Tag Archive: church

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 Silly Reasons that Stop Churches from Starting to Use Social Media

Steve Fog recently posted a blog, titled, “7 Silly Barriers that Stop Churches from Adopting Social Media.” I believe the content of this blog is relevant, especially for those with very traditional roots. Do… Continue reading

Answering Controversial Questions

Here is a message I spoke at City On A Hill, during which I answered many controversial questions, including questions such as: – Can women wear pants? – Do we absolutely need to… Continue reading

10 Things Pastors Hate To Admit Publicly

Recently, @pastorboz posted an article on the 10 Things Pastors Hate to Admit Publicly. The article was great, painful, and truthful, and therefore, I wanted to share it with my readers. Please pray… Continue reading

Are you Knowingly Investing into a Financial Scam or Pyramid Scheme?

As I write this blog, I am deeply concerned about an investment scam that has penetrated the Slavic community in our state. Though some are unaware that the company is just that –… Continue reading

A Call to Reform a “Culture of Guest Preachers” in the Slavic Church

DISCLAIMER #1: This post is not against missionaries, nor against any one preacher that has visited or spoke at any Slavic church. Most of these “guest preachers” are people who fear God, are… Continue reading

10 Things Church Volunteers Wished Their Pastor Knew About Them

This is a fantastic article, originally posted at pastors.com here, written by Brian K. Dodd. I think every pastor needs to hear and internalize this. _____________ What are the volunteers serving in your church… Continue reading

Sermon: Jesus vs. “Many Ways to God” myths

A sermon I spoke at City On A Hill Church in November, 2013. I pray it blesses you.

5 Directions to Look during communion

Communion is a special time dedicated to remember Lord’s sacrifice. It cannot be done hastily. As a matter of fact, I believe there are 5 directions we need to look, as we approach the… Continue reading

Book Recommendations on issue of Calvinism/Arminianism: Against Calvinism & Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities

Titles: Against Calvinism & Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities Author: Roger Olson Topic: Calvinism, Arminianism It is clearly evident that Reformed Theology is in. And not just in Seattle, where Mark Driscoll and… Continue reading

Sermon: 8 Biblical Principles concerning money

This is a sermon I spoke at City On A Hill Church in September, 2013. This sermon is also part of a lesson we teach during a premarital counseling session at our church.… Continue reading

33 Reasons to Abstain from Porn

Porn is a REAL struggle for many. Men & Women. Here is a great article I came across, written by Jason George. If you have any temptation to look at porn, read these… Continue reading