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In the following pages I will chronicle my step by step journey as a Church Planter
Five Things that will allow you to be used by God.

Understand How Amazing it is to know Jesus The Children of Israel had it so so good. God delivered them from 400 years of Slavery. Gave them a cloud by day and fire by night. He parted the Red Sea, fed them Manna from Heaven, gave them water from a rock and more. However within days of every miracle the Children of Israel complained. They took for granted how incredible this God was and everything He had been doing for them and because of it,... 
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22 Years, 22 Thoughts that changed everything for me.

22 years ago my Dad (who was also my Pastor) came to me and said, “Kevin, Barry (our volunteer youth pastor) is leaving. Would you like to be my Youth Guy?” I replied “Well, I’m going to be here next week, why not?” and that was it. That was my call to ministry. With every year that passed there were certain lessons I learned and certain thoughts that shaped my view. So here you go, here are the 22 thoughts that... 
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Messages from Camp

Hey Parents of Phoenix First! Wow what a great privilege to speak to your teenager this past week at Youth Camp. We had an absolute blast and God did some incredible things in the lives of students! Here are the four messages we spoke on at Camp. These are extremely bullet pointed, but hopefully I’ve given you enough to have an understanding of the topics we covered, so that you can sit down and talk with your student about what they learned... 
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Five things I did not realize would happen when we planted TheCHURCH at Visalia

That it would be this much fun. When we first planted TheCHURCH at Visalia, I had no idea that it would be this much fun. Prayer Times, Message Prep, Meeting with People, Building Teams, Expanding Services, grabbing coffee with people that have questions about TheCHURCH … it is all just way more fun and fulfilling that what I thought it would be. That I would actually care as much as I do. I have always loved people. But not too this extent.... 
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Faithfulness + Stewardship = Gain

Each week I do a leadership training session with my team. This past week we talked about keys to increase in our ministry. Here are a few things that we talked about. Hopefully this will help you as a leader as well. In Ministry we all want more. More people. More Influence. More opportunity to minister to others. In Luke 16 we see that when we are faithful with what we have been given, we will receive more. Faithfulness + Stewardship = Gain.... 
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What to do when you are going thru a trial?

What do you do when you go thru a trial? Embrace It. This trial is going to make you stronger. So don’t ignore it, justify it or try and wish it away. Embrace the reality of your situation. Realize and Believe that God is bigger than your trial. There is not other name above the name of Jesus. You have to realize and believe this … HE is bigger, faster, and stronger than anything you will ever face. Speak Positively and not negatively... 
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FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LEADERSHIP

Last night we held our first All Staff Vision and Leadership Gathering, where all of our owners and volunteers of TheCHURCH at Visalia gather to celebrate what God is doing in our community, grow as leaders, and be a part of moving the vision TheCHURCH further. We had a blast last night! Here is a short version of the lesson I taught titled: “FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LEADERSHIP” 1 – EVERYTHING RISES AND FALLS ON LEADERSHIP Anywhere... 
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Your past belongs to yesterday but tomorrow belongs to you.

Your past belongs to yesterday, but tomorrow belongs to you. To maximize your tomorrow here are three things you need to do today. Remember the past but don’t live in it. Learn from your past but don’t live there. Stop wasting so much time thinking or talking about where you’ve been,what you’ve done or what’s been done to you. Embrace the present. You are where you are. You are what you are. You have what you have. Don’t... 
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Twelve Tips for Church Planters

If you can do anything else other than plant a church … do it.  If you are called to plant a church you literally will not be able to do anything else.  The vision, the mission, the call of planting and pastoring this church will be the only thing you can do and actually be content.  Don’t expect everyone to celebrate your church plant – especially church people.  You are excited about planting a church in your community, but that doesn’t... 
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10 things every teenager needs to know.

10 things every teenager needs to know. In order to be healthy and whole. There are four things you have to get a steady diet of. Protein, Clean Carbs, Water, and Fats. If you get a steady diet of these four things will cause you to be healthy and whole. Now how you prepare those thing is where it gets fun, but in reality every time you eat you are ingesting protein, carbs, water and fat. In order for a teenager to be healthy and whole there are... 
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