ARTICLES

v
v
December 3, 2018
Rich Nathan
Our Best Days are Ahead of Us

Our Best Days are Ahead of Us

This next year I’ll celebrate my 32nd year as Senior Pastor of Vineyard Columbus. Marlene and I joined the church 41 years ago when we moved to Columbus for me to attend law school at The Ohio State University. Back then, the church was an independent, non-denominational church of about 35 people. We had no pastor, but we had lay ...

Continue Reading »

October 30, 2018
Rich Nathan
A Church for Us

A Church for Us

On the Day of Pentecost, when the Christian church was birthed, the Apostle Peter told us who the gospel and the church was for. He said this: “The promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, for all whom the Lord will call” (Acts 2:39). As I understand it, the reason we do ...

Continue Reading »

September 29, 2018
Rich Nathan
Where I Stand Politically

Where I Stand Politically

In this incredibly partisan and politically divisive time, it seems that any time I communicate thoughts about topics that I regard as biblical—topics such as immigration, abortion or civility in public discourse—I receive a flood of emails and Facebook messages telling me that I’m becoming “too political”. So, I thought I might offer a few of my thoughts regarding one ...

Continue Reading »

September 18, 2018
Rich Nathan
What Does the Recent Survey tell us about Vineyard Columbus?

What Does the Recent Survey tell us about Vineyard Columbus?

Every two years, since 2002, Vineyard Columbus has done a survey of every adult who is present at one of our services on a weekend in the spring. What does our 2018 survey tell us about Vineyard Columbus at this time in our history? 1. We are a very diverse church. Even in 2018, there are simply not that many ...

Continue Reading »

June 1, 2018
Rich Nathan
The Real Jesus:  What Happened?

The Real Jesus: What Happened?

We recently completed our third discipleship campaign at Vineyard Columbus. The first was titled “The Good Life”; the second, “Fully Alive”; and the third, and most recent, campaign was titled “The Real Jesus”. Our goal this year was to deepen our understanding of who the Real Jesus is and how we can better respond to him in his various roles. ...

Continue Reading »

May 2, 2018
Rich Nathan
Why Christians Pray

Why Christians Pray

At the age of 24, I was fired from my first job out of law school. It’s a long story, but the bottom line is that I was asked to do something that, as a Christian, I could not do. So, at the age of 24, I was out of work with a pregnant wife, a house payment, and no ...

Continue Reading »

March 31, 2018
Rich Nathan
How We Can Stop Talking Past Each Other

How We Can Stop Talking Past Each Other

At the dawn of the 21st century, the President of the National Association of Evangelicals, Leith Anderson, was asked what he thought were the most divisive issues facing Christians in the 21st century. His response: how Christians approach the LGBT issue and how Christians approach the exclusivity of Christ. I recently heard Leith say that he was right about the ...

Continue Reading »

February 27, 2018
Rich Nathan
Give and Go

Give and Go

Give As part of our annual discipleship campaigns, we always include a service component. Serving our community is part of our mission statement where we say: “We exist to develop a community of disciples who experience God, love one another, and partner with Christ to heal the world.” Serving is a way we partner with Christ to heal the world! ...

Continue Reading »

February 1, 2018
Rich Nathan
The Real Jesus

The Real Jesus

We are going to be doing another discipleship campaign during the season of Lent this year. If you’ve been here the last two years, you may have experienced one of our all church discipleship campaigns. In 2016, our theme was The Good Life. And then last year, we did a campaign called Fully Alive. As part of the Fully Alive ...

Continue Reading »

January 2, 2018
Rich Nathan
Why Serve?

Why Serve?

Corporations understand how powerful service is in developing a faithful clientele. This has been the secret of corporations as diverse as Neiman-Marcus and Frito Lays. They serve their customers. Service is the hallmark of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel chain. Each staff member is mindful of one thing: we are here to serve our guests. The hotel’s corporate motto is this: “You ...

Continue Reading »

Page 1 of 11 (107 items)Prev[1]23456791011Next
Loading ...