Rob Carlson

Lead Pastor

PASTOR ROB’S BLOG

Rob Carlson is the lead pastor of BCA, a vibrant church in Everett, Washington, that advances over 100 ongoing need-meeting ministries, focuses ministries to 5 generations, multi-ethnic ministries, and is deeply committed to supporting international missions projects.

  • March 13, 2017

    Get Your Mind Right

    Philippians 2:1-11 “Whoever wants to be great must become a servant.” – Jesus (Matt. 20:26 MSG) My desire, your desire, and […]
  • March 2, 2017

    The Power of Community: I am thankful for my home church

    I attended our LifeGroup Link a couple of weeks ago.  About 85 people were in attendance, many of whom were […]
  • February 23, 2017

    Stop Arguing and Start Obeying

    There are no reasons not to obey the Lord…only excuses.  If you and I are going to grow in our faith, […]
  • February 16, 2017

    Victory Weekend: Celebration & Consecration

    We recently celebrated Victory Weekend at BCA.  It was exciting to celebrate and thank God for the victories of 2016 […]
  • February 9, 2017

    Energize your Life with Serving

    “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr. “Faith in […]
  • February 3, 2017

    Don't be Surprised by Downtime

    We all experience down times.  Those times when life is disappointing, difficult, discouraging and even heartbreaking – and it is […]
  • January 26, 2017

    Energize your Life with Giving

    The spiritual discipline of giving moves us from greed to generosity.  Our selfish bent is challenged as we give, and […]
  • January 20, 2017

    Energize your Life with Fasting

    Spiritual disciplines energize us and draw us closer to Jesus.  Fasting is one of those disciplines that energized and empowered […]
  • January 12, 2017

    Energize your Life with Prayer

    There is something special about the beginning of a new year and the hope it brings for a fresh start […]
  • December 7, 2016

    Learn Your Desert Lessons Well

    What does God want to teach me in my desert… my season of despair, defeat, dead end, or discouragement? We […]
  • November 30, 2016

    Determine Who's In Charge

    The story of Exodus is an amazing story of Fearless Faith embodied in the life of Moses and the Israelites. […]
  • November 22, 2016

    Turn Opposition into Opportunity

    Opposition is an opportunity to prove and improve our faith. Opposition is a barbell of faith (James 1:2-4). It builds […]
  • November 16, 2016

    Remember the Power of Passover

    Remembering is important. It is not good to forget your wedding anniversary, an important birthday, promises you’ve made to other […]
  • November 10, 2016

    Hold Fast to God's Promises

    Have you driven in thick fog recently?  I have.  And boy is it hard to see.  It requires you to […]
  • November 3, 2016

    God Wants You to Enjoy His Mercy

    There are many lessons we can learn from the story of Moses, Pharaoh, and the 10 plagues in Exodus 7-11. […]
  • October 27, 2016

    Live on the Side of God's Mercy

    In Ex 7:14-12:30, we read the story of the 10 Plagues in Egypt.  It is a contest, really, between Almighty […]
  • October 13, 2016

    Change your Mindset

      We all experience down times.  Times when life is underwhelming, difficult, discouraging, and troubling.  And it is often in […]
  • October 6, 2016

    Stop The Excuses

      We are all good at making excuses.  Tom Casano, in a Huffington Post article, wrote about, The 10 Most […]
  • September 29, 2016

    Encounter God

    Spiritual disciplines are taught in Scripture and have been practiced by Christians for 2,000 years.  They help us focus our […]
  • September 22, 2016

    All For One and One For All

    You remember this line from the nineteenth-century French author Alexander Dumas, The Three Musketeers.   I’m a big fan.  Love the […]
  • September 15, 2016

    Take the Next Step: 12 Fall Growth Initiatives

    Each fall we like to roll out some of the ministry expansion objectives that we are working on. Of course, there […]
  • September 8, 2016

    How's Your Vision?

    I wear contacts normally, but occasionally I need the focus that reading glasses provide.  I jokingly tell people that I […]
  • September 1, 2016

    A Proud Day

    Forgive me for celebrating a proud dad moment, but I just can’t help it.  Lisa and I have three amazing […]
  • August 25, 2016

    60 Days of Spiritual Growth and Discovery

    September is just around the corner and it’s time to get back to a schedule.  For many, the summer is […]
  • August 18, 2016

    Why STORM Trips Are Important

    Why do we create, promote, and conduct Short Term Out-Reach Missions trips?  STORM trips are crucial to our overall mission’s […]
  • August 11, 2016

    Numbers Matter

    God cares about numbers.  There is an entire book in the Bible called Numbers.  The disciples caught 153 fish (John […]
  • August 2, 2016

    When Life Doesn't Make Sense

    Last night my wife and I attended a nearby prayer vigil in our community where we have lived for over […]
  • July 28, 2016

    I’M IN - ALL IN

    I enjoy sports.  Like you, I have my favorites.  When it comes to football, for example, I don’t just watch […]
  • June 9, 2016

    Compassion in Action

    See a hurt and heal it.  Find a need and meet it.  Look for emptiness and fill it.  Detect hopelessness […]
  • May 5, 2016

    How to Handle Hard Times

    This week I spoke to our youth students and their parents about how to handle the pain of losing someone […]