Proverbs 28:19 tells us that “where there is no vision, the people perish.” I believe this be true for the Christian individually as well as the church corporately. To obtain the vision that is so imperative, we must spend time with the vision giver, Jesus Christ. Vision comes in that quiet place where we reflect […]

“Running Well”

“Oh foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth…you ran well, who hindered you from obeying the truth?” (Galatians 3:1; 5:7) In the first century days of the Apostle Paul, the Greek Olympic Games held a significant place in the everyday lives of those in the Roman Empire. Every four […]

“The First Five Years”

Five years ago this weekend Parkland Chapel began in my basement. Reflecting on the past and considering the future, I decided to share some thoughts about Calvary Chapel church planting, using the acrostic CHURCH. (This is my first attempt at an acrostic. I still carry around mild emotional scarring from a steamy August summer camp […]

“The Will of God Part 2”

Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God…(1 Corinthians 1:1) In our last installment we addressed the question ‘what is the doing of the Lord’s will?’ Purposefully, I extracted from the New Testament only those verses that implicitly state God’s will for us as Christians. But when most people […]

“The Will of God Part 3 (The Call of God)”

(God) has saved us and called us with a holy calling…according to His own purpose. (2 Timothy 1:9) Knowing the will of God involves knowing the call of God on our lives. Without knowing and embracing the call of God upon our lives we can spend our short journey here on earth drifting with the […]

“State of the Church Address”

Write the things which you have seen (past), the things which are (present), and the things which will take place after this (future)…(Rev. 1:19)

“June Picnic 2011”

But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another… (1 John 1:7)

“Finding God’s Purpose”

Todd Mckinney sharing his faith, Aug 14, Sunday morning service

“Recipe for Rejoicing”

Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls — Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will […]