At a recent seminar I attended, the speaker talked about three reasons why volunteers are connected in a ministry role:  1)      Obligation 2)      Opportunity 3)      Ownership   The thought was intriguing to me.  Obligation isn’t bad.  In fact, the reason … Continued

America’s Favorite Steakhouse

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My brother Jedd recently told me about a conversation he had with a manager from Longhorn Steakhouse.  During their discussion, the manager said, “If you want to be America’s favorite steakhouse, you need to be your city’s favorite steakhouse”.    … Continued

Youth Ministry: Narrow the Focus, Widen the Impact

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You only have so much time. With all the possibilities, directions and ideas that come to our attention in a variety of ways, let’s step back and sharpen the plan for the coming calendar year.  Use this downtime to focus on … Continued



What is your contentment level?  A group of us have been meeting after worship on Sundays at our church and yesterday was a great lesson. Somewhere in the conversation, Paula Polfliet (one of the leaders), mentioned that we need to … Continued

kids on the church parking lot

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Harvest had a great weekend in Washington, IN (Tim Price, Bonnie Pocklington, Zak Stoldt, Daniel Styles and Kim Przybylski) and then a great time at St. Lukes UMC in St. Louis, MO.  As we pulled in the church parking lot … Continued

Kingdom Connections

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There are old friends, then there are brothers and sisters.  Brothers and sisters are family.  When coming back together there is instant connection because of shared heritage and memory.    In the last month, I have had a chance to reconnect … Continued

Home Blessing


I found a little slip of paper as I was cleaning my desk.  It was a note I made from someplace and I didn’t even write down from where.  It’s called the “Home Blessing”.   Too good to just stick … Continued

A full weekend

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Tuesday morning in the office and I want to report on an incredible weekend of ministry!   Saturday was the Element Worship Conference hosted in Troy, IL.  What an incredible day of ministry with people from all over the region.  … Continued

Edwardsville & DuQuoin

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Last weekend, we led music during the St. John’s Family Fun Fair.  The church did an amazing job of getting the community excited through games, music, food all on their grounds.  The weather was perfect and the event went smoothly.  … Continued

Moline / St. Elmo

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It’s been a week now since Harvest led worship on August 30 in two different places.  On Saturday night, we made the drive to Moline, IL.  Tim, Ryan Kennett and Josh Robinson met in Troy, IL.  It was fun connecting … Continued

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