Monthly Archives: January 2010

2010 Town Hall Report

We had a great town hall meeting yesterday after church.  In case you missed it here are the high points. Next week on Saturday night we will be Licensing several men into the ministry it starts at 7 pm so don’t miss it.  Also we are having our first Saturday night pot-luck starting at 6pm bring a dish and come join us for that too. We announced the updated Covered Facility total ( I forgot the exact number but will try to come put it in later.) Mark Weatherston was re-elected as Elder for another 2 year Term, and Bob Hogan is a newly elected Elder as well.  We introduced Cowboy Fellowship 2.0 which is our new and much improved website.  Surf it today by clicking on this link www.cowboyfellowship.org Big improvments have been made in the following areas. New Home Page that has more info on it Big Buttons on the home page to help you find what you are looking for. Upcoming events on the home page New and imporved sermon page.   Online Giving is now available through the site. Clean, look and feel And much more just go check it out.  BOOST 2010 was also announced.  Cowboy Fellowship will be hosting a conference in Leaky Texas on March 25-27 for adults and families.  This is going to be a time for Cowboy Churches to join together in worship and be encouraged and lifted up.  Sign up today to reserve the best rooms.  Click here to download registration form, Get it in as soon as possible with your $20 deposit to reserve your room. All in all it was a great meeting but what would you expect from a great church full of […]

2010 Town Hall

Hey everyone I am really excited about our Town Hall meeting this weekend.  We have some exciting announcements to make.  We will also be having Elder Elections, and a Building Project update.  If you are member of Cowboy Fellowship or just a regular attender you need to be at this meeting.  The meeting will start about 10 minutes after church is dismissed.  And should last about 30 minutes.  I can’t wait to see you all at church and at the Town Hall, see you then. Pete

The Promise

I have question and a song for you today. This came out in our Bible Study on Christan Leadership last night.What is God’s personal promise to you! In Acts 27 and 28, Paul is on a ship on his way to Rome, but he has a Word from God, “I am sending you to Rome”. Now some people will say that is just a statement, but if you are God and you speak word as truth and can be counted, isn’t that a promise, isn’t it trustworthy, isn’t it true?So my question is this: What is God’s promise to you? What is God’s word to you? How does it move you,inspire you,empower you?These are words of passion,strength and reliability. These are words that ring strong and true! Are these the words people use to describe you? Are they the words they use when they speak of you? Yes, no, maybe, sometimes? As you ponder this line of thought or question today, come back to where it starts, ask our God who is alive, Who is able to hear. Call out to Him and expect a reply, and listen, listen for His Word back to you… and my prayer for you is that you realize all you need is Him. Scotty

Pray in 2010!

What a GREAT day at Cowboy Fellowship.  God’s House was full today and with just a few more people it would have been packed.  It was great to see everyone, and hear so many join in with the band this morning and last night!  We are so blessed with musical talent at Cowboy Fellowship.Just in case you missed it we talked about Prayer this weekend.  More specifically we said that you have the time to pray in 2010.  In fact you cant afford not to pray!  If you don’t take the time to pray at least three things will happen. You will linger to long or leave to early You will loose your way You will learn the hard way If you feel like your prayer life needs a boost click here and listen to this sermon, or hit the play button below.  I pray this message will inspire you to make prayer a priority this year.  You’ve Got the Time to Pray! http://sermonplayer.com/mpp.swf?1264020188

Seven ways to protect your marriage against moral failure

Hey everyone this is a good article from Rick Warren on marriage.  It is directed at pastors and church staff, but should serve as a good reminder for us all.   I know this stuff is common sense and stuff we should all already know, but sometimes hearing it again is just what we need.  Give it a read it’s not very long.  If you want to read the article on it’s original page you can click here.  Like the saying goes, the grass is not greener on the other side of the fence; the grass is greener where you water it. We must make sure our marriage is growing and developing, or we’ll be susceptible to moral failure. If you want a happy marriage, you’re going to have to work at it. Song of Solomon 1:6 (NASB) says. “They made me caretaker of the vineyards, but I have not taken care of my own vineyard.” There’s a danger in ministry of spending your time repairing other people’s marriages and neglecting your own. I’ve worked very hard at my own marriage. Kay and I have learned that you can’t develop separate lives if you’re in ministry. Separate lives can lead to moral failure if you’re not careful. Here are seven tips to keep you from developing separate lives: Involve your mate in your ministry. You need to keep your spouse informed about what’s going on in your ministry. At one point I took home all the personal mail I got at Saddleback and shared it with Kay. I wanted her to know what was going on at the church. Secrets lead to separate lives. You’ve got to ruthlessly eliminate secrets in your marriage. Make your […]

