5 Roles of a Lead Pastor

Posted on November 4th, 2013 by Tim Birdwell

1. Leader of Leaders
A lead pastor must develop leaders who develop leaders who develop leaders. He must reproduce pastors/elders, deacons/service team leaders, band/worship leaders, community group leaders, and redemption group leaders. He must create environments and training meetings with groups of people that can take a next step in leadership. He needs to always [...]

The Gospel

Posted on October 27th, 2013 by Tim Birdwell

The gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ came to live a life without sin, to die to pay for sin, and to rise to defeat sin. You might wonder why churches and pastors always talk about sin. It’s because sin disrupts all that God created to be good. You see, in the beginning [...]

Where do you find peace?

Posted on October 17th, 2013 by Tim Birdwell

My family and I just moved across the country to participate in the Lead Pastor Residency program with Mars Hill Church. We sold a house, sold half of our things, and moved into a tiny place in the city with 2 small kids.
It has been fun, adventurous, and chaotic, but I don’t know that I [...]

The Details Matter

Posted on July 12th, 2013 by Tim Birdwell

In Exodus chapter 25, Moses is with God on Mount Sinai and God instructs Moses to build this tabernacle. And he starts in these verses by giving him a list of materials needed for its construction. Now the tabernacle in the Old Testament was the place where God came to meet with His people. The [...]

Work is Worship

Posted on July 6th, 2013 by Tim Birdwell

I know for me I didn’t always see my work connecting to Jesus. Like in high school I worked at Target and put up shopping carts. And I didn’t always see how that connected to Jesus. In college I worked for an online bowling company… true story. We sold bowling equipment online… And I didn’t [...]

Church Planting, Marriage, & Idols

Posted on June 16th, 2013 by Tim Birdwell

Our first year planting a church (2009) was the hardest year of our marriage. We had just finished seminary, had our first child, moved to a new city, started an apartment ministry, started a business on the side, and were starting a new church as my first job in ministry. We prepared for these transitions [...]

{Audio} Making Your Life Count

Posted on June 14th, 2013 by Tim Birdwell

Listen to a sermon I taught from 2 Timothy 4:1-8 at North Village Church on how to make your life count for eternity. We hit on 3 important aspects:

Relying upon God’s power
Proclaiming God’s word
Pouring Out for Jesus

Poured Out

Posted on June 7th, 2013 by Tim Birdwell

2 Timothy 4:6
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.
In 2 Timothy 4:6, Paul knows he is at the end, and as he’s looking back on his life, he refers to it as an offering, as worship to God. You see if we [...]

Neighborhood Challenge

Posted on February 16th, 2013 by Tim Birdwell

In March our church is kicking off a neighborhood challenge as a tool to help us love our neighbors well. We’d love to have you join us in the challenge! Here is a 4 week synopsis:
(March 6th) Challenge #1:
Write it down!
Who are your “neighbors” in this season of your life? If you can’t think [...]

Family Devotional 4 (Parenting On Mission)

Posted on February 16th, 2013 by Tim Birdwell

Acts 2:42 They spent their time learning the apostles’ teaching, sharing, breaking bread, and praying together.
Big Idea: God uses our words and our actions to show others His love.
Picture It:
Have you ever been a part of a team? A sports team or a team in your class for a spelling contest or other class project? [...]