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Welcome Back – Pastor Mark “WHY SERVE? LET OUR LIGHT SHINE”

If you were unable to join us for the 2021-2022 Men’s Ministry Eat & Study, you can catch up here. Enjoy the brief video overview of our first study called “Made For A Purpose” which begins a year long study of how we are “Serving Christ, By Serving Others”. Finish off the initial study by comments from Pastor Mark Cedar on his “Let It Shine” sermon. Watch Video Now


Made For A Purpose – Session 2

This new study got off to a great start with an overview of the individuals responsible for the YouVersion Bible app and how they discovered God’s purpose in their lives. Kurt Kaltschmidt led a great discussion. You can download his study notes and use them as you view the study video. Watch Video Now


Made For A Purpose – Session 3

The Made for a Purpose series continues with the focus God’s Word and how important it is for each of us to stay in it to see God’s plan of our lives. George Murphy led this thought provoking study… Watch Video Now. We also saw session 2 of the Eyewitness series focused on Peter. Acts study guide


Made For A Purpose – Session 4

This new amazing series shifted its focus to India. This location showed two brother the point is a great life is not measured by what we gain, but by what we give our lives to accomplish. Mike St. Clair led a great discussion. You can download his study notes and use them as you view the study video. Watch Video Now


Made For A Purpose – Session 5

Steve “Gyro” Jaros led a tribute to our veterans prior to moving into the video vignette of “Philip the Evangelist” and Session 5 of the Made for a Purpose series. You can download his study notes and use them as you view the study video. Watch Video Now.


Made For A Purpose – Session 6

This week’s ACTS Eyewitness video vignette focused on “Barnabas, the Son of Encouragement” who was responsible for introducing Saul (Paul) to the Church. Session 6 of the Made for a Purpose series focused on literacy and George Murphy led a great discussion on its importance to the Gospel. You can download his study notes and use them as you view the study video. Watch Video Now.


Made For A Purpose – Session 7

Jim Prock hosted the final session of our Made for a Purpose series with a focus on “Finding Our Purpose in Life”. You can download his study notes and use them as you view the video. Watch Video Now.


Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts – Part 1

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Pastor Jim Zeilenga presented the first of a two-part series about Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts. Spiritual gifts are something every believer is given when they receive the gift of salvation. Just as the gift of salvation is by grace through faith, so are the spiritual gifts. Learn how to find out what are your spiritual gifts and discuss how they might be used. Watch Video Now.


Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts – Part 2

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Pastor Jim Zeilenga presented the second of a two-part series about Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts. Spiritual gifts are something every believer is given when they receive the gift of salvation. Just as the gift of salvation is by grace through faith, so are the spiritual gifts. Learn how to find out what are your spiritual gifts and discuss how they might be used. Watch Video Now.


The Acts of the Apostles – Session 1, Power & Purpose

David Pond presented the first of an eight-part series about Louie Giglio’s study of The Acts of the Apostles. In this session, Purpose & Power, Pastor Giglio shows us that Jesus calls us to build his church to the ends of the earth through bold evangelism and by making disciples of all people. To do so, He requires us to have changes in our head, heart and life. You can download his study notes and use them as you view the video. Watch Video Now.


The Acts of the Apostles – Session 2, Strike the Match

Carl Madsen presented the second of an eight-part series about Louie Giglio’s study of The Acts of the Apostles. In this session, Strike the Match, Pastor Giglio shows us that Jesus calls us to build his church to the ends of the earth through bold evangelism and by making disciples of all people. He examines the powerful beginning of the church and its growth under persecution. It was the first evangelism movement. God worked providentially through his people to become His witnesses throughout Jerusalem. You can download his study notes and use them as you view the session video. Watch Video Now.


The Acts of the Apostles – Session 3, Serve & Scatter

Pastor Angel presented the third of an eight-part series about Louie Giglio’s study of The Acts of the Apostles. In this session, Serve & Scatter, Pastor Giglio shows us that fear can silence Christians, but God calls us to boldly proclaim the gospel in every circumstance, no matter the outcome. You can download his study notes and use them as you view the session video. Watch Video Now.


The Acts of the Apostles-Session 4, Breakthrough Miracle Power

Al Hurt presented the fourth of an eight-part series about Louie Giglio’s study of The Acts of the Apostles. In this session, Breakthrough Miracle Power, Pastor Giglio shows us that the gospel is for all people, which means we should eagerly share the good news of Jesus Christ with everyone. You can download his study notes and use them as you view the session video. Watch Video Now.


The Acts of the Apostles-Session 5, The Church is Built Through Blocking and Tackling

George Murphy presented the fifth of an eight-part series about Louie Giglio’s study of The Acts of the Apostles. In this session, The Church is Built Through Blocking and Tackling, Pastor Giglio shows the most powerful thing we can do to build the church is the ordinary, common work of discipleship and evangelism. You can download his study notes and use them as you view the session video. Watch Video Now.


Glimpses Into Glory - Gerald WheelerGlimpses Into Glory – Gerald Wheeler

Jerry Wheeler posed an all important question about whether incidents in our lives are a result of luck, coincidence or whether things are, in fact, God ordained. Enjoy the lively discussion.

