Scott's church

Compass Community Church
Litchfield Paark, Arizona 85340
(623) 935-3060

About Scott
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Biola University in La Mirada, CA. Master of Divinity (with an emphasis in Pastoral Counseling) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. I’m also completing my final project for a Doctorate of Ministry with Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.
  • Experience: Pastor of College/Career in Fremont, CA and Arlington Heights, IL. Pastor of Christian Education, and later Pastor of Adult Discipleship in Grand Island, NE. Currently the Teaching Pastor at Compass Community Church in Goodyear, AZ.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I manuscript my sermons, and use plenty of slang along the way. There’s also all that non-verbal stuff that just can’t be captured in a transcript. I apologize if that makes them difficult to read. If something strikes you and you want to hear a tape or talk about it further, don’t hesitate to contact me (
  • One of my favorite illustrations: How can anyone forget the story of the tightrope walker over Niagra Falls who asks a spectator to get in the wheelbarrow and go across with him.. Sure, the story has been twisted and distorted and overused by a zillion preachers, but the point is still incredibly powerful: It’s one thing to *say* we believe in God’s life-changing love and power; it’s another thing to step out in faith and take action based on what we believe is true.
  • Family: I’m married to a terrific wife, Margo. And God has blessed us with 3 great kids: Benjamin, Elizabeth, and Rebecca. There’s an English Springer Spaniel named "Blossom" running around here somewhere, too.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: I spent a week studying "Contemporary Preaching: Increasing Clarity and Relevance" with Dr. Donald Sunukjian, and that event has had a tremendous impact on my own approach to communicating God’s Word. Coupled with advice from Dr. Calvin Miller, I’ve learned that God is in the habit of telling stories to make a point -- Biblical history, parables, etc. It’s important to "paint a picture," to tell a story, and to share with passion.
  • Books that have had an impact: Far too many authors and speakers have had a profound impact on my life than I could begin to list. But some of the most influential have been Neil Anderson ("Victory Over The Darkness" is a great book!), Max Lucado (just about anything he’s written...*grin*), Chuck Colson (I particularly like "Loving God" and "The Body"), Bill Hull (whose "Jesus Christ, Disciplemaker" and it’s sequels offer a great understanding of our Lord’s strategy), James Dobson (whose ministry has given me the courage to be a Dad), and Rick Warren ("The Purpose-Driven Church" is a must-read for anyone in ministry in our generation). Recently I’ve been impacted by the insights of Leonard Sweet.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: There was that time I nearly fell off the stage trying to make a funny point by wearing socks with bright red hearts on Valentine’s Day... *shudder*
  • What I want on my tombstone: Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant! Come And Share Your Master’s Happiness!
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  • Mean What You Say!

    Contributed on May 2, 2002
    based on 79 ratings

    Third in a series on the Ten Commandments, focusing on sincerity and honoring God’s name.

    Rule #3: Mean What You Say! By Pastor Scott Heine · June 18, 2000 A couple of weeks ago, I asked you to consider some tough questions: On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your life — not just at this moment, or because of whatever circumstances you’ve faced, but rather an more

  • The Genuine Article

    Contributed on Feb 27, 2001
    based on 54 ratings

    Second in a series on the Ten Commandments, focusing on knowing God as he really is, not merely as we might imagine him.

    Some of you have participated in “Twelve Step” programs at some point in your life, as part of your effort to break an addictive behavior. There are plenty of these programs out there — Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, Sexaholics Anonymous, and more recently Internet more

  • God Is Number One

    Contributed on Nov 20, 2000
    based on 144 ratings

    First in a series on the Ten Commandments, focusing on the necessary priority of God in our lives.

    Rule #1: God Is Number One! By Pastor Scott Heine Estrella Community Church · Goodyear, AZ June 4, 2000 If you could rate your life on a scale of 1 to 10 today, what rating would you give it? I’m talking about an overall rating — one that takes all aspects of your life into more

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