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What Happens When You Pray?

Have you ever set up a lunch date with a friend only to have them not show up? Or maybe you have not showed up when someone was expecting you to be somewhere at a certain time. When you need an answer to a question, or need something fixed, do you have that one “go to” person that you can […]

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Please Join Us In Prayer

In response to the ever-increasing instability in our country and around the globe, please join us today as we pray for God’s will to be done in and through each situation. In particular, we can be praying for the victims, and the clean-up efforts, of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the civil unrest and violence in Baltimore, and for the […]

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Our Church Planting Story

The Vineyard national church planting team has been interviewing church planters. Click here to read our story.

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A Raincoat in the Storm

“A faith not tested is a faith not trusted.” That is a phrase we believe is ever so true. It is easier to trust God when the seas are calm and crystal clear than when you are in the midst of a fierce storm and your boat is seemingly ready to capsize. And just as you will not know if […]

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Ouch, That Stove Burner is Hot!

Picture for a minute that person who is really intelligent, but often doesn’t have the common sense to come in out of a thunder storm. They are often the person who knows that the mathematical constant Pi is a circle’s circumference divided by its diameter. They are also the person at the party who can solve Rubik’s Cube in less […]

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How to Avoid Weeds and Rust in Your Life

This is the time of year when you are probably beginning to plant flowers and shrubs to beautify the landscaping around your home. You spread grass seed in the yard for that picture perfect lawn. The lawn mower is serviced and the blade is sharpened. You spend an hour pulling the cord trying to start the trimmer and leaf blower […]

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Why New Bern?

You might be asking, Why New Bern? Here is part of that answer. This is such a beautiful story. Not because it is about me (Pastor Dave), but because it is about the lengths to which God goes to accomplish His Plans in and through each of us. The paragraph below is from a journal I have been keeping that […]

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Faith is not Dependent upon Seeing

We live in a world of broken promises. So often people, corporations, and government tell us one thing, then either do something else or nothing at all. When someone says to you, “I will come to your picnic” it often really means “I will come to your picnic if nothing better comes up.” Marriages break up because “as long as […]

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In the Arms of Your Loving Father

Yesterday we talked about life often being like the waves, tossing and turning us, flipping us upside down, and pounding us into the ocean floor. We said that even when life seems out of control that we can take comfort in knowing that God has things under control. Today we want to look at a psalm that gives assurance that we […]

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Where Did That Wave Come From?

If you have ever been to the ocean then you know the unpredictability of the water and the waves. The tide comes in then in goes out. The water isn’t even up to your knees then all of a sudden it is over your head. One wave gently tosses you around and you are having fun. But the next wave, […]

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