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May 21, 2010 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Deacons and Spiritual Authority within the Church

Although a deacon is to primarily serve physical needs in the church, we Christians know that, inherently, something on a spiritual level is being given and received....Keep Reading

Posted in: Leadership Tags: Deacons, ecclesiology, Elders

October 7, 2009 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Bread Truck Mondays and the Gospel

Bread truck Mondays become an essential part of my spiritual journey of relying more fully on Christ and his complete work in my life. They aren't just the crappy parts that you want to discard or forget about, but they become necessary reminders for needing the Gospel in increasing and daily ways. My prayer for myself and Missio Dei Church is that we as broken but redeemed individuals and as a broken but redeemed community make the commitment to daily re-discover the power of the Gospel in our day to day lives....Keep Reading

Posted in: Missional Life Tags: missional, Gospel, Ministry

July 15, 2009 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

A Living Hermeneutic

My wife says I need a prayer filter. You see, I pray that God sends us messy people and He always seems to answer and often it is uncomfortable. Sometimes God sends us new people on Sunday mornings whose lives are messy and are looking for hope that the world cannot offer. Sometimes it is from within our church family… we finally are honest with our own mess and we allow the good news of Jesus to penetrate those closed off areas....Keep Reading

Posted in: Missional Life

October 31, 2008 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Happy Reformation Day!

One of the things that brought Luther to the point of posting his 95 thesis was his love for Scripture. This Sunday, you will find in our aisles new English Standard Version Bibles....Keep Reading

Posted in: We Believe... Tags: Scripture, ESV, Bible

October 31, 2008 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Happy Reformation Day!

Posted in: We Believe...

October 8, 2008 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Real Community: what our souls are crying out for

This word - community - that we throw around (sometimes cavalierly) is, in practice, pretty tough. Part of what Jesus was teaching his twelve disciples by calling them to join an itinerant ministry for three years was that they would have nothing to depend on - stable jobs, comfortable homes, or guaranteed meals - but each other. Collectively, they would have to call on God and wait for him to answer, with no other options. Can you imagine them clutching each other in fear as they were out on that boat with the waves violently crashing against them, and just hoping that Jesus would show up?...Keep Reading

Posted in: Community