Recommit to Reformation

Recommit to Reformation

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?

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The Gift of Coaching

The Gift of Coaching

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. . .   

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Everyday Missionaries - Purposefully Deployed

Everyday Missionaries - Purposefully Deployed

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 . . .

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Labor On!

Labor On!

By Peter Meier   |   September 1, 2017

Labor Day! How do you observe this holiday?

  • As the unofficial end of summer, taking advantage of an extra day to play and picnic?
  • As an extra day to get some needed work done around the house?
  • As an opportunity to consider the contributions workers have made to the strength and prosperity of our nation?
  • As a “free day” to just sleep in and relax?
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Lessons from an Ironman

Lessons from an Ironman

 

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.

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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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