Category Archives for discernment

Knowing Your Why, Baseball Edition

Church revitalization begins with knowing your why, your reason for existing, the irreducible minimum that everything else either supplements or, occasionally, is at odds with. If you know your why, it’s easier to figure out what you must do, what … Continue reading

20. March 2017 by luke
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Doing Something About Hunger

You may not be aware, our church is one of four that supports a local food pantry, the Joshua Tree Community Food Pantry. (Watch the video some of our kids made about it.) There are still hungry people in America: … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by luke
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Picking Elders

It’s time to pick new elders. If someone on the nominating committee calls you and asks you to serve, and you ask what you have to do, they might go to that horrible laundry list in G-10.0102 that enumerates all … Continue reading

05. October 2010 by luke
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Stewardship Information

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To … Continue reading

01. October 2009 by luke
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What Are You Doing Here?

He went … to Horeb the mount of God. At that place he came to a cave, and spent the night there. Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” —1 Kings … Continue reading

26. May 2009 by luke
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