What have we learned from this year at CPC

  Here are the total metrics for CPC since we began.  They are a little deceiving, due to the strong start of the year and the strong finish of last year.  I’ll break them down more over the next week and process what I’ve learned.  Overall, things are strong.  We are in the best potential to…

Game Changer

Free Birds has 5$ meals now.  That means two tacos, chips and queso, and a drink for $5.41! You are welcome!

Softball is fun

On Sunday, we played another softball game.  Even though I am about 40 pounds heavier than I should be, I still have fun.  Our manager, Phil, lost his mind and let me lead off and play short stop.  And I didn’t screw it up.  Our team was pretty awesome (especially since we are pretty much…

Game Changer

Here is another game changer. Amazon reviews. Here are the two best: 1. Wolf T shirts (we must start with the classics) 2. Bic Pens 3. Uranium Ore There are many more…

Game Changer

Here is this week’s gamechanging idea in my life: Google the word “Askew” You are welcome.

How well do you know your Bible?

Biblical Illiteracy is at it’s all time highest in my opinion.  As a Christian, we are to blame. Here is a quick test: Here are a few phrases that people probably use and don’t realize come from God’s Word… How many do you know the source of or at least could you give the context…

Is it reasonable to trust the Bible?

This Sunday I am preaching a message called, “Is it reasonable to trust the Bible”.  I thought I would use this page to collect some of the historical evidence I might reference.  Most of these references come from Josh McDowell’s Evidence that Demands a Verdict.  I’ve included the Kindle references. Extra-biblical references to Jesus CORNELIUS…

My First Time Doing Stand Up

Even though I speak in front of people every week, I have never been more nervous than I was on stage for my first time doing stand up comedy.  Since I decided to do this on a whim,  I created the routine in less than 5 hours.  I decided to do a narrative set, so…

OPEN MIC- My comedy debut

Last week, on a spur of the moment decision, I decided to perform at an open mic night in order to promote our next series, “Open Mic”. It was without a doubt the most nervous I have ever been. I’ll talk more about it in the next few weeks, as well as the group that…

CPC July METRICS

July Metrics We’ve seen a significant summer slump in attendance, but our giving has been steady, which usually indicates that it is a temporary slump due to the vacation season.  I really believe that our next few months are going to be incredible as we begin to pursue the next step for several areas in…

Other Discipleship challenges

In addition to the four levels, this potential process will also challenge us to serve, tithe, attend church and prayer meetings, and listen to Jesus in everything we do.  I believe that after 6 months of an intentional discipleship process and the addition of a Prayer Meeting, our church would be on fire for Jesus….

Level 4

Now imagine that each week you are being held accountable for your spiritual habits.  You’ve been consistently reading your Bible for months, journaling or taking notes, praying, reading books, sharing your faith, confessing sins, and memorizing scriptures.  By now, you are likely being shaped into the image of Christ in a whole new way!  It’s time to…

Divine Appointments

Another aspect of Level 3 is Divine Appointments.  We are called to tell others about Jesus.  Each week, you will begin to challenge each other to be praying and actively looking for Divine Opportunities.  A Divine Appointment is a God given opportunity for you to tell someone about Jesus.  Imagine if you spent time each…

Level 3

After a few more months at level 2, you’ve continued growing in your faith.  You have developed a routine of reading and processing the Bible each day.  You are praying daily.  You are reading and memorizing scriptures.  You’ve had some insightful meetings with your discipleship partner about parts of the Bible that you didn’t understand….

Level 2

After a few months of reading your Bible, praying, and reading on the learning track, you and your discipleship partner (or friend, for lack of a better word) decide to move to level 2. You’ve been meeting together, encouraging one another to read daily, pray, and read other books.  You’ve also held each other accountable…

How it could be (part 4)

I am going to walk us through a potential discipleship relationship, geared towards developing the habits of a disciple. Imagine that you have just been connected with a person in your church that you trust (don’t worry about how they were selected at this point).  You decide that you will meet for lunch once a…