagree. Christians Can and Will Disagree With Each Other. We aren’t alike–and that’s okay! This statement always comes as a surprise...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for February 17

What is the Mission of VCF? Pursue Jesus, Practice Love. What is the Vision of VCF?  Look Up, Love Others, Launch Out (Booklet: Who We Are) So, what does that mean? What will God be doing among us in 2019? Some of you are familiar with Prov. 29:18 KJV Where there is...

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