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Holy Attendance, Batman!

Wow.  After last Sunday, I’m still scratching my head!  Where did all of those people come from?   Did you know that the last two Sundays, our attendance has jumped by almost 350 new people!?   (& it’s more like 600 if we compare it with our mid-summer attendance slumps).  Do you guys realize how crazy that…
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Axe-Throwing Changed My Life

Talk about a weekend to remember! I threw tomahawks… I hurled dodge balls… and I heaved a bulging piece of granite towards the sky. “What was I doing,” you ask? I was at Substance Men’s Retreat 2008! For years, we’ve been wondering how we could infuse more testosterone into our retreat, and I believe we…
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Are you Stressed? Take a Free Stress Test!

  Talk about an exciting week!!!   This week we are starting a brand new message series called “De-stress My Life”.  As I was preparing it a few months back, I just knew that this series is going to change people’s lives.  Every time I’d tell someone about it, they’d say: “Dude, that’s gonna rock!”…
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Warning: Highly Explosive College Ministry

I just got back from the first big “students with substance” tail-gate party.   Wow!  Talk about a movement waiting to happen!  The pavillion at the park was packed with college students.  And that grill had more hot dogs than I’ve seen in a long time!   But seriously, in case you didn’t know, Students…
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Congrats to the Parental Rookies!

Congrats to Substance Staffers Pastor Peter and Missy Morse on their new baby: Emmett Sullivan Morse!  7lbs and ?  I’m a man, so I don’t remember those things very well.  All I know it that my little 2 year old boy (Eden) saw my wife Carolyn holding the Morse’s little guy and my son immediately…
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Welcome to my blog!

What is up Substance! I am completely excited to welcome you to my new blog.  For months my staff have been telling me: “Pastor, you need to get a ‘pastor’s blog’ going!”   And I have resisted… mainly because I am a natural writer.  And I’m afraid that I’ll end up lost in the blogosphere…
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