• Welcome

    Glad you are here

    Bay West Church is a caring congregation that welcomes everyone. We want you to discover the joy that we share when we come together to worship God in spirit and in truth.

    If you are not a follower of Christ and want more info about what this is all about, start here.

    If you are planning to be our guest on a Sunday morning, use the arrows on the left and right to see some hints to help you find your way around and know what to expect.  

    At Bay West, we actually don't want you to just COME to church, we want you to BE the church.


    Worship gatherings are at 11:00am every Sunday @ 100 Emerson Drive NW, Palm Bay, FL 32907.

  • Guest?

    Glad you are here

    One of our core values is that we love and value EVERY person, regardless of your story.  No matter who you are you are welcome at Bay West.

    A couple of things:
    Check out the "Bay West Praise and Worship" channel on Slacker Radio (what you'll hear before and after service -- now you can take it with you through the week). 
    Download our Bay West App to see more about Bay West on the go.  (Android or iTunes )


    When you come to one of our gatherings, check out the HELP team in the red shirts and our HELP table (Jim will be there after the gathering is over to talk.)

  • Worship

    Be here.  Among friends.  Your part.

    The first part of the "Bay Way" is that you Be here at worship.  Bay West Church is a caring congregation that welcomes everyone. We want you to discover the joy that we share when we come together to worship God in spirit and in truth.

    11:00 am

    100 Emerson Drive NW
    Palm Bay, FL 32907 

    Make sure to visit the HELP table on the left as your enter the auditorium for info.  Ask our HELP team to assist you (they are in the red shirts) and Jim will be at the HELP table when the gather is over.

  • Children

    Finding family. Following Jesus.

    At Bay West Church, our KIDzone ninjas are focused on loving your children, keeping them safe and helping them to kidzone---450-w.jpgknow the truth of Jesus, so their lives (and yours, as parents) can be enriched throughout the week, not just on Sundays.  


    We want them to know that Jesus loves them, He wants to be their friend and they can trust Him with their lives forever.


    Watch the video to your right from our Children's Leader Raul Torres demonstrating how simple and easy computer checkin process is on Sundays.  You might want to take it fullscreen on your device to see it best.


  • Location

    Making disciples here and everywhere for the glory of God.

    Bay West is a loving community.  We are just who we are, but serious about following God without pretense, as best we can.  Three things about Sundays...


    • Unapologetically Biblical teaching
    • Friendly people, here to grow, not impress
    • KIDzone to put your kids in the zone.

