Tag Archive: city on a hill

What is one media tool we use at CityHill, that more than 50 of the largest 100 churches in the US also use? Subsplash, and we love it! Here is why:

As a church, when we were looking to increase our midweek engagement with the congregation, ease our media team processes, provide an online giving platform, and have a remarkable website and app to… 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Podcast Interview with Bogdan Kipko

This week, I was interviewed by Bogdan Kipko, for a his “Fuel for Life” Podcast Series. It was a great conversation, where you can hear me sing songs, discuss Mark Driscoll, and share what… 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.

Can a Christian be a police officer?

Having been born in the Soviet Union, a nation deeply atheistic and anti-Christian in its very core, all believers were the laughing stock of society. I was blessed with a grandpa who was… 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

11 Daring Questions to Ask Yourself about Social Media Use

I use Social Media a lot. I believe it is one of the greatest tools available today for individuals and churches to communicate, inform and influence people. I do not believe Social Media… 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

8 People to Not Stereotype

This past weekend, I preached a sermon at City On A Hill, titled “8 people to not stereotype.” Watch it here

What are the most influential “Slavic” churches in the United States?

There are Russian-speaking congregations in just about every state, and they exist in all shapes and sizes. Most of the churches are connected loosely through different networks. I have traveled all over the… Continue reading

Sermon: Maturity through Spiritual Disciplines

Here is a sermon I spoke at City On A Hill this past Sunday on Spiritual Disciplines.

Dr. Roger Olson’s sermon “Grace Works” at City On a Hill

In this message, Dr. Roger Olson breaks down Philippians 2:12-13, a passage on grace and works, and what role these 2 play in salvation and our daily life.

Book Recommendation: The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller

Title: The Meaning of Marriage Author: Timothy Keller Topic: Marriage One of the best marriage books I have read and will recommend is “The Meaning of Marriage” by Tim Keller. In this book,… Continue reading

5 Questions to ask, before dating someone

All marriages, including marriages of Christian couples, are never perfect and need a lot of work to make them work. Getting married will neither make you “complete” nor “whole.” The only thing that… Continue reading

FORUM on Calvinism and Arminianism with Dr. Roger Olson (Part 1)

City On A Hill hosted Dr. Roger Olson, author of many books (including Against Calvinism, and Arminian Theology: Myth and Realities) and professor at Baylor University (George W. Truett Theological Seminary). In this… Continue reading

FORUM on Calvinism and Arminianism with Dr. Roger Olson, Part 2

City On A Hill hosted Dr. Roger Olson, author of many books (including Against Calvinism, and Arminian Theology: Myth and Realities) and professor at Baylor University (George W. Truett Theological Seminary). In this… Continue reading