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Samantha Villenave


Cultivating Stillness

It’s taken me way too long to get this article written. Want to know why? ...Because I am way too busy! Sometimes a simple task can get lost in the mess, and our inner-peace with it! The crazier my life gets, the more I know I need to chill. Relax.…
February 24, 2016

Leading with Authenticity, Not Perfection

When I was in my early thirties, my husband and I pastored a church. We had been serving in supporting roles for several years and inherited the leadership when our senior pastors moved into the next phase of their ministry. Many members of our congregation were twice my age and…
January 27, 2016

Let Your Light Shine And Volunteer

Sunday after Sunday, the church doors swing open, the coffee table is set up, and the lights are dimmed for worship. A table of brochures and sign up sheets is set up at the back of the sanctuary for anyone wanting to serve in the church. Growing up in church,…
January 25, 2016

Speak Up and Be Revolutionary

  More and more, a scary idea permeates our world. This idea creeps in from the shadows without anyone noticing. We sit on our couches and it’s there. We go to the grocery store and it follows us. The menacing creature is the “do nothing, be good” theology. This standpoint…
December 30, 2015
Church Media

3 Ways to Amp Up Your Youth Service

Church media has come a long way in the past ten years. With more technological advances in church presentation software, motion graphics, and film, anyone can add a few touches to their church's worship services that make a huge difference. For youth, being relevant and modern in your ministry is especially important.…
October 23, 2015