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A Beachhead of Hope When Hurricanes Come Knocking

A Beachhead of Hope When Hurricanes Come Knocking

When Hurricane Katrina blasted into New Orleans on August 29, 2005, resulting in unimaginable loss of life and property, Matt Woodward was the College Pastor for Christ Church of the Valley in Phoenix(a Stadia strategic partner). He had grown up in that church, so...

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The Extra Mile

The Extra Mile

It's Time to Go The Extra Mile I’ve made numerous attempts over the years to change to a healthy diet. Unfortunately, the only differentiating variable of my efforts has been how long my willpower lasts before my aspiration crashes into hot apple pie and ice cream....

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Praying for Marriages

Praying for Marriages

It was Max Lucado who said “God created marriage. No governmental subcommittee envisioned it. No social organization developed it. Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God.” Out of the mind of God, the intimacy of a trinitarian God, came marriage. The story...

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Church on the Block: A Multimodal Expression of Church

Church on the Block: A Multimodal Expression of Church

My wife always says you can turn a jetski on a dime. If you do that with a cruise ship you'll break it in two. Lasting change takes time so give it the time required. Leading up to the Innovation Meetup, we will share examples of multiple expressions of church from...

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Digital Ministry Leading to Discipleship

Digital Ministry Leading to Discipleship

But we have the ability, through technology, to be a hub to train and release people into their neighborhoods and work places to reach those who are far from Christ. Leading up to the Innovation Meetup, we will share examples of multiple expressions of church from the...

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Cleaning the Windows

Cleaning the Windows

"If the windows aren't spotless, the car isn't clean." -My Mom For a brief period of time approximately one afternoon when I was in grade school I had a car washing business. Here’s how it worked: I went door-to-door in my neighborhood and asked anyone who answered...

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Hard Work Produces Fruit

Hard Work Produces Fruit

I have been working out consistently since I was 21. Previous to that I had not spent much time figuring out how to care for my body. A spark went off in me when I was 20 and I started watching what I ate and started exercising regularly for the first time. I lost 55...

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But Still, Someone Heard About Jesus

But Still, Someone Heard About Jesus

 'The worst thing that could happen is that whatever you're trying didn't take off...but someone still heard about Jesus.' Leading up to the Innovation Meetup, we will share examples of multiple expressions of church from the leaders of those churches themselves....

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Endurance

Endurance

98 days. In 98 days I'll be getting on a plane headed for Nepal. Climbing Everest Base Camp is not something I originally had on my bucket list, but when the opportunity, with mission behind it, presented itself, it was quickly added.  I'm one for adventure, for...

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