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Interests: favorite overall sports team: duke university mens basketball team other favorite teams: new york yankees boston celtics oakland raiders
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Rod Kaya would like to connect on LinkedIn. How would you like to respond? Rod Kaya StratOp & LifePlan Facilitator at theSTRATLife llc Confirm you know Rod You received an invitation to connect. LinkedIn will use your email address to make suggestions to our members in features like People You May Know. Unsubscribe If you need assistance or have questions, please contact LinkedIn Customer Service. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at rodsprod
Rod Kaya would like to connect on LinkedIn. How would you like to respond? Rod Kaya StratOp & LifePlan Facilitator at theSTRATLife llc Confirm you know Rod You received an invitation to connect. LinkedIn will use your email address to make suggestions to our members in features like People You May Know. Unsubscribe If you need assistance or have questions, please contact LinkedIn Customer Service. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at rodsprod
Rod Kaya would like to stay in touch on LinkedIn. Rod Kaya StratOp & LifePlan Facilitator at theSTRATLife llc Fort Collins, Colorado Area Hi Type, I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. - Rod Confirm that you know Rod You received an invitation to connect. LinkedIn will use your email address to make suggestions to our members in features like People You May Know. Unsubscribe This email was intended for Type Pad. Learn why we included this. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact LinkedIn Customer Service. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at rodsprod
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Our senior pastor at Crossroads Church in Loveland Colorado, @johnsmithcrsrds, has shared in a couple of leadership settings that statistics are showing that the average church attendere goes two out of every nine weeks. Stating the obvious -- this is not good! A few years ago in a leadership gathering with Bill Hybels, senior pastor of Willowcreek Community Church Bill shared five reasons why it is important to go to church -- I trust this will resonate with you. Jesus modeled it for us. He made it a practice of His. Luke 4:16 "When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom." A reminder that you are not alone -- that you are not crazy Important for our children. Your kids are depending on you They cannot drive themselves. The Power of the Manifest Presence of God -- Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them." Out of Discipline and Obedience. Hebrews 10:24, 25 "And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, 25not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2012 at rodsprod
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"My vows to you I must perform, O God; I will render thank-offerings to you." (Psalm 56:12 NRSV) So we have been in Fort Collins Colorado for close to 10 weeks now – hard to believe I am saying this. During this time I read Psalm 56:12 and have put into practice of regularly taking time to write in my journal what I am thankful for. As many of you have been praying for our family during this season of transition here are some of things I most thankful for during the past 2 and ½ months. Thankful … Both Rhett and Emersen have adjusted well to their new surroundings – making friends in the neighborhood and enjoying their new school. Tara is enjoying her daily times with God as she has creation pathway and our neighborhood lends to this. That some of the promptings I sensed God was leading me in has come to fruition in regards to Crossroads Church. Our house in San Diego sold within 10 days of when we were scheduled to close on a purchase of a house here in Fort Collins. For the countess amount of prayers offered up on our behalf during this season. For the friends I have made in San Diego that will last a lifetime. I am at a church that is allowing me to leverage my gifts to my fullest. There is a Starbucks 6/10 of mile from my house. There are rumors of a Costco coming to the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2012 at rodsprod
Our family has been in a season of transition this summer and one area that has suffered as a result of being in continual packing and getting my house ready for sale mode is my self leading practices -- in particular my reading efforts. Reading daily is a part of my Life Plan replenishmnet cycle and is necessary for me to keep my thinking sharp and my mind active to be able to resource myself and others whom I lead and influence. As we settle in our new life in Fort Collins I am eager to get back into this practice of reading daily. On the right column "What's In My Kindle" is the books I have or will be downloading to read during the last four months of 2012. Some have asked me how I come with my list. Here is some ways I go about putting my list together. And I highly prod you to have a pipeline of books ready to read so once you finish one book you don't meander trying to figure out what's next, but rather having the next one ready to go! The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) this two day leadership training event usually produces a couple of books that catches my attention because either one of the speakers references the book or it is a book the speaker has wrote. John Ortberg's Who Is This Man ... is an example of such a book. There are some people I simply read whatever... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at rodsprod
Bob, Thanks for dropping me a line trust you are doing well. We are just getting settled in. But you have given us some incredible suggestions for things to do I might need to call you from time to time to get more idea.
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2012 on What I will miss ... at rodsprod
Yes I agree!!! I heard there might be works in this area cant come soon enough.
