Valley of Potential

Valley of Potential

If we can work together across Central California to cultivate the seventh most productive region in the world, we can work together to ship leaders, pastors, teachers, missionaries, and world changes from Central California to the nations. Together, we can dream new dreams, putting Central California on the map in new ways. Together, we aren’t afraid of hard work, sweat, and callouses: Our ancestors have taught us to value those traits for the harvest that’s on the other side of the toil. It’s in our blood. It’s in the air around us. If we could creatively overcome the challenges in the past, we can certainly work together to overcome the challenges of the present. That’s who we are; who we’ve always been.

Athletics & Discipleship

Athletics & Discipleship

We spent some time reflecting on how Farmers, Soldiers, and Athletes could help inform our lives as disciples. In order to do this well, we went to local 'experts' in these fields. We talked with farmers, soldiers, and athletes in our midst and captured their thoughts and ideas on video.

Listen in on those conversations that we had with Patrick Hendricks, Darin Lasky, and Brandon Baeza.

Military Life & Discipleship

Military Life & Discipleship

We spent some time reflecting on how Farmers, Soldiers, and Athletes could help inform our lives as disciples. In order to do this well, we went to local 'experts' in these fields. We talked with farmers, soldiers, and athletes in our midst and captured their thoughts and ideas on video.

Listen in on those conversations that we had with Nathan Dirdak, Jordan Berner and Bob Sperry.

Farming & Discipleship

Farming & Discipleship

We spent some time reflecting on how Farmers, Soldiers, and Athletes could help inform our lives as disciples. In order to do this well, we went to local 'experts' in these fields. We talked with farmers, soldiers, and athletes in our midst and captured their thoughts and ideas on video.

Listen in on those conversations that we had with Ron Watson, Buck Bonilla and Jeff Harmon.

A Filter for Honor

A Filter for Honor

I was a fourth grade teacher at Harvest Christian School in Riverside, California for six years before moving into pastoral ministry. Having those 9 & 10-year olds with me day in and day out for nine months of the year taught me a few things about investing in people for the long haul. Looking back seventeen years to that first classroom, I can now see that what each of those 147 students carried as a destiny was often hidden behind a variety of external circumstances, behavior issues, personality defects, and bad habits.

A Reason for Honor- Additional Thoughts

A Reason for Honor- Additional Thoughts

To dig a little deeper under the surface, I find these four limitations when living under the Honor Shortage Emergency Ordinance like Jonah:

  1. COMPLEXITY: The number of decisions I face on a daily basis is already daunting. From getting dressed, to breakfast, to conversations, to work, to play, to grocery shopping I expend a large amount of energy making decisions. Life only increases in complexity when I must additionally decide who is worthy of honor.

Ignition Week 2017

Ignition Week 2017

Ignition Week involved special times of prayer scheduled at the church over five timeslots, directed by various leaders in the church, for five days in a row. Turnout to each timeslot was greater than anticipated, and people have already asked when the church will do this again. Over the course of those five days, two people accepted Christ for the first time, a few were healed spiritually, and ten people received physical healing!

A Reason for Honor

A Reason for Honor

My dad taught me to take care of the yard work when I was young. I was instructed how to make straight, overlapping passes across the lawn, how to handle the weed eater along the edges of the yard, and the basics of taking care of the gas mower and weed eater. I was also shown the joy of sipping iced tea from the front porch after a job well done. But, I always hoped the lawnmower would break down beyond my abilities to fix it so I could slough off my duties for the week. 

I'm not sure it's a hard fact in life, but it seems doing something right with the wrong motive produces wrong or incomplete results. The opposite seems true as well: doing something right with the right motive produces right and complete results.