A Productive Pause - Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn-Sr. Pastor

7/20/14

Description:This year, for the first time in its history, the World Cup required teams to take water breaks. While this annoyed many fans who just wanted the game to roll on, the players and coaches seized these opportunities to learn, adjust, and refocus. One coach called them “very productive pauses.”I think there is wisdom in taking a breather along the path of our journey. We just might make progress by taking a break.There are times when the momentum of the journey can carry us too far too fast. Progress is made, victories are won, and if you’re not careful, it can be easy to just put life on cruise control and just roll on. It’s important to make stops along the way – deliberate pauses to reflect on where you’ve been, address directional errors, and make sure you’re focused on what’s happening around you.After the Israelites crossed the Jordan River, they expected to head to Jericho. They have spied out Jericho and are ready to take action, but first God has them pause momentarily to do some reflecting, renewing, and refocusing.Their productive pause reveals a few important practices for us to apply in our own journey. So slow down, take a breather, and experience your own productive pause.

Celebrate Your Problems-Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn-Sr. Pastor

7/13/14

Description:The big problem with little problems is that we fail to see how we can benefit from them. Today’s message is intended to celebrate your inconveniences. I want us to learn to find opportunity in the obstacles, the way forward in the frustration, and the profit in the problem.Joshua 3 demonstrates how problems are often used by God to bring positive results into our lives.

Messy Grace-Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn-Sr. Pastor

7/6/14

Description:For anyone and everyone courageous enough to put your foot down on the path of grace, you will find yourself in a beautiful mess. As survival expert Bear Grylls admits, [Faith,] it’s been a kinda wiggly, messy journey that is still continuing.” The land of grace is a land of misfits and ragamuffins Your path will be unconventional, and many experiences will be unsettling. It is at the same time undeniably messy and undeniably beautiful. Rahab’s story is a story of the unpredictable, unconventional, uncomfortable, unsettling and undeniably beautiful messiness of grace. Her story can teach us a few things about this journey.

Fear Factor - audio

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

6/29/14

Description:Today we'll talk about how to overcome this greatest of all opstacles to the life God wants for you. How do you overcome fear? You overcome it with courage.

Fear Factor - video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

6/29/14

Description:"If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost." – Lloyd DouglasMost of us will struggle with fear at some time. But as I reflect on my own experience and tap into the experience of wise and godly men and women, I find that while some fears are legitimate, most fears are unnecessary, and all fears can be faced in light of God’s promise of hope. Still, something is required of you and me ... courage.This fear can tempt us to bail out, bug out, freak out, and therefore, to miss out on opportunities to move forward. What if we learned instead to step out?Today we'll talk about how to overcome this greatest of all obstacles to the life God wants for you. How do you overcome fear? You overcome it with courage.

Dare You To Move-Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

6/22/14

Description:Have you ever had a destination in sight, but just couldn’t get there? Serena and I had such an experience recently in Portland, Oregon. We wanted to take a ride on a sky tram to get a view of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens. From several points in the city, you could clearly see the Tram. It was huge, but it seemed every street led us away from the tram! It was infuriating, disheartening, and more than once, I wanted to just say “forget it!”Life can be a lot like that experience. While we understand that life has troubles, turbulence, and trials, we also understand that God promises a life of peace, hope, joy, satisfaction, blessing, and contentment.But that life can often seem out of reach; a land of promise within sight, within earshot, just over the next hill or around the bend, yet a world away. In our pursuit of such a life, the wrong turns and misdirection seem to increase the distance between here and there making it easy to just quit.This series is for people on that journey. It’s for those of us who desire to make progress in journey with God, our families, our neighbors, and within ourselves, we need direction. Leadership consultant, Cary Nieuwhof writes, “A progressive vision of the future has a trajectory of hope.” This series taps into that hope.To find out how to get there from here, we’ll learn from people who’ve already been there. What did they do? How did they do it? What kept them going? How did they get from their wandering, through the obstacles, and to that place of contentment?

