• Jim Belcher

    Contributing sermons since Oct 1, 2009
Jim's church

Author: In Search of Deep Faith
Newport Beach, California 92658

About Jim
  • Education: Gordon College, BS, 1987 Fuller Seminary, MA Theology 2001 Georgetown University, PH.D., 1996
  • Experience: Jim Belcher (M.A., Fuller; Ph.D., Georgetown) is founding church planter and lead pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, California. He is coproducer of the docudrama "From Earth to Heaven: The Life and Art of Vincent Van Gogh." He is the cofounder of the Restoring Community Conference:Integrating Social Interaction, Sacred Space and Beauty in the 21st Century, an annual conference for city officials, planners, builders and architects - Jim previously led the Twenty-Something Fellowship and cofounded The Warehouse Service at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. He has served as adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University and was cofounder of the Renaissance Project Skateboard Company. He has been published in Leadership Journal and re:generation quarterly, and he and his wife and four children live in Costa Mesa, California.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Anything by Tim Keller at Redeemer Pres., NY.
  • Family: Married to Michelle for 14 years. Four children, Jordan (10), Jonathan (8), Lindsay (5), Meghan (3).
  • Books that have had an impact: See my list on
  • Hobbies: Huge Boston Red Sox fan
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  • Shaken

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2009
    based on 24 ratings

    The world will not stop shaking us. We have to be shaken by God. Then we will have the courage to shake the world.

    The church turned the world upside down. They went from a small band, to being all over the roman empire by the year 200. How? 3 things: 1. They were shaken by the world; 2. They were shaken by God; 3. They shook the world I. Shaken by the world How do you get in a position where more

  • Times Of Refreshing

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    When we know the whole story about the human condition, we can fully appreciate how good the Good News really is.

    Overview of last week. Overview of chapter: set the drama. From "happy ship church" to crashing on waves of persecution. The events of chapter 3 will lead directly to persecution. Peter and John get arrested for this healing and their preaching. Healing of the Lame Beggar (v. more

  • Deep Community

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    How do you achieve deep community and fellowship within a group of believers?

    What took a small, scared group of believers and filled them with so much confidence that they eventually became the dominant religion in the Roman empire? We are looking at the aftermath of Peter’s sermon. On that day 3,000 believed. The church went from 120 to 3120. A few days latter more

  • Deep Gospel

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    What does this mean to be convicted, i.e. cut to the heart? How does it happen? What are the results?

    Why did Christianity succeed in the Roman empire? According to Emperor Julian’s letter to one of his priests of the Greek religion: 1. Christians died better than anyone else 2. There was kindness to everyone. They were more inclusive than anyone else--religions usually divided by region, more

  • The Spirit Of God

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    What did it mean for God to send down his Spirit on the day of Pentecost? When the Spirit of God fills you, how do you know it?

    Some kind of power came from outside; a transcendent energy. How are we filled with the Spirit? Reminder: Pentecost was 50 days after Easter, 10 days after the ascension. They had been told by Jesus to wait for it. In the forty days between Easter and the Ascension Jesus had instructed more