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By Rainier View Christian Church
Pursue God. Engage In Community. Make A Difference. Listen weekly to new messages that will invite you to apply the Word of God in your life no matter where you are in your personal walk with Jesus. We want to meet you right where you are! Find out more at rainierview.org.
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How Not to Get Bored with Church
If church is feeling stagnant, this is an episode you will want to listen to. Church was never designed to come in, listen, and leave. It's meant for SO much more!
33:29
May 15, 2022
Why Does It Feel Like Nothing Happens When I Pray?
Does it feel like your prayers are bouncing off the ceiling? Or, maybe you wonder how we're supposed to pray? Jeff discusses more about prayer, why it works, how we pray, etc. in this message. 
34:14
May 08, 2022
How Does POP Culture Relate to Christianity?
Is POP Culture evil? Should Christians avoid ANYTHING POP Culture related? Listen to Mike and Erika's take on this topic in this week's RVCC Podcast episode. 
44:42
May 05, 2022
How Can I Hear from the Bible in a Fresh Way?
Join Jeff in our series "Old Habits. New Life" as he shares some fresh ways that you can be in the Bible. If you're feeling a little out of touch with your faith, this is a great place to start.
33:12
May 01, 2022
All About the Bible with a Seminary Professor
Join Erika as she sits down with Dr. Joe Grana who was a professor at Hope International University when she was a student. Dr. Grana answers great questions like "How do you navigate the academic nature of Bible reading and the personal nature of Bible reading?" in this not to miss podcast that lines up perfectly with our series "Old Habits. New Life". 
54:30
April 28, 2022
Why Does the Bible Matter?
Why does the Bible matter? It's just an "old book", right? Join Jeff as we kick off the "Old Habits. New Life." series with this important question.
32:14
April 24, 2022
Movement Series Roundtable Discussion
We've wrapped up our "Movement" series and it's time for the Teaching Team to once again sit down and dive a bit deeper into the content. Join Mike, Trevor, Erika, and Jeff in this Roundtable Discussion. 
43:58
April 21, 2022
Being the Light of the World Doesn't Mean Perfection (Easter at Rainier View 2022)
This Easter message revolves around how having a relationship with Jesus and taking the next steps to baptism and joining community have nothing to do with perfection. We don't need to show up perfect before God to be in a relationship with Him. In fact, He's the one we need to be leaning on. We hope this message fills a movement within you today! If you're interested in next steps, be sure to reach out to us at info@rainierview.org. 
21:11
April 17, 2022
Why Did John Call Jesus "The Word"?
What exactly did John even mean by calling Jesus "The Word"? Mike and Jeff do a deeper dive on both how the Jewish audience and the Greco-Roman audience would have understood that term: "The Word".
48:25
April 14, 2022
From Being About Me Towards Legacy
This week we ask the question, "Am I missing out on seeing God’s power at work because my legacy is focused on something other than serving others? ". As we are closing out our series, "Movement", this final message takes a deeper look at what it really means to live a Christian life from "being about me" to "leaving a legacy".
31:57
April 10, 2022
Is Digital Ministry Relational?
In this podcast, we answer the question: "Is Digital Ministry relational?" Join Jeff, Erika, and Krystal as they share how Digital Ministry has impacted them personally and how they've seen God work. If you have questions surrounding Digital Ministry or are even a part of anything surrounding an online church campus, this episode is something that might encourage you. 
29:24
April 07, 2022
From A Moment Of Faith Towards A Life Of Maturity
How do we move from a moment of faith toward a life of maturity? True spiritual maturity flows from a life committed to grace AND growth. Join Trevor as he moves through some of the Book of Acts and how we can learn from the foundations of the Church.
35:01
April 03, 2022
What You Might Not Have Known About LEGO
Erika recently put together her first LEGO set and now she is hooked. Learn about some interesting facts you may or may not have known about LEGO, why LEGO is a great tool to help relieve stress and anxiety, and more in this fun podcast. 
35:01
March 31, 2022
From Curiosity to Life Change
How do we go from curiosity to life change when we have so many questions still about faith, the Bible, and even God? It is OK to ask questions about the Bible. It is ok to not know everything. It is OK to say, “I love Jesus and I’m ready to declare that, and I’ve got a lot of questions.” Join Erika in this message straight from the Bible about how one man's curiosity and another's willingness to listen changed everything.
26:28
March 27, 2022
A Deeper Dive into Acts
We are in our series called "Movement" as this podcast was recorded. Discussing the movement towards spiritual growth and what that pathway might look like for someone. We have been in the Book of Acts and we know this part of the Bible, while a part of the New Testament, still can be confusing. Jeff and Mike try their best to help break down some questions for you in this episode.
