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The Power of Service

There is just something natural that happens when the church engages the culture and community that it neighbors. The truth is, the church was never meant to remain inside, keeping to ourselves. Rather, we are commanded to “go and make disciples,” creating a never-ending, always growing, presence and influence among the people. Many times, we…

Building Bridges

This past Monday, a new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened. The gleaming white and newly built $6.4 billion bridge replaces one that was damaged during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which struck as millions tuned in to watch Game 3 of the “Bay Bridge World Series” between the Oakland Athletics and…

One Day Can Make a Difference

On Sunday, September 15th we will be celebrating Back To Church Sunday.  In your bulletin this Sunday there are two invitations to help you invite someone (or many people) to celebrate Jesus Christ alongside you on this special day. We are empowering and motivating all of our church members to invite their family and friends…

Prayer Running at Briarcliff

One of the best pieces of advice that I ever received about the mission of the church, I got from my mother when I was a boy; it was the admonition to “go play outside.”  For too long, the church has enjoyed the comfort of our houses of worship only, and failed to be Jesus’…

Seen Any Good Remakes Lately?

Seen any good remakes lately? One of my favorite things to do is to lay on the couch and watch a movie in the comfort of my own home. Lately, I’ve been noticing the high volume of movie remakes that Hollywood has been churning out.  It’s almost comical to see these movies with inflated budgets…