    Worship Gatherings are at 11am on Sundays

    100 Emerson Drive NW, Palm Bay, FL 32907

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God is Almighty and Sovereign - God on God Series
Jim Campbell |
09/27/2015 |
Have you ever absolutely KNOWN something to be true? Would you say that every time that you were asked that it is true...yet you acted as if it wasn’t? In a lot of ways, this characteristic of God that we are looking at this morning, is one of the places where we have the hardest time putting the actions into what we say we believe. God is all-powerful and in control. Listen as Pastor Jim preaches from the book of Jeremiah about how we can not only know that God is all-powerful, but how we can live as if we really BELIEVE that it’s true, and how that truth will change the way we live. Sermon Notes: http://www.a.youversion.com/events/517155
God is Eternal and Unchanging - God on God Series
Steve Poteat |
09/20/2015 |
Everyone has opinions, even about God. But we don’t have to rely on other’s opinions about God, or use those to define Him. The Bible teaches us the irrefutable truth about who God is. Two of those aspects we’re discussing in this sermon are that God is Eternal, and God is Unchanging. In this continuation of our God on God series, we’ll look at the book of Psalms to explain these truths to us, and how we can put our faith in them, and in God, no matter what our history or circumstances might be. Sermon Notes are available here: http://m.youversion.com/events/514468
Making God in Our Own Image - God on God Series
Jim Campbell |
09/06/2015 |
We live in a world of opinions, and everyone has an opinion about God. We want a God we can define, and when we try to round off God’s edges and remove what the Bible says about God, we end up creating a god who’s really more like us. We make a god who won’t get in our way, or make us stop what we’re doing that’s wrong, and also create a God who isn’t big enough to help us. But that’s not who the Bible says God is. In this first part of our God on God Series, we look at who the Bible says God is, and how much bigger and better than us He is. Listen as Pastor Jim preaches the truth about God, and not just an opinion.
A Church on Fire - Empowered Series
Jim Campbell |
08/30/2015 |
There are 4 types of people you will meet in the world in regards to the Holy Spirit. The last type is what we as Christians should be: those who are Empowered by the spirit. What are some of the signs of a people on fire for God? Listen as Pastor Jim explains what it means to be a “Church on Fire,” driven by the Holy Spirit and the exciting things that will happen in our world as a result.
Quenching the Spirit: Sin in the Camp - Empowered Series
Jim Campbell |
08/23/2015 |
If the Holy Spirit is so great...why do we sometimes miss or ignore what He is telling us to do? Sometimes, we’re afraid of Him not coming through and sometimes we’re afraid of Him showing up. So many times God gives us directive at a specific moment, and if we don’t follow it, we are setting up defeat. Because the Holy Spirit knows the future and can see it more comprehensively, he can do amazing things with us when we obey. So what do you do when the Spirit is quenched? Listen as Pastor Jim teaches us how to respond to the Holy Spirit.
Wisdom about Aging - Life Over the Sun Series
Jim Campbell |
07/26/2015 |
How do some people age well? Have you ever asked yourself that? Or have you ever been shamed for being too young, or too old, to do something, to understand something, or to remember something? In Ecclesiastes, Solomon shares wisdom on aging, and especially that it’s good to be alive. Listen as Pastor Jim explains how no matter how long we live, there is value in every day that God gives us—no matter the circumstances of that life.
Wisdom about Work - Life Over the Sun Series
Jim Campbell |
07/12/2015 |
Only 30% of the people in a Gallup poll of 150,000 people admitted that they actually enjoy their jobs and the people they work with. Most people are actively disengaged in their jobs. Fifty percent of people show up for work, but are not inspired to be there. There are reasons for this displeasure that date back thousands of years. In the book of Ecclesiastes, written by Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, we learn that work is a ministry. Listen as Pastor Jim explains how our work should look like the gospel of Christ, and that should change how and why we work.
The Emptiness of Power and Politics - Life Over the Sun Series
Adam Draffin |
07/05/2015 |
It can be frustrating to look at the state of our (or any) government and political leaders, but our frustration is nothing new. In the book of Ecclesiastes, written thousands of years ago, even King Solomon realized that there is emptiness in government, if we look at it from a worldly point of view. This is because society’s problems are rooted in sin, and the only solution is Jesus, not politics. Listen as our guest speaker Adam Draffin tells us how we can deal with our world’s politics, through the example of Jesus, who didn’t come to establish a kingdom here, or to overthrow regimes, but to overthrow the dictatorship of sin in the human heart.
Life Isn't Fair - Life Over the Sun Series
Jim Campbell |
06/28/2015 |
