Special Guest Speaker:

  • Alan Hardwick -July 23 Larr
  • Michael Parker – August 13
  • Larry Jensen – August 20

Movie in the Park

  • August 13/ October 1 at Habert Park on C Street in Tehama CA

Fun Food & Fellowship

  • Community Lunch – August 20

Q&A Series

  • Answering questions you Asked August 6, 13 and 27

Family Day/ Church in the Park

  • October 1 Special Worship Dan & Carol Fryer

40 Days of the Supernatural

  • Church Wide Campaign – September 17 – October 26
  • 40 Days Soul Detox Devotional

Small Group Studies

  • Multiply: Disciples making disciples. June, July, August
  • God Answers – October 25 – November 29
  • 8 Week Small Group on Soul Detox – October/November

Vision Sunday

  • Sermon title: The Second Half – August 27 Casting vision for the second half of our year.

Back to Church Sunday

September 17

Special Christmas Series

  • The Supernatural Gift of God – Starts December 3

Everybody wants a great relationship, a great marriage. Everybody wants a good job, you know, job security. Everybody want a church they can call home. Not too many, though, want to do what’s necessary to make it happen where they are.

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His Loyalty is Astronomic

“God’s love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic, His purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic. Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost; Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks. psalm.P 36:5, 6

20 Great Quotes from Transforming Church in Rural America

My wife and I went to a TWENTYFOURHOUR pastors workshop and it pumped a ton of vision and possibilities into our ministry. Over the past three months I have been pouring into my leadership team. We just completed a great book by Shannon O’Dell. It was not only a great read, his humor great sense of imagination made for a pleasant read. We would like to share with you 10 qoutes that stood out as we read O’Dell’s book. Here are the quotes:

Don’t settle for good intentions, but God-led interventions. Don’t settle for good activities, but accomplishments. And above all, be obedient to the call of God, allowing God to consume idle sticks so that you can burn for him.

The first, or even the moment when you know something needs to change, is an opportunity to be expectant about God moving in your ministry.

When you desire to grow congregants, then you are going to see transformation in their lives and within the church.

It’s not always easy to implement change in your ministry at a church with deeply ingrained traditions. Change often means some conflict, but change is vital in fulfilling God’s call in your life.

Vision is us in action, hearing what God wants us to do then providing the vehicle to allow that vision to come to fruition.

everyone likes change – except when it makes things different. What we want is yesterday, today, and tomorrow all tied up in one neat little package – a package that does not exist. what we need is a well-honed attitude emerging from a disciplined mind and a faithful heart.

The people who leave your church today will be pumping gas next to you tomorrow, and the next day they will be shopping on row 12 at the Walmart just like you, because there is only one Walmart in your whole county.

It is very difficult to challenge the family dynasties that “own” most rural churches. Rural churches are in bondage. They are enslaved to the “seemed to be leaders,” crippled by bureaucracy and tradition that can make true leaders fearful to make decisions and chart clear direction.

In the end, it was the salvation of our church. certain things hand to die so we could be set free to live.

Leadership is resisting the urge to settle.

My life, my wife, and my marriage have got to be red-hot, because a red-hot marriage and a functional family is the most powerful evangelistic tool in rural America.

The main focus of our marriage is not to stay “in love.” The main focus of marriage is obedience to God because He has called you to continue to love regardless.

Leadership is born out of life change. Leaders emerge when someone’s life is transformed on the inside, not when you bring in a hired gun from the outside. Therefore, leadership is not professional, it’s personal.

If you don’t love people, you are not called.

Small doesn’t have to mean boring. Rural doesn’t have to mean a lack of innovation. Excellence is not found in the detail or design of a building. Success is not found in the building’s size.

Endurance is excellence over a long haul.

God works in obscurity, but his vision and dreams are generally very clear – even if he reveals them only one small step at a time.

People with little vision always go after with big vision. Anytime God has called you to a bigger vision, there is always someone within arm’s reach who will gently try to choke the dream out of you. At these times you might need to fight fire with fire.

Enthusiasm will fade away and those without it run for cover. But the leader who has passion will barely yield.

People with God-size dreams are practical and don’t react or overreact. They just act. It’s God’s vision, it’s God’s will, and so they practically approach it in obedience.

TAG Church Worship

Let the godly sing for joy to the LORD; it is fitting for the pure to praise him. Praise the LORD with melodies on the lyre; make music for him on the ten-stringed harp. Sing a new song of praise to him; play skillfully on the harp, and sing with joy. (‭Psalms‬ ‭33‬:‭1-3‬ NLT)

The Right Way to Overcome Temptation

Walter Bright

Temptation is common to all men

The Bible tell us that temptation is common to all men. We should never thing it strange when tempted. We should never think that  our struggle to resist temptation is unique to us alone. Jesus urged his disciples when He walked the face of the earth to develop a life of watching and praying so that they wouldn’t fall into temptation. In other places in the Bible, it says, that sin is constantly knocking at our door, and Satan is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. We must do everything to resist temptation and sin by drawing near to God.

How does one overcome temptation?

James give us a strategy in his book chapter 1. Let’s take a look at what he teaches.
“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of…

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Ignite my Soul: Consume these idle sticks

Walter Bright

“God consume these idle sticks in my life that may burn for thee.” Jim Elliot

What does the word idle mean?

It means – not active or in use.
synonyms: inactive, unused, unoccupied, unemployed, disused. It speaks of a person – not working; unemployed. Synonyms: unemployed, jobless, out-of-work, redundant, between jobs, workless, unwaged, unoccupied. It also speaks of a person avoiding work; lazy. Synonyms: lazy, indolent, slothful, work-shy, shiftless, inactive, sluggish, lethargic, listless

It means to lack or be without purpose or effect; pointless.
Synonyms: frivolous, trivial, trifling, vain, minor, petty, lightweight, shallow, superficial, insignificant, unimportant, worthless, paltry, niggling, peripheral, inane, fatuous

It defines a person who spends their time doing nothing; be idle.
Synonyms: do nothing, be inactive, vegetate, take it easy, mark time, twiddle one’s thumbs, kill time, languish, laze, lounge, loll, loaf, loiter.

The Scripture warns about it

A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of…

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