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The Network

by Joe Guidotti

If you were on campus last Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, you observed there was a lot of activity. Outdoor kitchen construction was ongoing, Moms4Moms held their opening summer event on Wednesday, and we hosted dinners and meetings with our 17:6 Network partners. I want to share a little more about our partners in the 17:6 […]

Thy Will Be Done?

by Joe Guidotti

If you watch TV or go to the movies, an overarching message is the goal of life is to save the world (make it a better place) by living a self-empowered and self-directed life aimed to maximize happiness and comfort. The subtle timeline of our existence is only from birth to death. There is little […]

The Privilege of Suffering?

by Joe Guidotti

When Christ followers are broken, vulnerable, and appropriately transparent, it provides a unique opportunity for God’s love and power to be seen by the church and those seeking Him. Yesterday, I was blessed by the response of a few people who are facing deep challenges. Their unwavering faith in and love for Jesus Christ speaks […]

Where’s my Joy??

by Joe Guidotti

Last Sunday, Elliot challenged us to identify an emotion with which we are struggling and choose the Biblical response for it. The emotion I chose was joy. Recent parenting struggles have caused Rachel and I a considerable amount of sadness. What is joy, and how do we find it? Webster defines joy as, “a feeling […]

What is a VSM anyway?

by Joe Guidotti

I recently went on a short term mission trip to Germany with Randy Lanthripe, who is the Senior Pastor of Church in the Valley. Randy is also President of the 17:6 Network, whose goal is to build Value-Shaping Ministries (VSMs) like Seabreeze Church. While I learned a lot about the 17:6 Network on the trip, […]

Are You OK Living with Contradictions?

by Joe Guidotti

This weekend Bevan taught that Christ followers are all called, and that each of us are responsible for our own growth in Christ. Bevan’s message reminded me of my past. While I became a Christian on March 28, 1978, I did not take my walk with Christ seriously until December 17, 2005. Yes, it was […]

Tis the Season to Budget, Really?

by Joe Guidotti

Bevan has been teaching us about being generous the past few weeks. The timing of this teaching in my personal life has been interesting. Rachel, my wife, recognized this too as she asked (this is what I heard her say, not her wording) if I had conspired with Bevan to teach about giving and budgeting? […]

Loving God, Really?

by Joe Guidotti

Loving God, Really? I have been challenged this week over and over again through conversations with people, working through homework from a leadership training course I am enrolled in, and doing the homework from Sunday’s message, The Core of Exceptional.  The challenging question I have been chewing on is, would God say I am loving […]

Why join a Growth Group?

by Joe Guidotti

Since the next Growth Groups quarter begins the week of September 14, and right now we have the opportunity to join a Growth Group, I want to briefly write about Seabreeze’s mission and why it is vital to join a Growth Group. Seabreeze Church’s mission is to help people become committed Christ followers. We welcome […]

We all want Super Powers!

by Joe Guidotti

This past Sunday evening, Rachel, Brooklyn and I went to see the movie Maleficent. I wanted to see it since this coming Sunday, Bevan will be speaking about the theme of Maleficent in light of what God says. This scene below, and all like it, really connect with me.   Wow to fly through the […]