What Advice Would You Give Yourself on Your Wedding Day?

Last Sunday as part of our Married People series I posed this question, “If the me from last week could go back to the me on my wedding day and give myself advice, what would I tell myself?” The video below is what I came up with: [Read more…]

Fanatics #1 – Wear the Gear

Last Sunday we started a brand new sermon series called Fanatics. Here’s the first message. Enjoy! [Read more…]

A Life Worth Living #1-Introduction

Here is last Sunday’s message from Mt Vernon Church, an introduction to our summer series on the book of Ephesians. [Read more…]

Environments Matter at Church

At Mt Vernon, we are ridiculously committed to creativity and excellence in all of our environments, but especially our Sunday morning worship experience. For each sermon series, we’ll change up the look of the stage: the lighting, the background, the props, etc. This was made possible by sinking some financial (and political) capital into upgrading our [Read More…]

A Beautiful Mess

One of my favorite parts about being a pastor is getting to baptize people whose lives have been transformed by Christ. I never get tired of listening to their stories. Here’s the baptism story of Zack, a young man who’s making a huge difference for the Kingdom here in Columbus. [Read more…]

How a Playdate Can Change a Life

It’s the little things that can change a life. A few weeks ago at Mt Vernon Church, we had the privilege of baptizing Jennifer. What I love about her story is how it all hinged on a divinely appointed playdate with a Christian that changed her perspective on God. Keep doing the little things, and [Read More…]

Why You Need to Attend the Chick-fil-A Leadercast

  Jack Welch – former CEO of General Electric Mike Krzyzewski – head basketball coach of Duke University, winningest men’s basketball coach in NCAA history John C. Maxwell – best-selling author and leadership expert Condoleeza Rice – former Secretary of State Andy Stanley – pastor of North Point Community Church Sanya Richards-Ross – 2012 London [Read More…]

7 Things I Wish I Could Tell Every High Schooler

I recently had the privilege of speaking to our teenagers at Mt Vernon Church. In that talk I shared “7 Things I Wish I Could Tell Every High Schooler.” Here are the seven things: 1. Once you graduate from high school, you’ll be amazed at how little you care about those high school friends you [Read More…]

The Power of Knowing a Name

Here’s part of an email our church recently received, “Thank you for making us feel so welcomed, we have been enjoying the church services and my heart is so happy that my children are also enjoying it too!” This is from a family who’s recently attended and has decided to make Mt Vernon their church [Read More…]

What Your Wedding Vows Were Really Like

If you missed church this weekend at Mt Vernon Church, then you missed a faux wedding for the ages! When you walked into our worship center for the services, you encountered ushers wearing tuxedo tshirts, Pachelbel’s Canon in D playing lightly over the speakers, and the stage decked out for a wedding. After choosing either [Read More…]