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Sam Luce
Works at Redeemer Church
Attended Portland Bible College
Lived in Portland, Or
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A couple of weeks ago I was at the Gospel Coalition Conference. There were many sessions and breakouts that ministered to me personally. One of my favorite sessions was a panel discussion on justice. Panel discussions are temperamental they are fragile they can go bad quick. Much of that depends on the moderator far more […]
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One of the things I never have enough of is good stock photos. Photo sites like iStock Photo started out cheap but is now no longer affordable. When you are making a website or flier promoting your church great stock photos make all the difference. Below are 10 of the best stock photo sites that […]
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Sam Luce shares the importance of treating ministry as more than a leadership position, at the Children's Pastor's Conference.
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Leadership is not easy. The reality is that every person leads at some level. The question is not are you a leader as much as how well are you leading. Growing up in the church I saw one insecure leader after another. I never saw them as insecure leaders until I started to work at […]
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In the book Creativity Inc, By Ed Catmull at one point he talked about the importance of protecting the new. He then quoted the amazing monologue delivered by Anton Ego in Ratatouille. In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up […]
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Being a critic is much less costly than being an artist.
In the book Creativity Inc, By Ed Catmull at one point he talked about the importance of protecting the new. He then quoted the amazing monologue delivered by Anton Ego in Ratatouille. In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up […]
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Go! Curriculum Review Go! is a new player in the kids curriculum scene. (Go! will release fully this August.) They have what looks like a great mix of what you would expect from a “Large Group/Small Group” curriculum and fresh ideas. Here is how they describe themselves. GO! lessons, you’ll probably notice that every section of the lesson is […]
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New blog post on how to survive working under an insecure leader 
Leading under an insecure leader is just plain difficult. It’s difficult because you often times don’t know where the land mines are. You end up leading carefully and timidly. The irony of leading under an insecure leader is that it can produce in you the very thing you see in them. Leading up is never easy […]
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Looking for a free ticket to The Gathering? Click on the post to enter to win. 
In about 4 weeks I will be in sunny Southern California. As someone from the chilly northeast this excites me. Why I am excited may surprise you. Yes this winter was brutal, but I am most excited about being at The Gathering again this year because of my experience at the conference last year and what […]
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There is a sad irony in the seeming success of many Christian churches and schools. The irony is that the more you adjust obscure Biblical doctrines to make Christian reality more attractive to unbelievers, the less Christian reality there is when they arrive. Which means that what looks like success in the short run, may, in the long run, prove to be failure. If you alter or obscure the Biblical portrait of God in order to attract converts, you don’t get converts to God, you get converts to an illusion. This is not evangelism, but deception.

- John Piper

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Amen and amen. they do that so much if we try to get eveyone to love us and not offend anyone where's Jesus in that who get s saved 
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The word of God is perfect and complete, giving us all we need to know about Christ, salvation, and godliness. Or as the church father Athanasius put it, “The sacred and divinely inspired Scriptures are sufficient for the exposition of the truth.” 2 Of the four attributes of Scripture, this may be the one that […]
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Galatians – Book of Freedom Key Point – We are free to love Jesus Memory Verse – Galatians 5:1  “We have freedom now, because Christ made us free. So stand strong.” Bible Story – Peter is freed from prison by an Angel of the Lord – (Acts 12) True freedom comes from Loving Jesus Obeying […]
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Campus Pastor
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Blogging, speaking, leadership
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  • Redeemer Church
    Campus Pastor, 1997 - present
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Portland, Or - Utica, New York - Tampa, Florida - Mohall, North Dakota - Watford City, North Dakota - Red Deer, Alberta - Edmore, North Dakota
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Christ Follower, Husband, Father, Campus Pastor, #kidmin #stumin
Introduction
My name is Sam Luce and I have been the children’s pastor at Redeemer Church in Utica NY for the past 16 years. I have been blogging over at samluce.com where I talk about, leadership, creativity and ministry. 

My passion lies in building and strengthening the local church in any way possible because I love creating environments where life change can take place. I truly believe that the local church is the hope of the world.
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I have been married to my beautiful wife for 15 years together we have 3 beautiful children ages 8, 5, and 3. We currently live in Upstate New York.
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  • Portland Bible College
    BA in Theology, 1993 - 1997
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