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Team Leading and the Tough Conversations

One-on-one conversations are the way to go when an individual is in need of direction, coaching or correction, but there are times when your entire team needs a course correction and clarity.  On these occasions, it is helpful to “principalize” the subject rather than personalize. First, identify the issue:  Rather […]

Sermon: Gifts Not Given

Watch Pastor Jeff Harris’ sermon from Sun., Jan. 12, 2014 “Holy Discontent: Gifts Not Given” Sermon Devotional Q. Pastor Jeff shared with us today about how “God Math” doesn’t make sense, recounting the biblical truth that when we give back generously to the work of God with our financial resources God will bless […]

Warrior Poet: Acts 4:7-12

Acts 4:7-12 They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this? Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! 9 If we are being called to account today […]

West campus – the best use of resources?

I was recently asked about West Campus and our venture into a multi-site as well as the Our Turn campaign and raising money for such a project.  It was a fair question about the cost of launching another site and the best use of resources for God’s Kingdom. As I […]

Warrior Poet: Jeremiah 4:1

Jeremiah 4:1 “If you, Israel, will return, then return to me,’ declares the Lord. ‘If you put your detestable idols out of my sight and no longer go astray…” Dear Warrior Poet, The battle is won or lost in the secret places of the will before God.  By the time […]

Sermon: Church Optional

Watch Pastor Jeff Harris’ sermon from Sun., Dec. 29, 2013 “Holy Discontent: Church Optional” Sermon Devotional Q. Consider the ‘cruise ship or battleship’ analogy we talked through during today’s message. Share honestly about which image (cruise ship or battleship) best represents the way you interact with the church. Consider if […]

Reflecting on 2013

This is my annual time of reflection on the year behind, as well as a preview of the year ahead. 2013 was filled with joy, challenge, victory and hope. We trusted God with unprecedented faith as we embarked upon West Campus; and as my thoughts move toward the New Year, […]

Sermon: Ghost of Christmas Future

Watch Pastor Jeff Harris’ sermon from Sun., Dec. 1, 2013 “Unwrapping Christmas: The Ghost of Christmas Future” Sermon Devotional Q. Think about the Christmas traditions that you and your family practice each year and how they got started. To what degree each tradition places Jesus center stage? Finally, what one […]

West Campus – Closing papers signed!

Our first new home we went to the closing; signed the papers late in the afternoon and took the kids over that evening with take-out and sleeping bags.  It was a beautiful blessing and adventure.  Jody and I painted walls. We had an epic night wallpapering a room, fighting, laughing […]

Warrior Poet: John 6:44

John 6:44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.” Dear Warrior Poet, Father draw me once again unto yourself.  I wander and stumble, falter and fail, and it is you who draw me […]