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PARTNERSHIP MATTERS

four reasons why partnerships matter: Partnerships model the unity that Jesus prayed for. Unity is a sign to the Church and world that the gospel draws us together in mutual submission to Christ. Partnerships keep our egos in check because working [...]

When PASSION Meets PURPOSE

When PASSION Meets PURPOSE by Dan O'Deens - July 8, 2022 Passion is such a strong word and barely controllable emotion.  Passion is powerful, it is a deep feeling, so deep that one might even [...]

My Cell Phone – A Prisoner No More

MY CELL PHONE - A PRISONER NO MORE! by Dan O'Deens - July 7, 2022 It’ so addicting.  If I leave home without it… I feel naked.  I feel unconnected.  Does my cell phone have [...]

THE MESSY MIDDLE

THE MESSY MIDDLE Dan O'Deens / June 2022 The phrase ‘messy middle’ is a bit trendy these days, but it honestly reflects real life .   The honeymoon is glorious…the golden years are bliss (except for [...]

WHAT STUDENTS NEED TODAY

WHAT STUDENTS NEED TODAY Dan O’Deens, May 25, 2022 I was a Children’s and Student Pastor.  I taught Youth Ministry Philosophy and Programming and trained the next wave of Youth Pastors at a College campus.  [...]

UNITY not DIVISION in the BODY of Christ

UNITY NOT DIVISION By DanO’Deens Being well-intentioned is no excuse for Body bashing.  Unity in the church is vital to the success of the mission God has called us to. That is why Paul says: [...]

ARE YOU AN ACTIVE LISTENER

ARE YOU AN ACTIVE LISTENER by Dan O’Deens – April 20, 2022 Are you a good listener?   Listening might be the most important yet least developed skill within Church leadership.  We are so busy caring [...]

CHURCH ATTENDANCE DOES NOT MAKE YOU SPIRITUALLY MATURE

The fallacious ‘myth’ that ‘attending church’ makes you spiritually mature by dan o'deens This past week Adam Wyatt @pastor_adam shared this quote in social media. “Church, @disney may very well be coming for your kids but [...]

The CROSS, the Grave and His LOVE!

The Cross, The Grave and His LOVE by Dan O'Deens Without Faith it is impossible to please God. In the Old Testament Leviticus tells us the ‘life of the flesh is in the blood’ Without [...]

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