Piet Van Waarde

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My mission is to help the strong stay strong by providing resources that encourage, inspire, and strengthen those who are endeavoring to stay faithful to their life mission. 

At any level of support, you will have full access to my interviews, blogs, and daily Pocket Prayers (prayer texts).
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Support The Cause (Level 2)

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My mission is to help the strong stay strong by providing resources that encourage, inspire, and strengthen those who are endeavoring to stay faithful to their life mission.

At any level of support, you will have full access to my interviews, blogs, and daily Pocket Prayers (prayer texts).

At this level, I would love to acknowledge your sponsorship with a mention in one of my upcoming interviews.
  • Patron-only posts and messages
  • Full library access

Support The Cause (VIP Level)

$150
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My mission is to help the strong stay strong by providing resources that encourage, inspire, and strengthen those who are endeavoring to stay faithful to their life mission.

At any level of support, you will have full access to my interviews, blogs, and daily Pocket Prayers (prayer texts).

At this level, I would be glad to have a personal conversation and provide more personalized pastoral advisory.
  • Full library access
  • Patron-only posts and messages

About Piet Van Waarde

I am a pastor and I am a sinner.

I have been weak and I have been strong, and I like strong better.

But, staying strong isn’t easy. Ironically, strength is fragile.

Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
                                                                                   I Corinthians 10:12

I think most people who find a measure of strength in their lives, want to hold on to it – and preferably build on it. But, doing so is a complicated process and it involves sorting out matters of the soul. It’s about finding faith and growing in it. It’s about learning how to live with it and out of it, even when life takes unexpected turns. This is obviously not the only thing, but it is an essential thing, and that is where I would like to meet people and be of help.

I have lived enough life and battled enough of my own demons to know that becoming a person who is strong (more often than weak) is a journey. It is about walking in the middle of the already and not yet. It about having spiritually mature friends and mentors. And mostly its about being courageous enough to hold on to what you know and being humble enough to keep learning and growing.

As a Christian and a pastor, I have been on that path for more than 40 years. Because of my own failings, I have a genuine appreciation for human frailty. Because of my commitment to not to give up, I have learned about getting back up and failing a bit less often. I’d like to share those lessons with those who are similarly motivated. Specifically, I am creating resources that I want to make readily available and easily accessible.
  • Podcast interviews with people who model sustained strength
  • Devotional blogs that connect Biblical truth to the challenges of everyday life
  • Pocket Prayers which provide daily focus points at the start of each day
These are resources which I want to provide at no cost to the recipient, and this is where I need your help. If you identify with this mission, and you are not already actively supporting my work through your giving at Shoreline Church, I would greatly appreciate your partnership and sponsorship.

It feels like a rather risky proposition to me, but God has entrusted people with the fulfillment of his purposes on the planet. It stands to reason then that if those purposes are to be fulfilled, then those who have been called must remain strong enough long enough to see it through. I think that our best shot at seeing that is partnering together in it.

Thanks in advance for your consideration.


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Your sponsorship would provide a stable financial foundation from which we can build multiple quality resources, that are readily and widely accessible.  Thank-you for your consideration.
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