Graduation Is Just The Beginning-Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr.Pastor

6/8/14

Description:Graduation is the celebration of the end of a season of education, but is it the end of learning?I think graduation is just the beginning.But lifelong learning doesn’t just happen. We can’t just “expect” to learn. We need must “intend” to. How do we pursue a life of learning? Proverbs 4:13 helps us learn."Pomp and Circumstance" performed by Classical Pops Orchestra"Life Nuggets" performed by The Skit Guys, Eddie James and Tommy Woodward

When Jesus Breaks The Rules-video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr Pastor

5/25/14

Description:Rules are a part of life. They can be oppressive or liberating, depending on the character of the one giving them. It’s easy to allow the letter of the law to overshadow the spirit of the law. What if there were more to rules than paper, ink and letters? What’s the story behind the rules? Do the rules point to something or someone else? Rules, when misunderstood, misinterpreted, and misapplied have caused many people to walk away from Jesus, especially religious people. For them, Jesus simply broke too many rules.In fact, during Jesus’ ministry it was often the most religious, pious, meticulous, law abiding people that chose to walk away from Jesus. So where does that leave some of us who want to live by the rules of life set forth in the Scriptures? The drive to obey God’s rules can alienate us from God if we make our religious observances more important than our actual relationship with God. So how can we get realigned with the rules? Jesus encounters a broken man and a broken system. From this incident, we’ll see how breaking the rules can mend our relationship with God.

When Jesus Disrupts the Familiar-video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

5/18/14

Description:A study on the effects of familiarity found in summary, “What is familiar becomes predictable and what is predictable is preferable, even if it is not necessarily profitable. Such application is consistent among people, places, things, and ideas.” So when the familiar is disrupted, it can bring out strong reactions. I think this is a big reason people walk away from Jesus. There are moments when the Jesus we are familiar with is revealed to be a Jesus we realize we never really knew. There are seasons when Jesus leads us off the predictable path into places that are altogether unexplored, untamed, and unpredictable. There are realizations that the Jesus we relegated to a convenient and controlled place in the back of our minds suddenly and without our consent rocks our world, rattles our cage, and disrupts our comfort. When Jesus goes back to his hometown of Nazareth, he is met by people that have lived in the same place, thinking the same thoughts, and doing the same things for years; even generations. They watched Jesus grow up. They were familiar with Jesus, but they were about to experience a Jesus that disrupted their familiarity…so they tried to throw him off a cliff.This encounter raises questions on how we might respond when Jesus disrupts the familiar.

Coaching Like Mom - audio

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

5/11/14

Description:Coaching and parenting are very similar. Both require sacrifice, belief, patience, integrity and honesty. Do you want to become a better influnce? Coach like mom.

Coaching Like Mom - video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

5/11/14

Description:Why is it when an athlete succeeds, they thank their mom? What about their trainers, their agents, their teammates; what about their coaches? Why is mom from and center? Because everything a good coach does is taken from a good mom’s playbook.Coaching and parenting are very similar. Both require sacrifice, belief, patience, integrity and honesty. When these qualities are present, the person on the receiving end of instruction knows they are being encouraged, challenged, praised, comforted, confronted, praised and pushed by someone who loves them unconditionally. The key to coaching and parenting is bound up in the word “Influence.” Do you want to choose better influences? Find a coach like mom.Do you want to become better influence? Coach like mom.In today’s message, we’ll examine a passage of scripture written by a man who chose to coach like a mom. What can we learn from him about being more like her?

Pilate Interrogates Jesus - audio

Anthony Ochoa

5/4/14

Description:Pontius Pilate is rarely mentioned as a witness to understanding Christ, and yet all fore of the gospels make mention of him in great detail. What can we take away from this relatively unknown Roman governor?

When God Disappoints - audio

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

4/20/14

Description:It's exciting to read about Peter, Matthew, Mary Magdelene, and others who left everything to follow Jesus, but there is another side to consider. The Gospels reveal many people who encountered Jesus chose to walk away. This series is for anyone and everyone on the verge of walking. We’ll take a walk with the doubters, the dropouts, the disillusioned, the discouraged, and the disappointed. What can we learn about following Jesus from the people who walked away? Today we join two very disappointed disciples. They were devoted followers of Jesus whose journey with him brought hope and meaning to their lives. Now they were leaving Jerusalem having witnessed Jesus’ death. Everything they thought they believed in was now in question and their world had been turned up-side down.As these followers walk away, their story raises questions for others disappointed with God.(This series was inspired and informed by the book, Unfollowers: Lessons on faith from those who doubted Jesus, by Drek Cooper and Ed Cyzewski)

When God Disappoints - video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

