So, what do you think it takes for a church to be active enough in the community to be designated the Chamber of Commerce member of the year? Tell us what you think below. We will let Grace Church in Richmond, MO confirm some of your guesses and affirm some of your ideas. Congratulations Grace… Continue reading So, What Does It Take?
This story was posted by Dan Forrest about his unexpected encounter with Bowmansdale Church of God. Can I tell you about my day today? I flew to Harrisburg PA, rented a car, and tried to drive to Messiah College in a snow storm. One mile from the school, I couldn’t make it up a snowy… Continue reading A Shelter in a Storm
Today I am grateful to have Pastor Kimberly Reese as a guest blogger. Kimberly serves as the Pastor of Connections at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Benton Ridge, OH (just west of Findlay). Kimberly is credentialed in the Great Lakes Conference of the Churches of God. She’s a graduate of the University of… Continue reading Acknowledging the Hidden Hurts by Pastor Kimberly Reese
We confess, Father, that we have not always acted like the FAMILY OF GOD. We regret to say that we have been selfish and territorial, sometimes lazy or prideful. We have let other things distract us from you, and have failed to love each other well.
*Candice writes and e-mails prayers to all office staff each day. This one is especially pertinent to our subject of repentance.
It is said that “Confession is good for the soul.” As Christians we know this is true, because confession of sin is necessary for receiving forgiveness and salvation from God. But if confession is good for the individual, what role does corporate confession play for the community, for the church as a whole? When Nehemiah… Continue reading A Preamble by Ben Tobias – When “I” Becomes “We”
Welcome to “Contagious…”. This is an online “commons” where CGGC folks will have the opportunity to interact about issues common to us all. All comments and postings are moderated. Throughout the rest of this year, we want to address our need for corporate confession and repentance, focusing on “I” and “we” rather than “you” and… Continue reading Welcome