45:47
March 24, 2022
Engage Curiosity, Not an Argument
As Christians, we should engage curiosity, not an argument. All too often Christians are seen as the most judgmental people because of how we handle conversations with those who don’t believe as we do. We need to remember that nobody ever is argued into a relationship with Jesus.  James 1:19 - "Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”
29:06
March 20, 2022
How to Talk About Christianity with a Non-Believer
In a world where spirituality is the last thing on people's minds, how to talk about Christianity with a Non-Believer can go several ways. But the greatest challenge to the church is not atheism, it is apathy. Join Jeff in this video as he discusses the movement from critical to curious.
30:38
March 14, 2022
Why Racial Reconciliation is Important
The term Racial Reconciliation seems to set people on edge. You ask one person what it means or why racial reconciliation is important and you'll get a completely different answer from someone else. In this episode, some of our team sat down with Lonnie Arnold, Executive Director of the Racial Reconciliation Network, to have an open conversation around this subject. Lonnie opens his heart and reality to all of us. Don't miss listening to this episode. 
01:02:39
March 10, 2022
RVCC Celebration Sunday 2022
Join us for Celebration Sunday! Celebrating is a fun spiritual rhythm that is so important. We need to take time to be thankful for how God is moving in our lives and in our community. This is what this Sunday is ALL about. Grab some confetti and let's celebrate! Interested in being baptized? Message us!
23:53
March 06, 2022
Relationships Roundtable Discussion
We have wrapped up our Relationships series and it's time to bring the teaching team together to roundtable discuss some of the areas of each topic that didn't quite make it to the Sunday message. Join Jeff, Erika, Eddie, and Mike as they discuss marriage, singleness, parenting, and loving your enemies in this podcast.
50:39
March 01, 2022
How to Love Your Enemies
How to love your enemies...what a rough conversation to have, right? Eddie Johnson, area director of Lakewood Steilacoom Young Life, guest speaks at Rainier View in this message. His personal stories will really dig deeper into the heart of loving your enemies.
39:11
February 27, 2022
Keeping Up with Goals and Objectives
Keeping up with goals and objectives during this time of year can feel like the energy in the battery is quickly running out. Join Trevor, Mike, and Erika as they gives tools and ideas around what helps motivate them to set goals, keep goals (or even get rid of them), and keep moving forward in the most gracious of ways. 
42:36
February 22, 2022
Why is Parenting So Hard?
Really, why is parenting so hard? Especially modern parenting these days. We're faced with judgment, different opinions, and how to parent with love and logic, all of the things! Mike takes time in this message to break down how to parent with biblical principles and put trust in God.
28:34
February 20, 2022
You Are More Than Your Relationship Status
Each of us in this room are more than our relationship status. God loves you independently of the love you are receiving on earth. Join Erika this week as she speaks into being single and why a diverse community of relationships is so important. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
31:05
February 13, 2022
10 Things I Learned About Marriage
Relationships are a part of God's amazing design. Sometimes, they aren't as simple and easy as we would like them to be. When it comes to marriage, you might wonder if it is even worth it to be married or stay married. Join Jeff this week as he discusses ten different points about marriage that are backed by biblical principles. Even if you are single, this is a great episode to listen to and be encouraged how God wants our marriages to thrive. 
35:47
February 06, 2022
Rising Above Shame
Rising above shame isn't easy when we lean into our hiding places. When we leave things in the dark. Rising above shame means allowing God to illuminate our lives. To find freedom from shame by seeking what God really wants for our lives. We don't have to overcome shame on our own. This Week’s Takeaway: “Shame cannot survive being spoken.” -Brene Brown Main Passages: Acts 19, Ephesians 1:15-23, 1 Corinthians 15:17-19, Ephesians 5:12-14
30:24
January 31, 2022
Shame Doesn't Belong Here
Shame doesn't belong in our hearts and in our lives but it is something that we deal with consistently. How do we experience freedom from shame? Watch for Jeff's sermon on how "Shame Doesn't Belong Here".    This Week’s Takeaways:   And if shame is a foreign invader to our hearts and minds – that means it doesn’t belong.   3 Steps to Experience Greater Freedom from Shame   -Choose to believe the God of the Universe wants you to be free of feelings of shame.  -Recognizing shame is a foreign element to our heart, mind, and soul.  Honestly confess the struggle so you can change your mind about yourself.   But there’s one more step: tell someone.  Anyone.  You’ve got to verbalize this to another human being.    Today’s Main Passage: Romans 8
35:09
January 24, 2022
Name Your Shame Soundtrack
You might think "Name your shame" feels vulnerable, gross, and downright terrifying. Why would anyone want to admit to something that they are shameful for? But here's the thing. When we name our strongholds that are holding us back from the life God wants for us. When we see ways that we can begin breaking free from sin...we can begin to heal and make better choices toward breaking the shame cycle. Join Erika as she discusses this topic this week at Rainier View Christian Church. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
26:57
January 17, 2022
How to Change Negative Self-Talk to Positive
Can we change negative self-talk to positive simply by using God's Word? Yes! Absolutely! Breaking the shame cycle begins with understanding exactly how God sees us rather than how we see ourselves or how others might see us. Join Mike as he shares a personal story and connects us with God's truth even when we feel at our worst. Self-talk begins by being in the Bible. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
28:11
January 10, 2022
Sharing the Good News in an Uncertain World
Sharing the Good News in an uncertain world might seem impossible. How can we be disciples right now? Join Jeff as he shares ways that we can be an influence to others, make a real impact, and bring back community by being disciples like Jesus in different ways. In 2022, let's be disciple-makers! Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
31:35
January 03, 2022
A Year in Review (Part 2)
Check out Part 2 of our "A Year in Review" roundtable discussion with our Teaching Team. We love being able to have this Podcast so that we can dive a little deeper into things from off the stage. It's great to have a discussion with all of you! We hope you share and enjoy!
