Explore Your Mission: Following Jesus

Be Light Matthew 5:14-16

  “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.

for the city

Urban Culture  When was the last time you were in a city? I’m there often. It’s a great place to work. But, I have to admit, my current city is not a place I have spent a great deal of time beyond working hours. Don’t get me wrong, I love the city. It seems, so […]

Incredible doctor praying

Last week I attended the funeral of a very dear friend, Dr. Paul Kinsinger. We became close friends while I was in Peoria. I had the privilege of having Paul as my physician as well as being his pastor. As we celebrated his life, there were many wonderful stories of Paul’s faith in Christ, his […]

missional vocation

More Questions than Answers Have you ever thought about the church having a vocation? Here’s your invitation to begin. Vocation is all about calling. So, what is the church’s calling? The church’s calling begins with understanding the nature of the church.

stepping out of our shells

What a caterpillar calls death and the risk of the unknown, we call a butterfly. What do we call a church that steps out in mission and risks the unknown? In Rob Weber’s book, Visual Leadership: The Church Leader as ImageSmith, he tells a story about a hermit crab and what it taught him about […]