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In The Lead - Join God's Crew

Join God’s Crew – In The Lead pt4

You are never alone to fight your battles when you join God’s crew to do His work. Even if the enemy lurks within sight and flings harmful jabs your way that make it tough to stand strong in your own strength, God’s got your back! Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman shares the successes of God’s crew as told in the book of Nehemiah leading 41 teams to build a massive wall to protect their homes from onlooking, savage threats. Shane explains…
In The Lead - Leading Through Crisis

Leading Through Crisis – In The Lead pt3

As a leader how do you do make your team feel safe? Your spouse? Your family? Your employees? Those around you? When the team gets shaken are you able to reassure them that they will weather the storm? Following a brief series intro by Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman, Community Life Pastor Rodney Green delivers the third installment of the In The Lead series. Rodney continues with a look at Nehemiah’s challenge to his people to build a wall of protection…
While You Wait on God - Shane Schlesman

While You Wait On God – In The Lead pt2

What should you do while you wait on God?Nothing? Anything? Something specific? Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman shares the story of Nehemiah as an illustration of five actions you can take while you wait. Waiting. It’s never welcomed and rarely enjoyable. We’re an impatient species. Fast food. Instant rice. Microwave popcorn. One-click checkout. Express Lanes. Binge-watching.We want everything NOW! Many of us, maybe you too, are not much different when it comes to our relationship with God.You may pray with an…
Accept The Challenge To Lead - Chuck Balsamo

Accept The Challenge – In the Lead pt1

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to Accept The Challenge of being the leader that God wants you to be. Do you accept? Learn more about your mission from Guest Speaker, Author, Business Leader and Pastor Chuck Balsamo. He will challenge you to embrace your full potential in a new future of influence in God’s strength. About WEAG – West End Assembly of God What you’ll find at WEAG is a diverse, vibrant church community in Richmond…
Re-Discover Joy! | Tony Robinson

Re-Discover Joy! – Joyride pt5

Re-discover joy by knowing and trusting God regardless of your circumstances. Overcome the Joy Jammers of fear, selfishness, bitterness, sin/guilt, and isolation. Pastor Tony Robinson delivers a personal message of struggle and outlines six steps to rediscover joy regardless of your past and life circumstances. Invite your friends along for this final stretch of our summer Joyride journey. Simply share the link to this sermon. Invite your friends along for this final stretch of our summer Joyride journey. Simply share…
Good Enough Sermon Joyride pt4

Think You’re Not Good Enough? – Joyride pt4

So, you think you’re not good enough? You’ve messed up too much? Well, it’s true that you cannot behave your way into heaven. But, the flaming wreckage of your past does not mean you are not good enough for God. Watch, be inspired and share as Pastor Jeremy Woltz relates an unbelievable story of something quite bad he did as a teenager and not feeling good enough to live in joy afterwords. Jeremy will explain from Philippians 3 how unconditional…
Do Something Humiliating - Joyride part 3 sermon

Do Something Humiliating – Joyride pt3

Humiliation Sometimes Precedes Joy Do something humiliating. Wait…what?! Why do that you are likely wondering. We all have one thing that both can bring joy and humiliation.Maybe the reason some of us are not experiencing the joy we want is due to not seeing the humiliations in our lives the way that Jesus would. Watch as Pastor Jamal Jones shares stories of experiencing joy from humility, including a couple of misadventures on his skateboard. Jamal continues the next leg of…
Experience Joy Together Sunday July 7 2019 Service

Joyride Together – A Journey to Joy pt2

Experience joy Together What makes the best joyride experience?A bright, sunny day along the beach? A windy drive through crisp, cool autumn mountain air?Cruising under the lights and sights of city skyscrapers?Regardless of the setting, the best joyrides always have one thing in common … experiencing joy together with friends! Joyrides are better together Living in joy is the same. It’s a team activity. Join us for a Joyride as Pastor Lisa Eggert navigates our journey through the book of…
Unconditional Joy

Unconditional Joy | Joyride pt1 – A Journey to Joy

It’s summer! Time for some fun.And, what better fun than a joyride … to live in joy … all the time, no matter what.Easy? No. Possible? You bet. Joy is not the same as happiness. Being happy is a momentary, external feeling that can disappear in a heartbeat. But, living in joy, that’s steadfast. So, hop on in and ride with us. Feel the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, and the warmth that comes from freedom…
Controlling Money - Beyond A Sermon Q&A #55

Controlling Money – Beyond A Sermon Q&A #55

Pastor Shane answers questions about Sunday’s sermon, Controlling Money, on the trouble with money and how we must control it with God’s help or money will control us. Links & financial resources in this episode https://go.weag.church/BBmoney — sermon & related resources https://go.weag.church/youtube — WEAG’s YouTube channel https://weag.tv — live streams and scheduled broadcasts https://mint.com — Mint.com website and mobile app to budget and effortlessly stay on top of bills. http://wally.me/ — Wally free mobile app to control your money seamlessly.…