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We arrived late Thursday night in Fort Collins Colorado covering 4 states, 18 hours and 1200 miles. We want to thank all of you who have experessed various sentiments and lifted up many prayers on our behalf -- we ask that you please continue to pray. So here is a few pictures giving you a glimpse of our new life ... First with no cable service yet that means no wi-fi and if you know me this is like death. Thankfully there is a Starbucks 6/10 of a mile away from our house. This is an incredible help and also incredibly scary for my bank account. Ironically the first time I visited Colorado this is the very first Starbucks I went to. The movers came yesterday, and there is much to do! Need to get a washer and dryer, some stuff done around the house and if you know me -- I as a handyman makes Ed Noble look Bob Villa -- so please pray!!! Here is an intial look at our new home -- please pray that our house in San Diego sells fast. As for tonight the entire family will be meeting with the Creative Arts Team (Programming/Worship) after the Saturday night service. Here is a view from my office. My last picture for now ... If you got into talked to me in leading up to our coming to Fort Collins, I have made much about how there is no Costco in reasonable distance from where we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2012 at rodsprod
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It is fairly obvious that I will miss this place. This picture was taken yesterday driving away for the last time. In fact my son Rhett said it best when he said, "Leaving Journey is like leaving home -- we pretty have come here everyday since I was born." However, here are a couple of other daily go to spots that may not be as obvious that I will definitely miss. This Starbucks on Campo Road in the "77" is one where I received impecable customer service almost every day and sometimes more than once a day. I need to find "my" Starbucks in Fort Collins. I have no doubt that if a 24-Hour Fitness would not have been a 3-mile drive away, I would be Biggest Loser material. It was also great place to run into people from Journey and invite people to Journey. Thankfully, there is a 24 Hour Fitness within a couple of miles of our new home. For those of you have moved ... What places did you miss? Or if you were to leave what would you miss? Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at rodsprod
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Our summer can be defined in two words: packing and boxes. So many of you have been so gracious in praying for me and my family during this season of transition and you continually grace us by asking how you can continually pray for us. So the time has finally come the moving truck has left and it is time for us to go. With that being said here is how you can be praying for us as a family as we drive out today to Colorado. This is the first of several posts specifically regarding how you can pray for us. I thank you advance for all your support. Safety in our travels as we will be making the 18-hour trek over two days arriving in Fort Collins on Friday. That movers would get there on Schedule (Friday) and all of our stuff would be intact. All the logistics and details of getting settled in would go smoothly -- getting utilities, cable and other amenities all set up. Rhett & Emersen would love their new school and make great friends right away -- they start Tuesday Aug. 21 Our home in San Diego would sell quickly and at the optimum price. God's continual grace, peace and favor. That it would be a fun road trip. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at rodsprod
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One of the joys I have had in being a part of Journey Community Church all these years is actually playing a vital role in naming it. In 1998 we, as a leadership team, through a series of events, were sensing a need to change our church name that would give us our own unique identity. Through a series of conversations and meetings some of the suggestions being tossed around were East County Community Church, East County Christian Church, Gateway Community Church amongst many others -- nothing was clicking or settling right. As a last minute ditch effort I suggested Discovery Community Church with the tag line, "where you discover your life's purpose." It didn't catch on with any one on the team. Then before we were to enter a meeting where we would decide the name of the church amongst one of the earlier sugguestions, I was having a conversation with work colleague about our future options. Nothing new was coming to the forefront. Then through the corner of my eye, I noticed the Journey Bible on my book shelf, I went and grabbed it and what caught my attention was the tag line "A Bible for Seeking God and Understanding LIfe." Then I rememberd stating outloud, "Journey a Church for Seeking God and Understanding Life." Though we didn't keep the tag line -- the name Journey really stuck with us hence the name we have today. Over the years we have recognized how Journey truly does embody who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at rodsprod
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Over the past couple of weeks I have been experiencing a series of "lasts" (experiences I am having for the last time) as I have been preparing for my move from San Diego to Colorado. One of these lasts took place this past Thursday and Friday being a part of the Willow Creek Association Global Leadership Summit here in San Diego where for nine years Journey Community Church has served as the host site (site #44). During my 16-year run at JCC I have had the privilege of leading several different teams and departments and serving as the GLS point leader was truly one of my favorites. At the conclusion of every GLS I become a human thanking machine -- making it my priority to thank the incredible volunteers who serve with tireless passion and energy. (A pre-service team meeting way before guests start arriving.) Many of our volunteers take up to three days vacation to serve at this event. During our nine years we have never had to hold any type of formal recruitment, in fact we often turn away those who ask to volunteer and many of our team have been serving all nine years we have hosted the event! This last GLS we had 42 churches, businesses and organizations represented with over in 400 attendance making it our biggest attended GLS to date. So 9 years and 82 sessions later I want to say thank you to all who served and made the GLS such a rewarding... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at rodsprod
