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January 22, 2019 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Officer Nominations - 2019

This Nomination Ballot is one of the first of many steps in the selection of Elders and Deacons to serve Missio Dei Church. We ask that you, after praying, reflecting thoughtfully, meditating over Scripture, and observing the behavior of the potential people, nominate up to four biblically qualified male individuals for elder and four biblically qualified men for deacon, as well as suggestions (godly men and women) for assistants to the deacons....Keep Reading

Posted in: Leadership

November 6, 2018 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Discipline of Friendship

I pray that Missio Dei Church - PCA becomes a family where deep, authentic, gospel-centered friendships are fostered. You know, the kind where we are willing to risk our temporary discomfort for long-term joy. God, would You make us good friends...Keep Reading

Posted in: Men

October 31, 2018 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Brother, Be Encouraged

Posted in: Church Life

August 30, 2018 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Catechism is starting up!

We are excited to start up this fall on Sunday, September 9, 2018. On that particular Sunday, we will not expect anything from the students but to bring notes from the sermon. We will spend some time talking about class expectations (study, memorization, sermon note taking, etc.)....Keep Reading

Tags: catechism, youth, students, spiritual growth

August 8, 2018 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Let me get this straight...

Through Amos we hear God speaking to a people that closed their ears to his word, who had forgotten their God, so the Lord rises up and roars over his people. God’s message, spoken through Amos, is equally uncomfortable, but vitally relevant, for the Church today. Does Missio Dei Church - PCA need the book of Amos? Absolutely! Does the Village of Manhattan need the book of Amos. Without a doubt....Keep Reading

Tags: amos, Sermon

July 21, 2017 by Paul Vroom 3 comments

Why I Am Taking a Sabbatical?

Last year, I asked the elders of our church for a sabbatical for the 2017 calendar year, and they graciously granted my request. So from August 13 through September 10 of this year, I will be on sabbatical. That means I will be disengaged from life and ministry of Missio Dei Church, and my regular work here at the church will be handled by others. Upfront I want to say thank you for this gift. I can say, with St. Paul, “you are all partakers of grace with me” (Philippians 1:7). You may be wondering why now and curious as to why pastors get “extra time off” when other good hard working people do not. These are good questions so, I will do my best to address them and other questions here as well....Keep Reading

Tags: sabbatical, rest, pastoral life, Church, rejuvenation, play

March 9, 2017 by Paul Vroom 1 comments

Happy 10th Anniversary!

I think we can officially say, "Happy 10th Anniversary!" This weekend, nearly 10 years ago, after fifteen months of learning together and training, we started Missio Dei Church....Keep Reading

Posted in: Community

February 13, 2017 by Eric Bailey 1 comments

Why do you stay here?

My church held a congregational meeting this morning, centered around its vision for the future and the legacy we want to have as a community of believers. Such topics can be heavy for anyone, and when ingredients like budget projections and capital campaigns are added to the mix, a palpable tension may even be felt in the room....Keep Reading

Posted in: Church Life

January 11, 2017 by Paul Vroom 1 comments

Seasons of Life and Ministry

Posted in: Church Life

September 8, 2016 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Peace, the World, and My Sweaty Pits

Posted in: Men