I PROMISE YOU

I Promise You, if you serve in the local church, you will grow as a follower of Jesus, find authentic joy, and change the world.   Today, I want to ask you two questions in response to this statement: 1. Do you believe this? 2. Are you experiencing this? Let’s look at the “you” in […]

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What is IT?

Every organization has IT and IT’s a major influence in the success or failure of that organization. However, few actually invest time, resources, and leadership into IT. The same is true with churches and families, they both have IT.   IT is CULTURE. Culture: the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterize an institution or organization. […]

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I DON’T NEED COMMUNITY

I am a hypocrite… a BIG one. I struggle at times to find the value in and commit to community. By community I mean intentional community – a small group of people with a common purpose and goal that commit to one another for a certain period of time. The reason I’m a hypocrite is […]

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HOW MONEY ALMOST RUINED MY LIFE

When I was in my mid twenties, my life was defined by financial mistakes. So much so that it wreaked havoc on my personal life, my work, and especially my marriage. I was so busy gratifying the desires of my financial flesh that I never realized that instead of controlling my money, my money was […]

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DOES BRENTWOOD CHURCH TRULY VALUE DEVELOPMENT?

At Brentwood, we develop others to impact generations because we believe wisdom, skill, and opportunity must be given away. Twice a year we hire interns to come along side us in order give them hands on experience and to develop them with the skills and knowledge necessary for ministry. We asked one of our summer […]

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CONFESSION: DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

I love snowboarding and recently went to ride at Wintergreen. When I ride, I like to do what I call “snowboard dancing” (trademark pending) where I crank the music up in my headphones and ride in a dance groove down the slopes. I was in the middle of nice rhythm when I caught edge and […]

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