Know anyone who needs healing right now? My guess is that you probably do know someone who needs healing. It may be the friend who is fighting COVID-19 or some other health challenge who needs physical healing and restoration. Perhaps it’s the health care worker who lives next door who is weary and exhausted by… Continue reading A Time for Healing
This past week I came across the following quote by John Mark Comer: “Cultural Christianity is burning up… All that’s left is a resilient, super robust discipleship to Jesus.” I’ve been pondering these words a lot this week. The quote reminded me of an article from a couple of years ago by a leading evangelical… Continue reading What Kind of Christian are You?
2020 continues to bring us twists and turns that none of us expected or requested! How are you doing? As one friend of mine likes to ask, how’s your soul? The CGGC is a diverse family: I’ve got brothers and sisters who are hopeful these days and others who are despairing, some who feel anxiety… Continue reading Our Best Prayer for Days Like These
I wanted to take some time this week share about an exciting new opportunity for young people in grades 7th thru 12th that’s coming up in early 2021. Earlier this week I spent some time talking with Pastor Ty Watson, Youth & Family pastor at the Celina First Church of God in Celina, OH. Tyler… Continue reading GLC Holiday Youth Convention
This week I’m happy to have my friend, Dr. Brent Sleasman, offer some news about the exciting new developments at Winebrenner Theological Seminary! This is an incredible opportunity for our high school students across the CGGC. Who do you need to connect to WTS this week to take advantage of this great opportunity? Christ’s Peace,… Continue reading Discipleship, Seminary, & High School Students: Joining Together to Equip the Next Generation
I’ve been thinking a great deal about how the Lord wants us to seek Him during these days and how He wants us to represent Him as ambassadors of His kingdom. Last week I shared Romans 12:9-21 as guide for how we put love into action. One verse from that passage has captured my attention… Continue reading How Are You Showing Hospitality During This Season?
I know we’re all anxiously awaiting an end to the political commercials, signs, and robocalls. We are certainly living in divided and contentious times. We see it in our communities, some of us see it in our families and many of us even see it in our congregations. Sadly, November the 4th won’t bring an… Continue reading A Call to Prayer and Loving Action
Nearly 30 years, the folks at Focus on the Family initiated the idea of Pastor Appreciation Month during the month of October. Over the years I’ve seen many beautiful examples of how congregations have expressed their appreciation to their pastor. Some have offered an assortment of gift cards to the pastor’s favorite eating establishments or… Continue reading October is Pastor Appreciation Month and Other Thoughts on Appreciation
I’ve been in countless conversations over the years about the CGGC: what we’ve done right, what we could have done better, what we’re known for and the like. Over the years when the topic of strengths has come up, the work of world missions has always been at the top of the list. We have… Continue reading The World Was Not Worthy
What comes to mind when you hear the word missionary? For some it conjures up images of far off lands and exotic locations. Others may think of language barriers or cultural challenges. Some may think of slide shows and stories of danger and sacrifice. Do you ever think of yourself as a missionary? Yes or… Continue reading Are You a Missionary?