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On February 25, 1993 being relatively new to San Diego (just 2 months) my roommate at the time, Clint Hardick, invited me to the first public gathering of Horizon Christian Fellowship Rancho San Diego. It was there in Suite 160 on 2930 Jamacha Road where I heard founding pastor Mike Burns share the vision that he and his wife, Laurie, had to start the kind of church that could potentially reach the 400,000 plus unchurched in East County San Diego. Though I was on staff at another church at time -- I remember leaving inspired by what I heard that evening -- I count it as such a privilege to have been amongst the first 40 that were there that evening. It would be almost 3 and 1/2 years later on September 7, 1996 that I had the privilege of joining the staff of that church that we know now as Journey Community Church where I have been serving ever since. During this time I have held almost every pastoral role in the life of our church -- most recently serving as the connections pastor -- where I provided leadership to our small groups ministries. Well last weekend, August 3 & 5, I shared with our church that my time at Journey was coming to a close. The short of it is that after much prayer, fasting, counsel and the leading of God's Spirit I accepted the call to serve as the executive pastor of Crossroads Church in Loveland Colorado.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2012 at rodsprod
Chip, thanks for the encouragement. I have seen the Tim Tebow book a few times at bookstores, I am put on my list for the next quarter of 2012. Let me know what your thoughts when you finish it. For fun currently reading Mocking Jay the last of the Hunger Games Trilogy.
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2011 on READING IS LEADING at rodsprod
I know there are different ways to learn, however for me reading is one of the best means. So as we wrap up 2011 and move forward into 2012 -- I have laid out my first several reads for the new year. This is one of the best ways for me to keep on track in my self-leading efforts. I can feel the difference when I do not regularly seed my mind with good brain food. So in the column on my right: What's In My Kindle I have laid out the several books I plan to read this year. Simply put "READING IS LEADING!" What are you reading as you enter this new year? Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2011 at rodsprod
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MERRY CHRISTMAS To our online community of friends on Twitter and Facebook we want to thank you for staying connected with us and enriching our lives throughout this past year. We want to wish a Merry Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ! For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Love, Emersen, Rhett, Tara & Rod Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2011 at rodsprod
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Before school let out for Christmas break my son Rhett's 2nd grade teacher asked each student in class what they thought Christmas is about. Here is the response that he typed out. The actual project he turned in is below and I have retyped verbatim what he wrote out. The most important thing about Christmas is Jesus' Birthday and Jesus' being born its also about the wise men and Jesus' Mom and dad.. They had to sleep in a barn well Jesus was born. When Jesus was born he had to sleep in some hay in the barn. It smelld bad there was donkys and shee and maybe a cow. Three wise men followed a star that took them to the new born king and the new born king is Jesus! When the wise men go there they gave Jesus some stuff and that's what Christmas is all a bout. By Rhett Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2011 at rodsprod
Still wanting more from what you experienced this GLS weekend? Here are some additon learnings from Jeff Manion .. enjoy! Also for more information on book "The Land Between" available at the Daily Journey Counter this weekend, check this out below: Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at rodsprod
2011will mark the 8th year that Journey Community Church will serve as the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) host site in the San Diego area. Annually this world-class leadership training event impacts hundreds of leaders in our community and tens of thousands globally. For three years now we have designated a weekend to feature an actual GLS message given at a previous event to give our church a sampling of what an incredible event the GLS is. This weekend, May 27 & 29, is our GLS weekend featuring one of the highest rated sessions from last year's conference. It is the message "The Land Between" by Jeff Manion senior teaching pastor at Ada Bible Church. The message is also the topic of a book by the same title that we will have available after each of our services at the Daily Journey counter. Here is a sample of what you will experience this weekend. In addtion Journey members will be able to sign up for the 2011 GLS at an incredible host site rate after services also at the Daily Journey counter. You will not want to miss this weekend! Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at rodsprod
