A note to the wise... beware of Christians who just cannot stand for a pastor to be paid well. It's funny that we go to expensive restaurants, leave huge tips (20%) and never once think about what kind of home and car the waiters and restaurant owners drive and live in? Why is it that when it comes to attending church where all giving is completely voluntary... all of a sudden you want to know where the cash is going! The god of this world is money, and you can see it in the various posts here with bitter people who want to tell the pastor what he can drive and where he can live...etc. One of the most difficult and thankless jobs in the world is pastoring a church... and some of these posts are a testimony as to how thankless it is. I pastored a church myself for nearly 20 years and I grew so tired of this kind of criticism that I decided to join the work force and leave the pastoring to those who were tough enough to continue it. Guess what, I've made much more money doing meaningless things in the work force than I was ever paid for saving souls! Go figure!! Now I work for my cash... making more and living in an even bigger house and driving my dream BMW... and I don't have anyone complaining that I'm living lavishly off the church. I do my ministry free of charge and and happier than ever. A person with the skill and talents of someone like Pastor Randy Hand would make millions in the real world of business. He is being paid probably much less than he's worth in the business world. I know I was and when I defended myself, nobody believed it until I decided to show them. Those people are probably still complaining about their new pastor... it never stops with those who love money. To all you who attend Pastor Randy's church... give as unto the Lord and he will bless you for your giving. Don't listen to the bitter money lovers... they will always try to cast doubts while serving their money. Remember, giving is voluntary... don't give unless you want to. The Word doesn't say how much to give, it just promises that if you do, it will be "pressed down and shaken together, and given back to you!" Believe the Lord on giving and your life will be fabulously blessed! Don't bother with the nay-sayers... They are always around contributing nothing but bitterness. God bless you all abundantly! With all that said; I don't believe in a "prosperity" gospel at all... the point of the gospel only promises prosperity for your eternal soul. But God is good to givers and gives back... that's a promise... and it works... but the gospel is not about your financial prosperity... it's about your salvation and your place in the life to come. Keep your eye on the prize (that heavenly city)! Nathan Reynolds / Lathrop, CA, former pastor of Hayward Christian Life Center in Hayward, CA.
Celebration Church is a multi campus… Provided by YP.com Posted by debycontrestano on 11/14/2011 Celebration Church is a multi campus generational church. What's that mean...well there is more than 1 campus to choose to attend, and all ages of people go. What I love about my church is that you &amp;amp;amp;quot;come as your are&amp;amp;amp;quot; in your dress, your attitude, lifestyle and you are welcomed with a smile:) The worship band &amp;amp;amp;amp; singers are not only cool but you &amp;amp;amp;quot;feel&amp;amp;amp;quot; the presence of god. I love that I am going to hear and experience a relative sermon that I can apply to my life right now! I will connect with other people and some will be life long friends. What else is cool about Celebration Church is when I invite other people to come and meet me there, I am confident that they will experience a lasting and unforgetable service, and I won't be embarrassed by anything presented at my church...wow...that's huge! I have been attending my church, Celebration, since 1998 ~ and I still come expecting and excited every service I go. My family has truly been impacted by the family of Celebration Church! We invite you to come and experience one of our weekend services! Saturday 6pm or Sunday 10am. And because you know there is more...come check us out!
Celebration Church absolutely changed my life. Six years ago I came in hurting and broken. From the second I got out of the car I felt welcomed. It's full of people who love you despite of what you look like or what you may have gone through. I'm so thankful for the leaders that push me up against the truth of God's word, they're a couple who truly wants God's best in my life. It's not a place where you get caught up in religious duties but get to truly experience what a relationship with God is. It might be a large ministry but it's a ministry full of leadership (staff & volunteers) who really care about people individually. When you come to Celebration you're not just another number, but someone who's loved and cared for. Without this church I have no idea where I'd be today. In this place I was restored. I would highly recommend this church to anyone who's looking for a place to get connected to great people and most importantly, the presence of God.