A member of the church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the pastor decided to visit him. It was a chilly evening. The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his pastor’s visit, the man welcomed him, led him… Continue reading Members or Embers?
I had the honor of attending the annual conference sessions for our Haiti Conference last week. It was such a blessing to get to be a part of the conference sessions and spend time with some of our Haitian leaders. I also got to spend some time with Project Help-Haiti leaders Mike and Dawn VanDervort.… Continue reading Your Kingdom Come, Your Will be Done in Haiti
I was walking toward town beside my step-father. He seemed like a giant to me. His gait was long and I was only in first grade. As he held my hand, I felt like I was running just trying to keep up. That’s because I was running trying to keep up. At times, I would… Continue reading Broken in Acting Instead of Being
Have you ever stood in front of a large map at an outlet mall, amusement park, airport or other location? Most of the time, these kind of maps help you find your bearings with some type of marking to indicate your present location: YOU ARE HERE! As a matter of fact, unless these kind of… Continue reading Where Are You?
Click the image above to watch the 2018 Finley Christmas Greeting video. CGGC eNews—Vol. 12, No. 51
Wonder Ministries in the Toledo, Ohio area is taking the wonder of Christ’s incarnation outside the walls of the church. Many churches reach out to local nursing homes during the Christmas Season, which we heartily applaud. Groups visiting and singing Christmas carols, reading Scripture and visiting with some of society’s oft-forgotten is always valuable ministry.… Continue reading Wonder Ministries – Outside the Walls
Today I’m honored to welcome guest blogger Leslie Draper from our Urban Light Community Church in Muncie, IN. Early in December, Leslie traveled to the border (along with Emilie Carpenter, also a member of Urban Light) to support those who are seeking asylum here in the United States. I know that this is a topic… Continue reading A Non-White, Asylum-Seeking Jesus
I believe that it’s time we bear fruit in an area that there’s been a lot of talk about this past year or so. Over much of the past year, our own Director of Transformational Ministries Brandon Kelly has been writing and blogging about the five-fold callings found in Ephesians 4 – apostles, prophets, evangelists,… Continue reading We Are Broken in Our One Size Fits All Ministry Gifting Focus
The United Community filled up their gym recently and met the needs of many in their community through their “Gift of Love Sale!” This event took place Saturday, November 24. The youth of the church organized the event to meet needs in the local community. This event removed all financial barriers as everything was FREE!!… Continue reading United Community’s Gift of Love Sale
A couple mornings ago I heard a report on the radio that the number of companies hosting a company holiday party has decreased this year in comparison to past years. What made this news memorable was one of the speculations as to why? It wasn’t necessarily about economics. One of the reasons offered for this… Continue reading Reflections: A GC2 Summit on Sexual Violence