Paul Forsythe – Associate Campus Pastor One of my favorite words in the New Testament is the word that is often translated “encouragement” as it is in Hebrews 10:24. There we are told that a key reason for meeting together is to encourage one another. The Greek word parakaleo is so rich that no one English word […]

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by Corey Bullock – Ahwatukee Campus Pastor What have you been building lately? Maybe you have been busy building a business, a house, a family, a project, a name for yourself.  My guess is that if you are anything like me, then two things are true.  One, you have probably encountered some problems along the […]

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Perry Emerick – Mesa Campus Pastor If you didn’t already know, this season of American Idol is the last and final season of this long running show. As part of the final season, they bring in different artists and past winners to perform on different weeks. A few weeks ago, season one winner Kelly Clarkson […]

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Scott Jones – Gilbert Campus Pastor So I got a text from my 17-year-old son, Noah when I was a work the other day. It read, “What did you do with my keys?” You see, he recently inherited a 1973 Mustang (that he now affectionately refers to as “Blue Steel”) from his grandfather’s estate. To […]

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  Dean Kuest – Glendale Campus Pastor Change. They all seem to demand it. Each one says they are the ones to bring it about. The point of contention seems to be that nobody can agree with what it is that needs to be changed or the method through which that change should come. However, […]

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  Duane Boyett Queen Creek Campus Pastor. Anybody who has ever worked in sales knows the expression “Always Be Closing”. It’s the ABC’s of basic salesman training 101. Why is it so important? Because if you don’t close you don’t get paid! People can look at your product, they can try your product, they can […]

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by Daniel Norton, Central Leadership Intern The first time I went on a mission trip, I lost my mind! No joke, you could ask many of my friends at the time, and they would tell you I came pretty close to a nervous break down. Why is this? Well, first off, I was coming out […]

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Perry Emerick – Mesa Campus Pastor For many years I was a worship pastor here at Central, first with students and later with adults. On quite a few occasions I would meet someone who was interested in playing/singing with the worship team, and they would begin by telling me how good they were and all […]

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