Hope for Myanmar: Part 2

Hope for Myanmar: Part 2

This Tuesday our River West team returned home from Myanmar with tired eyes and full hearts. While in country, our team was able to provide wellness checks and much needed medicine to over 200 boarding home students, parents, and leaders that partner with Pastor No...
Hope for Myanmar: Part 1

Hope for Myanmar: Part 1

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.   Romans 15:13 Over the last few years, the country of Myanmar has gone from an obscure, poor country in SE Asia to a fixture in our...
Living Worship

Living Worship

How We Worship: Head + Heart + Hands Biblical Worship is a whole-life response — Head, Heart, Hands — to the greatness and goodness of God. When we boil it all down and reduce biblical worship to its very essence, we are left with an all-encompassing response to God’s...
Intentional Parenting

Intentional Parenting

Several years ago, my wife Julie and I were invited by some friends of ours to attend an Intentional Parenting conference that was being hosted at their church. At the time, I remember feeling utterly exhausted and defeated as a parent. Much like a deflated Tom Brady...
Moving to New Zealand

Moving to New Zealand

Oh yes we did. We moved to New Zealand. We sold our business, all of our large items and furniture, said goodbye to family and friends and are finally here. It’s actually been on my heart for a while to start this blog. We’ve been on quite an adventure the last year...
New Year’s Eve Prayers

New Year’s Eve Prayers

Last Sunday we launched into the New Year as a community by reflecting on four precious promises from Christ. Since then, many folks have reached out and asked if they could have access to the corporate prayers that were written and used in our time of worship...
Advent Week 4: Mission

Advent Week 4: Mission

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light...
Advent Week 3: Unity

Advent Week 3: Unity

I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have...
Advent Week 2: Prayer

Advent Week 2: Prayer

And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” And the angel...