32:03
December 26, 2021
A Year In Review (Part 1)
Join our Teaching Team as they discuss some of their favorite and more challenging sermon series from 2021. Even pastors struggle sometimes with what they preach.  Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
18:57
December 26, 2021
How Christmas Lights Can Make a Difference
We're keeping things fun this holiday season with some Christmas-themed episodes here at RVCC. Can Christmas lights really make a difference in one dark neighborhood in Pierce County? Join Mike, Jesse, and Krystal as they discuss how one little girl changed one neighbor's heart towards decorating for Christmas and is growing every year into something more.  If you're local to the Pacific Northwest, check out this map from Pacific NW Christmas Lights to find neighborhoods in your area that are filled with Christmas joy this season: Pacific NW Christmas Lights Google Map Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
29:06
December 15, 2021
Top Worst Christmas Songs Countdown
You have to admit, there are some really bad Christmas songs that are out there. Mike counts down the top worst Christmas songs in this fun podcast this week. What are your least favorites? Answer our poll! Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
18:21
December 09, 2021
Finding Peace in Times of Stress
How do we go about finding peace in times of stress and worry? Why does peace feel impossible? Is it as easy as welcoming God into moments of anxiety and conflict? It boils down to honoring one another in our differences, building up one another, taking action steps for our own mental health before we criticize someone else's. Watch Erika speak into this in this message. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
23:42
December 06, 2021
Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Have you ever wondered what Christmas movies are loved by the church staff? Probably not but we're going to tell you anyway! Join Mike and Erika as they discuss Christmas favorites in this fun episode. Kicking off the holiday season has never been more fun.  Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
50:45
December 01, 2021
How Gratitude Practice Can Transform Our Lives
Gratitude is a virtue that can transform every situation we encounter. But we have to practice it to experience that transformation. We are going to work on developing a theology of gratitude by looking at five different examples of people in the Bible who were able to give thanks in difficult circumstances, and we’ll see that we can do the same.
26:00
November 29, 2021
Believable Unity in a Racially Divided World
Is there believable unity in a racially divided world? Can racial reconciliation happen in the church? This past Sunday we were pleased to welcome a guest speaker to RVCC Parkland. Lonnie Arnold is the associate pastor at New Salem Baptist, a predominantly black church in Tacoma. Recently, Lonnie invited a few white pastors and some fellow black pastors to join him for a conversation. That initial exchange led to further gatherings as they helped each other broaden their perspective, and that first group has expanded to six groups of multiethnic pastors talking, growing, and dreaming about what churches working together could mean in our community. He is currently the founder and director of the Racial Reconciliation Network. As we've begun to talk about our desire for a church that reflects our community, we’re simply trying to live out Jesus’ call in John 17 for unity. We believe that if our church is going to make a difference in our community, it should also reflect our community. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
41:19
November 21, 2021
Christians Behaving Badly
This month our teaching series is True Virtue as we are examining four virtues that seem to be on the decline not only in our world but also within the church. Today we are going to be addressing two of those virtues – honor and integrity. If you haven’t watched/listened to those messages yet either here on the podcast or on our YouTube Channel, you might want to wait on this until you do to have a bit better context of our conversation today. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
52:46
November 17, 2021
Your Integrity is Easier to Keep than it is to Recover
Your integrity is easier to keep than it is to recover, but none of us are beyond the reach of God’s ability to restore us. Join us as we continue in our series called "True Virtue". Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
37:04
November 15, 2021
How To Simply Tell Your Story
As Christians, telling our story to others doesn't have to be terrifying. It also doesn't have to be a soapbox of theology either. It simply is sharing how God has shown up in your life or the life of someone you know. It's as easy as telling a story about a friend. Join Mike and Sandi as they chat and tell stories in the final episode in the B.L.E.S.S. series here on the Podcast. Grab a paper and pen as Sandi has some great Quotables for us.  Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
28:03
November 10, 2021
Should We Honor Others Who Have Different Values Than Us?
