• October 29, 2019

    WEEK 44 | CONQUER TEMPTATION

    It seems a week doesn’t go by that I’m not talking with someone who’s telling me about how their life […]
  • October 7, 2019

    WEEK 41 | CONQUER WORRY

    According to the Mayo Clinic and many in the medical profession, experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. […]
  • September 30, 2019

    WEEK 40 | CONQUER FAILURE

    We have all failed and/or felt like a failure at one time or another in our lives. There have been […]
  • September 23, 2019

    WEEK 39 | CONQUER FEAR

    Life is real and there are a lot of things that can trouble our hearts and cause us to fear. […]
  • September 17, 2019

    WEEK 38 | THE POWER OF CHOICE

    “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be […]
  • September 9, 2019

    WEEK 37 | FAITHFUL STEWARDSHIP

    As we seek to become fully devoted followers of Christ, one of the great prayers to pray is “Lord, help […]
  • September 5, 2019

    WEEK 36 | WE > ME

    We were created for community. No man is an island. At BCA we take seriously the 56 “one another” commands […]
  • May 8, 2019

    Exciting Announcement | BCC

    Last Sunday BCA members voted overwhelmingly (with a 95% approval!) to purchase a building on Broadway Avenue in Everett to […]
  • April 25, 2019

    This Day in History

    If you Google “This Day in History” you’ll find incredible, even epic, events; stories that have occurred every single day […]
  • April 18, 2019

    I AM the Bread of Life

    In John 6:35 Jesus tells a crowd of people, “I AM the Bread of Life. He who comes to me […]
  • April 10, 2019

    I AM the Vine

    John 15:1-17  The definition of flourishing is “Marked by vigorous and healthy growth, a flourishing garden. Healthy, grow, develop, thrive.” […]
  • April 5, 2019

    I AM the Good Shepherd

    I Am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays His life for down for His sheep. What does it mean […]
  • March 6, 2019

    Experience Missions ‘19

    Some of the most important weeks on the calendar of our church are when we talk about our collective mission […]
  • February 27, 2019

    How to Pray for Someone's Salvation

    Jonah 1-3 There is no greater mission in life than to know Christ personally and to make Him known to […]
  • February 21, 2019

    How to Pray Through Your Problems

    Psalm 3 (A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.) Lord, how many are my foes! How many […]
  • February 13, 2019

    Six Life-Changing Prayer Principles

     I Chronicles 4:10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my […]
  • February 7, 2019

    My Prayer for You

    Ephesians 3:14-21 | For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its […]
  • January 30, 2019

    Jesus Cares for You

    Never underestimate how much Jesus cares for you. In Mark 5 we read about the simple prayer of a women […]
  • January 24, 2019

    Pray Like Jesus

    Matthew 6:9-13 The Lord’s Prayer is one of the best loved and most spoken prayers on the planet. It is […]
  • January 16, 2019

    How to Pray for your Family

    Colossians 1:1-14 There is no one more important in the world to us than our family. And one of the […]
  • January 9, 2019

    Others Depend On Your Prayers

    One of my favorite prayers in the Bible doesn’t even feature any words. It simply communicates action. In Ex 17:8-16, […]
  • January 1, 2019

    Gratitude & Anticipation

    I Chronicles 16:34—“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”   2018 is behind us […]
  • December 20, 2018

    Wonder: The Unimaginable Becomes Imaginable

    Christmas is a time of great imagination, especially for kids. Just imagine a child taking a beautifully wrapped gift in […]
  • December 19, 2018

    Wonder: The Impossible Becomes Possible

    This month I found myself thinking about the heroism of WWII. December 16 marked the 74th anniversary of the Battle […]
  • December 12, 2018

    Wonder: The Invisible Becomes Visible

    John 1:1-18 It was amazing to follow the NASA InSight landing on Mars, which was sent to explore the planet’s […]
  • December 5, 2018

    2018 Year-End Letter from Pastor Rob

    Dear BCA Family: Merry Christmas!! The fun, excitement, and busyness of the Christmas season is upon us. Plan now to join us […]
  • November 29, 2018

    Year-End Compassion Giving & Goals

    $100,000 for COMPASSION MINISTRIES BY 12/31/18 As a downtown church we feel God has planted BCA here for a reason. One […]
  • November 21, 2018

    I Thank God For You...

