From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for November 25

Last week, I talked a bit about communicating with younger people and people at Victory that are not in the same generation as you or me. Why is it important? I love that Paul clearly defines why it is important and why it matters to the church in Philippi: “I am torn...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for November 18

Last week, we started a discussion on communicating, especially with younger people about sharing the how’s and why’s of your faith. Why is this important? Because every generation needs to learn to share the gospel in a way that “fits” and heard in a way that is...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for November 11

Ever wonder if you’ll be able to continue to communicate effectively to younger people as you get older? I’ve been wondering about that and an excellent article in Christianity Today by Josh Ott got me thinking. He points out that current church culture often suggests...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for November 4

What kind of connection do you have to your church? I recently read an article asking this very question in the Evangelical Free Church of America web update newsletter by Kerry Doyal. So here goes, what connection do we have to our church, Victory Christian...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for October 28

Last week, I began a discussion about why people are leaving the organized church for various reasons, often saying that the church is no longer practicing the New Testament approach to “doing church.” Let’s continue this discussion which why organized church, as...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for October 21

Last week, I began a discussion about why people are leaving the organized church for various reasons, often saying that the church is no longer practicing the New Testament approach to “doing church.” Today and next week, I would like to continue this discussion in a...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for October 14

As a pastor, I’ve heard many times. “I’m done with church.” Or “I don’t really need to go to church…my relationship with God is personal.” Or “I’ve had it with organized religion.” Or “The church is a man-made invention, not God’s idea.” Or even, since the church is...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for October 7

A sweet lady handed me a little slip of paper after church one Sunday to encourage me. I unfolded it and it read: “God doesn’t call the qualified; he qualifies the called.” At first, I wasn’t sure if it was a compliment or a criticism. While it is uncertain who...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for September 30

It’s so easy to skim over the ‘minor characters’ in Scripture, isn’t it? Men and women whose names are mentioned only once or twice – about whom very little is said. Epaphras is one of those names that only appears 3 times in the Bible (Col 1.7, 4.12; Philemon 23). He...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for September 23

I have been meditating for the past few weeks on what it means to be “Imitators of Christ” as described in Philippians 2:1-10. How did Jesus empty himself for us? He looks after the interests of others. He makes Himself nothing. And He did it, not just on the Cross,...

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