5 Christian Views on Creation

As Christians, we believe God created the world. But, there are many sincere questions as to the details of creation, like, “Is the world really less than 10,000 years old?” “What was the… Continue reading

Google Reviews for Churches

Pastors & church administrators, PLEASE HEAR ME: In today’s culture, when people search for a “church,” one of the first places they go to is Google. There was a time when I periodically… Continue reading

The Pastor’s Struggle: 4 tough yet important responsibilities

Every career choice will have its benefits, and its hardships. And though some careers are more stressful than others, every person will face stress at their jobs. From time to time, I reflect… Continue reading

The Antichrist & Mark of the Beast

Ever wondered who the Antichrist will be, and what the Mark of the Beast is? Watch this message, as we attempt to provide some clarity and Biblical illumination to End Time prophecy and… Continue reading

A Video Invite to our new church plant

Currently, we are planting an English speaking congregation that is already reaching people from over 20 nationalities. If you are anywhere near Kenmore, Bothell, North Seattle, Kirkland or Everett, we can use your… Continue reading

A Visit to 6 Churches in NYC: including Redeemer Presbyterian, Hillsong NYC, & Times Square Church

My wife and I took a trip to New York City, to celebrate our 10 years of marriage. It was a trip of a lifetime, as we visited and saw historical sights &… Continue reading

12 Podcast Channels Leaders Should Subscribe to

Leaders are readers & leaders are listeners. And one of the greatest benefits of growing up in our generation is the magnificent & free access to sermons, mentorship & and teaching of godly… Continue reading

Is it ok to watch the Super Bowl in church?

We realize that watching the Super Bowl in church for some is a no-brainer; it is seen as  a great outreach to the community, and a safe, controlled environment for people of all… Continue reading

Book of the month: Sticky Teams by Larry Osborne

   In 2016, I want to share more about the books I’m reading. Currently, I’m reading about  6 books at once, but the book “Sticky Teams” by Larry Osborne is really blessing me. … Continue reading

50 Reasons Why I Don’t Drink

I am a Christian, and I don’t drink. As a pastor, almost on a weekly basis, I come across families devastated and in pain over a family member’s decision to drink.  And when I come… Continue reading

10 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Pastor Right After the Sermon

Preparing a sermon is a lot of work. For me, 10 to 20 hours on the average, plus the hours of contemplating, praying, & thinking. And, every preacher will agree, some sermons work… Continue reading

Top 3 Christmas Commercials of 2015

I love Christmas. From the carols on the radio, the lights on the trees and houses, the family gatherings & Candlelight Services, Christmas is the best time of the year. One other, minor… Continue reading

6 Ways to Undermine Your Leadership On Social Media

Social Media is a tool, almost like a double-edged sword. If used properly, it can help you reach more people effectively. If used wrongly, it can hurt relationships and your influence and reputation. If… Continue reading

Sermon: Pride & Worldliness, a study of James ch. 4

We are currently in a middle of a study in the book of James. Last week, we looked at ch. 4, where “Pastor” James is dealing with Pride & Worldliness. I hope you… Continue reading

Slavic Pastors planting English-speaking churches in US

The United States is a land of immigrants. If you ask most people, they have some knowledge of their “immigrant” past. Close to 15% of the residents in big cities weren’t born in… Continue reading

Men, please listen to this message by Larry Stockstill

We are excited to host Larry Stockstill this coming weekend. But, I realize many of you might not know him. Here is a message that I hope every man will listen to, &… Continue reading

Conference with Larry Stockstill at City On A Hill

Five years ago, together with a group of friends, we heard a call from God to start a church in the Seattle area. This weekend, we are celebrating what the Lord has done,… Continue reading

What To Do After You Preach

This is a great post written by Dave Harvey, posted here. I wanted to share it with my readers, especially with those who preach or hope to start to preach. If you preach… Continue reading

An Apology from a Pastor

Recently, Tanya Feygin’s article, “Russian Culture and The Christian Church” went viral in the Slavic Christian community, with close to 4,000 Facebook shares, thousands of views, and a lot of chatter & comments.… Continue reading

Response to “Russian Culture and The Christian Church”

Recently, Tanya Feygin’s article, “Russian Culture and The Christian Church” went viral in the Slavic Christian community. As I read it, bitter-sweet thoughts filled my mind. And when I was done, only bitterness… Continue reading

Top Seven Events & Trends of 2014

As the years go by, I realize how easily I forget what happens during each year. Such forgetfulness leads me to challenge myself to journal more and record significant events and when they… Continue reading

80+ Slavic Churches in the US that use YouTube

“One of the most powerful, and yet easy tools to use is YouTube. It’s the 2nd largest search engine in the world, the 3rd most visited website and at the time of writing,… Continue reading

159+ Slavic Churches Using Facebook Pages

Facebook is a tool. And like any tool, if used correctly, it can be useful and serve as a blessing. Many pastors, leaders, and churches have realized the potential benefit of Social Media… Continue reading

20 Ways to be Refreshing in the Local Church

The Gospel Coalition recently had a blog by Jason Helopoulos on “20 Ways to be Refreshing in the Local Church.” The content is very relevant to any person and local church, and I… Continue reading

“6 Responsibilities of a Husband to a Wife.” Sermon by Russell Korets at City On A Hill

Recently, I spoke a message at City On A Hill Church, titled “6 Responsibilities of a Husband to a Wife.” As I pray for my wife, I often find myself praying for these… Continue reading

Ravi Zacharias, “Jesus Amongst Other Gods” sermon at City On A Hill

Recently, we were honored to host Ravi Zacharias and the RZIM team at City On A Hill Church. On Saturday evening, Ravi Zacharias spoke on “Jesus Amongst Other Gods.” You can watch the… Continue reading

7 Market-Driven Ideals That Don’t Align With Biblical Christianity

Recently, I read an article by Joseph Mattera, the overseeing bishop of Resurrection Church, about market-driven ideals that defy Biblical Christianity. The content of the message was so timely, I felt it was important… Continue reading

Seven Warnings For Church Leaders Who Use Social Media

Recently, Thom Rainer, one of my favorite bloggers, wrote this article on Seven Warnings for Church Leaders Who Use Social Media. With Social Media being so prominent in our society, it is great… Continue reading

Sexual Purity Forum with Dr. Heath Lambert & Covenant Eyes

In June, we hosted a “Sexual Purity Forum” in the Seattle area. We were honored to have Dr. Heath Lambert of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with us, as well as representatives of Covenant… Continue reading

Dr. Heath Lambert’s Sermon on Pornography & Sexual Purity

This past weekend, Dr. Heath Lambert spoke at City On A Hill Church. He is a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and author of many publications, including a book titled, “Finally Free.”… Continue reading