The Launch Pod, Episode 10 – Values – Diversity

We wanted to devote a whole episode to our final value, diversity, both because it is, in some ways, the most controversial of our values and also because it’s the one that most benefits from a more thorough, nuanced discussion. We talk about our commitment to diversity in race, culture, gender, sexual orientation in particular–though … Continue reading

The Launch Pod – Episode 9 – Values, pt 1

There are certain values that we hope will be the very first things people think of when they think of Pomona Valley Church. These are Sacrifice, Openness, Relationship, Authenticity, and Diversity. In this episode we tackle the first four of these values, saving Diversity for its own episode. You can find it now on Apple Podcasts … Continue reading

The Launch Pod – Episode 3 – Good News

On the third episode of The Launch Podcast for Pomona Valley Church, we dive into a theological disconnect that impacts the effectiveness of the church:  what exactly is the good news?  If the answer is too narrow, it can become irrelevant. We explore the alternative: how a re-expanded understanding of the gospel, and a church that … Continue reading

The Launch Pod – Episode 2 – Bridging the Gaps

We still have a podcast!  And now it has two episodes!  Oooohh, aaaaah…. Anyhow…  People are increasingly disconnected from the Church, but does it have to be that way?  On Episode 2 of The Launch Podcast, Curtis and I explore a few of the major obstacles we are seeing–some practical, some theological, and some cultural–and … Continue reading