How It All Started

Over the last year our congregation at Alameda has undertaken a strategic revitalization of our church's mission to our community.  After several years of plateau, we were in need of revitalization; and this was weighing heavily on me.  We were an active church with a big heart for people, known by our community as a … Continue reading How It All Started

A New Era Begins!

Yesterday was a momentous occasion for the Alameda Church of Christ as we moved into our renovated auditorium and into a new era of our church's history - an era that we hope will be marked by greater faithfulness to the Great Commission, greater discipleship, and greater evangelism that will bring more and more people … Continue reading A New Era Begins!

Courageous Leadership

Over the last several months, the elders and ministers of the congregation I serve have been involved in some deep, soul-searching conversations about the future of our church family and the effectiveness of our work and witness for the Kingdom of God.  Those conversations led to the development of a 5-year vision that we rolled … Continue reading Courageous Leadership

The 7 “Secrets” of Celebrate Recovery

I continue to be amazed at how God is using our Celebrate Recovery ministry to impact the lives of people in our community and in our congregation. Recently, Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Community Church, where Celebrate Recovery began, wrote an article describing the features that make CR uniquely impactful.  I have posted the article … Continue reading The 7 “Secrets” of Celebrate Recovery

Why Your Neighbor Needs the Gospel

At Alameda, we are focusing on becoming a church that is actively making Jesus known throughout the world, starting with our own neighbors.  Last Sunday I preached a sermon called "Why Our Neighbors Need the Gospel" and gave these five reasons... Like us, our neighbors have a sin problem that only Jesus can solve. Like … Continue reading Why Your Neighbor Needs the Gospel

Love Your Neighbor – Even Online

Jesus said that the second greatest commandment is "love your neighbor as yourself."  At Alameda, we are encouraging each other to take those words of Jesus seriously; which is why we are launching several initiatives designed to help our members live intentionally  among their neighbors. But being a good neighbor nowadays also must include our … Continue reading Love Your Neighbor – Even Online

Do You Believe This?

At Alameda, we are slowly unfolding an initiative called "Make Jesus Known."  The goal of this initiative is to position our congregation to be proactive in faithfully and effectively sharing the gospel of Christ with our community and beyond. We're starting by equipping and empowering our members to build intentional relationships with their neighbors that … Continue reading Do You Believe This?