Sermons on Relationships

God's Culture of Unity - Across ALL Cultures part four

God’s Culture of Unity – Across ALL Cultures pt 4

Click/tap to LISTEN or DOWNLOAD Being a family is not easy. The struggle is real. To be a family means having to embrace the perspectives of others. Yet, often we welcome the comfort of agreement over the challenge of being unified with others we don’t yet understand. Fortunately, God’s culture interrupts the feeling of needing agreement. We can find unity with Christ and in Christ. God has called people of ALL generations and ALL cultures to His mission of being…
The Good News of God's Kingdom

The Good News of God’s Kingdom – Across ALL Cultures pt 3

Pastor Moises Diaz, who leads the Latino Ministry at WEAG, delivers the third sermon in the Across ALL Cultures series. Pastor Moises directs us to consider the purpose of God’s Church on Earth and throughout eternity as a kingdom for all persons. Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith, ask questions, and see who God truly is. Through positive community, engaging music, and applicable encouragement, we hope you find WEAG…
Every HUMAN Has a STORY

Every HUMAN Has a STORY – Across ALL Cultures pt 2

Missionary to Kenya and guest speaker, Brent Hanson, reminds us of the unique story that we all have to share with one another. Brent further challenges us to consider what we are willing to do to reach out with the love and grace of Jesus in response to what we learn from others. Watch the HUMAN documentary that Brent references: https://youtu.be/vdb4XGVTHkE Watch the intro of the Across ALL Cultures series: https://youtu.be/8vAcamyRhMc Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This…
Across ALL Cultures part one

Becoming Family – Across ALL Cultures pt 1

To expand the family of God across ALL cultures and generations is the missional focus of WEAG that has, is, and will continue to be evident in the composition of our church community. It is modeled after God’s own desires for the makeup of His church. Such unified cohesiveness is possible when we are all open to becoming family. Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith, ask questions, and see…
God's Love Is For Everyone - exChange pt 5 - Lisa Eggert

God’s Love is For Everyone – exChange – pt 5

Watch, rewatch, and share this powerful message from God’s word delivered by Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman. We invite your stories of how you have seen God’s unifying work in your life, at work, in your community, or at church. In these contentious times, please keep comments positive, uplifting, and seeking to understand the perspectives of others. Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith, ask questions, and see who God truly…
A Tribute to Dads

Alive in the Love of the Father – Beyond Normal pt 3

Guest speaker, Scott Wilson, shares a Father’s Day story of being alive in the love of his dad despite his dad’s memory slowly slipping away to Alzheimer’s and how we can all live in the love of our heavenly Father. Scott Wilson is the Senior Pastor of Oaks Church in the South Dallas area. He is the founder of Oaks School of Leadership, which trains young men and women in church leadership while they earn college credits. He is the…
God Created Community - Asking for a Friend 4

God Created Community – Asking for a Friend pt 4

In a time of keeping others safe by social distancing, Pastor Shane explores the question of just how important being in a community is to us as individuals and to God’s plan for our lives. If you had the chance to ask Jesus your one question… what would it be? Take this journey with us as we seek answers to our tough questions. Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith,…
Marriage - It is Good!

Marriage: It Is Good! – Time of Your Life pt3

Marriage is a relationship that God created and declared as very good. Marriage is also erroneously thought of as in trouble with the majority ending in divorce. The reality is that most marriages are fine and they can even be great. God created it that way. In this third part of the Time of Your Life sermon series, Pastor Dave DeMasters addresses the challenges of marriage while also presenting a simple path to ensuring marriage is very good. Join the…
Together In Groups - It's Personal

Together In Groups – It's Personal

God created you for a specific reason with purposeful intention. Our relationship with Jesus is more than a thought or saying… It’s personal. What does God personally have in store for you? Join in the discussion about this series at https://weag.church/itspersonal/ Here at WEAG everyone belongs and is welcome. This is a place where you can explore faith, ask questions, and see who God truly is. Through positive community, engaging music, and applicable encouragement, we hope you find WEAG to…
Don't Let Regret Be Your Endgame

Don’t Let Regret Be Your Endgame: Life Lessons From The Avengers

Your endgame need not be one of regret and despair. Jesus has already won the endgame for you and everyone. He hung on “the gauntlet” of the cross and “snapped his fingers” with a declaration of “It is finished!” to defeat Satan and every pain, loss and regret you would experience. Make Jesus your Endgame! The time is NOW to invite your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, fellow students and others to be a part of the excitement and growth happening…
WEAG 3.0 Here We Go - In Unity

Here We Go … IN UNITY! – WEAG 3.0

God has formed WEAG for a time as this and will fill it to function in His will with the love of Jesus Christ for all who enter. The time is NOW to invite your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, fellow students and others to be a part of the excitement and growth happening at WEAG. All are welcome as we draw closer to Christ’s love and grace! ALERT: Service times are moving to 9am & 11am ET starting Sunday, October…
WEAG 3.0 Here We Go - Make A Difference

You CAN Make A Difference – WEAG 3.0 Here We Go!

Time to Make A Difference!It’s really simple – See a need, meet a need. Join the work that is necessary! Lead Pastor Shane Schlesman helps us identify as committed contributors to the work and priorities of God versus being consumers of His blessings.The future of WEAG 3.0 is lifting off and you are invited to be a part of the journey. About WEAG What you’ll find at WEAG is a diverse, vibrant church community in Richmond VA and online of…
Find Your Group - Small Groups Sunday

Find Your Group

YOU’RE INVITED!As a community of people just LIKE you, WEAG likely has a group FOR you. Small Groups Pastor Jeremy Woltz will share a message of how to find your group in the Family of God. Life wasn’t meant to go it alone. Be a part of something bigger. Be a part of the WEAG family. 98 small groups are available to choose from at https://groups.weag.church. New groups are launching right now. And, more groups are to come…even online. All…
Live To Build Others Up

Live To Build Others Up

Community. It’s built by you. As you take part in Everyday Living to lift up others you create a place where everybody knows your name. Online Campus Pastor John Kelly will share a message of how community doesn’t require a whole lot from us but does depend on our active participation. It’s something we can LIVE for. And, just when you think your service to others is about them, you find you benefit just as much and sometimes even more.…
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…

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,…
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…
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…

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…

Because You Say So

As the WEAG community celebrates 50 years of transforming lives for Christ, Founding Pastor Dr. Bob Rhoden delivers a message of jubilee for all God has done, thankfulness for all who have been a part, and excitement for what lies ahead. Dr. Rhoden uses WEAG’s history to highlight five takeaways from Jesus’ initial interactions with Peter and the other first disciples as recorded in Luke 5:1-11. He shares how the even despite unfavorable circumstances, we will be astonished at the…
Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #042

We Are Family – Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A #42

Shane answers tough questions about the latest sermon, We Are Family, while also reiterating that WEAG is a family that has your back when you invite others into our house. Watch episode #042 of Beyond A Sermon Live Q&A as Shane tackles these questions… Why should ALL WEAGers embrace being a family of love in which grace is extended and love is lived? What will that mean for them? What do you mean when you say, WEAG will have your back…
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