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
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
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
I was able to witness one of the most interesting reality checks this past weekend at the Jr. High Winter Retreat. I went up there to support and hang out with our awesome Jr. High students and help run the retreat behind the scenes. One of the opportunities we offered each church was a spiritual … Continue reading Who do PEOPLE say that I am? Who do YOU say that I am ?
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
Have you ever talked to a Muslim? Have you ever heard the call to prayer in a Muslim nation? Is fear your first emotion when you think of Muslims? Do you know enough about Islam to feel equipped to engage in a meaningful conversation with Muslims about their faith? This Saturday, February 6, 9-2pm in … Continue reading “Love your Neighbor,” Jesus said! But…what if he is a Muslim?
The story of my life so far has had many intricate pieces to it that have formed and shaped my understanding of life, and how I see and perceive those around me. One piece of my story can be found in the beauty of living life with people with unique needs. There is a camp … Continue reading The Importance of Having a Buddy
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!
It’s not often you get the privilege of working with a friend and even more of a privilege to have a greater friendship when your co-worker retires. Such is the privilege I have enjoyed in my relationship with Pastor Jim Walters. My first conversation with Jim was via phone early in Jim’s ministry here in … Continue reading Well Done Good & Faithful Servant