At Vista, we emphasize the importance of community with the church – from our Discipleship Pathway to including “community” in our name. But why is it so important? Karl Baker looks into how God has wired us to be with one another.
Throughout our She Speaks sermon series, we have highlighted the stories of various women in the Bible. Sydney Stolz breaks down the story of Lydia and shows us how we can be better allies to others, especially those in the margins of society.
During our She Speaks series, we are highlighting important women in the Bible who faithfully followed God’s call in their lives. Steph Shaft writes about the life and calling of Deborah, specifically how she led the people of Israel in strength and faith.
Why do we do a school supplies drive every year? Because walking in the first day prepared makes all the difference in the world, writes Katie Schindler, a local teacher and long-time Vista member. See how you can set kids up for success this school year!
In June, a group of high school students from Vista Students traveled to the Dominican Republic to serve alongside GoMad Missions. Abigail Morgan shares her experience from the trip and what she learned.
Vista Community Church has come a long way from its humble beginnings in a living room. With new building additions coming this year, take a look back and read how Vista grew into the church we know today!
Does rest really matter? Longtime volunteer, Jennifer Holley, explains how a taking a Sabbath month revivified her passion for serving with Vista Kids, and how serving as a Summer Sub is vital to the ministry.
We are only about two and a half months away from officially having more room to love more people in the new spaces! In this Next Phase Update, Jon Stroker explains how the transition into the new spaces will look after Easter.
Baby Dedication is one of our favorite events here at Vista. It is such a blessing to partner with parents in this phase of life, especially as they commit to growing their child in the Lord. Shannon Jacobsen tells her story as a first-time parent experiencing Baby Dedication!
Many times at a young church, it is easy to be fixated on the busyness and activity that comes with ministry. But often we don’t remember to sit and be present with “those who can no longer keep up.” Austin Fischer tackles why working with the elderly is important to our faith.
As we move closer to Easter, we take time to acknowledge the depth and meaning of Lent. Karl Baker unpacks why it’s important to slow down during Ash Wednesday and the Lenten Season in this week’s blog post.
Have you ever considered what it would be like to join a team in learning what it means to live and share the Gospel in other places around the world? See how you can serve globally through Vista Missions!
A team from our Vista College ministry just finished their very first mission trip ever, taking place in New York City. Liv Robinson, a senior at UMHB, writes about the experience and how God used the team to make impacts across the city.
Jesus calls us to break bread with people outside of our normal circles, many times those people are vastly different than we are. Jonah Fox reflects how having a non-traditional Thanksgiving reminded him what the Kingdom of God represents.
We spent Election Night reflecting on our allegiance to the Kingdom of Christ and taking communion as a church community, instead of taking political sides. Austin Fischer writes about why this is necessary in our Christian walk.
Our third round of Skeptics Welcome has finished up and it certainly was a good series. Steph Shaft reflects on the reconciliation of faith and doubt in her own life, and how leaning on Christ helped work through the thoughts.
Every year, people in our community do not have the supplies to stay warm in the winter. But Vista wants to help change that. Jonah Fox writes how we, as a church, can help love our community through coats and serving.
We’ve spent the last month going through different Bible stories, but why does the Bible tell stories? Why are we so drawn in by them? Karl Baker looks at why storytelling is so powerful, both in Scripture and in our own lives.
Our series on Culture Making has wrapped up, but what we learned during it should be lived out every day. Steph Shaft writes about what creating culture looks like in our daily lives and how our Vista values plays into it.