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Remove the Log - New Sermon Series

Pastor Duane’s new sermon series is entitled, “Remove the Log!” based on Matthew 7:1-5 where Jesus says “First get rid of the log in our own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in our friend’s eye.” (Matt. 7:5, NLT)...

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Campuses are a battleground for souls!

By the end of this week most of the Arizona children between the ages of 4 and 18 will be enrolled in school. By the end of this month, most of the colleges in the state will be up and running as well. Campuses will be bustling with students of many nationalities and colors. It will be a glorious sight! ...

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How to Grow Up

How do you know if you’re growing closer to Christ? Can spiritual transformation be measure any way? Are there benchmarks in our walk with God that help us know we're on the right path?...

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Invest and Invite

In a book that some of us have read recently, Can We Do That? by Andy Stanley and Ed Young, the authors identify their strategy for evangelism. It’s called, “Invest and Invite." The idea is that each member is to partner with the pastoral staff in winning people to Christ....

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How To Keep Your Marriage Strong

Google “marriage jokes” and these are some of the things you’ll find: Marriage is not a word. It is a sentence��"a life sentence. Marriage is very much like a violin; after the sweet music is over, the strings are attached. Marriage is love. Love is blind. ...

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2014 Resolution on Immigration

The “2014 Proposed Immigration Resolution” is presented to the church with the intent of fostering dialogue, awareness, and feedback around a complex and often politicized issue. Please read this resolution which was presented at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church this past June....

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Serve Like Jesus

If you were given a multiple-choice test with this one question, how would you honestly answer it? “How would you describe your involvement in your local church?” A.) I don’t feel like I have much to offer. I feel unqualified. B.) I am hesitant to get involved because of past hurt. C.) I recognize the importance of serving and I feel I am ade...

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A Word from Paul Wilson, Superintendent of Pacific Southwest Conference

What am I asked everyday? "How do you like your new job?" My answer: "I like it a lot." Three reasons stand out....

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Thriving Churches

A couple of years ago I was invited to participate in a “Thriving Church Conference” sponsored by the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Covenant. Myself and seven other pastors were led to discover what a “Thriving Church” looked like. Doug Stevens, a church growth consultant, put the results of our two days together into the following form. As yo...

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Got a Virus?

How are you feeling? Are you healthy? Have you ever sat next to someone coughing and sneezing and worried, "Oh I hope I don't catch that!" I have been suffering with Valley Fever for the past 6 months, so I know what it's like to be the person coughing and the looks people give are so strange. I know they think it's a cold or flu and wish I'd go home. They never stop to th...

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