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Rick Duncan
Works at Cuyahoga Valley Church
Attended Vanderbilt University
Lived in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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How to stop people from trash-talking other churches in town
A guest came to CVC with a cautious, critical eye this past weekend. She used to sing on a worship team at a church in Northeast Ohio for many years. She felt God leading her to leave that church because she felt the spiritual climate was subpar. She began ...
A guest came to CVC with a cautious, critical eye this past weekend. She used to sing on a worship team at a church in Northeast Ohio for many years. She felt God leading her to leave that church because she felt the spiritua...
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Access the Church Unique Vision co::LAB for your church in NE Ohio at a fraction of the cost
Many church leaders are no
longer wanting to photocopy the examples found in the latest books,
conferences, and seminars on church leadership and church growth.
Cut-and-paste, adapt-and-adopt ministry models are simply not compelling.   What if you could be...
Many church leaders are no longer wanting to photocopy the examples found in the latest books, conferences, and seminars on church leadership and church growth. Cut-and-paste, adapt-and-adopt ministry models are simply not co...
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How to make your home a LifeHouse: The Art of Neighboring
This morning, I had the privilege of hearing Andy Sikora at Renew Communities preach the final message in a series called "The Art of Neighboring." He taught from Luke 10:1-12. It was a strong reminder about the importance of the LifeHouses series we just f...
This morning, I had the privilege of hearing Andy Sikora at Renew Communities preach the final message in a series called "The Art of Neighboring." He taught from Luke 10:1-12. It was a strong reminder about the importance of...
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How urban hipsters – the new monastics – might actually be (unwittingly) creating obstacles to belief
How urban hipsters – the new monastics – might actually be (unwittingly) creating obstacles to belief "Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able t...
How urban hipsters – the new monastics – might actually be (unwittingly) creating obstacles to belief "Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will b...
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10 steps to stop unfocused activity and start fruitful ministry
Who or what is clamoring for your attention? Are you confused about your priorities? Do you have a hard time saying no?  After a long day of successful activity, Jesus was popular, sought after. Everybody wanted a piece of Him. What would He do next?  He go...
Who or what is clamoring for your attention? Are you confused about your priorities? Do you have a hard time saying no?  After a long day of successful activity, Jesus was popular, sought after. Everybody wanted a piece of ...
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Encouraging a young leader who is launching a new ministry
Marlon Johnson, a godly young leader here in NE Ohio, just received his Masters Degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. Maryanne and I had the pleasure of being invited to attend his graduation party. When we arrived, Marlon's wife, Jenn, asked me to say ...
Marlon Johnson, a godly young leader here in NE Ohio, just received his Masters Degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. Maryanne and I had the pleasure of being invited to attend his graduation party. When we arrived, Marlo...
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Is the Holy Spirit making a noticeable difference in your life?
Something’s missing in
our lives. I was in Chicago a few years ago with our 3 sons. We went to the Christ/City conference with Tim
Keller. Lecrae and friends followed it up with a rap concert. We wanted to get
some great deep dish Chicago pizza, so we took ...
Something’s missing in our lives. I was in Chicago a few years ago with our 3 sons. We went to the Christ/City conference with Tim Keller. Lecrae and friends followed it up with a rap concert. We wanted to get some great ...
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Hi Pastor Rick. How do we get more of the Holy Spirit?
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How your faith can impress Jesus
What is your need today? We have problems because we live in a fallen world. Problems with work. Problems with health. Problems with kids. We are all in need. Are you locked in on your need today? Name your need. Or better... your needs. The good news is th...
What is your need today? We have problems because we live in a fallen world. Problems with work. Problems with health. Problems with kids. We are all in need. Are you locked in on your need today? Name your need. Or better...
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Get in better shape with this 20 minute routine
Leaders who are not in shape are sending a loud message. "Here's one area of life where you can't follow my example: my physical fitness." I am guessing that at least a few followers might conclude, "I wonder if other areas of his/her life are worth followi...
Leaders who are not in shape are sending a loud message. "Here's one area of life where you can't follow my example: my physical fitness." I am guessing that at least a few followers might conclude, "I wonder if other areas o...
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31 questions to help husbands get a clue about their wives
Let's face it. Often, husbands don't have a clue about their wives. What's worse is that we don't even know how to get a clue. Recently, I was thinking that I should compile a set of questions to help me get a clue about my wife, Maryanne. So, I developed s...
Let's face it. Often, husbands don't have a clue about their wives. What's worse is that we don't even know how to get a clue. Recently, I was thinking that I should compile a set of questions to help me get a clue about my w...
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Why the SBC Transgender Resolution May Do More Harm Than Good
So, the Southern Baptist Convention 2014 that met in Baltimore made a resolution concerning the transgender issue. Most evangelicals would agree with most of the resolution. You can read it here . But my concern is whether or not making such a resolution is...
So, the Southern Baptist Convention 2014 that met in Baltimore made a resolution concerning the transgender issue. Most evangelicals would agree with most of the resolution. You can read it here. But my concern is whether or ...
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Sometimes, it's a warning that can help us finish well
The Lord's warning to Solomon is a warning to anyone who God has enabled to start well in building a family, a ministry, a business, or a reputation for His glory. The Lord said to Solomon, "If you turn aside from following me, you or your children, and do ...
The Lord's warning to Solomon is a warning to anyone who God has enabled to start well in building a family, a ministry, a business, or a reputation for His glory. The Lord said to Solomon, "If you turn aside from following m...
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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 son born on 12/25/2010, Ethan.
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Follower of Jesus. Husband of Maryanne. Dad to Alan, Ryan, and Evan. Dad-in-law to Joanna. Grandfather to Ethan. 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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