Welcome from Pastor Peter

Every week people from all walks of life email me (Pastor Peter) to get my thoughts. Of course, due to the large volume of emails and facebook messages, I'm not always able to respond. So, my “Backstage Pass” is basically my “online Q & A forum” where I spend time answering some of your commonly asked questions! Keep in mind, this is an editorial column: There's a big difference between my opinions and Substance Church's Statement of Faith. And like all of you, my worldview is always evolving around my new experiences, both with you and with God's Word.

Of course, if you have additional questions or feedback for me, feel free to email And if you want more of my thoughts, I’m constantly blogging, tweeting and posting on all sorts of topics (see; You can find me on Instagram and Twitter (@peterhaas1) or on Facebook. In the meantime, stay filled with His grace!

- Pastor Peter Haas

Substance Church FAQs

  • How did Substance get its name? Answer
  • What are some of your hobbies and interests? Answer
  • Do you affiliate with any denomination? Answer
  • What do you think is the ideal church size? (How do you define ‘church’?) Answer
  • What is your opinion on women in ministry? Answer
  • What are your Myers Briggs Personality results? Answer
  • What charismatic / pentecostal expressions do you practice / permit at Substance? Answer
  • What are the pros and cons of historical forms of government? / How do you create a statistically healthy church that’s free of politics? Answer
  • What are your thoughts on homosexuality and the Bible? Answer
  • How do I get on staff at Substance? Answer
  • Why do we do video campuses at Substance? And what are the benefits and advantages that are unique to video-campus churches? Answer
  • Is Substance ‘seeker sensitive’? Answer
  • What is your greater philosophy on church governance? Answer
  • What are your thoughts on home churches, mega-churches, and small groups? Answer
  • What are the pros and cons of multi-site church / video venues? Answer
  • What is your extended theology on tongues, prophecy, and miracles? Answer / Skeptics Guide to Tongues and Prophecy