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January 7, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Vision for 2014

On November 16, 2013 - members and regular attenders of Missio Dei Church attened Leadership Community to hear about what God was calling Missio Dei Church to in 2014. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Stewardship

December 31, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

2013 Kids Christmas Program Video

Our 4th annual children's Christmas program took place on December 15 and it was a huge success.This was a retelling of the birth story of our Savior, Jesus Christ, from a different perspective. Here is what took place...enjoy!...Keep Reading

Posted in: Worship

December 17, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Why Jesus Came

The reason Jesus became man was to die. As God, he could not die for sinners. But as man he could. His aim was to die. Therefore he had to be born human. He was born to die. Good Friday is the reason for Christmas. This is what needs to be said today about the meaning of Christmas....Keep Reading

Posted in: Worship

December 12, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Family Hospitality

On Sunday, December 15, the children of Missio Dei Church will be getting up in front of friends and family to present Angels, Animals, and the Cross. As the kids are finishing up rehersing and preparing for their "big day", we too have some preparing to do for Sunday. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Hospitality

November 27, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

2013 Advent Devotional

This devotional is to be used in conjunction with our Advent series “The Whole Story.” It is our hope that through this short devotional you will see the drama of Scripture unfold and the person and work of Jesus Christ will continue to transform your life to His glory....Keep Reading

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October 2, 2013 by Amanda Paben 0 comments

Continuing the Covenant Vows to Our Children

When we baptize children at Missio Dei Church and welcome them into the faith community, we answer these questions as a unified body. Together, we make a commitment to shepherd and raise our children to know and understand the story of Good News. Because of this, I wanted to take the time to let you know about some of the exciting changes taking place in Kid’s Crossing....Keep Reading

Posted in: Worship

September 27, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Crazy Busy Day in and Day Out

This week we will be taking a look at the typical day-in-day-out life and how we bring on our own busyness and how we create busyness for other people...Keep Reading

Posted in: Missional Life

September 20, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

A New "Weekly" Format

Starting this week, Missio Dei Church will no longer be sending out "Weekly Happenings in the Life of Missio Dei Church" through Constant Contact. Instead, we will now be sending out the "Weekly News" from The City....Keep Reading

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September 19, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

The Seven Most Important Things to Know About Money

"A more serious problem though is the reality that money so easily becomes our god, the thing we live for. I know, because I’ve lived that way before and am tempted to continue to live that way. The alternative is a much better way to live. And it’s the truth. Money is a gift from the real God. It is something we’re given to enjoy and steward." - Jamie Munson...Keep Reading

Posted in: Stewardship

September 19, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

I Am Just Too Busy

Over the next few weeks I hope to flesh out some of what Kevin had to say in his book. I do not plan to summarize every chapter. What would the point of you be reading the book then? I will talk about the chapter(s) that have impacted my life most and I think will impact yours as well. This list includes things like: serving other, work & technology, kids, and how you can redeem your busyness. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Missional Life