Category Archives: Ministry updates

Spreading the Word

It is somewhat exceptional for public newspapers to allow pieces written with a Christian worldview. An editorial staff always looks closely at the amount of response and sharing a columnist receives as they consider placement of articles. This means that you can help sustain these opportunities by using feedback or sharing tools associated with articles. Continue reading

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Journey to and Beyond

Here’s my article in Echo Magazine for Lancaster Bible College, winter 2013. Continue reading

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Great opportunities; limited resources

  Sometimes I feel like the title of this post has been my reality for the past 30 years of pastoral ministry. I realize that God provides and I’ve witnessed some of His amazing provisions! But my heart is always … Continue reading

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Two servants finally meet

  After almost 20 years, I had the delight of connecting with a pastor from the Ukraine that we’ve supported. While attending a national conference many years ago, the opportunity was presented for us to be the sole supporter of … Continue reading

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An Unexpected and Encouraging Reminder

God recently gave me what I’ve come to call a “keep things in perspective” moment. These are times when I’m reminded of what really matters. Often these moments catch me completely by surprise — as did this one.  Although I … Continue reading

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A great opportunity!

In about an hour, I will be teaching two high school classes made up entirely of international students (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese) on why I hold a Christian worldview. We are also currently host parents to three Chinese boys for … Continue reading

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Rhythm of life and ministry

The life of a pastor is a continual reminder that God put His “treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us” (II Corinthians 4:7). The last three words “not from … Continue reading

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Telling the whole story for the whole world

I need your prayers and encouragement. No, I am not falling apart (at least, as far as I know). Let me explain. I’ll be using this summer to complete my book titled, “Your 18 Year Factor: How your upbringing affected … Continue reading

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Stay out of the pews if you can’t fill the plate?

27 years ago, when we came to Millersville, Pennsylvania to plant a Church, a cynical pastor of another Church told me, “You have to do weird things to get students to come to Church.” This was probably his excuse for … Continue reading

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Ministry Update

Although I don’t often share ministry updates on this blog, perhaps this little report will encourage you to pray for us. The Ministry of Millersville Bible Church (where I have been for the past 26 years) touches thousands of people beyond … Continue reading

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