Niki Noel
David Anastasi
Matt Chewning
A Fire for Jesus
Chris Chang
Open Doors

The Netcast Blog

A glimpse into the life and happenings of Netcast Church.

Recent Posts

We Have Seen His Glory

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory,…

Read More

The Word Became Flesh

Gospel writers Matthew and Luke both open their accounts of the story of Jesus from…

Read More

A Fire for Jesus

Revelation 2 and 3 contain some of the richest words that Jesus ever spoke concerning…

Read More
Got FOMO?

Netcast Newsletter

Stay informed with all of our most recent posts and updates.

We Have Seen His Glory

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory,…

Read More

The Word Became Flesh

Gospel writers Matthew and Luke both open their accounts of the story of Jesus from…

Read More

A Fire for Jesus

Revelation 2 and 3 contain some of the richest words that Jesus ever spoke concerning…

Read More

Open Doors

When I look at my life in retrospect I can see all the doors that…

Read More

Don’t Be a Poser in Matters of Life and Death

“It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead.” – Miracle Max…

Read More

A Rare Chance to Share the Gospel

Tomorrow night the nation will cast its vote for the next president. The past few…

Read More

More Than Legalities

As we approach November 8th, Massachusetts is preparing to decide on legalizing marijuana.  The Massachusetts…

Read More

Deadly Compromise

From a horizontal perspective, the art of compromise has the ability to bring together everything…

Read More

Portrait in Blue

One of the most important parts of my salvation story is that from the moment…

Read More

For the Sake of the World // Go Fish

In Matthew 4 we see Jesus’ ministry begin with a simple invitation to two brothers. …

Read More

For the Sake of the World // Be a Friend

Becca and Laura Clifford are juniors at Endicott College who have been attending Netcast for…

Read More

In Light of Recent Horrors

Dear Netcast, In the wake of the crazy aftermath of the past week (or past…

Read More

Agents of Change

There are many things that influence us and act as agents of change. Some agents…

Read More

Josh Hester :: New Opportunities

Dear Friends, I’m writing to inform you that as of July 5th I will be…

Read More
Bible and coffee on a table

What the Baby Monitor Taught Me About Prayer

I have two children, a 4-year-old, Olivia, and a 1-year-old, Lucy.  Sometimes when the kids…

Read More

Finding Your Summer Rhythm

Summer brings a lot of changes. School is out. The temperature is on the rise….

Read More

Why Are We Not Helping Drug Addicts?

America has a drug problem.  People are overdosing at record numbers.  Not aware of this? …

Read More
A long bridge leading into tall trees

The Pathway to Miracles

I like the easy life. Smooth work days with little conflict that lead into fun,…

Read More
A girl sitting on a tree stump

These Times are Not Temporary

When I first arrived at Gordon, suitcase in hand and lanyard eagerly hanging from my…

Read More
Dark grey clouds

8 Reasons To Come To Netcast This Easter

Since we’re only a few days away from Easter Sunday, I figured I would write…

Read More
Pink background with text: Day 16, working through the problems of porn

Day 16: Working Through the Problems of Porn

Although I wouldn’t consider myself sheltered as a child, I was probably a little naive…

Read More
Orange background with text: Day 15, Overcoming Sexual Abuse

Day 15: Overcoming Sexual Abuse

When Matt and I started Netcast, we could never have imagined having to hear of all the…

Read More
Green background with text: Day 14, letting go of past sexual sin

Day 14: Letting Go of Past Sexual Sin

If you walked into our basement today, you would see a disaster!  Clothes everywhere, cushions…

Read More
Yellow background with text: Day 13, The problem with loneliness

Day 13: The Problem With Loneliness

What if I told you that I still struggle with loneliness even while I’m in…

Read More
Blue background with text: Day 12, Marriage and submission part 2

Day 12: Marriage and Submission Part 02

Yesterday we looked at the biblical definition of the word submission. Today I want to…

Read More
Pink background with text: Day 11, Marriage and submission part 1

Day 11: Marriage and Submission Part 01

Being a Christian the majority of my life, I know one of the more controversial…

Read More
Orange background with text: Day 10, talking to your kids about sex

Day 10: Talking To Your Kids About Sex

Tenth birthdays are a big deal in our house. Entering double digits is a time…

Read More
Green background with text: Day 9, healthy expectations

Day 09: Healthy Expectations

Expect to share expectations. Have you ever been in a situation where you had an…

Read More
Yellow background with text: Day 8, having a Christ centered relationship

Day 08: Having a Christ Centered Relationship

Upon moving to New York from Virginia, my 3rd grade teacher decided to play a game…

Read More
Blue background with text: Day 7, Family time in the midst of a busy schedule

Day 07: Family Time in the Midst of a Busy Schedule

I am slightly obsessed with family time. And I’m not talking about family time where…

Read More
Pink background with text: Day 6, let's talk about sex, baby!

Day 06: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby!

The reality of a Christian marriage is that it is a covenant relationship with two…

Read More
Orange background with text: Day 5, 4 ways, make disciples under my own roof

Day 05: 4 Ways I Make Disciples Under My Own Roof

A primary role of a Christ-follower is to make disciples. When our kids were younger, Matt…

Read More
Green background with text: Day 4, staying in love after falling in love

Day 04: Staying in Love After Falling in Love

I’ve had the privilege of being married to my best friend for almost 13 years….

