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August 15, 2012 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Gospel-Centered Relationships: An Introduction

Community. It sounds like a really great word, doesn’t it? We all crave it. We are all part of different kinds of communities. We dream of or deeply desire a perfect, almost utopian kind of community. We have all experienced at one time or another a community that has been rich, meaningful, life-altering and something to work towards. But here is the reality: community is, more often than not, messy, disappointing, and at times heart breaking. Yes, even within the local church....Keep Reading

Posted in: Community Tags: community, Gospel, messy

August 8, 2012 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Temporary Gathering Space

Because of that starting Sunday, August 19, Missio Dei Church will be gathering for worship at Oster-Oakview Elementary School in at 809 N. Cedar Road in New Lenox and will be meeting there until the building is renovated (approximately through the end of September)! We will still be meeting at our regular worship time of 9:30 AM!...Keep Reading

Posted in: Missional Life Tags: Church, Missio Dei Church, missional, New Lenox

July 31, 2012 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Priesthood in Your Neighborhood

Key to our theology of place is that we understand that we are priests. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Missional Life Tags: mission, missional, Missionary, Missions, Missio Dei Church, missio dei, believers, priesthood

July 28, 2012 by Paul Vroom 1 comments

Missions is Who We Are

Mission is not something we do, it's something we are. The concept of mission is rooted in the Missio Dei....Keep Reading

Posted in: Missional Life Tags: missio dei, Missions, Missionary

July 24, 2012 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Re-Salinization Plant

Missio Dei Church is on an exciting ride and we would like to include you in it! After five years of being mobile, we are going to be leasing a building that will serve as our Missional Outpost. We want this building to serve us (versus us serving it) by it being a "Re-Salinization Plant." ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Missional Life

July 22, 2012 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Meet Ron Sanford

On Sunday August 22, Missio Dei Church had the pleasure to meet and hear from Ron Sanford, the Executive Director for To Every Tribe Ministries. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Leadership Tags: Ron Sanford, To Every Tribe, Missions, Gospel, Jesus, Evangelize, people, global, Church

June 13, 2012 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

No ship should sail alone

Contemporary Christian men, whether they can verbalize it or not, want to know that they are loved right now. They long to be loved, invested in, fathered by men who want to see them reach their full potential in Christ. Legitimate, healthy, and biblical father-son relationships are critical....Keep Reading

Posted in: Men Tags: gender, men, community, complementarianism, Father, 1 Thessalonians, 1 Corinthians, Galatians

June 6, 2012 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Resources for Studying Together: Titus

What I saw last night was men laboring together over Titus 1:1-3, laughing together, and ultimately taking a step out of their comfort zones and growing together. I know that the more that we meet together to pore over Scripture, the more this will be common place in our church and our families. We will also be personally deeply transformed as our minds are renewed (Romans 12:2)....Keep Reading

Posted in: Men Tags: men, Titus, Bible

May 25, 2012 by Paul Vroom 1 comments

A Minister's Confession

It amazes me how someone else's words can so speak the longings in my own heart. In large part this prayer is from the perspective of the pastor, but I'm sure there are elements here that would apply to all of us as we seek to serve our Lord. And so I just offer this as my prayer today, for myself and for my brother pastors, as well as for each and everyone who seeks His glory in all things....Keep Reading

Posted in: Prayer Tags: prayer, Puritan, The Valley of Vision

May 17, 2012 by Paul Vroom 1 comments

Update: The Church Has a Missional Outpost

Today, we met with the representatives of the Chicago Central District of the Nazarene (CCDN) to hammer out details about the building on Wood Street in New Lenox. Let's just say that I believe that prayer works!...Keep Reading

Posted in: Missional Life