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Construction Has Begun!

  Well, ladies and gents!   In case you’re wondering where we’re at with the office center, it is finally under construction!  Yipee!  This stuff takes forever!!!!!!   Architects, Lawyers, Contractors, City Planners… gosh…why can’t it be more like building a fort in my backyard!?   But alas!  There is much to be thankful for!    In…
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Speaking at NorthCentral’s Missional Conference

What a weekend!I hope you guys enjoyed John Bolin!Talk about a fun guy.It was also a huge blessing to me as I was preaching at NorthCentral University’s Missional Conference.  I would be exhausted today if I had to preach 3 services, a leadership service, and then 3 more sessions here at the NCU conference. Today…
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Work Hard. Play Hard.

What a great week it’s been!  As many of you know, it’s been a bit crazy around here.  We’ve been neck high in decisions over our Operation Center in Roseville!   Wow!  Talk about fun watching this thing become a reality!  Of course, many of you also know that we recently hired a newer office administrator…
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Operation Center Video Tour is Online

Well I want to give everyone a heads up!  If you haven’t taken a video tour of Substance’s new 12,000 sq.ft. Facility, we now have the video available online!  www.substancechurch.com/facility I kept getting so many of you telling me: “Can we sneak in sometime for a tour?”  So, Pastor Pete and I decided to shoot…
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Finally! An Operation Center for Substance

Can you believe that we’ve gotten this large without even having any real offices? Whenever I tell my pastor friends that we’ve got over 1600 frequent attenders… a solid number of full-time staff, yet no offices, their question is always the same: How are you doing it? And frankly, I really don’t know! We’ve been…
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Three Services: Here we Come ; )

Well, I’m flying back from Florida right now.  I was amidst palm trees this morning; but alas -18 degrees awaits me at home!!!!  (Do you realize how much I love you guys in the Twin Cities!!!!)  Yesterday, my wife and I made a desperate last minute attempt to stay a few more days; but it…
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Haas-a-dazzle Parade

Well last Friday we did another family Christmas tradition. Every year, since we moved up to Minnesota, we take a trip down to Nicollet Ave. in downtown Minneapolis to see the Macy’s exhibit and the Hollidazzle Parade. Of course, ever since the girls were little, for some reason, they always thought that it was the…
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Clark Griswald: Eat your heart out!

Does anyone else go overboard with Christmas decorations? The people who run the Christmas sections at Menards and Target both know me by name all ready! I don’t know why but ever since I was a kid I’ve been obsessed with decorations. There’s nothing like watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas while decorating the tree.…
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Flat-screen TV’s and Toilets?

Did you know… My wife and I smooched for the first time over 17 years ago!  (We were actually only 16 years old! : )    Man, it’s amazing how fast time flies!   But my wife and I have been so busy with the church lately that we’ve almost forgotten to continue our seventeen year…
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BMX-ing into the Sunset

Well, for those of you who missed it, I did a 10-minute freestyle BMX video for my message last Sunday.  And, talk about a crazy response from people!  I had no idea our church had so many people of extreme sports!  Hopefully, we’ll have it online this week.   Honestly, I’ve been overwhelmed by people saying: …
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