    Dear BCA Family, Philippians 1:3-6 says, “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all […]
  • November 15, 2018

    LEADERSHIP: The Call to Influence and Servanthood

    Genesis 37-50 It’s hard to believe that we wrapped up our ELEVATE series this past weekend. I hope you’ve been […]
  • November 6, 2018

    COURAGE: Beating Fear and Overcoming Doubt

    We’re rounding third base and heading for home on our ELEVATE series. How has it been to evaluate your VISION, […]
  • October 31, 2018

    RELATIONSHIPS: Winning Over Resentment

    We’re on the home stretch of our ELEVATE series. How has it been to evaluate your VISION, your INTEGRITY, your […]
  • October 24, 2018

    GODLINESS: Living and Loving Like Christ

    As we’re walking through the lessons learned by evaluating the life of Joseph, let me ask you this question: What […]
  • October 17, 2018

    MONEY: 7 Principles to Live By

    Genesis 41 We’re just about half way through our ELEVATE teaching series, where we’ve been looking at the life of […]
  • October 10, 2018

    FAITH: 4 Facts to Help Us Handle the Hard Times

    Genesis 40:1-41:40 During this 60 Days of Spiritual Growth series, we’ve been looking at the life of Joseph in Genesis […]
  • October 2, 2018

    INTEGRITY: Becoming a Person of Great Character

    Genesis 39:1-23 This week we’ll jump into the second self-assessment in our Elevate series: INTEGRITY. If you missed my blog […]
  • September 25, 2018

    VISION: 4 Keys to Realizing God's Vision for Your Life

    Genesis 37: 1-11 Last week we talked about the importance of living a self-evaluated life and why it’s so important to […]
  • September 20, 2018

    The Spiritual Discipline Least Talked About

    Many excellent books have been written about Spiritual Disciplines, and Christians practice and talk much about prayer, fasting, Bible reading, […]
  • September 12, 2018

    Evaluate :: Emulate :: Elevate

    Life can be very full, complicated, and busy – dare I say even overwhelming?! It is easy for us at […]
  • August 14, 2018

    Record Global Missions Giving & Engagement at BCA

    2018 is proving to be an exceptional year of global missions giving and engagement at BCA. At the time this […]
  • August 9, 2018

    4 Missions Trips in 4 Months

    GLOBAL MISSIONS & BCA GLOBAL CHURCH PARTNERSHIPS In addition to the more than 80 missionaries and missions projects that BCA […]
  • August 1, 2018

    How to Have an Enduring Faith

    Psalm 120-126 Tragedy struck on July 19th at Table Rock Lake in Missouri. The Coleman family enjoyed taking family vacations […]
  • July 19, 2018

    Time for an "I" Exam

    Most of us drop by the eye doctor periodically to get our eyes examined. Maybe you have 20/20 vision. If […]
  • July 12, 2018

    An Exciting Season of Outreach!

    Thank you for all your support!!! There is a ton of outreach happening around BCA these days. Let’s take a […]
  • July 5, 2018

    A Declaration of Devotion

    Romans 8:28 | Psalm 102 | Psalm 103 Every 4th of July I find myself thinking these three things: 1) […]
  • June 28, 2018

    What Matters Most

    Psalm 91 I think we were all taken aback earlier this month by the sudden loss of Kate Spade and […]
  • June 21, 2018

    What We Can Know

    Psalm 86 | Luke 15:11-32   There are many things in life that are uncertain. But David points out 5 […]
  • June 7, 2018

    Who Is My Neighbor?

      Jesus was asked this question by someone who should have known the answer. Christ affirmed that it is pleasing […]
  • June 1, 2018

    Take A Step Of Faith

    My son, Quinn, recently completed jump school at Fort Benning and earned his wings. As I talked to Quinn via […]
  • May 25, 2018

    Compassion In Action

      WHO MATTERS TO JESUS? THE $200,000 QUESTION Jesus said something powerfully penetrating in Matthew 25:35-40: “For I was hungry […]
  • May 18, 2018

    7 Ways God Shows He Loves You

    7 Ways God Says He Loves You   On Mother’s Day I shared with all of our moms 7 Ways […]
  • May 12, 2018

    Unconditional Blessing

    The 5th characteristic of lasting love is Unconditional Blessing. It’s about setting our internal GPS toward blessing our spouse, kids, […]
  • May 4, 2018

    Unmistakable Virtue

    Most every religion and philosophy has its own list of virtues and ethical standards. Many of those virtues and ethical […]
  • April 20, 2018

    Unshaken

    This week I want to do something different with my blog post.  And that is direct you to my friend […]
  • April 3, 2018

    The Greatest Rescue

    What a weekend. Easter was incredible at BCA this year! There is nothing quite like gathering together to celebrate the […]
  • March 27, 2018