How many times have you heard or said the phrase, “Life isn’t fair”? Do you ever wonder why, or wish there was something you could do about it? In this part of our “Life Over the Sun Series,” Pastor Jim explains just how far this unfairness extends, and where it came from. He also explains what we can do about life’s injustices, and how, when it comes to our relationship with God, unfairness is actually a benefit for us.
The Greatest Gift a Father Gave - Life Over the Sun Series
Jim Campbell |
06/21/2015 |
The whole reason we have the book of Ecclesiastes is because Solomon’s father taught him to value wisdom. Fathers are extremely important, as is the role they play. But today’s message is not just for fathers. It’s for everyone. Whatever situation you’re in, the message for every person from Proverbs is that “Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do!” Solomon valued wisdom highly, and Ecclesiastes is full of reasons why wisdom is so important. Listen as Pastor Jim explains how we can gain and use that wisdom right now, no matter our current circumstances.
Why Are We Here?
Jim Campbell |
06/14/2015 |
“Why are we here?” As humans, as Christians, as a church body-sometimes we wonder this. It’s to answer some of these life changing questions for those who don’t personally know Christ. There are some people who have lost the capacity to believe in the grace of God to reach them where they are because of something they’ve done. But the truth that we want to share is that you can’t find the place that is out of the grace of God. Other people are overwhelmed by all the “rules” that Christians follow. They don’t understand that God hates the things that hurt you. The things that he wants us to stop doing are the things that will ultimately hurt us. Listen as Pastor Jim further explains these and other big life questions.
Turn, Turn, Turn: Wisdom about Time- Life Over the Sun Series
Jim Campbell |
06/07/2015 |
Are you struggling in a difficult season in life? Are you in the midst of success or feel you’re at a peak and want to maximize this awesome time? In this part of our Life Over the Sun Series, we look at some wise words about handling both types of seasons. Most importantly, we learn that satisfaction doesn’t come from the seasons of life. It comes from the Savior.
The Emptiness of Religion - Life Over the Sun Series
Jim Campbell |
05/31/2015 |
The current generation entering adulthood is tired of empty, religious systems. Some studies say that the next generation may even be the least religious generation that we’ve seen in a while, because they have realized that religion by itself will get them nothing. Religion, to many, has become a set of rules to restrain us. Using the book of Ecclesiastes in chapter 5, Pastor Jim explains how instead, through Christ, we have been set free.
Three Ways to Look at People - Life Over the Sun Series
Jim Campbell |
05/24/2015 |
In Ecclesiastes chapter 4, Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, explains some ways to look at our relationships. How should we develop our friendships? How do we deal with our foes and where do those come from? Envy and competition play a bigger role than we realize in even turning friends into foes. Listen as Pastor Jim elaborates on what lessons we can learn about keeping good friends, and being one ourselves in this next part of our series, Life Over the Sun.
A Sincere Faith - Mother's Day Sermon
05/14/2015 |
The most important parenting you will ever do has nothing to do with your status as a parent, or even a non-parent. It depends on your spiritual life. Spiritual parenting and passing on a sincere faith are things we choose to do, or not do, every day, in every relationship we have, by either directing people closer to Christ, or further from him, by how we treat them. We ought to be passing on a sincere faith to those we may parent, to our families, to the people around us, and to the people we have influence over, whatever our connection to them may be. Listen as Pastor Jim explains how we can do that every day, in this special Mother’s Day sermon, that anyone can learn from.
The Emptiness of Wealth - Life Over the Sun Series
Jim Campbell |
05/03/2015 |
Our world is driven by the capitalistic dollar-it’s not just about making money, but making more money. You probably haven’t gone through a day without being exposed to having more money or possessions. Through our lives, we chase money. There is value to wealth, because God created wealth and us to place value on certain things, but it becomes a problem when it overshadows more important things in life. Many of us fear poverty, but there can be just as much sickness in the pursuit of possessions and wealth. Maybe you think none of that applies to you, but listen as Pastor Jim explains how deeply the problem goes, and the emptiness of wealth, without God’s purposes to utilize it correctly.
The Emptiness of Pleasure - Life Over the Sun Series
Jim Campbell |
04/26/2015 |