Should we honor others who have different values than us? Should we honor others who don't honor God in their lives? What does it even mean to honor others above yourself? As we begin our series called "True Virtue", let's begin by talking about what it really means to honor others. The Bible talks a lot about honoring God, those in authority, those around us so it's worth a healthy discussion. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
28:58
November 08, 2021
The Storytelling Process of How God Changes Views of What Friendship Really Is
We want to encourage you to share your story with others. In the book BLESS, they break down the storytelling process into three parts. Mike would like to share his story of how God completely changed his view of what friendship is really like. Our hope is that by hearing Mike's story you will feel encouraged to share your own! Email us at story@rainierview.org to tell us your story! Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
16:43
November 03, 2021
Why Is It Important to Share Your Story with Those Around You
The question of "why is it important to share my story?". Oh boy, what a question, right? Sharing my story?! That could cause people to think I'm not who I am. That could mean I have to talk about being a Christian and we all know how that goes for some. Why is this so hard? Jeff shares the important measures behind why we need to share our stories so that we can bring others into God's story! We invite you to share your story! Send us a short clip or write in about how God became real in your life to story@rainierview.org. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
32:21
November 02, 2021
Serving Begins with a Mindset Before a Skillset.
Service begins with a mindest before a skillset. Mike shares a great story that tells more about how serving goes behind physical action. If you haven't read "BLESS: 5 Everyday Ways to Love Your Neighbor and Change the World", we highly recommend that you do! In the chapter on service, this book recommends a tool to help you ask questions and listen to your neighbor so that you can best serve them.  Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
17:56
October 28, 2021
Are There Benefits to Serving Others in This Crazy World?
There are benefits to serving others. God is on a mission in this world. When we serve the way Jesus calls us to we join God on that mission and get to see the world through his eyes. Serving others can feel overwhelming when we're dealing with things like anxiety. It can also sometimes feel like more than we can handle. Join Corey as we discuss more what it means to serve and while it isn't about us, serving others can do so much for us too. Do you need ideas to help your kids serve others? Print out the handout that Corey mentions in this week's sermon at RVCCPlus.com! Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
23:14
October 25, 2021
Don't Just Meet with People, Eat with People
The importance of eating together is Biblical. Literally. Creating trust with others and building relationships is a big part (if not the most important part) of discipleship. Mike shares tips and ways to get over some anxiety hurdles when it comes to inviting others for a meal. No matter if it is in your home or elsewhere. Take time this week to invite someone for lunch or out for coffee!  Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
19:56
October 20, 2021
What Does Christian Hospitality Really Need to Look Like?
As Christians, we need to reclaim the lost virtue of hospitality if we are going to be like Jesus. That means building trust with others and relationships! If we are going to be a blessing to others and earn the right to share our faith. Because when we are unheard, we feel alone and unloved. But, when we are heard, we feel known and experience love. One of the best places to help others sense they belong is by sharing a meal together with them. One of the best ways to practice sharing our faith is by sharing a meal with our neighbor. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
25:21
October 18, 2021
Reasons Why Christians Should Be Better Listeners
Christians are often known for talking more than listening. Part of relationship building and discipling others is listening. It doesn't start and stop with a "how are you today?", listening to one another goes deeper. Before you can have those deeper conversations, you need to start with understanding smaller aspects of who they are. Ask these kinds of questions: Where are you from? Tell me about your family. What’s one of your favorite… restaurants, games, sports teams, TV shows, etc. What are you into during your free time? Finding common ground is always a great way to connect, or choosing to learn more about what they enjoy doing and why. Show actual interest in the other person and what is going on in their lives. Because as you ask them these kinds of questions that seem more surface level, as you listen you may discover deeper things about them – their values, beliefs, hurts, etc. We need to seek to understand those deeper things others say if we are to be a blessing. What not to do: Be fake when you ask questions. Have to be sincere, not just asking questions to get them out of the way so you can finally get your say. Asking somebody, “How was your day?” Merely out of politeness when really you only really want to start talking about your own day. Point out that the other person is wrong or discount their feelings. “Why would you feel that way? That’s so ridiculous!” “That’s nothing, you should see what I have to deal with!” How are statements like those helpful? Is there any chance of being a blessing? Even if you can’t relate or if you have a different viewpoint from the other person, don’t disregard what they have to say. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
20:18
October 13, 2021
Don't Be A Fixer, Be A Listener
What does it mean when we say, "Don't be a Fixer"? When we listen to others, it's easy to feel the pressure of trying to "fix" the situation or the noise that is going on in our own heads. We don't have to be Jesus in these moments but love like him. Here are ways that we can be better listeners as a way to love our neighbors. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to listen to your questions and meet you!
