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Pastor Stan’s Blog 2017-05-03T11:39:03+00:00

Continual Improvement is Better Than Excellence

Okay, I got some of you fired up with that statement, didn’t I? Let me tell you why I think this is true. Excellence means something different to everyone. Whether large church or large company, finances, staff, facility and reputation are easier, and thus excellence, than with a small church or company. If you have more resources, you certainly have [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|

Women Rise Up and Take your Place in Ministry!

If you think women are weak, read Judges, chapters 4 and 5. Deborah is the nation of Israel’s wise and godly leader. All the men are following her leadership. Jael, also a woman, is the one who shows the warrior heart and defeats the evil king with courage and action. In the Old Testament of the Bible we see other [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|

5 Ways to Keep Good Relationship With People Who Have Opposing Political Views

We are currently in one of the most toxic post-election cycles I have ever seen. It is a political minefield with friends and family. More than one family asked me to pray with them this weekend at our services as feelings were hurt because of political discussions that had taken place around the table at Thanksgiving. It reminds me of [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|

7 Reasons I Cast My Vote For Jesus in 2016!

It is currently an election year that is more polarizing than any I have ever seen in my life. I am taking this moment to tell everyone within the sound of my voice that the key for our nation is not the right president! I ask you now, what president in the last twenty years has made the positive difference [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|

7 Common Traits of Breakout Churches

Here is a great article by Thom Rainer about turnaround churches that are making a difference: 7 Common Traits of Breakout Churches Great thoughts for all of us who lead churches. Grace and Truth, Pastor Stan

By | August 12th, 2016|

3 Simple Steps to Joy in Your Life

I like joy better than happiness. The root word for happiness is happens. Something good has to happen for us to be happy. Well, we don’t have continual good happening every second of our lives, so we can’t have continual happiness. Joy, on the other hand, is not dependent on circumstances. We can have it in spite of circumstances. It [...]

By | July 28th, 2016|

How to Measure Success in Our Lives

Tim Tebow, former NFL quarterback, current TV sports analyst and sought-after speaker, had this to say about success: “TRUE SUCCESS is not measured in physical possessions, but in the amount of lives that you change.” Okay, I admit it. I like Tim Tebow! My daughter says I have a man crush on him. Funny, but not what I’m feelin’.  🙂 [...]

By | April 26th, 2016|

INVITE A FRIEND TO CHURCH THIS EASTER, SURVEY SHOWS THEY’RE LIKELY TO SAY YES

We tend to think these days that no one will really come to a church service if invited. Not true according to a recent study by the  North American Mission Board (NAMB) and LifeWay Research which found that: 67 percent of Americans say a personal invitation from a family member would be very or somewhat effective in getting them to visit [...]

By | March 24th, 2016|

Did You Know That God is Crazy About You?

It is true. God has a crazy love for you! Look what He says to His people: Zechariah 2:8b:  …whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye. (NIV) It reminds me of a story I heard about a little girl sitting on her daddy’s lap. She suddenly said, “Daddy, I know what you’re thinking about right now.” “You do?” [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|