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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|

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|

Seven Reasons You Should Go To Church

1. The bible says you should.  Hebrews 10:25a says, “Let us not neglect our church meetings, as some people do…drawing near.” (TLB) In this passage God calls us out. “Come on now,” He says, “you are not doing right to neglect church.” Come back and He will bless you for it. 2. Jesus went regularly as an example for us.  Luke [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|

Horizon Receives a Three Million Dollar Pledge

What a great journey we are on here at Horizon Community Church! This year the people of Horizon pledged $1 million to Kingdom Builders, or missions! That means that we will build another house in Cambodia to rescue young children from sex-trafficking, that we will help build a warehouse for food for the hungry in Ethiopia, that we will significantly [...]

By |July 9th, 2015|

Fast and Furious 7

It has been an incredible seven weeks. We started two new Horizon Community Church campus locations; one in Sherwood and another in Tualatin that is Spanish speaking. We reached our million dollar missions giving goal for the year. Over $1 million has been pledged for missions globally and locally. As a result, Horizon Community Church will build another Remember Nhu [...]

By |April 9th, 2015|

Exponential Advances at Horizon

What a great season we are in at Horizon Community Church. We have two new locations becoming Horizon campuses starting this Sunday, February 22, a Sherwood location and a Spanish speaking location, Esperanza of Horizon, in Tualatin. The multi-site era for Horizon Community Church has begun. This ministry strategy increases our impact for Jesus both here and around the world [...]

By |February 20th, 2015|

Plant Yourself in a Good Church

I have just returned from my sabbatical. A sabbatical is a time away to refresh and regenerate. Here at Horizon, pastors are given a sabbatical every seven years of service. I had a great time being with my family and traveling. I went to a number of very good churches while I was gone and enjoyed them all thoroughly. However, [...]

By |September 11th, 2014|