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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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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