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Monte Hunt - Associate Worship Pastor We need to be reminded far more often than we need to be instructed. Perhaps the following will be revelatory for some, but for most I hope it serves as a sobering reminder. Live for what matters.
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Matt Stoltzfus - Lead Student Pastor I grew up in Pennsylvania and I am an avid Philly sports fan. Naturally one of the first things I have done since coming to the Phoenix area is look for any chance to go to a Diamondbacks – Phillies game. So last week Karen and I along with our kids; Connor, Payton and Isaiah had our first experience at Chase Field.
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Perry Emerick - Mesa Campus Pastor I recently read a story about an interview that Jimmy Carter once had with Admiral Hyman Rickover, the long time head of the United States Nuclear Navy. Carter was interviewing to be a submarine captain and every candidate had to interview with Rickover in order to become a captain. At the end of the interview, Rickover asked Carter how he did at the naval Academy. Carter proudly stated he finished 59 out of 820, fully expecting Rickover to b... Read More...
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Cal Jernigan - Senior Pastor Why is the dropout rate in ministry so high? Why do so many moral failures happen in the ministry? Why do so many pastors burn out long before their time? I believe the answer to all these questions is tied to the same reason. In our rush to serve God, the church has unwittingly created an overabundance of underdeveloped leaders. Ministry is difficult. It holds unique challenges which most of those entering the ministry are simply not prepared to fa... Read More...
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Alex Enabnit - Programming Coordinator There's nothing quite like a day on the beach. The salty smell, the warm sand, the melodic sound of the waves... but there's one activity on the beach that seems to be universal. No matter where you are, there's at least one person doing it: beachcombing. Whether it's the guy with a metal detector searching for that ever-elusive treasure or a child sifting through the sand for that perfect seashell, there isn't often a beach without a bea... Read More...
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Nathan Del Turco-Young Adults Pastor/Student Worship Pastor How long does it take you to get ready and leave the house in the morning? 10 minutes? 20 minutes? 30 minutes? Whatever that time is, multiply it exponentially if you have children. Leaving the house in the morning can be a disaster when you have kids. Now, for those of you who have kids you know this to be... Read More...
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Gil Nisleit - First Impressions Director - Gilbert Campus My two boys, who are 9 and 12, love fishing. When the opportunity arises to grab a pole and bait and head to a lake, they're all in. All I have to do is say the word “fishing" and they're already in the car, ready to get to the lake and start casting. There is nothing like watching my boys get a bite on their line and reeling it in like it's going to be the biggest fish they have ever caught.