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RivChurch Leadership Structure

With all the talk about Elders and Deacons this past weekend at Riv, many people have asked about our leadership structure.  Here is a quick 7 minute video from our LEAD event last year where I explained it in more detail. If you would like to watch the entire teaching and see this in context, you can do so here.

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Mentor Week: The Thinkers

This week, I am blogging about different people who have mentored me in one way or another this past year or so. Today, I want to talk about The Thinkers. Now, in many ways all of the people I have blogged about this week are thinkers or they wouldn't have made the list. But these people are the ones that kept make me say "aha" this year. None of them are ...

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Mentor Week: The Pastors

This week, I am dedicating my blog posts to people who have mentored me in one way or another over the last year or so. Today, I'll chat about The Pastors. These are pastors across the country who have influenced me a ton and some of them have no idea who I even am. Larry Osborne, North Coast Church I really can't talk about mentors without talking about Larry. ...

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Mentor Week: The Locals

This week, I am dedicating my blog posts to people who have mentored me in one way or another over the last year or so. Today, I start with The Locals. Dan Price and Steve Sommerlot At Riv, we have a team of pastors leading together instead of a Lead Pastor. Currently there are six of us and we don't all spend a ton of time together because we are all out there ...

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Mentor Week

A few years ago, I blogged about people who had mentored me that year (with or without realizing it). It was a good exercise for me for two reasons. 1. It helped me be thankful for people God has placed in my life each season. People come in and out of our lives. When we meet someone new, we are often excited about the new friendship, influence, etc. It's ...

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The Team: Brad Vermurlen

I thought I'd bring back my old Monday tradition (at least for this week) of highlighting a Riv team member. Today's victim is Brad Vermurlen. Brad started coming around Riv when he was a high school student. He since defected to the University of Michigan where he graduated with high honors. Now he is a Grad Student working toward his PhD in Sociology at Notre ...

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The Team: Shelley Hrapkiewicz

It's been a few weeks since I have heaped praise on a Riv team member, so I thought I'd do so again today. This week's victim is Shelley Hrapkiewicz. Go ahead...try to pronounce her last name. Want some help? "Rap-KEV-Ech" Try saying that ten times fast. Or even worse, try spelling it one time slowly. I'm just delighted there is someone at Riv with a harder ...

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The Team: Gary Darling

It's Monday and that means it's time for me to brag on our of our team at Riv. Today's target? Gary Darling. Gary is a great example of someone from one generation pouring into other generations. Gary is a retiree (and I don't even know what he did for a career...shame on me) who volunteers tons of time around here. He and his wife faithfully teaching in our ...

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The Team: Nate Klan

It's Monday, and that means it's time to highlight another Riv team member. Today, I want to introduce you to Nate Klan. I have literally known Nate his entire life. His big brother was my best friend and Nate arrived on the scene when we were in High School. You can ask him about ways we tortured him, but suffice it to say we were cruel. Years later, when Nate ...

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The Team: Gary and Kim Rudnicki

It's been a few weeks since I highlighted a Riv team member, so I thought I'd take some time today to highlight another couple that kicks butt around here: Gary and Kim Rudnicki. And since they are vacationing in Italy right now (jerks) they won't see this. Bwa ha. I remember the first time I met Gary and Kim. We bumped into each other in Detroit Metro as I was ...

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