I have the privilege of joining in with a team that has been put together of people from the 3 different churches that I am serving now. This teams task (if we must call it that) is to research and learn about discipleship in the church towards helping our 3 churches (that together are called … Continue reading Give Thanks!!
We have been on a two week journey as my mom transitioned from her time on this earth to her home in heaven!! As it was with my father over 17 years ago (even though the transition time was different), we as a family found more assurance of the road that leads to that place … Continue reading A Road Well Travelled!!
So am still on pause on my writing these blogs as mom passed away this past Sunday morning. She slipped away quietly and we are doing prep stuff as a family together to honor her life... which was well lived!! So I will try to get back to this next week... but need to do … Continue reading Still on Pause
Just wanted to put out a quick note that I needed to take a pause from sending out my regular blog post. As a family we have been struggling with watching my mom as she is probably facing the end of her earthly journey and taking the next great step into her true home!! We … Continue reading Taking a Pause
I hope to wrap up these thoughts about how we (as His followers) navigate that line between being culturally relevant (so the bridge to our culture is corrected), but also keep our radically distinct message (a message that isn't about us but rather attracts people to the giver of real life) so that the bridge … Continue reading Presence!!
So we have challenged ourselves as the church to do a better job of understanding our culture and bridging that gap from our churches to our culture today. It appears our churches themselves have been moved too far to the fringes of our communities, and so need to move the church back into the view … Continue reading A Strong Bridge!!
Well I look forward to continue looking at working on that bridge with you... but this week I am off celebrating 36 years with my wonderful wife!! Back at it with you all next week. Be well and be His message in the world around you!!
I came across this passage in the book of Ezekial this past week and have to admit wasn't sure what I should do with it at first... but knew that it bothered me and was probably something we (the Church) need to pay attention to. We, of course, have to get over having people get … Continue reading Correcting the Bridge!!
A friend sent me a blog post "How the Church Can Thrive in a Non-Christian World" by Ed Stetzer and as the ministry that I now serve is called Thrive Ministries (which is comprised of 3 churches striving to work together in a close geographical area) it made me think more about how we are … Continue reading
Let me continue to push on this idea that realistically follows along the line of the priesthood of all believers. We have heard clever sayings in our churches like "don't go to church, be the church. I think I have mentioned that at one of the churches I served we walked around with T-shirts on … Continue reading The Work of Church