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
As many of you are aware, for the past few years I've been involved with the East Petersburg Events Committee. It is just one of the ways that I have found myself intentionally invested and involved in our local neighborhood. Each year the East Petersburg Events Committee puts on some great free events in the East… Continue reading Free Movie in the Park with Secret Life of Pets, July 1st at the East Petersburg Community Park
I have always been an impromptu individual. Prior to having kids, it wasn't uncommon for Katie McLain and I to just go somewhere on the whim, when we could afford it. Prior to be married, I lived more out of a suitcase and by my thumb them any other way. There are times when life… Continue reading Photographs from An Impromptu Trip of Rest to Assateague Island and Ocean City Maryland
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
This evening, we start our two-day Spring Leadership Assembly of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference. Our theme this year is Missional Movement and Multiplication. Throughout the weekend, church multipliers will be talking about key aspects of church planting and localized missional engagement. As the Lead Pastor of East Petersburg Mennonite Church, I am super excited that we are… Continue reading Spring Leadership Assembly Tonight! A Free Tool for Church Planters to Hit Your Target
For the past few weeks, East Petersburg Mennonite Church has invited me to take a Transitional Break. This several week break was designed to give both me and the church a chance to own and mark my transition from Associate Pastor to Lead Pastor. This break started after Easter Sunday and stretches to Mother's Day… Continue reading An Update From My Transitional Break
This year, as I move from Associate Pastor to Lead Pastor at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, I was encouraged to mark the change by taking a little over three weeks as a Transitional Break. Thankfully, that Transitional Break has provided me with the opportunity to get down to Orlando, for the Exponential East Conference of 2017. This… Continue reading Live from Exponential East in Orlando.
I want to invite you out to the 8th Annual Spring Kick Off Car Show is coming to the East Petersburg Community Park on May 6th, 2017. This is an amazing time put together by the Vagabond's Rod and Custom Club and the East Petersburg Events Committee. If you have a vintage, classic or spruced up ride;… Continue reading 8th Annual Spring Kick Off Car Show Coming To The East Petersburg Park
In our neighborhood, we are blessed by businesses and organizations that are actually working to make a difference in the world and in our local community. One of those organizations that is looking to invest in our local community with resources, is Magnolias of Lancaster. They are planning a free resourceful support group on memory loss.… Continue reading Free Support Group for Family and Friends that are affected by Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
The East Petersburg Minister's Meet Up is a small town ministerium collaborating together to be resourced and to invest in our neighborhood of East Petersburg, PA. We gather on the last Thursday of every month at 12:00p. Our group is mostly pastors, but other church and ministry leaders are welcome. If you are interested in attending… Continue reading Today, the East Petersburg Minister’s Meet Up Meets with Robert Garvey of Magnoilas of Lancaster