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Rick Duncan
Works at Cuyahoga Valley Church
Attended Vanderbilt University
Lived in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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10 principles for good sermon design
I am a fan of fountain pens. Recently, I scored a Lamy 2000 in a great
deal on eBay. I found that this pen was designed by Gerd Alfred Muller. Muller was
in the first class of industrial designers hired by Artur and Erwin Braun .
These designers followed th...
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Cussing won't send you to hell...
Here in Cleveland, Ohio we have experienced the reverse of the curse. The long drought without a major sports world championship is over! The Cavs won the NBA championship on Sunday night, June 19, 2016 – the first world championship for any major sport in ...
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10 Commandments for Guest Speakers
10 Commands for a guest speaker...  (How to serve a church when preaching while the lead pastor is on sabbatical.)  1. Lift up Christ higher and higher.   2. Explain and apply the Word well.  3. Debrief, pray, and plan with key staff.  4. Know and support t...
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A fun way for Bible students to understand Will Mancini's Vision Frame
Here on this blog, I sometimes reference Will Mancini's Church Unique and Vision Frame. These are really helpful tools  - in fact, my go-to tools - that guide church leaders in gaining and giving clarity.  Sometimes, leaders struggle a bit with understandin...
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Here's a green ink review. Enjoy!
I have been wanting to try a truly green ink for quite some time. I purchased some samples from Goulet Pens and this Gruene Cactus Eel ink is one of those samples. (I have been using Noodler's Zhivago ink, but it is a green i...
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Chesterfield's Night Sapphire Ink review
I really, really like this ink. I like the color. I like how wet it flows. I like its shading properties. And... I like the price. About the only thing I don't like about this ink is that it does not do so well on a splash t...
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10 Commandments for Guest Speakers
This spring and summer I have been honored to be able to preach several weekends at First Baptist Church Vandalia , Ohio while their pastor, David Starry , is on vacation.  I have been calling every Tuesday afternoon for a few minutes to touch base with Luk...
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Cussing won't send you to hell...
Cussing won't send you to hell Here in Cleveland, Ohio we have experienced the reverse of the curse. The long drought without a major sports world championship is over! The Cavs won the NBA championship on Sunday – the first world championship for any major...
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Give the Lord your best by giving your best to your ministry
Don't forget this: Your education wasn't the work. It was preparation for the work.  Disclaimer: This post isn't some reaction to a recent event in my life and ministry. I am not directing this toward anyone at my current place of ministry. We have hard wor...
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When God is faithful to church planters...
This is a guest post from my friend, Brian Hennon, church planter and founding pastor of The Refuge , a new church near Harrisburg, PA.  Brian’s life took a lot of twists and turns from wrestling coach to United States Army Journalist. In 1993, at the age o...
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5 questions to ask before you volunteer in a ministry
How do you decide whether to volunteer to serve in a ministry or not?  Your time is valuable. Your ministry clock is ticking. You don't want to spend your time serving in an organization with little or not clarity, Today, I met with a ministry leader who is...
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I'm late the party when it comss to reviewing this ink. But here's my take.
This is a much reviewed ink. In fact, it was the ink of the year for Goldspot in 2015. My take on the ink can't add much to what's already been said. You can find reviews here, here, and here, Here comes my modest anyway. I t...
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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.
Bragging rights
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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