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Staying Put

Every once in awhile, someone will ask me how long I have been a pastor at Riverview. The answer is I have been a pastor here for 12 years and I have been a member for 20ish.  The response I often get is "wow" or "whoa."  People aren't used to a pastor staying in one church for that long. Then I tell them about Paul DenHerder and Steve Sommerlot.  They helped ...

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Tuesday Rewind: An Open Letter to Pastors

On some Tuesdays, I go back into the archives and dig up something that still relates today. For the next 5 weeks, I am going to repost the Top 5 Posts from 2011.  Today's post is #1 and it comes from February 21, 2011.  I am so glad this was the most popular post on my blog last year, because it was by far my favorite and the one I felt most passionate about ...

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Review of “Church Planter,” by Darrin Patrick

Church Planting is a big part of what we are all about at Riv.  To that end, we partner with Acts29 for the assessment of Church Planters and their ongoing support and coaching.  We decided to team up with them was because they do a better job than anyone at digging into the life of a man who desires to plant a church and accurately predicting whether or not he ...

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Not Less Than…

The last few weeks I’ve been getting a lot of the same question - a question that reveals some big misconceptions about the Bible’s stance on things. The question often comes from those who have attended and enjoyed our church but were turned off by the false notion that Riv believes, as one recent email put it, “women are less than men...or that gays ...

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One of the…

One of my favorite phrases is "one of the..." Let me use it in a sentence for you: "I am one of the pastors at XYZ Church." Not sure if it's me, but I am hearing this phrase more and more lately and I smile each time. It seems that perhaps we are beginning to recapture the often neglected biblical principle of a team of pastors/elders leading the church ...

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