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“Coming to Two Cities was a big change and I realized that God was always with me whether I believe it or not. That he would always be by my side and that he loved me no matter what.” – Madison McKenna, Baptism, Nov 2017

“It’s okay to be how I am because God made me this way and he created a purpose for me and I just need to find that purpose and pursue it.” – Jessica McGrail, Baptism, Nov 2017

I’m wrecked.

April 4, 2012 — Leave a comment

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I just previewed a baptism video that will air on this Friday at our Good Friday: Night of Worship. I’m wrecked.

I love seeing people go public with their faith! When they’re students… it’s even more awesome.

New Vintage People, are you coming? You need to. RSVP here.

Other Ministry People, are you seeing God move? Are you seeing life-change?
When’s the last time you baptized someone or led someone to Christ?
Be honest, are you methods worthy of your message?
In other words, are you doing everything you can do to create an environment where unchurched or dechurched people can come inside and experience something that compels them to come back again and again until one day they give their life to Jesus?
Are you winning?

If not, that’s a big discussion and I’d be willing to engage in it with you.

If yes, are you sharing with other churches and ministries your best practices? You should.

Holy Farts?

March 18, 2011 — 2 Comments

This last Sunday our Student Ministry had a Q&A day. We collected questions from the students on 3×5 cards. The questions were anonymous and we went through the questions before Sunday and decided which ones to answer.

As I was reading through them I came across one asking: “If God farts, is it holy?”

Here’s my answer.

QA: If God farts…
A: Isaiah 16:11: “Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.” (KJV)

QB: …is it holy?
A: Holy means to be set apart. God is holy and everything he does is holy… but, if we’re talking “God the son” (Jesus) he was Man and God. He took human form and part of being human is dealing with the human body… gas, pee, poop, sweat and all kinds of stuff. Jesus most likely farted. But that farting had no “holy” purpose. It was just a result of taking human form… an unfortunate reality of a human body.

(I couldn’t resist answering this.)

On a serious note: what are you questions?

InsideOut Has Begun

September 15, 2009 — Leave a comment

Here’s a small taste of what happened at InsideOut this week.

pssst…that’s a student, Brandon Johnson

If you are a parent, teenager or volunteer…you need to know about InsideOut Student Ministries! Sunday Nights, 5-7pm @ 3300 Sonoma Ave Campus Starts Sep 13!

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For NVC Parents

August 10, 2009 — Leave a comment

Today a new online resource was launched called Parent Connection specifically made for the parents of New Vintage Church. Here’s a quote from the site:

“New Vintage wants to partner with the parents in raising the next generation to be devoted followers of Jesus.  We only have a very small amount of time with your kids on a weekly basis at church compared to the time you spend with them at home.  This is why we want to provide resources for parents to follow up what we do on Sunday morning every day of the week at home.  Please use this website to learn more about our Family Ministry environments, and stay informed about what is going on each week in Children’s and Student Ministry.  You can also leave comments on posts, and see what other parents have to say!  We are excited to partner with YOU because what happens at home is more important than what happens at church!”

I strongly encourage you to take full-advantage of this resource. Go ahead, check it out.