Seasons, Transitions, and Interims

Some basic definitions: Season – any period of time. Transition – change. Interim – an intervening time. Each of these words has taken on new significance for us at BVC. We are in a “season” (period of time) of “transition” (change) during this “interim” (intervening time) following the retirement of one Lead Pastor and anticipation … Continue reading Seasons, Transitions, and Interims

Spring Refresh

I’m still getting used to CO . . . All four seasons in one day—wow! Sunny days. Yay! Ready to celebrate Spring and plant flowers, but I continue hearing the warning, “Not until after Mother’s (or Memorial) Day.” When does Spring come to CO? Is it March 21, or sometime a month or two later? … Continue reading Spring Refresh

Night of Missions

Want some exciting news? Night of Missions is this Monday! Are you tired of the constant stream of negative news about politics, elections, and the state of the world? Show up at Bear Valley Church this Monday, March 7, 7-8:30pm and listen to what Jesus is up to in this world! We’ll share cookies, coffee, … Continue reading Night of Missions


We are now one week into the season of Lent. With it comes our reminder to begin preparing our hearts for Easter. Many of us on staff have already begun preparing the “stuff” of Easter – ordering eggs, choosing music, and organizing so that we can lead others to Jesus. Ash Wednesday reminds me to … Continue reading Lent


After being out of the country for ten days some of the best words ever are the ones voiced by the Border Patrol Officer who says, “Welcome home Mr. Peterson.” As your ambassador to Thailand and more specifically to the mountain village of Ban Mai Pattana and as an Instructor with Frontier Labourers for Christ’s … Continue reading Thailand


Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. Psalm 33:3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in Him. Psalm 40:3 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; … Continue reading NEW!