Addicted To Serving – Lift Up RVA edition Beyond A Sermon #056

We took this week’s episode of Beyond A Sermon on the road to visit Quioccasin Middle School, a project site for this year’s Lift Up RVA to Build A Better Richmond. WEAG is helping Henrico County Public Schools with classroom painting, food pantry stocking, landscaping, outdoor furniture upkeep and more. Pastor Shane answers questions about Sunday’s sermon on breaking addiction with a clear connection to serving and appropriately fixing our priorities on Jesus and our community. For more about Lift Up RVA,…
Breaking Bad Addiction

Breaking Bad Addiction – Broken & Beautiful pt 8

Bad addictions can break us. But, we can also break bad addiction. With a new fix, a new plan, and a new life, freedom is possible. Watch as Pastor Shane presents a powerful message on the subject of addiction. It’s week eight of the Broken & Beautiful series. So far, we’ve learned how to receive healing from depression, brokenness, shame, family dysfunction, bitterness, anxiety, and money. addiction stats Over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction…

Controlling Money – Broken & Beautiful pt7

Got money? Or does money have you? Gotta have it. Yet, yet money can easily have us. Just as there are two sides to every coin, there are two opposing perspectives to dealing with money. Watch as Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman delivers a message on the subject of finances to align our thinking and habits with Jesus. Shane also challenges us to pursue two 3-month challenges…Challenge 1: Keep track of your spending for the summer. A little over 2 months.…
Surviving Anxiety Attack!

Surviving Anxiety Attack! – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #054

In episode 54 of Beyond A Sermon, WEAG’s weekly Live Q&A program, we deep dive into the brokenness that comes from anxiety, panic, and worry. Is there a solution? What is it? Can these attacks be overcome? Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman answers viewer questions about dealing with anxiety attacks. Missed the sermon? Watch it here: https://youtu.be/yfFhHzIVyCo Have a question for Shane? Text it live during the show or anytime after to 804-480-4072 (no calls please). Questions Asked What is an…
Anxiety Attack!

Anxiety Attack! – Broken & Beautiful pt6

“Don’t worry. Be happy.” If only it were as easy as singing a song to be free of anxiety. Reality is that panic, worry, anxiety frequently invade our minds with unanswerable questions of, “What if ?” and, “What about ?” Whether you experience a sudden wave of panic or suffer from long-term anxiousness, there is a solution to survive and thrive. Watch as Pastor Shane delivers a practical message on surviving an anxiety attack. STATS: Anxiety and Depression Association of…

I HAVE DECIDED! – Baptized & beautiful

Why get baptized? What does it mean? Is it an act of obedience or something bigger and more important than that? Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman answers these questions and more about baptism as twenty-two individuals are celebrated for declaring, “I HAVE DECIDED!” Watch or listen as stories are shared from people just like you who decided to follow Jesus’ example. Girls, boys, women, and men of different ethnicities, cultures and spanning three generations publicly profess Jesus Christ to be their…
Beyond A Sermon Q&A #53 - How To Forgive

How To Forgive – Beyond A Sermon Q&A #053

How do you forgive people who have wronged you? Maybe even hurt you? How can you find freedom from the pain and bitterness? It seems impossible, but there is a way. In episode 53 of Beyond A Sermon, WEAG’s weekly Live Q&A program, we deep dive into the effects of bitterness that damages relationships and the healing that delivers freedom. Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman answers viewer questions about forgiving others in really tough situations. Missed the sermon? Watch it here:…
From Bitterness to Forgiveness

Find Freedom from Bitterness with forgiveness – Broken & Beautiful pt5

“Don’t be mad, get Glad.” – remember that TV ad? Loading up your spirit with the waste of bitterness will break you. Fortunately, you can find joy and freedom in forgiveness. Doing so is rarely easy, but it’s possible in any situation. Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman shares how in this impactful message for everyone. Shane addresses specific scenarios and relationships you are sure to identify with. If you have questions for Shane about today’s message, comment below or text them…
Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #052 - Surviving Family Dysfunction

Surviving Family Dysfunction – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #052

In episode 52 of Beyond A Sermon, WEAG’s weekly Live Q&A program, we deep dive into the dysfunction that can plague families and the healing that is available to us all. Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman answers viewer questions about surviving family dysfunction and finding healing in the process. We’re all part of a family, maybe many …and, in different forms. They may seem dysfunctional at times. The family is under attack. It has been since the creation of the first…

Dysfunctional families – broken & beautiful pt4

Family dysfunction can be any condition that interferes with healthy family functioning. Most families have some periods of time where functioning is impaired by stressful circumstances, such as a death in the family or a parent’s serious illness. What we might call broken God calls beautiful. To God, the family is beautiful! He created families, starting with His son, Jesus Christ. And, God’s only son bore the burden of our mistakes, shame, and brokenness to bring us back into His…

How To Conquer Shame – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #51

Guest speaker Sue Schlesman is interviewed by Dr. Dave DeMasters with viewer questions about how to conquer shame. Sue and Dave dig deeper into Sue’s message from two days prior delivered as part three of WEAG’s Broken & Beautiful series. Watch, comment on, and share this exploration of what it takes to become free from the debilitating effects of shame.