4/20/14

Description:It's exciting to read about Peter, Matthew, Mary Magdelene, and others who left everything to follow Jesus, but there is another side to consider. The Gospels reveal many people who encountered Jesus chose to walk away. This series is for anyone and everyone on the verge of walking. We’ll take a walk with the doubters, the dropouts, the disillusioned, the discouraged, and the disappointed. What can we learn about following Jesus from the people who walked away? Today we join two very disappointed disciples. They were devoted followers of Jesus whose journey with him brought hope and meaning to their lives. Now they were leaving Jerusalem having witnessed Jesus’ death. Everything they thought they believed in was now in question and their world had been turned up-side down.As these followers walk away, their story raises questions for others disappointed with God.(This series was inspired and informed by the book, Unfollowers: Lessons on faith from those who doubted Jesus, by Drek Cooper and Ed Cyzewski)

Making Peace - audio

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

4/13/14

Description:This message wraps up the Ancient Tweets series. The book of Philemon shows us there will be times when we have the opportunity -- and even the obligation -- to stand in the gap between opposing parties as an instrument of peace.Whether you’re the “middleman” in a conflict or trying to reconcile with someone yourself, Philemon offers great insight into the work of peacemaking.

Making Peace - Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

4/13/14

Description:This message wraps up the Ancient Tweets series. The book of Philemon shows us there will be times when we have the opportunity -- and even the obligation -- to stand in the gap between opposing parties as an instrument of peace.Whether you’re the “middleman” in a conflict or trying to reconcile with someone yourself, Philemon offers great insight into the work of peacemaking.

Walking Wisely - audio

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

4/6/14

Description:Influence is profoundly important to our walk with Christ and each other. This ancient tweet, known as 3 John, talks about the need to choose with great care those who have the power to shape our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors.

Walking Wisely - Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

4/6/14

Description:Influence is profoundly important to our walk with Christ and each other. This ancient tweet, known as 3 John, talks about the need to choose with great care those who have the power to shape our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors.

What Love Does - audio

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

3/30/14

Description:This brief and passionate letter was sent to address the urgent need for Christ-followers to be reminded of what mattered most in their faith. John made it clear in the opening section of this ancient tweet; Love is the first and foremost quality of Christ-followers. Message received. But what now?Love is the foundation, but what does love do? Today, we move from the words to the walk.

What Love Does - Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

3/30/14

Description:This brief and passionate letter was sent to address the urgent need for Christ-followers to be reminded of what mattered most in their faith. John made it clear in the opening section of this ancient tweet; Love is the first and foremost quality of Christ-followers. Message received. But what now?Love is the foundation, but what does love do? Today, we move from the words to the walk.

Truth about Love - audio

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

3/23/14

Description:The letters of 2 John, 3 John, Jude and Philemon each address urgent topics: things which needed to be dealt with and resolved quickly, things that couldn't wait. These short letters cover some very important and urgent issues facing the recipients – and they have a great deal to teach us. Today’s tweet is about the very essence of Christianity – Love.

Truth About Love - Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

3/23/14

Description:The letters of 2 John, 3 John, Jude and Philemon each address urgent topics: things which needed to be dealt with and resolved quickly, things that couldn't wait. These short letters cover some very important and urgent issues facing the recipients – and they have a great deal to teach us. Today’s tweet is about the very essence of Christianity – Love.

A Letter From An Eyewitness - audo

Anthony Ochoa

3/9/14

Description:How do we know that we know God? How do we know that he knows us? How do we know?

Experience: Before and After-Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

2/23/14

Description:It’s easy to look at the end result someone else’s success and overlook the journey it took to get them there. Most of the time the journey was a difficult one, yet the successful person will tell you they would have never achieved what they did without the twists, turns, and even tragedies along the way. “Experience is what you gain when you don’t get what you want” – Drew Brees, quarterback, New Orleans SaintsWhen it comes to our spiritual life, I think we can fall into the same trap. How many of us have prayed “Lord, give me patience…and do it right now!”? As our SHAPE comes into focus, we might be tempted to be a little impatient if our present reality doesn’t match the ideal we envision. But this morning I want us to see that in order to understand and live out our SHAPE, we need experience. And that experience will make all the difference on our journey. We have another great example of this in the life of Moses. Let’s see what his experiences can teach us.

Experince: Before and After-audio

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

2/23/14

Description:We want instant gratification. We see a snapshot of the end result, and we want to get there in as little time and withdifficulty as possible.When it comes to our spiritual life, we can fall into the same trap.

Missional Identity-audio

Jon Morgan

2/16/14

Description:What is our missional identity? It is how we fit into the contex of God's missional and redemptive plan for his kingdom.

Missional Identity-Video

Jon Morgan

2/16/14

Description:What is our missional identity? It is how we fit into the contex of God's missional and redemptive plan for his kingdom.In this message, Jon challenges us with what it means to live on mission.

