May 31, 2017 — by Jen Haddox

Join us in Praying for Muslims Around the World!

When we pray, "Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven," in our regular weekly or daily prayers, we can easily lose sight of the radical petition we are making. We are asking for God’s sovereign love and power to come to fullness of expression right here among us. We are praying for God’s perfect love, justice, and peace to reign in our world. We are expressing a sure hope and complete trust that God is actively at work in our world through the Risen Christ to transform and renew all things.  We cannot make the Kingdom of God come by our own efforts, but Jesus invites us to pray and live into its reality in our midst.  

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May 31, 2017 — by Mickie O'Donnell

When Flourishing Churches Gather: Synod 2018 Meeting

Hi, my name is Mickie O'Donnell and I want to tell you about one of the reasons I am so excited about the 2018 national gathering! I know it may seem early to think about it, but now is the perfect time to start planning on how you are going to bring all your hard working and faithful ministry educators with you. You know who they are; Children and Family Ministry Director, Missions Director, Youth Director, and even Nursery School Director. The January 2018 national gathering will be a perfect place to come together as a staff team and help everyone experience the synergy that is evident when flourishing churches gather.

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May 23, 2017 — by Dave Reichelderfer

Covenant Relationships: Lifting One Another Up In Prayer

We had a great Thanksgiving.  Our house was full for dinner with four generations being represented.    The activity level was increased by the presence of our three grandchildren, two girls and a boy, who literally ran from one end of the house to another.   After our guests departed, and we were able to clean-up the aftermath, Ann and I retired for a good night’s rest.  It was a wonderful evening!

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