Freedom From Shame – Broken & Beautiful pt3

Shame is a perversion of our desperate need for God. Shame says, “I am bad.” I’m unworthy. I must hide. Something about myself will make people reject me. It affects us physically, spiritually, and relationally. Fortunately, Jesus took our shame so we wouldn’t have to live in it. His power can overcome shame in our lives! Watch, comment on, and share this Mother’s Day message from guest speaker, author and teacher Sue Schlesman. It is relevant to all … moms,…

Not Me! It Can’t! They Won’t! – Brokenness: Broken & Beautiful pt2 | Scott Hanson

I object!How often have you thought those very words?Not me … I’m not qualified.It can’t … There’s no way this will work.They Won’t … People are not even going to listen. Guest speaker and missionary to Africa since 1994, Scott Hanson, delivers a powerful message challenging these common objections. He shares incredible stories of God using broken people to accomplish the impossible and transform brokenness into beauty. Watch, be inspired, comment and share. If you have questions for Scott, use…

Living With Depression – Beyond A Sermon Q&A #050 – Broken & Beautiful pt1

Shane answers viewer questions about the sermon, “Depression” part one of the Broken & Beautiful series. Questions asked in this episode include… Is it a sin against God to be discouraged, depressed or thinking of just giving up? How do I stop the depressing thoughts that swirl in my mind? I love Jesus. Why isn’t that enough to make it all ok? Where do I turn if I just can’t get the victory? What about medication as a Christian? Should…
Depression - Broken & Beautiful pt1

Depression – Broken & Beautiful pt1

Depression. It affects 322 million people. One of them might be you or someone close to you. It’s a real struggle that can’t be “swept under the rug” with happy thoughts. Fortunately, there’s no need to hide it, no need to run from it, no need to be embarrassed, to retreat from community, nor to think any less of yourself. Depression is a disease that God understands and wants to help you with. Not necessarily by escaping from it with…

Free to Doubt – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #49 – Something Happened pt2

Shane answers viewer questions about the sermon, “I Doubt It!” Part two of the Something Happened series was an Easter Sunday message in which Shane shared the story of the Apostle Thomas, characterized as Doubting Thomas, and how his doubt proves to be a model for our ability to believe! Questions asked in this episode include… If Jesus’ resurrection is proven, why don’t more people believe in God? How can believers help our lost, uninterested loved ones turn their apathy…
I Doubt It. Do you, too? - Something Happened pt 2 - Easter Sunday | Shane Schlesman

I Doubt It – Something Happened pt 2 – Easter Sunday

Do you doubt Jesus?Great! You’re in good company.So did the Apostle Thomas (yeah, that one).We have/do, too. All of us.And, that’s okay! Believing is doubting and Jesus invites you on a journey to believe. In fact, all of His followers struggled with their belief. Jesus doesn’t need your blind faith! He needs faith that is built on Him! And, doubting is not unbelief. Rather, doubting is living! Jesus is present even when you don’t see a door to enter! Jesus…

Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #48 – Something Happened pt 1 – PEACE

PEACE! The kind that is everlasting. Peace in the midst of turmoil. Peace that surpasses all explanation. In episode 48 of Beyond A Sermon, we deep dive into the peace that Jesus is and came to offer for the taking. Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman answers viewer questions about how such peace is obtained, how to depend on such peace, and how to apply true peace to the challenges and trials of everyday life. Questions include… What is the peace that…

Something Happened pt1 – Peace – Palm Sunday 2019

God brings you confidence with his peace to guard your heart and confidence grows into courage. He prepares a table before you in the presence of your enemies so you can look them in the eye with confidence and present to them your courage in the midst of your trial, in the eyes of your enemy, and on the brink of disaster.
Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #047 - WEAG 3.0 pt3 - LAUNCH

LAUNCHing WEAG 3.0 – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A Interview

When and How Will WEAG 3.0 Launch?! Pastor Shane Schlesman answers viewer questions about Sunday’s message in which Shane shared how WEAG 3.0 will LAUNCH! WEAG and Richmond will never be the same. When will this happen? How can you be a part? This is part three of a 3-part series as we move into the Easter season further and faster than ever before. Shane takes us beyond the sermon to dig deeper into what the LAUNCH of WEAG 3.0…

