Pastor Dave's Patio

Join Pastor Dave on his Patio for short devotional clips, church-wide announcements and YouTube Live events of Q&A, discussion and prayer.  You can also look for playlists of current and recent sermon series to review or share with friends as we continue to stay connected during this new and challenging time.



June 10, 2020


In the midst of chaos, frustration, loneliness and confusion Jesus stands in the middle of the raging sea and says, "Peace, be still." So many questions and issues in which I struggle for answers... this I know, peace starts with making sure Jesus is in my "boat", in my life. So I invite you to claim Him today. 


May 13, 2020


Live your truth! So goes the mantra. But we all "style" ourselves for one another rather than living with bedhead. So, what ingredient does Proverbs 11 suggest we include with our truth? John Powell says, "The genius of good communication is to be totally kind and totally honest at the same time." Maybe our truth is meant to be bathed in kindness.


May 8, 2020


Squirrels are persistent. And maybe they are a good metaphor for God's call on our lives to prevail amidst calamity as we see in Proverbs 24 and James 1. So, whether you have attention span issues or not, learn from the squirrels and learn to rise up fall after fall.


April 23, 2020


In Matthew 10, Jesus tells us that he notices when even one sparrow falls to the ground. How much more is He paying attention to you. Invite Him to walk with you today knowing His heart longs for you.

Tornado Relief Efforts

April 20, 2020


A little over a week ago tornados struck this part of south-central Tennessee and devoted communities surrounding Chattanooga. Learn how to help and what is being done through efforts by the Collegedale Church.


April 6, 2020


Droplets of morning dew cause us to consider the Living Water of John 4 and the blessings that are daily available in a relationship with Christ.


April 1, 2020


Day after day, the sun rises. We count on it. Could it be that just as reliable is the forgiveness of God. And is it possible that the Son's forgiveness is a call to forgive others as we are forgiven? Join me as we explore the sunrise.


March 26, 2020


During the thundershowers of springtime rolling through Tennessee, we consider the voice of God; sometimes a whisper, sometimes thunderous. Maybe it is time for some of God's thunder in your life.


March 23, 2020


Rain can be either good or bad depending on your perspective. That's true of how rain is used as a metaphor in scripture as well. Since we had a lot of rain today, I thought we might talk about it.

Praying for Traveling Mercies

March 22, 2020


We update our community on the travels of our Kenya Mission Trip group and talk about "traveling mercies" theology in light of Jesus' words and more from scripture.

Sabbath Welcome

March 21, 2020


We launched Pastor Dave's Patio with a livestream welcome into worship at the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church on the campus of Southern Adventist University.