A Living Benediction

A Living Benediction

A Living Benediction Last September, I had the joy of celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Community Presbyterian Church of San Juan Capistrano. Through tear-glistened eyes, I was reminded in worship of the many people who have lifted up the name of Jesus in that...
What is Your Pastor Up To?

What is Your Pastor Up To?

Healthy Pastors, Healthy Churches I’ve been thinking recently how important it is for church leaders to stay alive to God. When we stop growing, we have little to offer others.There is a saying in church circles, “healthy pastors, healthy churches.” Presbyterians...
Come Serve with Us!

Come Serve with Us!

The wider church is a beautiful place to serve. At the presbytery level you’ll find servant leaders who are passionate about God’s mission, and realize that, for Presbyterians, we depend on each other to grow God’s Church.  Although it is a little tongue-in-cheek to...
A Vision worth Celebrating

A Vision worth Celebrating

 Ten Years Ago It feels like yesterday when my senior pastor burst into my office to announce that a new position had been posted on the presbytery’s website. I was then an associate pastor at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, and he said to me, “Tom, this...