King Solomon in the book of Ecclesiastes discusses his search for purpose in life. One thing he discovered is that the meaning of life is not to be found in pleasures. Does that mean that God doesn’t like pleasure, or not want us to have any? Of course not! But even the things in life that we enjoy, even the purest, simplest things, like laughter or fun, are not meant to be the goal of our lives, or our days. Instead of constantly living for or looking forward to the pleasures we enjoy, listen as Pastor Jim explains a better way to live, and about greater pleasures God has to offer that are richer than anything in this life.
The Emptiness of Knowledge - Life Over the Sun Series
Jim Campbell |
04/19/2015 |
Solomon, the king of Israel, was given an incredible opportunity that few have ever had. Not only was he king of the most powerful, vast country of his time period, but God offered him anything he desired. Unlike what many of us might have said, he asked God for wisdom to lead such a great nation, knowing he wasn’t smart enough on his own to know it all. His intellect was way more impressive than his wealth. So why, as one of the wisest men that may have ever lived, did he write in the book of Ecclesiastes, that “wisdom is a chasing after the wind”? In the second part of our “Life Over the Sun Series,” Pastor Jim explains “The Emptiness of Knowledge” under the sun, versus the knowledge that is priceless.
Searching for the Meaning of Life - Life Over the Sun Series
Jim Campbell |
04/12/2015 |
Does your life ever feel meaningless, or do you ever find yourself wishing, “If only I had more…”? If you could have everything in the world you could ever want, and ruled the most powerful country of your time, would you finally think that you had it all, or would something still be missing? The book of Ecclesiastes was written by King Solomon, the wisest, richest, and most powerful man on the planet, but what did he learn from it? Was he really satisfied? We'll be looking at each of those important life questions in our series "Life OVER the Sun," starting today!
Triumph of the Resurrection - Triumph Series
04/05/2015 |
Christ’s death on the cross was a completely different triumph from His Resurrection. While death may not seem like a triumph to us, we learned last week in the first part of our Triumph Series, how it was, and how it set the stage for the ultimate triumph: Christ’s Resurrection. Listen as Pastor Jim explains how this triumph can revolutionize how Christians live daily, not just because we have been saved, but how every moment in our lives can be a triumph over death and sin, and we can live joyful, victorious lives because of Christ.
Triumph of the Cross - Triumph Series
Jim Campbell |
03/29/2015 |
In the world, we want to win, but sometimes it almost seems like life itself is against us. Success is just out of our reach and even when we do reach what we thought was the finish line of the race, we find that the finish line has moved. That's just one finish line, because every area of our lives has a finish line of its own, a mountain to climb or a goal to attain. How can we keep up? In this mini-series, "Triumph," we realize that God has already done the work for us to win, and we see how that specific work through His Son Jesus, clears up a lot of the uncertainty in our lives and shows us how the victory, that He finished eons ago, can lead us today to Triumph.
Love Actions - Love Does Series
03/19/2015 |
Some of us may know what the Bible says about real love and being willing to lay down your life for someone else, as Christ did for us. But how do we apply that practically to loving people in everyday situations? How can we love that coworker that we know gossips about us behind our backs, or the family member that is always critical and negative and exhausting to be around? How can our actions show love to people that have burned us, especially more than once? In this last part of our sermon series on “Love Does,” Pastor Jim explains how and why we can love people with our actions in a real, everyday way.
Love Words- Love Does Series
Jim Campbell |
03/08/2015 |
When it comes to speaking loving words, some people think that only applies to the cute, romantic things young couples say to each other. Other people think they get away with saying anything, as long as they attach “Bless her heart,” or “With all due respect” to the end of it. People may make excuses for unloving words by saying, “I’m just being real when I’m talking,” or “I’m just saying what I feel,” but when you look at what the Bible says about what loving words should look like, it’s very different from all of these examples. Listen as Pastor Jim Campbell explains what loving words really sound like, and how we can use them to better love the people in our lives on a daily basis.
Love Attitudes - Love Does Series
Jim Campbell |
03/01/2015 |
In our society, everyone has an opinion and just as numerous the people, so are the opinions on love... and everyone is "right", or so they believe. But what if love was quantifiable? What if it had a definition? What if most people didn't know it? Love is big, and in this new series, we'll find out just how big love is and what "love does" starting with our first sermon in this series, "Love Attitudes."
Fast in 2015 - Grace Paths Series
Jim Campbell |
02/22/2015 |
