Comfort


2 Corinthians 1:4-6 New Living Translation (NLT) 4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 5 For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. 6 Even … Continue reading Comfort

Feed My Sheep


“Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” And so the conversation went as three times Jesus asked the same question. Three times Simon Peter replied, and each time Jesus followed with a command: Feed my lambs Take care of my sheep And … Continue reading Feed My Sheep

Upside-Down Leadership


At a conference involving over 2,000 pastors in Dallas a couple of weeks ago, I attended a breakout session with Taylor Field who has pastored a small congregation in the heart of Manhattan for over 25 years. He spoke about “upside-down leadership” and his presentation was worth the whole of the conference for me. He … Continue reading Upside-Down Leadership

What Every New Pastor Needs


The search committee has finished, the deacons have reviewed and approved the recommendations.   We have a NEW Senior Pastor!  Over my lifetime I have seen 12 pastoral changes and 18 new bosses.   How can we as a church help our new senior pastor and their families during their huge transition? Here are 5 ways we … Continue reading What Every New Pastor Needs

Welcome Adam Bishop


Lead Pastor of Bear Valley Church! On Sunday, the members of Bear Valley Church overwhelmingly affirmed the nomination of Adam Bishop as our new Lead Pastor. Praise God for providing such a dynamic man of faith to lead our congregation and continue Bear Valley’s impact around the world. Pray for Adam, Morgan, and their three … Continue reading Welcome Adam Bishop

Meet Adam Bishop


Upcoming Weekend Activities for BVC’s Lead Pastor Candidate This Saturday, October 1st, you will be able to meet Adam and his family at the church between 10:00am and 12:00pm or from 3:00-5:00pm. You are encouraged to take this opportunity to meet the Bishop family. On Sunday, Adam will be preaching at all three services. At … Continue reading Meet Adam Bishop

Dear Bear Valley Church


As the Chairs of the Bear Valley Church Deacon Board and the Lead Pastor Search Committee, we are delighted to introduce you to Adam Bishop, our unanimous nominee for the position of Lead Pastor at Bear Valley Church. One year ago Jim Walters announced his plans to retire, triggering a search for our next Lead … Continue reading Dear Bear Valley Church

Life Groups


There are so many things I could say about Life Groups… They are just as a part of me as having a home, clothing, a car, or a family. Ever since my wife and I were introduced to each other as students, we have never known a season longer than a few short months without … Continue reading Life Groups