As we get closer to the last page of the chapter that is entitled, 2020, you may be feeling discouragement, exhaustion, and you may even feel a little at a loss when you think about what to prioritize in 2021. You may even be at a point where you feel like you don’t have enough energy
I didn’t realize what I had started on the second Sunday of 2019. I had heard in passing about a church that read the same verse at the end of their worship service for an entire year. At the time, it sounded like a good idea. The idea that there would be a consistent message
You’re so anxious to get 2020 over with. I get it. I feel that too. It would be amazing if somebody returned everything to some semblance of normalcy right about now, wouldn’t it? Sitting here in December 2020 at the end of a long year, it’s tempting to paint 2021 as a relief to all our problems.
I pray your church is doing well and managing through this new normal of uncertainty. I know it has not been easy learning to have virtual church services, adjusting budgets to fit new giving trends, and managing employees from afar. As you continue to manage remote employees, try to be aware of how they are managing this new normal, and
“Your kindness might not move others – or even matter to them at all – but it’s still worth extending. It’s never a waste. The Lord himself receives it and treasures it as precious because it is a reflection of his own unilateral love for centers.” – Jared C Wilson, Professor at Spurgeon College One
The #BlessYourPastor movement was started to provide free grant-funded materials to Christians, church boards and congregations to help them creatively show and share God’s love with their pastor and church staff. There is a great need for an outpouring of personal care and support, since most pastors and church staff faithfully serve and love their
“Such difficult days and yet God is doing so much in it. It shouldn’t surprise us. We see it through the Scriptures. God is at work in this mess.” – Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor at Village Church These days are some of the most unusual days that we have ever lived through. The increase in
Last night I walked out of the room shaking my head. God, I don’t know how you pulled this off, but this team is simply amazing. Unified. Visionary. Encouraging. Fun. Passionate. Gifted. Transparent. Gracious. These are just a few of the words I’d use to describe the people who faithfully serve on CCV’s Leadership Team.
“I know the best and most helpful thing I can do is lean into the Lord – to trust God with each day, to spend time in His word, and pray that He continues to demonstrate how constant and faithful He is in these uncertain times.” – Michelle Hicks Life is filled with uncertainty, especially
“If Jesus was to sit down with you as you navigate social media, would he see you as a person making peace? Are you a peacemaker? Are you a bridge builder for God’s kingdom?” – Dr. Derwin L. Gray, Lead Pastor of Transformation Church. The literal definition for a peacemaker is “one who makes peace”.