There are a lot of common misconceptions about fasting, and that has led a lot of people to the wrong kind of fasting, or not fasting at all. Some people think it’s a way to get God to do something for them, like a bribe or exchange, but fasting is less about WHAT you give up and more about WHO you gain. In this last part of our Grace Paths Series, Pastor Jim Campbell explains the wrong and right types of fasting, and challenges us to join in practicing this essential part of spiritual growth, for a better 2015 and a stronger relationship than ever with Christ.
Live in 2015 - Grace Paths Series
Adam Draffin |
02/08/2015 |
Some people, when they think of worship, think of the songs played in a church service, or that worship is about how you raise your hands or the emotion of the room at that moment. But worship is really our response to God’s greatness. Special guest speaker Adam Draffin talks this week in our Grace Paths Series about what worship what the Bible says is, and how it ought to be a part of how we live every minute of every day.
Community in 2015 - Grace Paths Series
Jim Campbell |
02/01/2015 |
For some people, their biggest question when they go to a church meeting is, “What can I get out of this?” But this is entirely the wrong mentality, and something we need to step outside of into a greater question of “How can I help someone or bless someone today? What can I do to serve?” Community is a powerful thing among believers. It has the power to change us, to change the city, to show an unbelieving world that we are united in Christ, and that we are here to love and serve them and each other. In this part of our “Grace Paths Series,” Pastor Jim explains what our mentality should be about church and community, six principles we see when community is working, and what that looks like, so that you can begin making as positive impact on your community today.
Bible Study Part 2, Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth - Grace Paths Series
Jim Campbell |
01/25/2015 |
A lot of people think the Bible is restrictive, but you will find as you begin to study the Bible that God will lead you to a broader, fuller, wider life than you’ve ever had. The Bible is God’s love letter to you. It lays out God’s expectations for you and what you can expect from him. It explains who God is, who we are, and what the world is about and how it works, and what we need to do to be a part of that. When you get inside the Bible, you find out how much bigger it is, and you begin to find out how much more room there is to move around inside God’s Word each time you study it. Listen as Pastor Jim tells some ways to help you get into reading God’s Word so you can move from milk to solid food.
The Word on 2015 Pt. 1 - Grace Paths Series
Jim Campbell |
01/18/2015 |
Every year is a new journey with new directions, new choices, changing scenery and it can be a little scary.  Will we succeed this year? Will we fail? Will our mistakes catch up with us?  Rarely do we begin the year with the word "Grace.” God's grace is the covering that allows us to have a relationship with Jesus and to experience fulfillment, joy, and righteous success in a world with perils at every corner. But how do we encounter it? How do we walk in it? In this first part of our new series, we'll look at the first of 5 paths to encounter grace in the beginning of 2015 that have the potential to revolutionize, not only your 2015, but the rest of your life.
It's Our Time - Vision Sunday
Jim Campbell |
01/11/2015 |
In our service today we had our annual VISION DAY & COVENANT SUNDAY. Pastor Jim shared his annual "Vision Day" message, and during the service also came together for our first ever Covenant Sunday celebration as we affirmed our membership covenant with one another. This Vision Day was extra special, as we took a look at the impact we’ve made on our community in the last year, and how we can be even more effective in 2015 at “making disciples here and everywhere for the glory of God.”
The Word Became Flesh and Dwelt Among Us - The Language of Christmas Series
Jim Campbell |
12/21/2014 |
Christmas comes with a lot of expressions that we use, including, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” It sounds ancient and mysterious, and sometimes we hear a phrase so much that we forget the meaning behind the feeling, but the phrases of God are more than just feelings. This expression is basically the hinge-point of all Christianity, and has a deeper meaning that is applicable to our daily lives. Listen as Pastor Jim uses this verse from John 1 to explain why we need to be communicating what Christmas is truly about, and how we can share with other people, a truth that really can make all the difference in the world.
In the Fullness of Time God Sent Forth His Son - The Language of Christmas Series
Jim Campbell |
12/14/2014 |
There is a lot of language used only around Christmas that can sometimes be confusing for us in modern times. One of these phrases is “in the fullness of time.” In this first part of our Christmas series, Pastor Jim explains what that phrase in Galatians means. Not only is the story of Jesus coming to be born a message of hope and salvation for eternity, but it also applies right NOW, to how God has a plan for your whole life, and every piece and circumstance you’re going through. And because of that, we really can be merry, and hopeful about our future, no matter what our present difficulties.
Prayer and Care: It's What Real Faith Looks Like- Authentic Faith Series