    Know WHO You Believe

    I CORINTHIANS 15:35-58 In the final part of I Corinthians 15, Paul continues his defense of the Resurrection by challenging […]
  • March 22, 2018

    Know WHY You Believe

    I CORINTHIANS 15:12-34 Paul’s teaching to the first century church at Corinth (in 1 Corinthians) was aimed at discrediting heresy […]
  • March 15, 2018

    Know WHAT You Believe

    I CORINTHIANS 15:1-11 This past weekend I started a new teaching series entitled, “The Creed.”  For the three weeks leading […]
  • March 8, 2018

    Global Missions Giving | EM18 Recap

     THANK YOU, BCA! Over the past two weekends we’ve held our annual missions event: Experience Missions ’18. Together, we’ve focused […]
  • March 1, 2018

    The Great GO-mission

    Christ’s last command should be our first priority.  Matt 28:19-20 is often referred to as the Great Commission. We like […]
  • February 14, 2018

    Generous Like Jesus

    We have challenged each other during this first part of 2018 to make this the “year of generosity.”  Becoming more […]
  • November 24, 2017

    Be Content

    Philippians 4:10-23 In order to exercise the faith lever of contentment, we need to prioritize our lives around that which […]
  • November 16, 2017

    Be Mindful

    Philippians 4:2-9 Being mindful means to be aware, to bear in mind. When you are mindful, you carefully observe your […]
  • November 9, 2017

    Be Passionate

    Philippians 3:12-4:1 As we continue in our 60-Day Spiritual Growth series, let’s explore the next important key: Be Passionate. Ponder for […]
  • November 1, 2017

    Be Focused

    Philippians 3:1-6 The next key to RISE ABOVE the Daily Grind is Be Focused. How does our focus work as a […]
  • October 26, 2017

    Be Encouraging

    Philippians 2:19-30 Let’s build our faith by looking at and exercising the next “faith lever” in our 60-Day Spiritual Growth Challenge: Encouragement. The […]
  • October 10, 2017

    Be Humble

    Philippians 2:1-11 As we continue looking at the nine “faith levers” of our 60-Day Spiritual Growth Challenge, this week we […]
  • October 4, 2017

    Be Hopeful

    Philippians 1:12-30 Last week we looked at the first “faith lever” of our 60-Day Spiritual Growth Challenge: Be Confident. This […]
  • September 27, 2017

    Be Confident

    Philippians 1:6 We are now in week two of our 60-day Spiritual Growth Challenge on how to RISE ABOVE the […]
  • September 14, 2017

    We Are BCA

    We Are BCA: Vision Weekend Last time we started talking about 4 characteristics of great teams as described by a […]
  • September 7, 2017

    We Are BCA

    We Are BCA: T.E.A.M. Weekend A team is a group of people coming together to achieve a common goal. It […]
  • August 3, 2017

    Stressed OUT or Stress LESS?

    Psalm 46 Have you ever been stressed out? Ever wished you could stress less? Reports show that 44% of Americans […]
  • July 19, 2017

    Four Things to do when Facing Hardships

    Psalm 27 There are four common foes we can face when we go through hard times: fear, hopelessness, pain, and […]
  • June 29, 2017

    Decisions & Destiny

    Psalm 1 Written over a period of 1,000 years, ranging from the time of Moses to Ezra in the 4th […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • April 21, 2016

    Good News

    We all believe that “good news” is for sharing.  Especially when it comes to sharing the “good news” of God’s […]
  • April 14, 2016

    Big Question: Which Direction Are You Heading?

    From Death To Life OR From Life To Death.  Christianity teaches that we are dead in our trespasses and sin […]
  • April 7, 2016

    All World Religions Do Not Worship The Same God

    People like to say, “Hey, we all worship the same god/God.” “God is at the top of the mountain and […]
  • March 31, 2016

    Where/Whom Do You Place Your Trust?

    Jesus said, John 11:25—“…I am the resurrection and the life.  The one who believes in me will live, even though […]
  • March 17, 2016

    PALM SUNDAY: Passion Week Started So Different

    Imagine being in Jerusalem on that very first Palm Sunday.  To the followers of Jesus, it all seemed so glorious.  […]
  • February 26, 2016

    Go For the Gold

    The RIO Games are just around the corner. It makes me think of the words of Paul who often used […]
  • February 19, 2016

    All About Habits

    For 8 weeks, I have been making a habit about teaching about habits.  I’m reminded that life is not just […]