27:46
October 11, 2021
Building a Relationship with God and Others
Building a relationship with God and others around us begins with prayer. There are a lot of reasons why people don't pray but in this episode, Mike, Noah, and Krystal talk about why beginning with prayer is important. How it leads us to a relationship with Jesus and opens our hearts to love like Jesus. Before we "Google" anything, a relationship with God is far more important. Even in the waiting and the turmoil.  We are currently in a sermon series that is designed around the book "Bless: 5 Everyday Ways to Love Your Neighbor and Change the World" by Dave Ferguson and Jon Ferguson. We discuss a little more about this book in this episode and encourage you to read it as well! Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
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October 06, 2021
Are You Praying Wrong?
Are you praying wrong? Really though, are we taking the time to pray first and with boldness? Join Jeff as we begin our new series called B.L.E.S.S. We give tactical practices for our rhythms to walk with Jesus. Beginning first with why praying should be our first plan of action in our Christian walk. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
32:54
October 04, 2021
How to Find Financial Peace
Are you ready for some financial peace? Even if the waters of debt feel really high right now, that couldn't be the more perfect time to listen to this episode. If you're debt-free but looking to invest, this is for you too!  You can take Financial Peace University right now for FREE! Check out how at https://rainierview.org/ramsey.  Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
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September 30, 2021
How to Best Launch the Next Generation of Missional Leaders Around the World
What if we took time to look at the world as God's Kingdom being restored instead of viewing it as a progressive sinful place that we need to run from? What if we took a moment to see where we can meet people where they are at? Join Jeff, Rusty, Aaron, and Diane in this podcast about how to best launch the next generation of missional leaders around the world. Especially in a time when attending church feels like the last thing on anyone's mind to do.  Aaron and Diane are missionaries with CMF International and are such an encouragement to a younger generation who wishes to take on God's calling to restore His Kingdom here on earth no matter if that is in missions, working at a bank, in a classroom, or right at home with friends and family. We invite you to listen and share with others.  Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
52:37
September 23, 2021
How to Make a Difference When No One is Listening
How do we make a difference when no one listening? We often feel like having our voice heard means that we're making a real difference. But, does it really mean that? From social likes to heated debates, our world is busy looking for social relationships that satisfy the ego. How do we deal with this as Christians? Join Jeff in our series: Better Than Normal. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
28:45
September 20, 2021
The Truth About Being a Woman in Ministry
Join Mike and Erika this week as they take on the conversation of women in ministry as well as women within the church. Erika shares her journey that we hope both inspire and support! This episode is all about the good, the bad, and the downright ugly when it comes to being a woman in ministry. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
35:43
September 16, 2021
How Supporting Others You Support Yourself in Your Walk with God
How does supporting others help you support yourself in your walk with God? The short answer is that we weren't designed to be alone BUT it's so much more than that. Join Mike as we realize that if we want our lives to be better than normal, we need relationships where we can support others while receiving the support we need. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
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September 13, 2021
How to Pursue God in a Crazy World
We live in what feels like confusing times. Continuing to pursue God in a crazy world often feels like a lost cause. Do people even care about faith anymore? About God? Join Jeff in this message about how to continue pursuing God in a crazy world. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
31:36
September 07, 2021
He Said WHAT?! - Crazy Things That Jesus Said
He said what?! Oftentimes in the Bible, we read things that might seem as if they are "contradicting" something else that we've read in another passage. Or, Jesus says something that just sounds WAY off from the "love thy neighbor" approach to life. What does this mean when we're trying to study and learn God's Word? Listen to this roundtable (more like a square table) discussion between Mike, Erika, Jeff, and Corey.  Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
58:15
September 02, 2021
Living the Christian Life God's Way
Don’t miss it: I can only discover the good God has in store for me by living life His way. How will we have any fun living life God's way? If I give to the church, how will I pay my bills? We can get so caught up on what we will miss out on if we do things God’s way that we forget what we will be able to experience. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
28:17
August 29, 2021
Church Is So Much More Than Just Receiving
Being a part of the church is so much more than just receiving. When we only look to receive, we are often left wanting.  Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
09:05
August 27, 2021
What to Do When Your Life Feels Empty
What to do when your life feels empty? I'm doing it all right. I'm a good person. I'm doing all the things but something still feels unfulfilled in my life! Why?! Join Jeff as he discusses ways that we can begin opening ourselves to be filled by a full Jesus. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
33:59
August 24, 2021
Dealing with Comparison as a Christian
Dealing with comparison as a Christian means finding humility. The comparison game is strong in our current world and we can easily justify our actions based on "who acts worse than I do". But, is that what we are supposed to be doing to have relationship with God? Join us in this message about humility and comparison. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
32:52
August 15, 2021
A Different End Times Perspective
In this Wednesday Lunch Break, Corey discusses a little bit about the end times. What should our perspective be as Christians? Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
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August 12, 2021
How to Keep Faith in the Waiting
Is it okay to ask questions as Christians as we sit in the waiting? Does it make us a bad Christian to question our faith sometimes? How to keep faith in the waiting when waiting is hard. God's timing doesn't always match our timing. We know his timing is better, we know we need to trust in him, but it isn't always easy. Erika walks us through this in this message. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
22:48
August 09, 2021
What Does the Bible Say About Discipleship?
