Tag Archives: Unity

Annual Conference Takeaways Round 1

The Northwest Ministry Network (NWMN) Annual Conference culminated last night. It was an honor to host this yearly get together at LifePoint this time around. I didn’t get the exact numbers, but knowing our facility capacity and employing an ‘eyeball … Continue reading

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To Be The Church

This week at LifePoint we launched a 63-day visionary initiative called To Be The Church. This initiative is a step of faith that we are taking together as a church to grow in unity and accomplish a number of needed projects … Continue reading

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Something You Don’t Want to Miss

We had an amazing time last night hosting Seven at LifePoint, a regional all-church movement of prayer and fasting. Hundreds came out from over a dozen different local churches to pray and worship together. We prayed for our city, our … Continue reading

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SEVEN Begins Tonight

Today marks the beginning of “Seven,” a week-long emphasis of prayer and fasting for the churches of the Portland/Vancouver area. Hundreds of churches are uniting for this initiative, as we ask God to move in our region. Over the next 6 nights … Continue reading

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The Church as a Body [Part 1]

The New Testament describes the church as a family, a structure being built by God, a holy temple where God dwells, and God’s field. All of these metaphors identify different aspects of the church’s makeup, but perhaps no metaphor is … Continue reading

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The Church is a Family

To begin our week of ecclesiology blogs, we’re going to look at the church as a “family” or “members of a household.” I love this descriptive metaphor from the New Testament. Just think of your family for a minute. We’ve … Continue reading

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Why are we Reading the Bible?

We’re currently in the middle of a Surge at LifePoint Church. We’re praying, fasting, and reading the entire Bible from start to finish out loud from the pulpit in our main auditorium throughout the week. We’ve dedicated this week as … Continue reading

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Big Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow is a big day at LifePoint. We kick off the year with a brand new series in Mark’s gospel, “In His Wake,” which will cover chapters 5-7. We are also beginning 2013 with a Surge: a dedicated week of … Continue reading

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Unity Starts with U.

If unity commands God’s blessing (Psalm 133), don’t you want unity?  I want unity so bad I can taste it.  I’ve never talked to a Christian who would disagree with the reality that unity is one of the most important … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Unity

When I was a youth pastor I had a good buddy, a fellow youth pastor in the area, who always used to say “unity commands a blessing.”  I worked on several projects and initiatives with this friend (and many other … Continue reading

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