Village Church, I am blessed and honored to be called alongside the fellow elders at the Village Church to partner in shepherding you. It has been my family’s joy to be a member of the Village Church for the last 9 years. When God called us to the Village shortly after Kristin and I got married, it was an easy decision to make the Village Church our home because o...Keep Reading
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One of the beautiful realities of marriage that Jesus points to is a “Profound Oneness” between a husband and wife, which points to the oneness that he desires with each of us. Theologians call this Union With Christ. If you have a desire to experience more oneness in your marriage but don’t know where to start, consider these seven means to oneness in marriage...
What comes to mind when you hear the word “meek”? Perhaps it’s something like the scrawny guy from an advertisement who gets sand kicked in his face and takes it for fear of getting pummeled. For most people, meekness sounds more like a character deficiency than a virtue. ...
At my core, I’m a reluctant leader. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not serving out of compulsion (1 Pet 5:2), but the responsibility is what my nature tends to recoil from. Can you relate? I can identify with Moses on some level – he was fearful, rash, dodged responsibility, unsure of what to say, prone to errors in judgment, sometimes a bit whiny (it&rs...Keep Reading
I get to write the checks! I know that sounds funny, but I really love to be able to write the tithe checks and slip them into the offering boxes at the back of the church. I get a kick out of this very private, ‘between us and God’ action every other week. I didn’t always feel that way though. I came to the Lord when I was 25 with not a dime to my na...Keep Reading
What does Jesus have to say about partnering with him on mission? James 1:26-27 says a lot about where Jesus’ heart is and where our hearts can be. “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit o...Keep Reading
What does an authentic Gospel-centered Community look like when it comes to material partnership? Acts 2:44-45 gives us a glimpse of such a community. “And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.” Sounds nice, doesn’t it?...Keep Reading
What is it that excites me about not only being a Village Church Partner, but a Village Church Pastor as well? There are so many things. Just so many things. Where would I even begin? For the sake of a good reference point, let me begin with the days leading up to the Men’s Advance of 2011. As I prepared for my preaching that year, I read Darren Patrick’s b...Keep Reading
We live in a world that is incredibly well connected and engaged yet tragically alone. Very few people have deep, meaningful relationships. That’s one reason I am excited to partner with you and to serve as one of your pastors. I want to continue to build relationships at the Village that are saturated in gospel thinking and acting. I want to live out the gospel i...Keep Reading