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  • Smallify Your Church's Ministry

    Published October 18, 2014

    The calling God has given us is immense:  to join the Spirit’s work to transform the world through Christ’s redeeming love.  It is daunting, especially when we consider how often churches churches and worshiping communities struggle to introduce new approaches or perspectives.  Resources seem scarce compared to the enormity of the challenges facing us. 

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  • A College Ministry to be Proud Of

    Published October 15, 2014

    I was honored to be able to preach at Alma College’s Homecoming this past weekend.  I graduated from Alma in 1988 and my commitment to the school skyrocketed last year when I returned to the central Michigan campus for my 25th Homecoming.  I was so impressed to see how the college’s physical plant has been transformed, and how amazing the musical programs have become.  (My fraternity house seems as sketchy as ever, but that is a story for another day.)

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  • Ready, Set, Activation Kit!

    Published October 14, 2014

    We have heard from several congregations who host alternative giving fairs, providing opportunities to purchase the kinds of gifts that don't clutter people's homes. The kinds of gifts that make a difference to someone else who really needs it. In response, we created the Presbyterian Giving Catalog Activation Kit.

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