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Team Olson on the Oregon Trail!

Dear Paseo del Rey Church family, Today was the conclusion of our "candidating" week in Oregon. I am humbled and thankful to report that, after this morning's worship gathering, the Faith Evangelical Free Church (Dallas, Oregon) family voted to call me to be their next lead pastor. We are excited for what God has in store for Team Olson and our church family there. That ...

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Gary & April in Jerusalem

As you may already know, there has been a recent escalation of tension between Hamas (radical Palestinian group in control of the Gaza Strip) and Israel....

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Update re: this morning

For those of you who were concerned and praying for this morning's situation, here's an update: She got evaluated at the hospital, was doing much better, and then was able to go home to her family. :-) She greatly appreciated the care and prayers of her church family! ...

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Work Matters: Vocation & Calling (VIDEO)

As we continue learning why our "Work Matters" to God, I thought you might enjoy and learn from this brief video interview that features one of my seminary professors. It's an webisode of "Talbot Talks" on the topics of vocation and calling. Enjoy! ...

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Be a Missionary this Halloween

At Paseo del Rey Church, we are asking God to help us be "Always OUTFLOWing!" We love because God first loved us (1 John 4:19). As our Heavenly Father fills us with His great love, we are to OUTFLOW that love to others. Here's a great blog post with some tips for being on mission for Jesus this Halloween: Halloween is for Mission So go add some OUTFLOW to your Trick o...

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What is the Gospel?

Here's a great, brief blog post that helps us understand what the Gospel is and how we can clearly articulate it by remembering just four words:...

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Get to know Dr. Erik Thoennes

More information about our guest speaker......

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"I wish a Christian would take me to his or her church."

Here's a link to the blog post that Pastor Derek mentioned during our worship gathering this morning......

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Always OUTFLOWing!

Please be thinking, praying and asking the Holy Spirit to reveal to you WHO God wants you to be a blessing to and HOW He is calling you to demonstrate His love....

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No, you go!

As a church family, we want to strive together to put others first. Do we tend to think "me first?" Or should we be more like the people in the following video, letting others go first?...

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"The Bible has errors"

"The Bible has errors." Have you ever heard that comment from a family member or friend?...

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Do I Need to Bring a Bible?

A few months ago, our church received a thoughtful and generous donation that allowed us to purchase new NIV Bibles for use in the Worship Center. You probably know that, when you come to church on Sundays, those Bibles can be found underneath the seat in front of you...

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Making the Most of 2012 and Beyond!

In 2012, and in our whole lives, we must not waste time or miss opportunities, but rather take advantage of time and opportunities, using them for God's glory and His purposes!...

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Giving Thanks Always

Living a worthy life and making the most of every opportunity comes as the result of being filled by, walking with, staying in tune with the Holy Spirit... As we live by the Spirit, we will frequently respond with thanksgiving....

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Isn't OUTFLOW over?

Now that the OUTFLOW series is over, does that mean we can go back to our self-focused lives? Of course not!...

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Lives that Generate Questions

God wants His great love to OUTFLOW from us to our family and friends! Let's ask God to help us live lives that cause our family and friends to ask questions! ...

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Our Conversation Needs Seasoning!

“Addressing (speaking to) one another” in Ephesians 5:19 describes the conversations we are to have with both fellow believers and those who do not yet know Jesus. One of my mentors suggests that our conversations with people should be sprinkled with reminders of and praises to God....

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