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Pastor Matt Heard

Wrong Pastor Matt Heard?

Employment History


  • Reformed Theological Seminary
  • Wheaton College
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Several years ago, my friend Pastor ..., 3 Feb 2015 [cached]
Several years ago, my friend Pastor Matt Heard chanced upon a small painting by Russian painter Nikolai Yaroshenko.
The problem for Matt was that this doesn't mesh with what the gospels, especially John 10:10, says.
Matt realized that Jesus didn't come to save us from human life but to restore us to it as the life God always intended for us: to be fully human and fully alive. According to Matt, Christians too often act as if the physical aspects of our lives are in opposition to our spiritual lives and are even an evil to escape.
Well, Matt believes the only path forward is found by paying attention to our desires. He writes that "my longing is central to who I am as a human being. Now of course, most of us experience our longings in a fallen sense, misdirected. Like the Samaritan woman at the well, we drink and drink and are never satisfied, because we don't realize that Christ is offering living water that alone can fully quench our thirst. That's the water Christ offers, and it leads us to be what God created us to be. Now I want to be clear, "Life with a capital L" is not another version of "your best life now," not even close. It is, however, a much deeper engagement with Scripture and faith offering a practical theology of humanity that many of us have yet to experience. As I wrote in my endorsement, and Matt has confirmed from those who've read the book, those who encounter this truth will find themselves asking, "What if? What if this is actually true?" Understanding demands we take the idea of grace seriously. And to do that, we must contend with the reality and gravity of our sin. But when we do, it illuminates what the redeemed life can look like. There's far more in this book than I could ever explain in this short commentary, so I interviewed Matt on our half-hour program, BreakPoint This Week. Please visit to listen to this interview with Pastor Matt, and learn how you can get a copy of this book, which both Eric Metaxas and I heartily endorse.
About: Faculty - Summit Ministries, 10 April 2015 [cached]
Mr. Matt Heard
Matt Heard and his wife, Arlene, live in Colorado Springs and are the privileged parents of three adult sons. A speaker and writer, he was the senior pastor at Woodmen Valley Chapel for twelve years. Whether standing in front of people with a microphone or in a trout stream with a fly rod, whether sitting around a dinner table with friends or serving a need in his city, he loves exploring and experiencing Life with a capital L.
Park Community Church, 14 Sept 2009 [cached]
On June 29, we welcomed Matt Heard as our first guest speaker at our Crosby Campus.
Matt was the founding pastor of Park Community Church and served as pastor until 1990. He presently serves as the lead pastor of Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs.
"I want to congratulate and affirm you for continuing a vision and unpacking it in powerful ways in this city," Matt said.
He challenged us through a message on the 'theology of plumbing' of what our role here in the city is.
Matt defined the theology of plumbing as the difference between a pipe and a bucket: what goes into a bucket stays in a bucket, but what goes into a pipe flows through that pipe somewhere else.
In the context of our Christian life, we're not called to be buckets. Buckets keep what God has done in our lives to ourselves, and what flows into a bucket stagnates. Rather, we're called to be pipes, and let what God is doing in us flow out of us into the lives of those around us.
In closing, Matt encouraged us saying, "May God enable you to begin in a new way, a journey, to be "pipes" in the city of Chicago, conduits of His mercy and grace.
For the first several years, Matt ..., 11 Aug 2010 [cached]
For the first several years, Matt Heard, one of the founders of Park Community Church, served as senior pastor for the church. When Matt left in 1990 to pursue additional education, the young church embarked on a search for a new pastor.
International Arts Movement | About, 11 Nov 2013 [cached]
Board Member Matt Heard is the Senior Pastor of Woodmen Valley Chapel, a non-denominational church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A graduate of Wheaton College and Reformed Theological Seminary, he is an ardent advocate of the arts as well as the holistic engagement of art and faith. He was formerly the President of Vantage Point Forum and the Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Leadership Foundation. The parents of three sons, Matt and his wife, Arlene, live in Colorado Springs.
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