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Preparing our Hearts to Worship – sacrificial and generous living leads to compassion, mercy and justice

In an effort to help you prepare for the February 21st, 2016, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections about church health and vitality, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is about how Compassion,…

Pray – Should we?

Should we pray?  Must we pray?  Absolutely, the history of the church and its advance is one of prayer.  Whether we are talking about Pentecost and the reception of the Spirit and the harvest of 3000 souls, or the release of Peter from prison while the church prayed, or the setting apart of Paul and…

Praying for those you love

Have you ever wondered how to pray for parents, children, friends, and pastors? Does it feel like you repeat the same things day after day and you are starting to sound like a worn out song stuck in constantly repeating loop? Here are seven things (one for each day of the week) that can be…

Preparing Our Hearts to Worship – a transforming walk with Jesus leads to compelling Christian community

In an effort to help you prepare for the January 31st, 2016, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections about church health and vitality, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. The sermon is about how we are…

Veritas Thoughts

Veritas means Truth and today we completed the first seminar in our Congregational Vitality pathway.  It was a wonderful Friday night and Saturday morning conversation about the process of becoming and maintaining a local church in a healthy missional position. Like all conversations, there was a variety of perceptions from our congregants, but one thing…