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At Vista Ridge UMC, we thrive in joyful community. It's just who we are at our core! All belong here and when we are true to the commitment of belonging…

Grow Strong

October 23, 2022
What really caused the Good Samaritan to stop and render assistance and what implications does Jesus’ parable have for us today? What did Jesus mean by “go and do likewise"?…

Grow Wide

October 16, 2022
In the NRSV translation of Romans 12:9-18, it labels this section, “Marks of a True Christian.” This section of scripture is surprisingly not about right beliefs or even holy living.…

Grow Deep

October 9, 2022
The first growth of any plant isn’t visible, it’s buried deep in the soil. A plant that has any chance of growing big and strong must first grow deep. At…
The best way to build a successful future is to look to the wisdom of the past. The church in Acts grew like wildfire! What can we learn from those…

Liquidity

September 25, 2022
Maybe you have heard the story about a man named Jonah who was swallowed up by a large fish because he ran away from God. Have you heard the rest…
When we read the stories of the ancient prophets over Israel, it’s eerie how similar they sound to the tales and woes of the current world around us. Could the…

Minimum Investment

September 11, 2022
It is understood when you invest in certain things and open new accounts that there is often a minimum investment required of us. When we aren't able to meet that…
What happens when God's people become a depreciating investment? Will God declare bankruptcy and start over?
The margin between how we expect God to heal, provide, and act in our world and how God actually shows up, could be called the prophet margin. No matter how…