Tag Archives: Church

Mission Possible

I was asked to write something about Mission Development and Redevelopment – here it is. I need to make a confession.  I love the church.  I love the idea of the church- the promise of community coming together and the … Continue reading

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Blessed to be a Blessing

“…All the peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.  Look, I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go…” (Genesis 28:14b-15a)   I was struck this morning as I read the assigned text … Continue reading

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“Trust Me” ~ God

I am going to try and write more this year.  Not really for anyone.  More for myself.  It seems that so often my own study of scripture is spent in preparing for sermons or Bible Study and each year I … Continue reading

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Now What?

Now what?  Have you ever seen the movie Finding Nemo?  At the end of the movie, the fish escape the tank in the dentist office and manage to roll across the highway into the ocean to freedom.  Only problem is … Continue reading

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Beers, Hymns, Community Together

Last night we hosted our first Beers and Hymns at Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City.  This was by no means an original idea as other churches and bodies have done this in various places across the country and even … Continue reading

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blessed…blessing…blessed to be a blessing

What does it mean to be a blessing? I have been wondering that for the last month or so as the word blessing has come my way on numerous occasions. First, I heard it in this amazing song by one … Continue reading

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Thoughts on church…we’ve all got a long way to go

A little while back I posted on my Facebook page this question, “What kind of church body, community, or congregation (call it what you want) would you want to belong to if you could create it…let your imaginations run…things I am interested … Continue reading

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