Scott Jones – Gilbert Campus Pastor The boat was in 5 foot swells, rocking back and forth and my stomach wasn’t feeling it. Well actually my stomach was feeling it and I didn’t like what was about to happen. Ever been there? Out in the ocean, in a boat with the waves so rough, that […]

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Cassandra Moton – Children’s Programming Pastor Its 3:30 in the morning and I’m up. I’m wide awake. It’s been a long week. I’m questioning everything. Why am I doing what I do? I’m not good enough, I’m not smart enough. I’m way too old, too slow, too ___.

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Dean Kuest – Glendale Campus Pastor No matter who you are, no matter what you believe in or don’t believe in, no matter what your background, everyone is devoted to something. How do we know what we ought to be devoted to and what does that look like?

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Emily Teterud – Associate Marketing Director You know how people have love languages? Well, I think mine is organization. But since that’s not an option, I settle for words of affirmation. Close second.

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Emily Teterud – Associate Marketing Director Our week two study in this Grounded series focuses on the topic of fire. Neither good nor bad, fire is something many people enjoy in contained settings. A fireplace, a bonfire- in a controlled setting- is pleasant and mesmerizing. But what happens when we realize God cannot be contained or confined […]

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Kate Hansen – Queen Creek Student Pastor Many of us are very familiar with the story of 2 Samuel 11 and the story of David and Bathsheba. Quick summary: David’s hanging out on the roof, sees Bathsheba, Uriah’s wife, and thinks she’s beautiful.  While Uriah is away at war, Bathsheba ends up pregnant with David’s child, David eventually ends up getting […]

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Cal Jernigan – Senior Pastor “Where there is no faith in the future, there is no power in the present.” This is a line I quoted in the Easter message this past weekend. The line is attributed to a man named Halford E. Luccok. I discovered it while reading the book, The Hope Quotient, by […]

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Rebekah Madonia – Video Team Lead Do you ever find yourself worried about things that are beyond your control? Worried that you might make the wrong decision? Unsure if the path you choose might be a mistake? I go through phases with this kind of worry. In one season I’m able to sit back and just […]

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