For five-weeks at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, we were in our series Untold. That series came to an end last week, and next Sunday we will be away on our Day of Retreat. So this past Sunday, we took time to count the costs of following Jesus, by exploring through the three short stories from… Continue reading Company of the Committed: Counting the Costs of Following Jesus.
For the past five weeks at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, we have looked to unlock some untold sides of famous Biblical characters and situations, to find the compassionate heart of God that extends both grace and mercy to the broken individuals he chooses to use. We just came to an end with this series. In… Continue reading UNTOLD: Finishing a five week journey of unlocking famous biblical stories
We have just finished our third week, in a five-week journey at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, to unlock some untold sides of famous Biblical characters and situations to find the compassionate heart of God that extends both grace and mercy to the broken individuals he chooses to use. I have had a lot of fun… Continue reading Telling the story of UNTOLD, our five-week journey to unlock some untold sides of famous Biblical characters
On Monday morning, I enjoyed a conversation with Lancaster Newspapers' Staff Writer Earle Cornelius inside the lobby at East Petersburg Mennonite Church. I deeply enjoyed my time with Earle Cornelius - it was certainly one of the best times and interviews that I have ever had with a reporter. As we met and talked - I was presented… Continue reading Lancaster Newspapers’ “A Good Neighbor Policy,” and My Own Thoughts on Neighboring with a Purposeful Plan, Place and Presence.
When John Wimber used to address church planters in the Vineyard, he had a list of important elements he encouraged them to live out. I remember encountering and learning these elements through conversations, during my time in the Vineyard. However, recently they have been pushed out again for us by Missiologists Ed Stetzer and Daniel Im.… Continue reading Practicing Wimber’s 7 Constants: Telling My Story, His Story and Our Story to the Merchandiser Community Newspaper
No matter where I have lived, and I have lived many places, I have loved learning to be really intentional and invested in the neighborhood, or area, that I call home. Some of you may have heard me say this before, but I love to intentionally; live, breathe, play, invest, work, eat, shop and worship as much… Continue reading Won’t You Be My Neighbor? A Series Exploring Intentional and Invested Presence in Our Neighborhoods
On Sunday mornings at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, we've been in a series called Shipwrecked. Shipwrecked follows Paul’s seafaring journey as a sentenced prisoner in chains. I believe that Paul’s seafaring journey teaches us to faithfully depend on God and stay-the-mission, even in the moments we feel bound by our circumstances. This has been a… Continue reading Shipwrecked: Following Paul’s Seafaring Journey
On the first and third Thursdays of February, March and April; we are studying a series at East Petersburg Mennonite Church called, "In the Dust of the Rabbi." We gather at 7:00p. It is my desire to invite you into the dust of the rabbi, for this exciting series. During his ministry in Israel, Jesus called… Continue reading You Are Invited Into The Dust Of The Rabbi On The First And Third Thursdays
If you look to create and celebrate traditions in each season, like I do, then there is so much to celebrate in the fall season. It is in this season that we tend to forget our diets to enjoy a diverse selection of seasonal treats; including cookies, pies, apple cider, apple crisp, pumpkin-fused everything and… Continue reading You are invited to a Community Thanksgiving Eve Worship Gathering.
I love the fall season. For me, the Fall season is meant to be packed full of drinking hot apple cider, exploring the beautiful foliage and devouring pumpkin marshmallow peeps. However, the fall season also is perfect for festive gatherings, pumpkin patches and fairs. One of my favorite (and free!) festive gatherings is happening on October 31st, 2016. I want to… Continue reading You’re invited to the 3rd Annual Community Bonfire at East Petersburg Mennonite Church