One of the biggest things we can do to disciple others is to treat them how the Bible tells us to. Mike pours over scripture in this episode to encourage us to love one another as God loves us so that the world will know that we are his disciples.  Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
10:15
August 05, 2021
Trusting God with Our Resources
Have you ever heard someone say, "If I only could win the Lottery, I'd be happy!"? But would they? Trusting God with our resources and our investments leads to a better life. In the Parable of the Shrewd Manager, Jesus isn’t just giving us a lifehack or quick tip – he's inviting us into a completely different way to live! Join Jeff as he explains the Parable of the Shrewd Manager and how trusting God with our resources leads us to something so much more. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
33:28
August 01, 2021
How to Relieve Elder Brother Syndrome
In the Parable of the Lost Son, we have two brothers. The Elder Son is sometimes overlooked as a problem in this story. We focus on the younger son wasting away his inheritance and shaming his father's name. What if we took another look at the Elder Son? Would we find that we often have "Elder Son Syndrome"? How do we relieve "Elder Son Syndrome"? Join Mike in this episode as he gives two ways that we can try and not be like the older brother in this story.  RESOURCES MENTIONED:  "The Prodigal God" by Timothy Keller "The Return of the Prodigal Son" by Henri J. M. Nouwen Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
11:20
July 29, 2021
God Wants Relationship with Us
God doesn’t want our scorecard, he wants a real relationship with us. Our greatest reward is intimacy with God! Join Mike in Luke 15 as we take a deeper look at the Parable of the Lost Son and how it paints a picture of where our focus really should be. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
28:57
July 24, 2021
The Importance of Bible Translation Into Every Language
We are honored to have sat down with David and Melissa who are ministry partners that work internationally. This podcast is one way that we can connect and support them as they seek to make a multi-decade commitment to one people group to give them a Bible in their mother tongue. Bible translation is a desperate call in continuing to disciple all nations. We hope in this 40-minute discussion, you are moved by the incredible story that David and Melissa share with us. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
42:37
July 22, 2021
Spiritual Growth Through Genuine Hospitality
How do we experience spiritual growth through genuine hospitality? In a world filled with social media comment wars, political divides, and heartache, where do we start? Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options! - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
30:03
July 19, 2021
What Is Holding You Back From Trusting in God?
Is there something that is keeping you from walking in step with Jesus? Is there something holding you back from trusting in God's growing Kingdom? This message from Corey encourages us to put our trust in God's plan. That God is working for us, not against us. Share with us in the comments how God is working in your life. Like what you're seeing online? Check out more RVCC+ options!  - Rainier View Christian Church Podcast: https://anchor.fm/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainierviewcc - Connect with Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainierviewcc  Join us in person! If you are local to the Tacoma, Washington area, stop by on Sundays. You can find directions and times to both our RVCC Parkland and RVCC Graham locations at www.rainierview.org. We would love to meet you!
23:51
July 11, 2021
Keys to Spiritual Growth
What does it mean to produce a spiritual crop? What are the keys to spiritual growth in our lives? Mike shares with us ways we can work to prepare ourselves (soil from the parable of the sower in the Bible) by hearing God's Word, retaining it, and persevering.  Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church and use our other resources to connect! We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
15:09
July 08, 2021
How to Grow Your Faith and Help Others Do the Same
Is too late to walk with Jesus? What if I keep coming back to my faith but then mess up again? How can we grow in faith and help others do the same? These are all questions that Mike works to answer in this message. Watch and share with others who are working to find a change for the better. Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church and use our other resources to connect! We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
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July 04, 2021
Being a High School Senior in a Pandemic
What was it like for our RVCC high school seniors to experience their graduating year in a pandemic? What challenges did they face and overcome? Enjoy this roundtable as Erika and Corey lead our students and two of our awesome student leaders in reflection of the 2020-2021 year.  Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church and use our other resources to connect! We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
41:25
June 30, 2021
How to Live a Good Life
To live life determining what is true or good or right by our own standards leads to a foundation-less life. The foundation of our lives needs to be bigger than us! Watch this week's message for more on how we all can build a better foundation for living out our lives as Jesus did. Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church and use our other resources to connect! We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
22:02
June 28, 2021
What Is a Parable in the Bible?
