Pizza Church

I experienced something new last night.  A church here in Wisconsin has “Pizza Church” every Monday evening.  The music and preaching are a duplicate of Sunday morning, but the setting is very informal.  The congregation gathers in the fellowship hall, … Continued

Harvest Perspective – From Jessica

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So far, this summer has been absolutely wonderful.  We’ve led worship at camps, churches and even Holiday World.  I am so blessed that God made it possible for me to serve this summer through Harvest. My two favorite things have … Continued

5 Reasons For Hospitality

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During the summer ministry, we are on the road visiting in many churches, homes, camps and events.  We are blessed to meet so many great people. Being hospitable is one hallmark of living the Christian life. I’ve often joked about sending out … Continued

The Light Kids Conference

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The theme for 2013 was Stand By Me.  Thanks to all the great teams of people,  the programming, music and planning seemed to work well.  But, what exceeded my expectation was the response to the invitation. The first session was the … Continued

Two Great Weekends

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The last two weekends have been powerpacked with lots of great opportunities! The student ministry Coffee House in Glen Carbon was awesome. Preaching at Bethel in Mascoutah was a privilege. Leading the kids at The Light Kids Conference in Washington … Continued

Fire-Up Conference 2013

Fire-Up 2013 will begin tonight!  I’m looking forward to another weekend of inviting kids to experience Christ and to follow him with all they are! I’m praying for the speaker, for Harvest, for the host families, for the leaders from … Continued

Ignition in East Moline

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What a great weekend!  Ignition Middle School Conference in East Moline was awesome and we praise the Lord.  Thanks to the hosting church, Christ UMC, for their partnership in helping to make it a great event.  We’re praying for fruit … Continued

Leaving For Ignition

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Today, we’re leaving for Ignition, a middle school conference in Northern Illinois. The first ever Ignition Middle School Conference was hosted in Troy, IL back in the fall of 2004.  Since then, we have been with students in Troy each … Continued

My Nametag Collection

I’ve always been a keeper.  And though I haven’t kept all of them, these are the nametage I have hanging on a shelf in the basement.  This collection is from several years of conferences, retreat and events.  And it doesn’t … Continued

Kentucky, Hillsboro & A Night of Worship

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Ministry this last week has been really full and fun!  I had the privilege of leading worship for a revival in Leitchfield, KY for the first half of the week.  David Harting is the pastor there and is doing a … Continued

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