Monthly Archives: July 2008

REACH

I believe the redemptive potential of Our Saviour’s increase exponentially as we grow deeper and wider. We grow deeper when people hear and are transformed by the gospel; eager to live a new kind of life that brings heaven to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

The Perfect Gift

Posted in Life and Learning | Leave a comment

Partners Make all the Difference

I found this picture on the web of Cedar Rapids Iowa during the flood; the town I just spent three days in helping homeowners. It was literally unimaginable trying to visualize how high the water rose during the floods. But … Continue reading

Posted in Being the church God has in mind | Leave a comment

guys weekend mission trip

Karl and Keith … two of my best friends along with 23 others from Good Shepherd and Our Saviours are here in Cedar Rapids helping with the disaster recovery effort. The owners of this house are determined to rebuild. With … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

8 Lessons

Ok, allow me the chance to be a proud parent for just a moment. Back in March Caryn (my wife) and I purchased six guitar lessons for my daughter Cayla. After six lessons we threw in two more for good … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

A Sad Goodbye

Everyday I get out of bed and thank God for the incredible people I get to do ministry with; especially when it comes to the creative musical leadership at our church. Lynn Panosh constantly humbles me when I hear story … Continue reading

Posted in Life and Learning | Leave a comment

Brilliant Pastor Trip Update

Well, in less than eight hours the Brilliant Pastor Trip will come to an end and I will head back to Naperville. Let me just say that the caliber of pastors I met with exceeded all expectations. The level of … Continue reading

Posted in Doing Church in the Burbs | Leave a comment

Reach!

I think we get confused when it comes to evangelism. At least I know I have. I always felt we needed to put all our evangelism eggs in two baskets … Christmas and Easter. Worship attendance doubles and sometime comes … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Road Trip!

During my time in seminary, I learned a key phrase; Life Long Learner. It’s the idea that as a leader in the church, don’t ever stop for a moment and think that you know it all, but rather be a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment