A Whole New Way of Serving Together

In full disclosure, the topic of serving together is one we've addressed with much clarity or expectation for Community Groups.  Aside from mentioning in the Community starter study for new groups, we really don’t talk about it much beyond periodic appeals for help with church initiatives.  So, if you weren’t sure exactly what the expectation … Continue reading A Whole New Way of Serving Together

Every Leader Needs a Mentor

Every leader needs someone to come alongside them with words of truth and wisdom to encourage, admonish, and help them in their life and leadership.  Biblically, that's the on-going discipleship process.  A Community Director is a mentor of Community Group Leaders that can do just that, by engaging in intentional Gospel conversation with focused discussions … Continue reading Every Leader Needs a Mentor

Announcing the Leader’s Toolbox

I'm excited to let you know about the Leader's Toolbox--a new, optional leadership training environment for Community Group Leaders at PV. Once a leader is grounded in the foundational skills and knowledge of group leadership, the ongoing process of continuing to grow come from practice and accumulating additional "tools" to add to their toolbox.  That's exactly what … Continue reading Announcing the Leader’s Toolbox

Studying and Teaching the Scriptures Theologically (Pt. 1)

How someone views a piece of literature determines how they read it. If it is popular a magazine or newspaper, skimming is completely natural with only focus on those stories in which you are most interested. No one starts a novel in the middle, but instead reads it from the front to the back. A … Continue reading Studying and Teaching the Scriptures Theologically (Pt. 1)

Living a Compelling Life

I hope the Challenging the Assumptions sermon series caused you, like it did me, to pause and consider the current state of our witness for Christ.  The realities discussed hit painfully close to home!  But more importantly, what was the outcome?  Was it merely some temporary discomfort replaced by the latest attention grabber?  Or was … Continue reading Living a Compelling Life