The Edge is Out There

Writer Hunter Thompson describes his favorite motorcycle ride: It’s a ride that takes place in the middle of the night, on a deserted, winding beach road. It’s a road where you find what Thompson calls ‘the edge’ – at the edge you find a delicate balance of leaning where you get the maximum speed while…

Risk vs. Reward at East Bay

Within weeks from now, we will share our calling and passion to begin a new church in the Springfield/Callaway/Parker/Tyndall communities.  I have to admit, the idea engages my imagination and stirs my heart. But, it also triggers my pragmatic side.  Because as the lead pastor, I need the wisdom on how to run our church,…

We All Start Somewhere

I never really ever set out to help plant a Church. In fact I didn’t even enjoy planting trees or plants growing up, but rather lived life with a skateboard, guitar, or football in my hand. A new “Campus” reminded me of school, and being in a classroom was my least favorite place to be.…

Where's My iPod?

Where’s My iPod? Upon returning home from an out of town softball game last night, my teenage daughter exclaimed, “My life is over!” when I asked her why, she stated with tears in her eyes, “I left my iPod in the school rental van!” After asking her how in the world she could of let…

The Heart of a Servant

At Northstar in the arts department we love to see kids and students serve. But it’s extremely rewarding to see them grow up serving and join our adult teams throughout the church. The next generation always brings with them passion, challenge, and a freshness where things sometimes lose perspective. Recently, we had a girl who…