As I sit here in a McDonald’s in Welch, W. VA after a day of amazing ministry, my heart is warmed and filled with the presence of God. My favorite playlist is blaring in my earphones as I review for the message in the morning, but I wanted to jot some thoughts. I need Welch […]Read more "Reflections in Welch"
I heard a stat that 40% of every church turns over every 5 years. The church in America is in plateau and decline. Only 10% of churches in the country reported growth next year. People need Jesus. They need a faith community of believer’s. As they are searching for God, they visit churches, and also […]Read more "How to Help Guests Feel Welcome at Compelled Church . Ten things we all must do."
Every time I read Romans chapter 12, I am encouraged by the ancient Apostle to move forward in giftings, and to allow the fruit and Spirit of Christ, manifest himself through me daily. It can be a challenge to allow the gifts we have for God’s glory be used. Often we want to use them […]Read more "You are gifted"
Just a personal post. Some have said they enjoy this, some will never read it, and has no interest. That is cool. I am good with either. Took time this morning to thank God for his presence in my life and for my wife and family, Wendy and the kids. I have so much to […]Read more "Personal Post, my life the last couple weeks."
Why is a night of Worship so vital for me? Why am I excited about Dwell on Saturday? Life is so busy, so hectic, so stressful, filled with joy, worry and disappointment. I need His presence to bring my heart peace. I need the faith encouragement when I worship Christ. I can hear his voice […]Read more "Why I need a night of extended worship."
The climate in America today that has allowed for the discrimination of Christians contributes to violence against us. May the martyrs at Umpqua Community College receive an amazing reward from Christ for their boldness to stand for their faith and be put to death.Read more "Umpqua Community College"
I wanted to write a few thoughts today that are just personal and not teaching or preachy. The week was wonderful last week. I attended a presbyter’s retreat for the Michigan District , Assemblies of God, for which I serve as an executive presbyter. We heard the dreams, goals, and vision of our new supt, […]Read more "My world, my week, my prayer"