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Easter Weekend at Journey Community is quickly upon us. There is still time to pick up the phone and invite someone. I know there is still a few more people I need to follow up. So here is everything you need to know to make you and your guests' experience has meaningful as possible. GOOD FRIDAY -- 5PM & 7PM: Service is scheduled to go 70 minutes in length. Communion will be served. Doors will be open 15 minutes prior to start of the listed service times and kids will check in will also be available from that time. Kid's ministry for infants to 5thgrade. Middle school and high school students are to attend the main service. Bookstore open at the conclusion of each service for a half hour EASTER SUNDAY -- 8AM, 9:30AM & 11AM: Service is scheduled for 60 minutes. Easter kicks off a new series. Doors will be open 15 minutes prior to start of the listed service times and kids will check in will also be available from that time. Kid's ministry for infants to 5thgrade. Middle school and high school students are to attend the main service. Intepretation for the deaf will be available for the 11am service Complimentary refreshments available after each of the service Bookstore open at the conclusion of each service for a half hour NEXT WEEKEND: Part 2 of Series that launched on Easter. Regular service times resumes: Fri. 7pm, Sun. 9 & 11am. Kids ministry for all services. Middle School... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at rodsprod
Will join me in going barefoot tomorrow (Tuesday April 5) in support of One Day Without Shoes. Many of us were inspired by TOMS and its chief shoe giver Blake Mycoskie after seeing him share at the 2010 Global Leadership Summit (GLS). TOMS has an innovative business model, "one for one" that is not only providing a quality product to consumers but is making a global impact by giving a pair of shoes to a child in need every time a pair is purchased. Toward the end of last year I had a chance to visit the TOMS headquarters. Click here to see what my experience was like. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at rodsprod
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Today begins the 2nd Quarter of 2011 and if this quarter proves to be anything like the first we are in for quite the ride! We began the year with the Jesus Creed series where we saw unprecedented movement in the life of our church. We saw hundreds take significant faith steps (raising the bar in their devotional life, extending acts of compassion to their "neighbors" and finding the beauty of being in community with others) in loving God and loving their neighbors. And immediately after, we launched into the SHIFT series where again hundreds and hundreds stepped out in faith -- this time in areas of serving within the life of our church and out in our community! This weekend we are launching a new series: CLEARING THE WAY -- Getting Ready for an Encounter with God. A breakdown of what this series will look like. Don't be a fool and miss any of it. For centuries, followers of Jesus have known that though we can’t control when we have “God encounters,” we can make sure that we are ready and in the right place. You’ve got to clear the way! This is where the idea of the season of “LENT” came from. In this series we’ll look at three things that will help us “clear the way” as we get ready for The Weekend (Good Friday and Easter Sunday). April 1 & 3 Fasting — Giving God a Little More Attention and Space April 8 & 10 Focus... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2011 at rodsprod
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This weekend we begin what could potentially be pivotal and life-changing series for us a church and as individual Christ Followers -- the series is called SHIFT. At certain times, we need increased momentum in our lives. We feel like something is a little off, we are lugging a little too slow or somehow need a surge of juice. That¹s when it¹s time for a shift. This isn¹t about going in the wrong direction, it isn¹t a U-turn, it¹s about executing a gear change, it¹s a about an adjustment that will give us momentum A SHIFT. This series will look at five different shifts that we think are staring us in the face, five cultural shifts, five momentum changers for us as a community and you as an individual. We only have so much energy so let¹s use it wisely, let¹s make sure we¹re in the right gear. Let¹s shift! February 25 + 27 SERVE SHIFT From Renters to Owners March 4 + 6 STUFF SHIFT From Giving to Surrender March 11 + 13 FAITH SHIFT From Wishing to Expecting March 18 + 20 MISSION SHIFT From Watching to Engaging March 25 + 27 PRAYER SHIFT From Saying Prayers to The Center Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2011 at rodsprod
What makes a good book? Though there are many determing factors that you can mention, for me, what makes a good book is whether it gets me and others talking. Not just thinking, but talking where what is being read compels me to share my learnings or its content with others. An arena of life that I spend a good portion of my time is in a local church. And here are five books that I and friends and colleagues of mine have read that have lead to some great discussion about the church and what it means to be a Christ follower. I hope you will be prodded to read one or all of these books. The Next Christians by Gabe Lyons Untamed by Alan Hirsch Generous Justice by Timothy Keller Radical by David Platt Crazy Love by Francis Chan I believe it has done so for the following reasons ... The timeliness of its content -- it has implications for the world we are living in now. Accessibility -- people can engage in its content regardless of the prior knowledge to subject matter. It gets you think because as it challenges your current point of view. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at rodsprod
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