Today we follow up last week’s post with part 2 of our interview with Chris Backert, National Director of Fresh Expressions US. You can find part 1 here: https://blog.cggc.org/enews/an-interview-with-chris-backert-of-fresh-expressions-u-s-part-1-of-2/. Chris will give information about the upcoming Future Church Summit and offer some perceptive insights into what the Lord might be up to through His post-COVID… Continue reading An Interview with Chris Backert of Fresh Expressions U.S. – Part 2 of 2
Through the challenges of these uncertain times, I find some encouraging signs that bring me hope. One of the greatest encouragements has been the fact that the Lord has raised up several groups who seem to be a step ahead of the rest of us and can help us navigate what the future of the… Continue reading An Interview with Chris Backert of Fresh Expressions U.S. – Part 1 of 2
This week we have a special guest blog and announcement from our friends with CGWM regarding the 2021 Flourish Conference. I’m grateful for the careful and prayerful deliberation from the leadership team of the Flourish Conference. Please read on for a special announcement from Lynn Kauffman, the director of the Flourish Conference. Christ’s Peace,Lance Hey… Continue reading Important Announcement Regarding the Flourish Conference 2021
I appreciate the raw honesty of the Psalms: “Why, Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?” (Psalm 10:1) I don’t know if this Psalm resonates with you today, but there are certainly seasons in my life where it has. What emotions are you experiencing these days? Anger?… Continue reading A Time for Prayer
Weeks like this are not easy. I, like many of you, was heartbroken by the events that took place at the U.S. capitol on Wednesday. I, like many of you have experienced a wide range of emotions as I’ve reflected on the state of our nation, our government and the evangelical church in the United… Continue reading How do we respond to a week like this week?
By the time you read this, 2020 will have ended! Happy New Year! I think we’re all ready to close the books on 2020. I’ve spent some time this week reflecting on my own journey through 2020. Remember back in March when we thought we just needed to make it to Easter and then “everything… Continue reading Reflecting on 2020 While Preparing for 2021
Merry Christmas faithful E-News reader! Normally, this edition of the E-News is a video from the Finley family bringing you season’s greetings! Since most everything else has been different in 2020, it seems rather fitting that this edition of the Christmas E-News take on a different shape as well. As we come to Christmas 2020,… Continue reading Merry Christmas!
I’m pleased to welcome a guest blog by my friend Dan Masshardt for this week’s edition of the E-News. Dan is the pastor of the Fairview Bethel Church of God in New Cumberland, PA. He serves on the Administrative Council of the Eastern Regional Conference as well as the General Conference Administrative Council. Over the… Continue reading Why Christians Get Together
It’s interesting and heartbreaking to watch the trends with COVID in recent weeks. It’s such a mysterious and devastating illness. I have friends who have tested positive and never exhibited any symptoms. I’ve had friends who have been laid out for days or weeks because of the illness. I’ve had a few friends die because… Continue reading What Business are You In?
This has been a particularly hard week. It’s rare for a day to go by without learning of another friend or colleague who’s been afflicted with COVID-19. Some are very mild cases or more inconvenient than anything else. Others are facing more serious experiences with the disease and a few are walking through the valley… Continue reading Waiting for the Gloom to End