Tag Archive: local church

Elevating Community: Together…

Championship sports teams/successful work teams have certain characteristics: talent/skills, yes. Also chemistry: ability to work together, not as individuals— the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Knowing roles:teammates have strengths that… Continue reading

Biblical Foundations 7: Resting In Christ 2 (Galatians 6:9)

Six posts ago we began our current series—Biblical Foundations—to look at the cornerstones of this local church: Why does God have each us attending HERE? What is He doing in and through us… Continue reading

Biblical Foundations 5: Being With God (Mark 6:31)

We have been looking at different Bible passages over the last four posts to understand the Biblical foundation of this local church— Why does God have each of us attending HERE? What is… Continue reading

Biblical Foundations 4: God’s Hand (1 Peter 5)

For Part 2, please click HERE; For part 1, please click HERE. . The last two weeks we have been digging into Romans 10:13-17 to begin looking at some of the cornerstones of… Continue reading

Portrait Of Biblical, Healthy Next Steps…

Post 3 of the Mission & Vision of Elevate Church Mankato… Please click HERE for Part I and HERE for Part II. 1 Corinthians 3:1-15: Please click HERE Paul is talking about growth… Continue reading

Portrait Of A Biblical, Healthy Local Church…

For this post and the next, we will spend our time looking at the mission & vision of a healthy and Biblical local church. Vision is where God wants us to go and… Continue reading

What Does A Pastor DO All Week?

. This is easily one of the most difficult questions for me to answer…even more than “Did Adam & Eve have belly buttons?” or “How could Noah forget the UNICORNS!?” 🙂 . Nevertheless,… Continue reading

Why American Christians Don’t/Barely Tithe…

Ahhh, one of the most difficult/uncomfortable topics for pastors to teach on. Money. Below are some thoughts, shared in love and humility, on why many American Christians do not give 10% of their… Continue reading

100 Months: The Peaks And Valleys Of Being A Pastor…

For nearly the last ten years, the LORD Almighty has blessed me to be a pastor– an announcer, apologizer, counselor, empathizer, encourager, forgiver, giver, learn-er, listen-er, mediator, pray-er, preach-er, protector, pursuer, receiver, remind-er,… Continue reading