Randy's Blog

What is holding up the building?

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Posted by Randy Youngblood, Lead Pastor on

The purpose of the Building Faith capital initiative (2013-2016) was to pay down the mortgage on our current building so we could build again at the lowest possible cost.   Through the contributions of hundreds of people, our mortgage has been reduced from $1.35 million (2012) to $400,000 ...

It's Almost GLS Time Again!

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Posted by Randy Youngblood, Lead Pastor on

The Global Leadership Summit simulcast from Willow Creek Community Church is the premier personal development event of the year in our church. The GLS will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 10-11, and I encourage everyone to make plans now to be there this year! I have attended every year ...

Kyle Schafer Update

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Posted by Randy Youngblood, Lead Pastor on

Kyle Schafer Update Kyle has less than two months to go in the six-month program (extending to nine months is a possibility) at Pure Life Ministries residential program.  His parents have expressed their appreciation several times for the way we, as a church, have cared ...

Update-Worship Arts Director

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Posted by Randy Youngblood, Lead Pastor on

Update-Worship Arts Director I wanted to keep you updated on the search for our Worship Arts Director. I like sharing “insider” information with you and have heard from some of you that you appreciate it as well. We have been actively interviewing and two candidates were ...

Buy vs. Build

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Posted by Randy Youngblood, Lead Pastor on

BUILDING UPDATE This week, I would like to share with you an important issue the elders have been wrestling with and devoting to prayer for wisdom. That is: what is the right decision regarding our next building? The first question regarding the expansion of our facilities, is “Do we buy ...

The Power of Community

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Posted by Randy Youngblood, Lead Pastor on

The Power of Community As a kid, I would avoid asparagus at any cost! How any vegetable could be both gross and mushy, and feel like a mouthful of wood was beyond me! This wasn’t an experiment worth trying ever again! That was until I ate fresh asparagus (the kind that grew wild in Iowa in ...

2016 Christmas Offering

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Posted by Randy Youngblood, Lead Pastor on

Lori’s Place(click here to visit their website) We recognize Christmas as a celebration of Jesus coming to set captives free. (Luke 4:16-21) This year, we sought to find a way for our Christmas Offering to help do the same! We invited a representative of Lori’s Place to come to a ...

Upcoming Elder/Staff Off-site

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Posted by Randy Youngblood, Lead Pastor on

This Thursday, Jan. 20 and Friday, Jan. 21 is the annual Elder-Staff off site, and I’d like to take some time to share with you some background and insight into what we expect to accomplish this year and the barriers we may have to overcome. Growth Barriers: What many people don’t ...

Just. One. Word

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Posted by Randy Youngblood, Lead Pastor on

Aren’t you grateful that God established seasons, like the start of a new year that gives us great opportunities for fresh starts and new beginnings?  How have you taken advantage of the new year?  Have you set any goals or made any resolutions? IF resolutions and goals ...