Champion Life Church’s Team Cadence

March 3, 2011

We are 45 days away from launch! Things are picking up and getting really exciting! We have been having some great meetings and our team is growing. This past week Pastor Larry taught on, Champion Life Church’s Team Cadence. The Cadence is something we came up with in one of our leadership meetings. We want the Cadence to be something that is ingrained in the hearts of the people of our church. You can read the list below and listen to Pastor Larry teach on each principle by listening to the podcast here!

Remember, we are launching on Sunday, April 17th at 10:30 a.m. at Black Hawk High School! Spread the word! We are honored to have you journey with us!

We love and appreciate you!

-The Champion Life Church Staff

A championship team can only accomplish the plan and purpose of God when it’s in step with the TEAM CADENCE. Champion Life Church has 10 awesome leadership nuggets to make a life-changing impact.

SERVANT-LEADERSHIP >>>like JESUS
Serving others never fails = Love speaks!

CELEBRATE and CHAMPION EVERYONE  >>>like the STEELERS
Make people feel like a Superbowl M.V.P.

THE VISION, BABY! >>>like COKE-COLA

Be in the Moment, but never lose sight of the Big Picture.

TEAM DREAM : WE NOT ME >>>like SOUTHWEST
Keep preparing, Keep learning, Keep asking, and Keep helping us improve.
BE SMILEY and FUN, YET GET’’ER DONE >>>like EAT-n-PARK
Do whatever it takes quality service.
CONTRIBUTORS OVER CONSUMERS >>>like NIKE
Take pride, initiative and ownership in your area

W.I.N. (WHAT’S IMPORTANT NOW) >>>like RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE
First class over-the-top excellence.

INTENTIONAL HOSPITALITY >>>like DISNEY
Act on and for the best interests of the person.
LIVE TO GIVE >>>like RED CROSS
Generosity and Appreciation wins every time.

YOU MATTER ; YOU ARE VALUABLE >>>like FACEBOOK
No job is too small or insignificant.

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The Assignment

January 12, 2011

Do you remember getting homework assignments when you were in school? We were all given assignments, some we liked, some we didn’t like, and some we just did not care about. However, every assignment you were given served the purpose of getting you to your graduation day.

Our walk with God is not much different. God’s given everyone an assignment.

The greatest part is that your assignment right now is ultimately connected to your destiny.

We can see this through Jesus’s life:

Jesus had an assignment. In Matthew 9:35 it says, “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.” That was part of his assignment and destiny. His assignment enabled Him to spread the good news and provide hope for the world.

Kim and I have a new have a new assignment! We are honored that God is calling us to start Champion Life Church in 2011. We have had several assignments before this that got us to this one.

Champion Life Church has an assignment. Champion Life Church’s mission is to make victorious disciples of Jesus Christ who influence change with the Love of God in our world.

The purpose of Champion Life Church is to be a life-giving, non-denominational church (affiliated with the Association of Related Churches) that is casual, fun, and passionate, both in mission and in worship. Champion Life Church will be a Family Centered and relationally authentic church with first class youth and children’s environments. We will share the message of the love and goodness of God and His Word to live the victorious, spirit-led, faith-filled life with a focus on serving our community.

We are expected to fulfill our homework assignment and give God all the glory.

You have an assignment. Whatever your assignment is right now, whether you like it, hate it, or wish you had a different one, recognize that this assignment is connected to your destiny, mission, and purpose. Be faithful. Go after it. Complete the assignment. In time, God will bring you new assignments, and He will take you places you’ve never dreamed of.

Our prayer for you in 2011 is that you’ll complete and fulfill the assignment God’s give you!

-Larry and Kim


KINGDOM DEPOSITS

November 13, 2009

Hands lifted upKingdom deposits make eternal investments.

Recently, I had a banking conversation with my daughter Bethany. We talked about making deposits into her account that will service her in the future. I was reminded that taking care of God’s kingdom is making life deposits into others lives. What we do now, definitely impacts the future!

What we do and what we say influences the kingdom of God. By showing the same love to those around you that God has shown and given you, you are making kingdom deposits. Never underestimate the act of a simple, loving decision. Simply lending a helping hand, speaking kindly to a sales attendant, or sharing your faith and experience of God’s love and grace to a coworker all makes a difference.

Live life on purpose.

In Matthew 6:33 (GWT), the Word says, “But first, be concerned about His kingdom and what has His approval. Then all these things will be provided for you.”

Let’s live kingdom minded, making deposits. Daily kingdom deposits make eternal investments.

–       Larry


AFRICA HERE WE COME !

August 28, 2009

SteveOliverCrusadeKim and I are very excited to share with you about the incredible mission we will be taking part of in Zambia and Zimbabwe, Africa. On September 22, we depart to serve and minister the good news of the saving truth of Jesus Christ and Biblical leadership principles.  We are so honored to goto Africa!

First, we go to Lusaka, Zambia, to minister with Pastor Walker and Haley Shurz of Miracle Life Family Church (www.africaoutreach.net ). This church is the largest church in the nation of Zambia, with well over 3,000 in weekend attendance. We will teach leadership to their church staff, have a youth leadership seminar for the youth leaders, and preach to the church’s youth group.

Second, we will go and meet with missionaries, Steve and Dee Olivier of Life World Outreach (www.LifeWorldOutreach.com) that holds outdoor field crusades in Zimbabwe. I will assist Steve with a crusade in the Eastern region of Zimbabwe in the city of Mutare. I will preach a few nights of the 6-day crusade and we will also host a 3-day pastor and church leaders training conference.

We will be making an eternal impact and eternal investment in the lives of the precious people of Africa. We ask you to support us in two ways: first, and most importantly, in prayer and second, in finances. Prayerfully consider if you would like to give; and if you are unable to give at this time, please know we equally value your prayers.

If you feel led, please make out your check to: Finishline Ministry. In the memo of the check write: AFRICA. All donations are tax deductable. Mail to:
FinishLine Ministries
2090 Route 68 W
Zelienople, PA 16063

We are grateful for your partnership and prayers.    – Larry