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Rick Duncan
Works at Cuyahoga Valley Church
Attended Vanderbilt University
Lived in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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How to get off your ministry treadmill and get back on your missional track
What would happen in your community through your church if you could accerate the multiplication of your leaders? My guess is that you don't have an opportunity famine. Your opportunities for ministry probably far exceed your capacity. You're trying to solv...
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How the church best influences the culture
Today, I was reminded of Martin Lloyd-Jones and
his commentary on Ephesians 5:18-6:9. Remember, he lived in the mid-20 th Century. Communism was a real foe and a great concern. In a chapter of his
book, Life in the Spirit entitled
“The Christian’s Prioritie...
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New Life in Christ in Western Ukraine
A few years ago, I heard about a hurting, abused, guilt-burdened woman who lives in Ukraine. Her name is Helen. Helen is a member of a people group called the Roma people, what we might call the Gypsy people. She lives in a village in Western Ukraine called...
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When you are feeling "less than"
Do you ever feel "less than"? It usually happens when we compare ourselves to others and their opportunities and accomplishments. Today, I saw a picture of a pa stor I admire as he spoke at a university graduation commencement. And I felt "less than". I fel...
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How to have a vibrant ministry of impact after you transition out of the Lead Pastor roll
I am on the way back from a retreat in Louisville led by Bob Russell of Southeast Christian Church. It's one of the 10 largest churches in America. I definitely have many different views regarding theology. Five of the pastors at the retreat were Christian ...
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5 principles for effective Discipleship Huddles
Sometimes, believers see discipling relationships as a means of mastering content, doing homework, and completing curruculm.  But content can't become king in discipleship. Life-on-life relationships that help each other love, honor, and follow Jesus makes ...
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How the imputed righteousness of Christ changes everything
"He made Him who   knew no sin   to be   sin on our behalf, so that we might become the   righteousness of God in Him" ( II Corinthians  5:21 ,  NASB). This is a classic verse on what some theologians have called "double imputation." Christ has died and ris...
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New Life in Christ in Western Ukraine... again
Tonight, in a small Gypsy camp church in Gat, Wetern Ukraine, my friend and fellow missionary, Rich Profant, shared the gospel by teaching through the 3 circles life conversation guide. We had some helpers who posted the words on the diagram in Hungarian, t...
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Joining Jesus in His Joy
Orom. It's the Hungarian word for joy. I am in Western Ukraine on a mission trip. Most people in this part of the Ukraine speak Hungarian. Tonight I spoke in a little Hungarian church from John 15 about joining Jesus on His mission and finding joy in the jo...
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A process to help leaders develop leaders
A golden opportunity has been coming together that I think will be high yield for several of Ohio’s multiplying churches. We understand the need for developing leaders who develop leaders. But if we are honest, we often come up short in having the system an...
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Mothers: A source of strength, dignity, wisdom, kindness, joy, creativity, and excitement
On this Mother's day, consider these wise encouragements from a woman about women and how they can gain more and more strength, dignity, wisdom, kindness, joy, creativity, and excitement. *  "Perhaps it is no wonder that women were the first at the cradle...
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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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