What is a parable in the Bible? What was the point of Jesus telling stories rather than just coming out and telling everyone exactly like it is? Stories create a relatable environment. Join Mike as he shares his own personal story about how he came to truly accept Jesus through the Bible coming to life in this way! There's something to a story... How will parables in the Bible relate to your life? Stay tuned for our upcoming series: "Don't Miss It".  SHOW NOTE RESOURCES:  “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church. We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
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June 23, 2021
How to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
Building good habits is a process and breaking bad ones can feel like even more of a process. What habits keep triggering us into a negative lifestyle? How can we change that? Check out this episode as Mike gives us a biblical perspective that can be applied with a call to action in our everyday lives. We also invite you to subscribe to and share this podcast! Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church. We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
32:37
June 20, 2021
Juneteenth: What Does It Mean as Christians?
An Excerpt From Be The Bridge Blog June 19th, 2020 “Happy Juneteenth, a special day on which we celebrate Black freedom and achievement… …Slavery persisted in the southern US after the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. In remote corners of the Confederacy, news of slavery's end did not come until more than two months after Robert E. Lee's reluctant surrender in April 1865. The day General Order No. 3 was finally delivered to the people of Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, is the day slavery finally ended in the Confederacy. Juneteenth commemorates this announcement. It is important to note that slavery was not fully abolished until the passage of the 13th amendment on December 6. 1865. As we all know, the end of slavery did not mark the end of discrimination. Black people in America have had to overcome countless social injustices throughout history and continue to fight for equality today. Juneteenth is important not just for Black Americans but for all Americans…Juneteenth and the events leading up to freedom for all Americans must be understood and supported by all, so everyone can have the opportunity to live in a just society that does not discriminate on the basis of the color of your skin or any other differences. Juneteenth is also a celebration of the many achievements of the Black community and the richness of African American heritage. On Juneteenth, many families get together to eat, dance, and celebrate their culture. They may also take this time to honor the history of their ancestors whose stories stretch back thousands of years to African civilizations.” As a church, and more importantly as Christ-followers, we seek to fulfill the command that Jesus gave to his disciples at the last supper “As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” This command follows the example of Jesus humbling himself in the form of a servant by washing his own disciples' feet and is followed by Jesus demonstrating the extent of his love by dying a humiliating and painful death for all humankind.  Sometimes, in moments like these, we hear people criticize or attempt to politicize the conversation. For many of us, Juneteenth is something new we’re still learning about. For some of us, it might be something we’re learning about for the first time. For some of us, this might be a conversation that we’re struggling with because we’re not sure how it fits with what we were taught or have believed. But for others of us, this day of remembrance holds a special, or painful, or complicated reality. As Christ-followers and as fellow human beings let us all do our best to prioritize love above all else. We encourage you to do what is always good to do: To listen to the hearts and stories of others. To respect and love your neighbors, family, and friends. To celebrate with those who are celebrating and to mourn with those who are mourning. To pray and seek God’s will for our country, our community, and our church. SHOW NOTE RESOURCES: BetheBridge.org "How to Fight Racism" on Right Now Media
34:18
June 19, 2021
Time Management Tips and Resources
As we're working to build better habits, time management is such a huge piece of that. However, this episode is something more than just "three easy steps" to being more productive. Jeff gives us a great explanation of time blocking, what that means, and why to-do lists don't always work. Tune in, subscribe, and share this with others who might need these ideas!  SHOW NOTE RESOURCES:  Cal Newport's Blog Post on Time Blocking "Time Management Principles From God’s Word" Reading Plan Download the "Due" App If you're new with us and would like to share ideas, comments, or want to reach out, please fill out our Digital Connection Card. We'd love to hear from you! Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church. We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
29:37
June 16, 2021
How Small Habits Make Big Changes
Small changes in our life can make big impacts. In this episode, Erika shares with us how our mindset can truly change when we focus on starting small instead of trying to make changes all at once.  If you're new with us and would like more information, please fill out our Digital Connection Card. We'd love to hear and share your thoughts on the podcast. Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church. We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
22:57
June 14, 2021
Best Ways to Build Healthy Lifestyle Habits
"Successful people do consistently what normal people do occasionally." - Craig Groeschel We all have things we want to accomplish, ways we want our lives to be different coming out of the pandemic. Things we may want to leave behind and new habits we may want to implement. But, how can we stick to goals and build habits that last? Listen to this episode for ways that we can all build healthy lifestyle habits.  If you're new with us and would like more information, please fill out our Digital Connection Card. We'd love to hear and share your thoughts on the podcast. Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church. We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
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June 08, 2021
Violence in the Old Testament
In the second installment of Bonus Features on the Rainier View Christian Church Podcast, our teaching staff breaks down violence in the Old Testament. This can be a heavy subject in any part of your journey with Christ. Especially if you are new to the Bible and faith.  Mike, Erika, Corey, and Jeff have a candid roundtable discussion about their thoughts on God in the Old Testament and if it has challenged their faith over time.  Disclaimer: There is adult content discussed. Including violence against women. If this is a hard topic, please be advised. If you're new with us and would like more information, please fill out our Digital Connection Card. We'd love to hear and share your thoughts on the podcast. Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church. We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
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May 24, 2021
Can God Still Use Me No Matter What?
