Alameda’s Re-opening

As was announced last week, Alameda will be re-opening on Sunday, June 7, 2020. If you missed the video announcement you can watch it here... To help us with our re-opening preparations, we need all Alameda members to go to alameda.church/services and indicate which service you and and your family will be attending by filling … Continue reading Alameda’s Re-opening

Just in case you haven’t seen this yet…

Alameda Services Cancellation Update (4/27/20)   Brothers and Sisters, Every time I speak with a member of my elder's group, one of the first things they ask me is, "how long until we can start meeting again?"  Well, the short answer is, "I don't know."  Your elders have been meeting virtually over ZOOM, and your … Continue reading Just in case you haven’t seen this yet…

A Note about Online Worship

Dear Alameda Family, Thank you for adapting so well to our “new normal” of worshipping online.  The response to the sermons and other resources has been tremendous.  Let’s keep making the best out of a difficult situation! I want to give you an update about our online worship options moving forward.  As you know, we … Continue reading A Note about Online Worship

The Discipling Lifestyle

Tonight I will be teaching a new session of our monthly D-School at Alameda Church of Christ to a small group of our members.  D-School is a 4-week discipleship training course that is designed to help followers of Christ become disciple-makers for Christ.  We started it at the end of last year and, so far, … Continue reading The Discipling Lifestyle

Sabbatical, Part 2: What I Did

On Monday I started a blog series about my recent month-long sabbatical. You can read the first part here. In this second installment of the series, I want to tell you what I did. Since I wanted to be very intentional with my time away from ministry, I structured my sabbatical around three agenda items: … Continue reading Sabbatical, Part 2: What I Did

Sabbatical, Part 1: The Why & The How

I just finished a month-long sabbatical that was given to me by my Elders as both a reward and a necessity. It was a "reward" of appreciation for the service I have provided to our church family and it was a "necessity" because of the toll that service had taken on me physically, emotionally, mentally, … Continue reading Sabbatical, Part 1: The Why & The How