Great Book for everyone

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=cowboyfellows-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0802482279&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrThis is a great book for anyone to read.  Whether you are a leader at church, work, school, or in the community, or if you are just wanting to explore the area of leadership a bit more, you will find this book very handy.  The chapters are very short and to the point as most of Sanders writings are.  Each page is jam packed with scripture and powerful insights about leadership.  This is an easy and powerful read.

Pray for our brothers and sisters…

 We need to remember our brothers and sisters around the world each day in our prayers.  I came across this article this week and thought I would share it with you.  If you would like to read it on the original page you can click here. SANTA ANA, CA–  Two of the most notorious and restrictive regimes in the world top the Open Doors 2010 World Watch List (WWL) of 50 countries which are the worst persecutors of Christians. In the No. 1 spot for the eighth straight time is North Korea, the country where every religious activity is recognized as an insurrection to the North Korean socialist principles. In 2009, the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-Il targeted Christians all over the country. That resulted in arrests, torture and killings. North Korean leaders are desperately trying to control society in order to eradicate all Christian activities. There are an estimated 200,000 North Koreans in political prisons, including 40,000 to 60,000 Christians. A veteran North Korean watcher, who can’t be identified due to security reasons, states: “Christians are the target of fierce government action, and once caught, are not regarded as human. Last year we had evidence that some were used as guinea pigs to test chemical and biological weapons.” Iran is now No. 2 on the list. Iran was previously No. 3 on the WWL for many years, behind Saudi Arabia. The wave of arrests of Christians which started in 2008 continued even stronger during 2009, resulting in the arrest of at least 85 Christians. It is suspected that the arrests are a way for the Iranian government to distract attention from internal problems, including the domestic turmoil after the re-election of President Mahmoud […]

Brit Hume Tells O’Reilly: Tiger Woods Needs Something Christianity Provides – 01/04/10

http://youtube.com/v/MeRJ7euUShg Hey here is my first Post of the new year Pete has allowed us to post whatever we feel the Lord leading us to post. I pray Brit Hume inspires all of you today like he did me. Thank you Lord for working through men like Brit Hune to help reveal your grace, Mercy, and hope to others. I pray all of you are able to offer a little bit more in the world today Like Mr. Hume did during this world wide broad cast. Scotty Smith

You’ve Got The Time Pt. 1

I hope you were able to make it out this weekend for the first sermon in our series You’ve Got the Time.  We had a great crowd at both services, and it was a wonderful start to the new year.  In case you missed it I challenged you to do three things this week.1. Re-Define Discipleship- Ask yourself what it really means to be a disciple.  Is it just coming to church?  Or is there more to being a disciple?2 Re-Evaluate your values- What do you value?  If you want to know what you value just evaluate how you spent your money and your time last year that will show what you value.  Jesus lays out the value system for Christians clearly in Matthew 22:34-40.  Read it and ask yourself if your values line up with God’s?3. Re-Engage in the work of the Kingdom-  If you were in church this weekend you might remember the Danger ZONE (Top Gun) that was FUN!!!!  If not here is the deal, WE NEED YOU TO ENGAGE!  Everyone of you are important to the work of the Gospel.  For God’s church to reach the world we need everyone to ENGAGE! If you missed the sermon click here and listen to it today!  Or use the button below.

This Weekend…

Hey Cowboy Fellowship don’t miss this weekend as we celebrate the New Year.  The sermon Title is You’ve Got The Time.  I am going to challenge us all to do three things at the start of this new year and I believe you will be blessed should you take the challenge.I am also going to be introducing our new Children’s Pastor (Adam) to the congregation.  We are so excited about what God is going to do through Him.  We all believe that Adam is going to be a great team member at Cowboy Fellowship.  And there is another HUGE announcement that I will be sharing as well.  All I am going to say is people will be surprised!  You won’t want to miss it, because it is going to amaze you to see what God has been doing over the last 2 months behind the scenes in our church.So come out on Saturday night at 7pm or Sunday Morning at 10:45 am, let’s start 2010 right, together and in God’s house! Pastor Pete

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