Can God still use me no matter what I have done in my life? Does it matter how many times I have messed up for God to still love me? Join Corey on the Rainier View Chrisitan Church Podcast as we work to answer these questions. No matter how tangled up life feels, God can STILL use us! If you're new with us and would like more information, please fill out our Digital Connection Card. Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Grab this Bible Reading Plan at rvcc.online. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church. We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
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May 23, 2021
Am I Just Playing Games With My Faith?
Am I just playing games with my faith? What is my purpose and do I even have one after everything that I've done wrong in this life? Join Mike on the Rainier View Chrisitan Church Podcast as we work to answer these questions. No matter how messy life feels, God can STILL use us! If you're new with us and would like more information, please fill out our Digital Connection Card. Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Grab this Bible Reading Plan at rvcc.online.  Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church. We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
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May 15, 2021
Do My Actions Really Affect Others?
Do my actions really affect others? Can my life really make a difference? Join Jeff here on the Rainier View Chrisitan Church Podcast as we work to answer these questions. No matter how messy life feels, God can STILL use us!  If you're new with us and would like more information, please fill out our Digital Connection Card. Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church. We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
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May 09, 2021
How Can I Stop Being So Impulsive?
Welcome to our new series: "Worst. Superhero. Ever."  We'll be covering the Book of Judges over the next few weeks and how God can use anyone to fulfill his purpose.   Today we'll answer the question: "How Can I Stop Being So Impulsive?". If you're new with us and would like more information, please fill out our Digital Connection Card. Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church. We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
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May 01, 2021
BONUS FEATURES: Worst. Superhero. Ever.
Welcome to our very first episode of “Bonus Features,” where members of the pastoral staff get to talk a bit more about the content we can’t always cover on Sunday mornings. This episode will cover some background information on our upcoming series, “Worst. Superhero. Ever.” Let's dive in and talk a little more about the book of Judges in the Bible and how there is no one too flawed to be used for God's purpose. If you're new with us and would like more information, please fill out our Digital Connection Card. Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church. We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
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April 29, 2021
How Can Generosity Transform Our Legacy?
Welcome to Broke Free! Our financial freedom series where we share tangible ways you can manage your money and understand what God wants for you, not from you. We promise it isn't as scary as it seems. Let's chat about how generosity can transform our legacy by joining Jeff in the final week of our series. Check out how you can receive Ramsey+ for FREE at rainierview.org/ramsey! If you're new with us and would like more information, please fill out our Digital Connection Card. Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church. We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
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April 27, 2021
What's the Best Way to Manage Money?
Welcome to Broke Free! Our financial freedom series where we share tangible ways you can manage your money and understand what God wants for you, not from you. We promise it isn't as scary as it seems. Let's chat about how we can better manage our finances by joining Mike in Week 2 of our series.  Check out how you can receive Ramsey+ for FREE at rainierview.org/ramsey! If you're new with us and would like more information, please fill out our Digital Connection Card. Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church. We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
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April 27, 2021
How Can I Stop Stressing About Money?
Welcome to Broke Free! Our financial freedom series where we share tangible ways you can manage your money and understand what God wants for you, not from you. We promise it isn't as scary as it seems. Check out how you can receive Ramsey+ for FREE at rainierview.org/ramsey! If you're new with us and would like more information, please fill out our Digital Connection Card. Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church. We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
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April 24, 2021
What is the point of Easter?
The Good News is that Jesus is alive and he brings new life... Our stories in life aren't meant to be written alone. God has bigger plans for us! Beyond our mistakes and outside of what we think we're doing right. Mike shared an Easter message that gave hope from living a life story that we try to write on our own. When we fully love God and love others, when we let God write our story...we have new life. We are not alone in any of this! If you're new with us and would like more information, please fill out our Digital Connection Card. Be sure to subscribe for upcoming weekly messages that provide ways that we can apply God's Word in our lives, right where we are in our own faith. Visit our website to find out more about Rainier View Christian Church. We have services available online and at our physical campuses in both Parkland and Graham, Washington.
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April 08, 2021