Tag Archives: transformation

Four Practices That Pastors Must Do To Maintain An Emotionally Healthy Perspective!

Recently I have spoken to a few Pastors who have commented on how they are struggling with depression and that the ministry in their churches is simply not enjoyable like it once was in the beginning of their calling. There … Continue reading

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“Shout-Out to A Great and Growing Church – Bayside Galt: Where People are Discovering Authentic Community!”

  This last Sunday morning I had the opportunity to speak at the Bayside of Galt Church and what I experienced was incredibly refreshing! My wife and I were warmly greeted at the doors and were welcomed by a variety … Continue reading

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“What’s Your Power Style? How to use Your Power to Help the Team?” “Tools for Exercising Power” Part 1 of 4

    When addressing the topic of “Power” most people tend to view this in a negative way because they often times have been the recipient of the use of power being used in a manipulative way. I think it … Continue reading

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Seven Characteristics of an Unselfish Team Player

    Casey Stengel made a comment about the challenge of managing a professional baseball team. His observation applies to life in general. He said, “It’s easy to get good players. Getting’ em to play together, that’s the hard part.” … Continue reading

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Three Leadership Lessons from being A Football Coach That Has Helped Me as a Pastor!

This article is dedicated to the memory of two great coaches in my life:       My friend and brother Coach Jim Rios: Jim not only loved the game of football he embodied a unique blend of discipline with … Continue reading

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SOMETHING OLD-SOMETHING NEW: CREATING A COACHING CULTURE IN CHANGING TIMES!

      As I am writing this article I have been really reflective with the changes of the seasons in my life and the one constant thing in the continuum of life that I have come to accept as … Continue reading

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“Good Team Leaders Empower People”

The traditional small to medium church stays that way because the pastor either will not or does not know how to delegate and empower the members of the church to use their spiritual gifts. For a pastor to grow a … Continue reading

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A Theological Reflection of the Evangelical Covenant Church Perspective concerning the Eucharist as a Sacrament

        January 31, 2015   The purpose of this reflection is to affirm and present the Evangelical Covenant Church’s theological framework for understanding the Eucharist as a Sacrament. The ECC embraces the perspective of the reformers, especially … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Miracle Moment at Subway!

          Valentine’s Day in our family is a fairly important day! The tradition is that I get cards for my bride, Valerie, and my sons, as well as my grandson. I was really excited about the … Continue reading

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Daily Office: God Rewards those who are Faithful!

February 10, 2015 Morning “Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. For yet … Continue reading

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