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.

  • June 21, 2017

    The Power of our Father's Love

    Luke 15:11-32 I enjoyed a great Father’s Day with my family. I enjoyed a call from my son and daughter-in-law who […]
  • May 31, 2017

    Fulfill Your Purpose

    Genesis 12:1-4; John 6:1-14 “What is my purpose in life?”  That’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves on more than […]
  • May 25, 2017

    Pray | Give | Go

    Acts 1:8: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses […]
  • May 18, 2017

    The Power of Mom

    I Samuel 1 God bless moms!  There’s something special about the power of a mom.  A mom’s prayers, person, passion, and purpose […]
  • May 9, 2017

    We are Christ's Ambassadors

    2 Cor. 5:11-6:2 How can we say “thank you” to Jesus with our lives?  Paul states that one way we […]
  • May 4, 2017

    We Make it our Goal to Please Him

    2 Corinthians 5:1-10, 17 How can we thank Jesus for what He did for us on the Cross and through […]
  • April 27, 2017

    After Easter: Thanking Jesus with our Lives

    Matt. 28:16-20; 2 Cor. 4:1-18 Easter is over, but celebrating His sacrifice and resurrection is never over!  How do we thank […]
  • April 20, 2017

    How Love Wins [Easter Sunday]

    John 8:1-11 We talk about people making the ultimate sacrifice, from stories of soldiers jumping on grenades to save their […]
  • April 12, 2017

    How Love Wins [Palm Sunday]

    During the time of the Passover celebration in Jesus’ day, the crowds in Jerusalem would swell to three times larger than […]
  • March 27, 2017

    Realize your Destiny

    1 Peter 2:4-12 Part of the process of living the Jesus life is understanding who we are.  As Christ followers, […]
  • March 24, 2017

    Discover your Strengths

    Everyone loves to hear that they have certain strengths and abilities. Far too often we are told that we are […]
  • March 14, 2017

    Have a Burning Bush Experience

    Life can sap our energy, erode our encouragement, and dampen our enthusiasm. God wants to infuse us with His presence […]
  • 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 […]