I have been teaching on our identity in Christ and how Christ redefines us. Pat Steele has shared his poems with me. He has a gift with them. Here is one he wrote complimenting the teaching series and so I wanted to share it, as I think it is awesome. thanks, Nate Who Am I? […]Read more "“Who am I?” by Pat Steele"
Don’t lose interest in Jesus! Here are some practical ways to ensure you do not disengage.Read more "8 ways to stay interested in God in 2016"
It’s hard to believe that this Sunday we will be saying goodbye as your Student Ministries pastors and sending you off to be lead pastors at Wooster, Ohio. These 8 years have flown by. While here at Compelled Church you have had amazing ministry. You have been the youth pastor to all 3 of my […]Read more "An Open Thank You Letter to Pastor Tom and Jen Broyles"
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."