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The Acts of the Apostles-Sessions 6, The God Above It All
Session 7, The Supreme Value of the Mission

Steve “Gyro” Jaros led the session that reminds us that in hopeless situations, our first response should always be to turn to God in worship and that the most important thing we can do is faithfully pursue God’s mission so that others might come to know him. You can download his study notes and use them as you view the session video. Watch Video Now.


The Acts of the Apostles-Sessions 8, Nothing Can Stop God’s Plan

Al Hurt led the final study session of this Louie Giglio study that shows we can trust God with the detours of our lives, knowing that they will serve to accomplish his mission and make us more like Jesus. You can download his study notes and use them as you view the session video. Watch Video Now.


Living Sacrifices – Reasonable Service

Pastor Collin Kerrigan, Desert Springs Church’s Youth Pastor led the first of a two week series entitled “Living Sacrifices”. This week dealt with how we should be led toward serving our Savior because of the mercies He has shown us. Watch Video Now.


Living Sacrifices – Reasonable Service

Pastor Collin concluded the two session study on the Faithful Servant. He completed last week’s study acknowledging the 1-year anniversary of our Brother-in-Christ, John Gorman’s, passing at our Thursday Bible study. John went to be with the Lord immediately after testifying to the importance of “getting right” with God because tomorrow is NOT guaranteed. To this end, Pastor Collin created the John Gorman Challenge 2.0. What is it? SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY OF COMING TO CHRIST WITH ONE PERSON THIS WEEK – Watch Video Now.


The Law of the Harvest – 4 Governing Principles

David Pond presented a 1 week study of the Law of the Harvest and its 4 Governing Principles (Producing, Patience, Propagation and Proportion). Using this law, David explained how the path to greatness in God’s kingdom is through service to Him and our need to be mindful of what we sow. Watch Video Now.


Your Time Is Now, Session 1 – Jonathan Evans

Michael St Clair led the initial session of a six-part series, Your Time is Now, where speaker and chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys, Jonathan Evans, encourages us to walk in God’s purpose today and for the rest of our lives. Learn how our decisions and reactions to difficult circumstances can directly affect our ability to take hold of what God wants to give us right now. If you missed the session, Watch Video Now>>.


Your Time Is Now, Session 2 – Jonathan Evans

Steve Jaros led session 2 of Jonathan Evans’ Your Time is Now Bible study series. Pastor Evans encourages us to walk in God’s purpose today and for the rest of our lives. Remember, all things belong to God and when He blesses us He expects us to do something with it. If you missed the session, Watch Video Now>> and use Steve’s study notes.


Your Time Is Now, Session 3 – Jonathan Evans

David Pond led session 3 of Jonathan Evans’ Your Time is Now Bible study series. Pastor Evans encourages to know that we can trust that God sees our hearts and actions and still wants to use us. We need to feel loved and supported by God to do whatever he has planned for us. If you missed the session, Watch Video Now>> and use David’s study notes.


Maundy Thursday & Good Friday – Al Hurt

Brother Al Hurt led the pre-Easter study with a look at two of Holy Week’s days, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday from the perspective of several individuals. If you missed the session, Watch Video Now.


Missional Reflections & Mostly True Tales of Hiking the PCT – Pastor Tyson Hilton

Guest Speaker, Pastor Tyson Hilton shared his Missional Reflections and Mostly True Tales of Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) – all 2653 miles of it. Yes, you heard correctly… 2653 miles! Tyson presented a video summary of the trail filled with its scenery and people which was followed by his message of spiritual lessons learned, it is a MUST SEE VIDEO.

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Your Time Is Now, Session 5 – Wait – George Murphy

George Murphy led a thoughtful discussion of Jonathan Evans’ Your Time Is Now, Session 5 “Wait”. Confirming Scripture, we learned those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength and “If it’s not good yet, God’s not done yet!”. If you missed last week’s session, you can download George’s study outline and follow along with the video. Watch Video>>.


Your Time Is Now, Session 4 – Go – Kurt Kaltschmidt

Kurt Kaltschmidt led the study to help us to understand we can trust God to lead us in all circumstances. We do not have to understand everything to follow God. However, we need to feel motivated to grow spiritually as we learn to trust God and move from your comfort zone to follow God’s calling for you. If you missed last week’s session, you can download Kurt’s study outline and follow along with the video. Watch Video>>


Your Time Is Now, Session 6 – Press On – Carl Madsen

Pastor Evans wrapped up the Your Time is Now study series with a session entitled “Press On”. Carl Madsen led the discussion that shows God will help us persevere through challenges to fulfill his purpose for our lives. As men, we need to know that God is still with us even if we want to give up. It is up to us to endure and trust God during hard times. If you missed the live session you can download his notes and Watch the Video>>.


Pivotal Moments – Pastor Mark Cedar

Pastor Mark concluded this season’s teaching with a message on how God provides pivotal moments in all of our lives to leverage those for His purposes. Pivotal moments are: (1) life changing, (2) spiritually-based, (3) identifiable & memorable and, (4) orchestrated by God. We are encouraged to identify those pivotal moments in our lives to see how God is working in our lives. If you missed the live session you can Watch the Video>>.