Why I Stopped Praying for Revitalization

Why I Stopped Praying for Revitalization

By Dan Czaplewski   |   June 15, 2017

I have been Pastor of my current congregation for four years. From the day I accepted this call, I have prayed for the revitalization of this Church. I recently stopped praying for revitalization.

I do think revitalization is a good thing and I don’t believe praying for revitalization is a bad prayer. I have, however, come to the conclusion that there are better prayers to be prayed on behalf of the Church. . .

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Super-Powerful Questions

Super-Powerful Questions

By Eric Wenger   |   June 1, 2017

Recently, a friend asked me to reveal my favorite superpower.  I immediately told him my favorite is the climbing prowess of Spider-Man. 

Yes, I like the idea of being able to climb to tall places with incredible speed.  Even more than that, I think it would be awesome to have the expanded perspective that comes with viewing things from great heights.

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Dandelions and Churches

Dandelions and Churches

By Peter Meier   |   May 1, 2017

In my part of the country, it’s dandelion season. While these first flowers of spring are welcome to some, I don’t want to see them in my lawn! However, they are a great illustration of multiplication and movement. From one flower, hundreds of seeds spread with the potential for exponential multiplication.

That’s what I pray to see in the North American church.

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Church Multiplication - God's Blessing! (Part 2)

Church Multiplication - God's Blessing! (Part 2)

By Peter Meier | April 15, 2017

After God finished the six days of creation, Genesis 1, He looked at all He had made, and pronounced it “very good indeed” (Genesis 1:31). He blessed His creation, each kind to produce living offspring after its kind. “God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful, multiply…” (v28). God’s intention is for living things to be fruitful and to multiply.

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Church Multiplication - God's Blessing! (Part 1)

Church Multiplication - God's Blessing! (Part 1)

By Peter Meier   |   February 15, 2017

After God finished the six days of creation, Genesis 1, He looked at all He had made, and pronounced it “very good indeed” (Genesis 1:31). He blessed His creation, each kind to produce living offspring after its kind. “God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful, multiply…” (v28). God’s intention is for living things to be fruitful, to multiply, to fill the earth.

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