Consistency Makes The Difference

Up in the hills above Molalla there is a place called the Molalla River Corridor. Beyond Glen Avon Bridge, there is stunning beauty of 12 miles of paved road following the Molalla River as it winds its way through the foothills of the Cascades making its journey down to the...
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Our Heart for the Community

To say that we are followers of Jesus means that we should serve the needs of others like Jesus did. Our lives should have some resemblance of the One we say we follow. This principal is a driving force behind much of what we do as a church. We do not believe that church...
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Why We Are Here

Someone this week sent me some very disparaging, mean spirited comments regarding Molalla. The person who sent them was not the author. They read the comments on a social media site. They were so emotionally impacted by this pointed attack on the community that they sent them to...
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Don’t Lose Your Focus

You know, it’s easy to lose your focus. I was driving through the parking lot of Bi-Mart a few weeks ago and a car suddenly appeared off to my right startling me. It wasn’t doing anything wrong. It just appeared rather quickly so that I turned my head and eyes in its direction...
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We Love Our Volunteers

Working along-side volunteers for the past 30 years has been a life changing experience for Lisa and I. We would not be who we are today without them. Their influence upon our growth and development as leaders has simply been profound. Just because I get paid to be a Past...
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How It All Began

History is simply His-Story. History is God’s story of transformation that is unfolding around the world every day in different countries, different cultures and different languages. God’s story of transformation is also unfolding right in front of us in our own town. God is...
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Following Jesus: What does this really mean anyway?

I confess I don’t really like the term “Christian” anymore. Before you label me a heretic, hear me out. The reason is I believe it has lost much of its meaning in our culture. You say Christian to unchurched folks and people think of those who are judgmental, critical, narrow...
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The Importance of Rest

Rest has never been a strong suit of mine. I’m an activity guy. The proverbial peddle to the metal kind of person. I just have that need for speed in my daily schedule. I like the fast paced environment where I have the challenge to see just how much I can accomplish in one day....
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