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Welcome! Here is the "go to" place for finding out what God is doing in the hearts and minds of the leadership of the Vineyard Pasadena Community. If you are new to the VinPas community please check out Glen's series of blogs (sermons) entitled "Our Story through Jesus' Eyes." This will give you the biblical foundations of what our community is all about. Enjoy!

Glen’s Weekly Pastoral Blog (May 9, 2017)

Living the Prophetic Life: The prophets are prototypes of the New Testament people of God. On Sunday’s at VinPas we’re exploring the prophets and the significant part they play in the Bible’s grand story. Isaiah had an incredibly balanced prophetic life, which also can be viewed as the characteristic fruit of experiencing revival (in other words: experiencing God!). In charismatic circles, especially,…

Glen’s Weekly Pastoral Blog (April 10, 2017)

Hi VinPas family and friends, I’m reflecting on the cult of speed and the reformation of the American church during this final week of Lent. American culture worships speed. There are certainly times when speed is positive … like stealing second base in baseball, or making a fast break in basketball. But in so many significant areas of life, such as relationship…

Glen’s Weekly Pastoral Blog (March 17, 2017)

Hi VinPas family and friends, Experiencing God is at the heart of the Kingdom story in Scripture and is at the heart of living Kingdom life well. In our Sunday morning teaching during this Lent season we’ve been moving quickly through Scripture to better grasp the Kingdom story we live in. For the last couple of weeks we’ve been looking at a…

Sam’s Sermon (February 19, 2017) The Beautiful Community: Prayer — We Do the Possible for the Impossible

In this latest addition in our Sermon on the Mount sermon series entitled The Beautiful Community our Fuller Seminary pastoral intern Sam Kim preaches an honest and refreshing interactive sermon on prayer which challenges us not to be pretenders (hypocrites) but rather to cooperate with Jesus by doing the possible in order to see the impossible of God's Kingdom realized. Sam answers…

Glen’s Weekly Pastoral Blog (Feb 17, 2017)

Hi VinPas family and friends, The opportunity that we have to forge a Kingdom community that is truly diverse and multicultural at this point in history has revolutionary implications. In order to truly be a welcoming community to people of any cultural background means that we all have to be very graceful, patient, life-long learners, and will need to make sacrifices. Typically,…

Glen’s Weekly Pastoral Blog (Feb 10, 2017)

Hi VinPas family and friends,  Experiencing and facilitating cultural diversity is a wonderfully adventuresome thing. It is a deeply Kingdom thing. But it is not an easy thing. It is a challenging and normally frustrating process of growth and change. For the past two years the presidential election process has clearly demonstrated that there are a significant amount of Americans, including American…

Glen’s Weekly Pastoral Blog (Jan 30, 2017)

  Hi VinPas family and friends, Being consistently and biblically concerned for the lives of our neighbors is on my mind … what else, right? In the last 24 hours I’ve connected really well with two different neighbors I haven’t talked to in a while. One of them came over and had tea/coffee with us. We had a great time getting caught…

Glen’s Sermon (Dec. 18, 2016) Love: A Multicultural Kingdom Christmas (Matt. 1:1–17)

In this fourth Advent Sunday sermon Glen lays out the VinPas vision to be a very intentional multicultural community. In this sermon Glen demonstrates that Jesus life embodies God's plan that we be a community that displays a multiplicity of cultures. This message is especially important at this time in American society in which there is a resurgence of racist and nationalistic…