AJ Lorenzo |
11/30/2014 |
How important is prayer, really? And how often should I pray? These are questions most of us have wondered. In this last part of our Authentic Faith series, guest speaker A.J. Lorenzo uses the book of James to explain what we should pray for and why we should be praying continually. Using the example of Elijah, we learn that prayer is one of the most powerful tools we have, and that it’s important to pray for everything we care about, especially each other.
Where Are the Other Nine? - Thanksgiving Message
Jim Campbell |
11/23/2014 |
Would you consider yourself a thankful person? There’s a big difference between saying “Thank you,” and being a thankful person. In our special Thanksgiving message, Pastor Jim looks at what being a thankful person means, and the specific blessings that can come from it. Listen as he explains how Jesus healed 10 men of a disease, but only one was truly thankful, and how we can be the same.
Why We CAN Wait on Jesus - Authentic Faith Series
Jim Campbell |
11/16/2014 |
Sometimes it can be hard to wait for God to answer our prayers. Are you in that situation now? How can we wait, and have faith that God will work things out for our good, even in difficult situations? In this part of our Authentic Faith Series, Pastor Jim looks at the book of James and his example of how we can wait on Jesus in times of trial, or when it seems God is silent. Listen as he encourages us to enjoy waiting, and explains how waiting can be worthwhile, and the blessing of final judgment we can enjoy if we wait on the Lord.
Why We're Always Fighting about Something - Authentic Faith Series
Jim Campbell |
11/02/2014 |
Most of the arguments we have are not about what we’re really dealing with. Even if there’s something we can physically point to that someone did, it’s often about something a little bit deeper, about how that incident make you feel or affected you. The biggest fights can begin with the littlest things, and can occur again and cause more problems. In this part of our Authentic Faith Series, Pastor Jim takes a look at what causes most of our fights with our families, friends, and spouses, and how we can heal from past hurts, and prevent new ones.
Wisdom: The Good Kind and the Bad Kind - Authentic Faith Series
Jim Campbell |
10/26/2014 |
Have you ever gotten frustrated with bad advice, especially if you didn't know til after the event was over, that it was wrong? Or have you given yourself bad advice and made a wrong decision as a result? In this part of our Authentic Faith series, pastor Jim looks at the different types of knowledge and wisdom, and where ours should come from. We always have the opportunity to maker the right choice, if we know how and where to listen. Listen to learn how.
Tongue-Control - Authentic Faith Series
Jim Campbell |
10/19/2014 |
James, the brother of Jesus, called the tongue a "fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body." Why would he say such seemingly harsh things? Our tongues can't be THAT bad, can they? Well, how does it make sense that we both give thanks to God, and curse His creatures -other people- in the same breath? In this part of our "Authentic Faith" series, Pastor Jim explains where the problem with our tongues really comes from, and what we can do about it.
A Worthless, Work-less Faith - Authentic Faith Series
Bob Lorenzo |
10/12/2014 |
Have you ever wondered about the relationship between faith and works, and which comes first? In this part of our Authentic Faith Series, special guest speaker Bob Lorenzo looks at the book written by James, the brother of Jesus, in chapter two at what faith means, and what it doesn't. James says "Faith without works is dead," but we can't work our way to heaven. This may seem like a contradiction at first, but listen as Pastor Bob explains how our faith in and relationship with Christ should lead to a change in our actions and words.
The Gospel and Playing Favorites - Authentic Faith Series
Jim Campbell |
10/05/2014 |
In this part of our Authentic Faith Series, Pastor Jim discusses what the Bible has to say about playing favorites. At some point, we've all been treated as "less important" than other person, or compared ourselves to someone "richer" or "poorer" than ourselves, and perhaps not shared the Gospel with them because of their status. But God doesn’t play favorites, and neither should we. Listen as we learn why, and how to change for the better.
From Bible-Hearing to Bible-Doing - Authentic Faith Series
Jim Campbell |
09/28/2014 |
How many of us know what God’s Word says, but when it comes time to actually do it, it seems so hard, and we talk ourselves out of it? In this continuation of our look at James through our Authentic Faith Series, Pastor Jim confesses how sometimes when God tests our faith and gives us a choice on how to respond, we react the wrong way, instead of according to his Word. In this sermon, we look closely at anger and our tongues, and how it is important, and possible, to rein those in, so that we aren’t people who only listen to the Word, but are Doers of it, as Christ commands us to be.
How to Deal with Temptation - Authentic Faith Series
Jim Campbell |
09/21/2014 |
