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Rick Duncan
Works at Cuyahoga Valley Church
Attended Vanderbilt University
Lived in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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20 outrageous claims Jesus made about Himself
20 truly amazing things Jesus said about Himself in John 5. Is He a liar, a lunatic, or the Lord? * 1. I do what God the Father does. So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the F...
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12 ways to know if an open door is from God
I meet regularly with 2 younger leaders in a discipleship huddle. Both of them face big decisions in ministry.  "Is this open door before me the door that God wants me to walk through or not? Is this next ministry opportunity going to put me in a place wher...
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3 ways to unclog your leadership pipeline
Do you have enough leaders to sustain your growth and to keep you off the ministry treadmill?   Do you have a leadership development strategy that you promote consistently?   Are you using simple, strategic, and reproducible systems in developing leaders?  ...
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7 key questions leaders use for transformational training
Mac Lake has been leading an Auxano Leadership Pipeline co::LAB in Columbus, Ohio. I've been helping just a little. We are looking
forward to our 4 th  of 6 Leadership Pipeline co:LAB
sessions this Thursday, January 7 th at LifePoint Church. A Leadership Pi...
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2015 Most Read Posts On This Blog For 2015... (with my apologies)
By now, you are probably tired of seeing bloggers posting "The Top Ten Posts On My Blog." I am.  But I thought it would be enlightening and helpful for me to take a look back at the most read blog posts on my blog for 2015. It will help me plan some blog pr...
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Hymn Story: My Jesus, I Love Thee
One of my dad’s favorite songs starts off with the words… My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine; For Thee all the follies of sin I resign. My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou; If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now. The song was originally writ...
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4 life-changing questions to use in your discipling relationships
Leading a discipleship conversation that is truly transformational need not be difficult.  Find some content for whatever topic needs to be discussed.  It could be a blog post, a section from a chapter in a book, a podcast, or a portion of an online message...
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When you don't know how to pray for your daughter or son
Parenting is challenging. We often don't know where to turn, how to act, when to speak, or what to do.  If we try to parent in our own strength and according to our own wisdom, we get for our family what we can do. But if we pray and invite God to act in ou...
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This Is Your Life
THIS IS YOUR LIFE Monday Morning Message, January 18, 2016 One of the most popular programs in the early days of television was a show called “This Is Your Life”.  Host Ralph Edwards would somehow surprise people with the news that this night was going to b...
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Starting a new blog - with a link to an expert, Michael Hyatt
I have been honored today. A young leader from Kansas asked me, "I am wanting to start a blog this year. Could you give me some pointers on how to get started. For example: (1) What is a good platform to use for a blog page? (2) How often would you recommen...
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The real story behind Joy to the World
It was Great  Britain's  Isaac Watts who wrote the Christmas carol "Joy to the World." Why could he, a man who knew deprivation, pain, and rejection write such a great hymn? He knew something about Jesus that many of us miss.  Jesus is joyous. See Hebrews 1...
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How to develop a leadership pipeline for your church
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Encourage young leaders to create environments to invite people to new life in Christ.
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Leading, teaching, mentoring, coaching, consulting
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  • Cuyahoga Valley Church
    Founding Pastor, 1986 - present
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama - Visalia, California - Orlando, Florida - Nashville, Tennessee - Jacksonville, Florida - Memphis, Tennessee - Cleveland, Ohio - Blanchester, Ohio - Chattanooga, Tennessee - New Market, Virginia - Reno, Nevada
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Founding Pastor at Cuyahoga Valley Church. www.cvconline.org Encouraging young leaders to create environments that invite people to new life in Christ.
Introduction
Rick is currently serving as Founding Pastor and Pastor of Missional Living and Leadership Development at Cuyahoga Valley Church (CVC). Rick and his wife, Maryanne, along with one other couple started the church in 1987. God has graced CVC with approximately 2,000 attenders each weekend at 4 services. Rick says, "I thank God for the gifted staff and volunteers I serve with at CVC. Jesus has done great things for us. To Him alone be the glory." Before becoming a pastor, Rick served 4 years on staff of the FCA in Jacksonville, Florida. Rick graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in 1986. He was ordained by the Far Hills Church in Dayton, Ohio in 1987. A graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, Rick was a 4-year letterman on the baseball team. He earned All-SEC honors 3 times as an outfielder. Rick was drafted by the Minnesota Twins and spent 5 years playing professional baseball in pursuit of his dream to make it to the major leagues. His dream now is to "encourage young leaders to create environments that invite people to new life in Christ." Rick is still in love with his wife, Maryanne. He enjoys spending time with his three sons, Alan, Ryan, and Evan. And he is the proud father-in-law of Joanna, Alan's bride, and the proud grandfather of their 2 sons, Ethan and Caleb.
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Follower of Jesus. Husband of Maryanne. Dad to Alan, Ryan, and Evan. Dad-in-law to Joanna. Grandfather to Ethan and Caleb. On staff at Cuyahoga Valley Church.
Education
  • Vanderbilt University
    Religious Studies, 1971 - 1975
  • Mid America Seminary
    Master of Divinity, 1983 - 1986
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