LAUNCH WEAG 3.0

It’s time to LAUNCH WEAG 3.0!Grab a stone and hop on board. We’re moving forward in the direction God has provided.Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman invites all to answer the call, commit to a new future, and consecrate yourself completely to being used by God. #sermon #WEAG30 #expand #leverage #launch #community #RVA #Richmond #Virginia #leadership #relationships #vision #campus #tour #weag

How Will WEAG 3.0 Happen? – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #046 – LEVERAGE All God has Given

How Will WEAG 3.0 Happen?! Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman answers viewer questions about Sunday’s message in which he shared how the vision of WEAG 3.0 will become a reality as we LEVERAGE all that God has blessed us with for all that God has called us to do.  Watch as Shane leads us beyond the sermon and to dig deeper into what WEAG 3.0 will mean for the community, the greater Richmond area, and the world beyond. WATCH THE SERMON
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LEVERAGE All that God has Given

God has uniquely positioned WEAG to enter a season of expansion. He has gone before us to prepare the way and has now called WEAG’s leadership and community to move forward. We are to LEVERAGE all that God has blessed us with for all that God has called us to in EXPANDing His work in us and through us around Richmond, VA. In part two of three, Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman begins to unveil how that will take place. Shane…

What IS WEAG 3.0? – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #045

Pastors Shane Schlesman and Dave DeMasters discuss Sunday’s message in which Shane introduced the vision of WEAG 3.0. This first of a 3-part series is about the move of God to EXPAND in us and through us. Watch as they answer viewer questions and go beyond the sermon and dig deeper into what WEAG 3.0 will mean for the community, the greater Richmond area, and the world beyond.
The Move of God to EXPAND - WEAG 3.0 pt 1 | Shane Schlesman

The Move of God to EXPAND – WEAG 3.0 pt1

God has uniquely positioned WEAG to enter a season of expansion. Not unlike the transition in Israel’s history between Moses and Joshua. Every transition has its challenges and at the same time, its opportunities. We don’t want to be a church that ever gets comfortable. We never want to be stagnant and settled. We will always be moving forward. When we make it about us we are ready to settle. Keep it about others and there will always be work…
Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #044

Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #044 – Leaders Among Us

Pastors Jeremy Woltz, John Kelly, Lisa Eggert, and Jamal Jones answer questions about leadership development at WEAG. They share stories of how leaders before them have impacted their lives and their work for God. And, they celebrate the work of the Lord in impacting kids, students, young adults, and small groups through the armies of amazing volunteers that they lead. The Questions Jeremy – What brought you to WEAG? What is one of your earliest memories of someone at WEAG…
Jeremy Woltz Lessons from Timothy Living Legacy 11

Live a Legacy of Leadership – Lessons From Timothy

Young Adults & Small Groups Pastor Jeremy Woltz challenges us with Lessons From Timothy.  Jeremy identifies three takeaways from the apostle Timothy’s life of leadership lessons that he learned and espoused. In this concluding message of the Living Legacy series, WEAG’s Millennial pastors give thanks to the leadership of many before them as they accept the baton to continue WEAG’s legacy into another fifty years of transforming lives around the world. Pastors Jeremy, John, Jamal, and Lisa will all participate…
Throughout All Generations - Living Legacy 10 Sermon - John Hershman

Throughout All Generations

Former Senior Pastor, John Hershman, delivers today’s message in recognition of WEAG’s 50th birthday. John reflects on the joys of ministry over many decades, including the call to take the helm at WEAG, the miracle of embracing a mission-focus in unfavorable circumstances, and how God continually uses his Church as “fresh bread” to transform lives everywhere. John also addresses the current challenges that WEAG is facing and gives praise for the leadership and community that will surely witness even greater…

The Power of A Single Seed

Special guest, bestselling author, and Pastor Mark Batterson, delivers a WEAG 50th Birthday Celebration message on Thu., March 7, 2019. Mark refers to the incredibly small size, yet enormous durability and potential of a single seed, as representative of the breadth of impact God has had over 50 years, around the world, through the ministries and community of WEAG. This video is just Mark’s introduction and sermon. For the entire service, watch this one: https://youtu.be/qDGSwQtJD7s In the entire service video,…

Because You Say So – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #43

Founding Pastor Dr. Bob Rhoden answers viewer questions about his recent sermon, Because You Say So. Watch or listen and get to know Dr. Rhoden more as he shares stories of his upbringing following the early death of his parents, his encounter with Jesus at age sixteen, and the call just ten years later to move to Richmond and help lead a brand new church in unfavorable circumstances. Below are just some of the questions Dr. Rhoden responds to. If…
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