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2019 Light for the Lost Tour—Weather, Full House, and Faith Extended

It’s always interesting to me to watch small churches have big dreams when it comes to missions. These missions-minded pastors and churches make incredible efforts and extend their faith in surprising ways. They believe that God can do big things if they will have faith and trust.

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2019 Light for the Lost Tour—WWII Vet, Next Generation, and Planning the Future

Weatherford October 21, 2019 Chickasha October 22, 2019 Oklahoma City October 24, 2019 OK so I have combined three of our Light for the Lost banquets into one blog post. Why? Well, life happens! 😉 Light for the Lost Tour Light for the Lost…

Quote of the Day~ Ed Stetzer

“When we become primarily identified with any tribe outside the body of Christ, especially when we are identified to the point where others are repelled by us, we’ve traded our Kingdom-based identity for a world-based identity. It’s burning a bridge. It’s building a wall….

With a Grateful Heart

As we come to a close of a busy season in the Church Ministries Department, Nyree and I want to share our gratitude, for you! Looking back over the past several months of traveling across our state and holding several events, we want to…

Healthy Churches are Missional Churches

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (ESV) Exiting the highway, we pulled up to…

Journey Together as a Church

Walking the District grounds one cool December morning, I was joined by 3 groups of geese. All total there were nearly 50 who were wandering along with me. Of course, they were not all that happy that I had joined them and told me…

The Church of Purpose

When I began pastoring my first church, I remember visiting with people around town, inquiring about the church that they were a part of.  While there were many who gave various responses to my questions….

The Results of Right Pursuit

In our pursuit of happiness, are we pursuing the right things?

Send me!!

Isaiah 6:8 (ESV) — 8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” I have often contemplated what Isaiah must have experienced and felt as…

Triumph in Suffering

In preparing for a message that I will be preaching this coming Wednesday night, I wanted to share a few thoughts with you concerning triumph and suffering.  I am looking forward to sharing with our congregation, a message of hope that will encourage people…