Read More
Yellow background with text: Day 3, singles in the church

Day 03: Singleness in the Church

We often talk about the things that we are most passionate about. That’s why we…

Read More
Blue background with text: Day 2, dealing with relational hurt

Day 02: Dealing With Relational Hurt

Being in a relationship is always a messy thing. It’s not a matter of IF it will…

Read More
Pink background with text: Day 1, The difficulty of love

Day 01: The Difficulty of Love

Loving my husband Matt can be easy. He is thoughtful, caring, and helps out a…

Read More
Eggs in a basket on top of leaves

The Chicken or the Egg?

In the beginning of December one of my sons asked me which is of greater…

Read More
Skyscrapers in a city

What I Learned from a CEO I Never Met

About a year and a half ago my company completed a two year desktop support…

Read More
A man in a church praying

The Promise

“Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, Vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” These words, penned…

Read More
A smiling man and woman

The Thankful Leader

Every effective leader realizes that their greatest asset is a strong and unified team. Over…

Read More
A man wearing a hat in a field with trees

4 Transitions Every Leader Should Know

Between 2003 and 2009 I became a dad of bookend sons with two daughters in…

Read More
Coffee brewing

What Coffee Has Taught Me About Leadership

No matter how my day is planned or how it pans out it always begins…

Read More
6 Reasons To Pray

6 Reasons I Should Pray More Often

If you’re like me (and by “like me,” I mean “not Jesus,”) you don’t pray…

Read More

Umpqua College Shooting

This morning we wake up to another school shooting. Another tragedy. One a week now…

Read More
A pencil on a blank notebook page

Rethinking Leadership

I remember sitting in my mentor’s office 12 years ago. The white board to my…

Read More
Baptism 2015

Why do we baptize?

This past Sunday at Netcast Church’s baptism service there was quite a lot of hype going into it,…

Read More
A person plunging underwater

God Loves This City – A New Series

In many ways, the book of Jonah resonates on a deep level with me because…

Read More
A girl sleeping on the steering wheel of a car

My Journey : Week 03
with Joe Miranti

We are all mortally wounded by sin. Sometimes, we are spiritually and emotionally wounded by…

Read More
A man on the water with a paddle

My Journey: Week 02
with David Anastasi

Growing up Roman Catholic and attending Catholic schools, I heard mostly Law (think: 10 Commandments)…

Read More
A silhouette of mountains with a pink and purple sky

My Journey: Week 01
with Melissa Chang

It can be tempting to try to follow a set of rules to help us…

Read More
Person sitting on a wall up high looking out over a city

The Journey: Week 03

Prayer is one of the great privileges of the Christian life. We get to talk…

Read More
A girl in the woods writing in a notebook

The Journey: Week 02

If Jesus is the greatest teacher then it’s important to obey His teaching. On this…

Read More
The Journey Netcast Church

The Journey: Week 01

This weekend we looked at Jesus being the greatest teacher that ever walked the face…

Read More
A sparkler

Robin Leopoldo: Sparkle

I don’t like cleaning the bathroom. Stooped over, I clean this and wipe down that…

Read More
good-friday-travis

Good Friday Worship Service

Worship isn’t music. Worship is an expression of gratitude in light of the magnitude of…

Read More

Easter At The Cabot

Netcast to rent The Cabot Theater for Easter | April 5th | 9 & 11am In an era where…

Read More

Austin Stone Mission Team

Every year at Netcast we have mission teams come from across the country to serve…

Read More

Robin Leopoldo: Shaped, Not Shattered

It happened again. It’s exhausting. It doesn’t make sense. It’s all too familiar. But it’s worth it if it…

Read More

7 Day Marital Challenge

What is the 7 Days of Sex Challenge? At the most basic level it is you…

Read More

Courtney Reid: Because of All He Has Done For Me

I grew up in a Christian home. And like most Christian homes, I was taught…

Read More

Netcast Church (4 Year Update)

It is crazy to imagine that only a few years ago, this was just a…

Read More

Brian Glenney: Love is a Feeling

At a young age many of us inherited the idea that love is a commitment…

Read More

Jennifer Keifer: Three Lies I Need to Stop Telling My Children

Sometimes there’s this bizarre disconnect between what I believe and what I practice. Maybe one…

Read More

Being A Godly Wife

Proverbs 31:10 says…“An excellent wife who can find?” Isn’t that the truth! Being an excellent wife…

Read More

Strong Men Are Weak

Men are physically stronger than women.  Generally speaking, that is a true statement. I’m sure…

Read More

Family Matters: By Way of Reminder

A ROMANTICIZED VIEW OF FAMILY When many of us think of “Family” we are bombarded…

Read More

Vision for 2015 (Spiritual Vitality)

Christianity is, at its core, based on the reality that God has made himself known…

Read More

Netcast Philosophy of Ministry Q&A

Over the course of the Fluency Series, the Executive Team has received several thoughtful and…

Read More

A Letter from Pastor Matt

Dear Netcast, The past 4 years have easily been both the most exciting 4 years…

Read More

A note from Pastor Otto (Guatemala – Missions)

Below is a note from Pastor Otto on how our partnership with them is impacting…

Read More

A Stirring of Gratitude

Every year around this time, I sense a stirring of gratitude in my soul. I…

Read More