Mayor of a One-Ho...
What is more exhilarating for a pastor than to see the Spirit move in people's lives? This is what we dream of, pray for and preach to see. We have our ideas of what it should look like but sometimes God surprises us. If we're not too rigid in our expectations, we can almost feel a heavenly smile showing us our vision could look better than we imagined. At our last church organizational meeting, I saw something new,...
Why Change & Forw...
The word "success" means "to move forward." In common usage this refers to accomplishing one's goals. The word "succession" means "to pass something forward to another." For each of us, our personal success can be assessed by the degree to which we are moving forward. When we stop moving, we stop succeeding, we stagnate. So also, if we do not pass our successful accomplishments on to others, we ultimately fail. As so...
CCWLC 2014 Series
If you missed any of the Main Sessions or Backstage Interviews at the CCWLC check out Series Page Here.
Bing Crosby is As...
It’s that time of year in the Bolen house when Christmas music has started to play and I get to hear all the little voices throughout the house singing along. The other night I was hanging out with my kids and Bing Crosby’s version of “The First Noel” came on and I about collapsed with excitement. As the ensemble began to gently play the opening notes of the song, Bing started to speak, not sing, but speak. It was ...
Love is Where the...
It doesn't take long to look around at our society and notice that we are distracted people. Consumed with our lives, with our phones and with our careers. We are on the move! I wanted to take just a minute of your time to share with you what God has been showing me about myself, and my struggle to be alone with Him. Right now we are on tour in Florida leading worship for different churches and serving alongside som...
The Real Moses Mo...
Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do. For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do...
“...better to be small and alive with child like faith, than a museum!”
Mayor of a One-Horse Town11-25-2014
“Friday's Special Guest was Ryan Ries, co-founder of The Whosoevers.”
Pastor's Perspective Special Edition:: Ryan Ries11-24-2014
“The resistance to progress, whether individually or corporately is tremendous, especially in the church.”
Why Change & Forward Movement is Crucial in Mini...11-21-2014
“David Guzik's Friday Lecture at CCBC Murrieta”
4 Principles of Biblical Church Government11-21-2014
“God created us as expressive beings, much like himself, and so singing is something we desire to engage in.”
Bing Crosby is Asking Us to Sing11-12-2014
“My prayer for all of us is that in the midst of life and busyness we would be in awe of God and that we would long to be alone with God!”
Love is Where the Heart Is11-11-2014
“Calvary Chapel pastors and leaders should strive to emulate Jesus’ style of leadership, which was a servant-leader model.”
The Real Moses Model11-04-2014