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Surf’s Up

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Steve Mass - Associate Worship Pastor This last week I got to try out surfing for the first time. I used to snowboard and skateboard a lot so I figured it would be somewhat simple to pick up. A wave comes, you stand up, and ride it like a snowboard. Simple, right? Wrong. It was nothing like skating or surfing. There are so many different variables like being in the correct spot where the waves break, catching the wave at the right time, and positioning your feet correctly to name few.

I’m Sorry You Don’t Like McDonald’s

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Bri Johns - Student Pastor, Director of Programming Can I vent here for a second? I’m tired of hiding my love for McDonalds. I love their fries – best fries on the earth (especially straight out of the fryer and covered in salt). I love that their menu mimics every other fast food menu out there. Don’t believe me? The Southern Style Crispy Chicken Sandwich is just like the Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, and we all know McCafe = Starbucks. I love their play areas because they gi... Read More...

In a rut

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Ahwatukee Campus Pastor - Corey Bullock Have you ever found yourself in a rut? It’s that place on life’s journey that is typically created during the stormy times. A rut can often begin simply as a familiar path but can easily become rough and bumpy and often deep due to the regular tread. It can go from a well-worn path to a detriment to the traverser in a hurry. The irony of a rut is that once it has been carved the weather need not be inclement in order to trap the passerby... Read More...

Redeeming Pleasure

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Alex Enabnit - Programming Coordinator This weekend we had the pleasure of hearing Jeremy preach a special message about his new book, Redeeming Pleasure.

Thy Kingdom Come

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Cal Jernigan - Senior Pastor No doubt you’ve heard the expression: No one left behind. As the Senior Pastor of Central this is exactly what I am feeling right now. I want NO ONE left behind. No one!

Live For What Matters

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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.

One Bad Experience

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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.

Why not your best?

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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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