Church Life Category

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

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January 11, 2017 by Paul Vroom 1 comments

Seasons of Life and Ministry

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December 9, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

2017 Budget

On Saturday, December 3, the Elders and Deacons of Missio Dei Church called covenant members and regular attenders to a congregational meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss how the Lord has been working through the church this past year and what we are anticipating for 2017 and beyond. Here were some of the things that were shared at that meeting:...Keep Reading

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December 15, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

'Twas the Story Before Christmas

On Sunday night, December 13, the children of Missio Dei Church told the story of our coming Savior before friends, family, and the church. As the children sang and read Scripture, there was also artwork that displayed the story. Below, you will find our children's portrayel of the birth story through the means of art!...Keep Reading

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November 24, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

The Coming King

The Coming King is a series of four Christmas messages that will explore the everyday humanity and glorious death of Jesus. In this Advent series we will see why we can hope in him, how Jesus is the power of God to transform our bleak situations, how the glory of the Son of God calls our hearts to genuinely soul-satisfying worship, and what difference it makes in our lives that Jesus endured the trials on our behalf....Keep Reading

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September 30, 2015 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Shepherding the shepherd

So, with Pastor Appreciation Month kicking off October 1, can I encourage you to do something with me? Pave the way for excellence and health in your pastor by shepherding your shepherd. Yep. You can do that....Keep Reading

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May 26, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

A Solemn Promise

It's hard to beleive that just about a week and a half ago we all gathered at the Welcome and Installation Service with the PCA. There was a lot that happened that evening. We had a great time of singing together some of the great hymns that tell of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in both new and old ways. We witnessed the installation of the Teaching Elders and Ruling Elders. We as congregations took vows. And we heard a powerful message from Acts 20:28 by Rev. Dr. Ligon Duncan. ...Keep Reading

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March 3, 2015 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Pastor's Wife Appreciation Month

This month is Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Month. Can I encourage you to encourage her? Be creative! Go nuts with how you do it (just dont ask for too much of her time)! Bless her with a simple and yet encouraging text, email or Facebook post, a cup of coffee (Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks), prayer, a date night with her hubby, etc....Keep Reading

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November 5, 2014 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Getting the Most out of Gathering with Jesus’ People

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October 31, 2014 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Moving Forward with the PCA

We have been released from the Reformed Church in America to the Presbyterian Church in America! As we looked to the future, our vision and mission, convictions, and consciences drew us to our new denominational home, the Presbyterian Church in America. Knowing that there is no such thing as a perfect denomination, we believe we will find greater unity on issues that we consider to be of great importance....Keep Reading

Posted in: Church Life Tags: Gospel, Elders, ESV, PCA