By Peter Meier | November 15, 2017
Here’s a secret of starting new: There is no secret sauce. But if there were a secret sauce, I can tell you what it would be . . .Read More
By Peter Meier | October 15, 2017
These days much is rightly made of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. God used Martin Luther as His servant to reform the church and restore the Gospel to its rightful place. As we celebrate and praise God for the good works of Dr. Martin Luther, it’s also good and right for us to ask ourselves a serious question:
What sort of reforming work needs to take place among us today?Read More
By Eric Wenger | October 1, 2017
“The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out” (Proverbs 20:5, NIV).
That Word from God has been at work in my life for over a month now. I was in Austin, Texas late in August to help lead a Coach Refresher Workshop and Mission Coach Certification Training when I heard Proverbs 20:5. The timing for my life was truly a gift from God.
Allow me to give you some context. . .Read More
By Peter Meier | September 15, 2017
On a recent trip, we found ourselves behind one of those long lines of Army vehicles – a convoy!
My normal reaction is to get impatient. Convoys tend to slow down traffic, and I really don’t like to go slower than necessary.
This time, however, my wife’s comment focused my attention in another direction, “It’s like a mighty army, deployed on God’s mission.”
Hmmmm . . .Read More
By Peter Meier | September 1, 2017
Labor Day! How do you observe this holiday?
By Peter Meier | August 15, 2017
Our son, Daniel, completed his first Ironman on July 23 in Lake Placid, NY. The Ironman is a Triathlon covering a total of 140.6 miles – First you swim 2.4 miles, then you bike 112 miles, and finally you run a marathon, 26.2 miles. As we watched him train and prepare for the Ironman, and as we cheered him on during the competition, I realized that there were lessons here which correlate to church planting and starting new ministries.Read More
By Eric Wenger | August 1, 2017
My family was hosting a party on a beautiful July evening. Before I knew it, there were very few people spending time inside. I got up to find out where everyone had gone, and immediately heard laughter in our front yard. . .Read More
By Peter Meier | July 15, 2017
Rural and Small-Town America needs missionaries.
These missionaries are not necessarily pastors who are sent into these towns to evangelize and preach. In fact, these missionaries are already located in these small towns. They are every-day, regular people who think and act like missionaries. . .
By Peter Meier | July 1, 2017
Recently, I’ve had several conversations with pastors who are frustrated that their members “disappear” over the summer months. These members may be at their lake home, or on vacation, or maybe with their kids who play in summer ball leagues. . .Read More
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. . .Read More
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