Have you ever had someone give you bad advice when you’re going through a hard time? They tell you to “just stop it,” or “just be happy,” or “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” Well the truth is, if you’re being tempted, that didn’t come from God. God doesn’t tempt us, He tries us, and allows us to endure temptation, so it will make us stronger and drive us closer to him. Listen as Pastor Jim explains, using the book of James, more about where temptation comes from, and how to deal with it.
How to be a Christian when Life Gets Hard - Authentic Faith Series
Jim Campbell |
09/14/2014 |
In this first sermon of our series “Authentic Faith, we look at the book of James, a small but challenging book in the New Testament. Tackling subjects like how to live your faith in the midst of tragedy, conflict, pride, controlling your mouth, favoritism, and many other touchy areas with a straightforward realism, one of the greatest themes of James is its unflinching commitment to abandon fake for the treasure of the “real.”
I Will Make You - Disciple 2 Series
Jim Campbell |
08/24/2014 |
In Matthew 4:19, Jesus tells his disciples and us to “follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” In this sermon, Pastor Jim explains how when we choose to follow Christ, it’s a mental decision to commit to do what he says, and to approach life the way he taught us to. People think that’s all of it and that’s where it ends. But being a Christian is more than just following a set of rules. Choosing to follow Christ leads to a spiritual transformation, and that transformation turns us into someone who makes disciples. It’s not me that has to accomplish it. Christ in us makes us into who we ought to be. Listen to learn how you can be a true disciple and “fisher of men.”
Defining Disciple - Disciple 2 Series
Jim Campbell |
08/17/2014 |
What does it mean to be a disciple?  We throw that word around a lot...it's in our mission statement, "Making disciples here and everywhere for the glory of God."  But what does it mean?  How do I know I am one?  Am I doing it right? In this first sermon of our current series, Disciple 2, we'll take a look at what it means to be a disciple for all of us and for us collectively as a church.
Happily Ever After - All In Series
Jim Campbell |
08/10/2014 |
In this sermon, Pastor Jim begins by interviewing two married members of our congregation, Raul and Michelle. Their testimony about living and having children together before marriage, and their conviction through the Holy Spirit to get married in order to begin following God more closely, demonstrates how we can also look in our lives for the things God wants us to do, that we can start by changing today! Listen as their story, and the conviction of the God led another couple like them to get married –during this very service!- in order to honor and follow God today and every day.
Talents - All In Series
Jim Campbell |
08/03/2014 |
Many of us are so afraid of what we’re risking if we go all in for Christ, but then we realize all the benefits and wonder why we waited so long. Everyone has been gifted in some way and has a unique spiritual SHAPE, and probably the most intimate thing we can do to make ourselves All In for Christ, is to use our talents for His glory. Listen as Pastor Jim tells us about how there’s a specific reason for the way that God made you, with your unique combination of talents, and how you can achieve deep fulfillment in life by using them for the One who made you.
Treasure - All In Series
Jim Campbell |
07/27/2014 |
We talk about being "All for Jesus" and having Christ at the forefront of our lives a lot, but what does that look like in everyday life? Do we just sit around with our heads bowed in prayer, reading our Bible, only stopping to quote Scripture and win someone to Christ or feed the poor? In this sermon, Pastor Jim takes a look at our “treasure” and how we go "All in" with Christ in that area. Listen as he discusses meeting the needs of the poor in our community and globally, as well as tithing, and what our attitude and habit should be towards those things.
Time - All In Series
Jim Campbell |
07/20/2014 |
Have you ever looked at your calendar or schedule and asked, “What does this say about Jesus?” When we follow Christ, He touches every part of our lives, and we should be submerged so that there is nothing in our lives that is not touched by Christ. Listen as Pastor Jim challenges us to look at our schedules and decide if we are truly “All In” with Christ, and how our management of our schedules can show our saturation with Jesus.
Rhythms of Work and Rest - Mission 9 to 5 Series
Jim Campbell |
07/13/2014 |
It’s easy to get out of balance in our lives, when it comes to the relationship between work and rest. Because of the social pressure to have more, to do more, so we can make more money, we become used to the spiritual conflict of how much rest to take, or even to take any. Unfortunately, that means most of us are constantly exhausted and find no joy in our daily lives. Listen as Pastor Jim tells us what the Bible says about taking time off, every week, our own personal “Sabbath,” or rest, and how we can take steps to follow God and recognize what damage we’re allowing, and what we can do about it this week.

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