ONE - audio

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

2/9/14

Description:Sitting around you today are dozens, even hundreds of people that have decided at some point to become followers of Jesus. Each one of them possess a personality that can be remarkably similar or radically different from yours. In Christ, you are One, but not the same.How do we live in the tension of what makes us one and different?

ONE - Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

2/9/14

Description:Sitting around you today are dozens, even hundreds of people that have decided at some point to become followers of Jesus. Each one of them possess a personality that can be remarkably similar or radically different from yours. In Christ, you are One, but not the same.How do we live in the tension of what makes us one and different?Paul uses a popular story, the image of a Body, and the Roman god Asklepios to make his point. I’m going to use the lyrics of a rock song. In 1991 U2 released the song “One.” It’s become their signature, their overall message.One love, One blood One lifeYou got to do what you shouldOne life With each other, Sisters-BrothersOne life - But we're not the sameWe get to Carry each other, Carry each otherOne...life OnePaul had this question, so did the Corinthians, so do I, so did U2, and so do you too.So let’s makes this personality question personal

Got Skills? - Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn-Sr. Pastor

2/2/14

Description:1. Yes, this series is intended to get you to do something – to discover, develop, and be deployed according to your SHAPE (Spiritual Gift – Heart – Abilities – Personality – Experiences)2. This series is built on a foundational belief: It is God’s will for every believer to be involved in what God is doing. Every follower of Christ is called to serve Christ, and we believe that calling will be according to their SHAPE.•Matthew 28:19-20•1 Corinthians 12:4-7 How does this happen? Simply through the abilities of people like you. Yes, your abilities. God works in and through your skill set.Don’t I have to be really good, have it all together, be older, or be a minister to really serve God?Nope. You got skills? You got a calling. Clear?Let’s get to work.

Got Skils? - audio

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

2/2/14

Description:Yes, this series is intended to get you to do something. This series is built on a foundational belief: It is God's will for every believer to be involved in what God is doing. You got skills? You got a calling. Clear? Let's get to work.

Vital Signs - audio

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

1/26/14

Description:We are regularly told how importaint it is to take care of our heart. In a metaphorical sence, the same is true of the heart, not the blood pumping muscle, but that spiritual bundle by whitch our deepest self is revealed.

Vital Signs - Video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn-Sr. Pastor

1/26/14

Description:We are regularly told how important it is to take care of our heart. The health of our heart depends on our habits of living. What we eat, the amount of exercise we get, our sleep habits, and even flossing our teeth directly impact the health of this vital internal organ. In turn, the health of our heart will impact the vitality of our whole body. It’s really simple; take care of your heart and your heart will take care of you.In a metaphorical sense, the same is true of the heart – not the blood pumping muscle, but that immaterial, relational, psychological, moral, spiritual, personal, centralized bundle by which our truest and deepest self is identified and revealed.So, what are the traits of good heart health?

The Gift of the Giver - audio

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

1/19/14

Description:Spiritual gifts is one of those issues that get people in church talking. It's a mysterious and well... can be a creepy topic. Maturally it has and will continue to be largely misunderstood. So, what's the matter when it comes to spiritual gifts?

The Gift of the Giver-video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn-Sr. Pastor

1/19/14

Description:Spiritual gifts is one of those issues that gets people in church talking. It’s a mysterious and well … can be a creepy topic. Naturally it has and will continue to be largely misunderstood. But that doesn’t change the fact that the Bible addresses spiritual gifts openly, so we should do our best to listen to what the scriptures teach us. God gifts his people with grace, and works through that gift to spread his love to the world. Therefore, the issue of spiritual gifts is simply too important a matter to be ignored or misunderstood. Spiritual gifts are a matter of fact for every believer’s journey with Christ. So, what’s the matter when it comes to spiritual gifts?

Uniquely You-video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn-Sr. Pastor

1/12/14

Description:“How would you live differently if you really believed that God had intentionally designed you to impact others? What steps of faith would you take if you knew He had them in mind? What would you attempt if you were fully convinced God was backing you?” These are the questions posed by this new series entitled, SHAPE.This series is adapted from metarial by Rick Warren

RE:SOLVE Staying the Course - audio

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr Pastor

12/29/13

Description:This time of year isa time to reflect. A time to say, "I need to change". Everyone is in favor of change until they have to do something different. What we need is Re:Solve.

ReSolve 2014-video

Dr. Kevin D. Glenn - Sr. Pastor

12/29/13

Description:This time of year isa time to reflect. A time to say, "I need to change". Everyone is in favor of change until they have to do something different. What we need is Re:Solve.