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Scott Jones - Gilbert Campus Pastor Christmas is officially upon us. And that means Christmas music. Now let’s just admit that the world can be divided into two types of people: people who love Christmas music and people, well, who don’t love God. :)
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Cal Jernigan - Senior Pastor Well today’s the day. It’s finally arrived! It’s officially “Black Friday!” Black Friday has become one of the biggest shopping days of the year. This is the day that, as legend has it, the retailers books turn from loss (red) to black (profit). It’s a day that is heralded as the day to get the biggest bargains you will get at any time throughout the year. (FYI… the Saturday before Christmas is usually a bigger retail day). Yet, I’ve noticed s... Read More...
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Adrian Darsee - Pastor of Creative Arts Happy Thanksgiving! Today is such a great day for many of us. I have so many good memories of gathering at my grandparents’ house with family, enjoying each other’s company, and, quite honestly, gorging ourselves with the feast grandma created for us all! The naps! Let me tell you about the naps! There is nothing like passing out on the couch in a room full of loved ones engaging in conversation about…well, nothing too important. Just ... Read More...
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Wes McGarrah – HS Pastor Mesa Campus It’s wintertime in Arizona, but if you asked me I wouldn’t be able to tell you by walking outside. I was putting my son and daughter in their car seats the other day and literally started sweating! Either I’m super weak, or it’s a little hotter than I think it should be for late November. Both are probably a little bit true. There are other things that make you aware of the change of a season. High School Basketball is about to get under... Read More...
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Dean Kuest – Glendale Campus Pastor I am writing this on an airplane flying from Seattle to Phoenix after spending the weekend in Mill Creek, WA celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Pathways Church. It was eleven years ago that my family left fourteen years of ministry at Central’s Mesa Campus (our only campus at the time) to move across the country and plant a church from scratch. Our baby is now ten years old.
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Involvement Team A couple of days ago, I was thinking about lessons from the Kingdom series and Dr. Seuss popped into my mind. This is not meant to be at all derogatory to Cal – or Dr. Seuss.