Author Archives: Tim Holt

Stinky Church

There was a popular series a few years ago for church leaders called, “Sticky Teams,” “Sticky Church,” you get the idea. I actually liked most of what was shared, after all we do want people to “stick” when they come … Continue reading

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Thankful Revisited v2

This morning as I begin my new week, I want to say that I am thankful for laughter. Nothing brightens my day, lifts my spirit, changes the environment like laughter. It can whisk you away, at least for a few … Continue reading

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5 Things I’m Thankful For

I read recently that if you journal briefly, just one sentence for each of the five things you’re thankful for, once a week, for two months, your optimism will increase dramatically. As a matter of fact, you will feel happier, … Continue reading

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You’re Never Too Veteran

I had one of those moments of clarity last week. A friend had driven in to share with our Mission’s Team how to get involved with what we call in the Vineyard, a “Missions Partnership.” All was going well, people … Continue reading

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4 Things I Would Have Done Differently

Just a short list of reflections on what I would have done differently if starting a new church… 1. Worried less – When we trust God, we worry less. But trusting God is no substitute for hard work. So, we … Continue reading

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The Amazing Human Species

If you want to see the creativity of God, lead a small group. And if you truly want to learn to appreciate the grandeur, the artistic fine print, of God, listen to your small group. It’s almost like watching a … Continue reading

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Why Worship?

As I was standing, singing during the introduction song, a few young surfers walked past me, gave me a shaka (you’d have to be a surfer to understand), grinned, and took their spot nearby. As we sang I reflected on … Continue reading

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The Emotionally Expressive Church

Sunday I tried to open the door for our church to better emote their affections to God. Not sure how successful I was, I mean how do you measure it? By tears, by laughter, by smiles, by dancing, what? Jonathan … Continue reading

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Monday Reflections On Sunday

Funny how our two morning services are so different. I’ve tried to analyze it, change it, tweak it, even disregard it, and yet the peculiarities are obvious. The first service is larger in number, ready to worship, are engaged (they … Continue reading

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The Morning After

Once again many mainstream Christians placed themselves at the mercy of the media, buying into an “all or nothing” type of political soup that never pleases anyone. It’s almost comical, and sad, how quiet Twitter has been from folks who … Continue reading

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