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A Large Multisite Church in Phoenix is Hiring a High School Pastor

I’m pleased to announce a new Staff Search. Sun Valley Community Church, the church I have the honor of serving at, is beginning a national search for a High School Pastor to serve on our Gilbert Campus. Sun Valley began as a church plant in 1990 in Chandler, Arizona. Over the years Sun Valley has grown into a large mult-site church in the Phoenix metro area. Currently there are three campuses located in Gilbert, Tempe and Casa Grande with a total weekend attendance of over 5,000 people. Sun Valley was recently named by Outreach Magazine as one of the top 10 fastest growing churches in America. The Gilbert Campus is the original and largest campus with well over 3,500 in weekly average attendance. Sun Valley was recently featured in a new book by Leadership Network about church mergers: Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work. To learn more about that story click here Part-1 and Part-2.

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Posted in Staffing


Top 5 Posts from January

Thank you for once again making January another big month on Helping Churches Make Vision Real! You made these the top 5 Posts from this last month. If you missed out on any of them, here they are all in one nice tidy little spot!

#1 Engaging the Givers in your Church Part-1 & 2

This two part post apparently struck a nerve. Trying to figure out how to engage the givers at your church? Or if you should at all? This post will help you think through some of the right questions to come up with a plan and direct you to some helpful resources!

#2 The Why of Leadership

A lot has been written about how to lead… how to lead teams…how to lead through change…how to lead courageously…how to lead spiritually…even how to lead like Jesus. But why do we lead?  What’s the goal of our leadership? This post helps you dig into that question.

#3 Christmas Mashups

These were two videos I posted on some fun ideas to engage guests who have no idea who Jesus really is by building bridges to their hearts through Creative Arts. Fun stuff, check it out!

#4 What Could God Do in 2013?

This year on Sun Valley’s Gilbert Campus I kicked off the year talking about what makes it so fun to come to work each day at Sun Valley and why I love being a part of this place…but also one thing that has me deeply concerned about ministry in 2013.

#5 7 Ideas to Help you get the Right things Done

Getting things done isn’t as easy as it sounds. A lot of people have grand ideas, but few ever see those ideas materialize. Often the gap between ideas and reality is found in the art of execution. But how do you know what to go after first? Here are 7 ideas to help you focus on getting the right things done.

Posted in Leadership


Christmas Mashups

Some of you were asking about the Christmas mashups that we did at our Christmas Eve services on the Sun Valley Gilbert Campus. It made for some super fun music and some familiar tunes for guests! We did O Come, ‘O Come Immanuel’ with Muse’s ‘Uprising’ and ‘Angels We Have Heard on High’ with Alex Clare’s new tune ‘Too Close’. Hope this gives you some ideas for the future! Enjoy!


Posted in Creative Arts


Home for Christmas

The mission of the Church is to get people home, and each year as we celebrate Christmas we’re reminded that Jesus came to bring us home and that He is in fact the Way home. This year we had an opportunity to literally join God in bringing people home. Through the generosity of a couple of people we were able to get Brandon Royce who serves in the U.S. Military and is currently deployed to South Korea home to be with his family. This video is their story. Enjoy!


Posted in Family, Spiritual Formation


Fighting Hunger in our own Backyard

82,000 people in Maricopa County are hungry, and this year Sun Valley Community Church is doing something about it. You can read all about it at this link. When we think of the hungry in America our thoughts usually turn to third world countries. But the truth is the hungry are all around us. Could it be there are needs just like this in your community? What are you and your church going to do about it? Check out the info-graphic below, and if you live in the East Valley would you join us in this movement?


Posted in Spiritual Formation
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