Church Under a Bowl

Reposted from April 2011. -JB In my experience, the church has tended to adopt a “come to us” posture toward a lost and hurting world.  We prefer the “light house” image of church where the church is a sanctuary that houses the light of the gospel.  Our mission then becomes inviting others to “come to…

MIKE’S STORY: Obedient to His Call

Mike is the definition of a ‘willing servant’. The greatest gift a leader can have is someone they can count on to show up and do whatever is needed. Mike doesn’t ask for glamorous roles, only to be used in God’s service. That said, I’ve enjoyed seeing Mike’s gifts as a mentor and teacher emerge…

Our MainStreet Journey – So Far

How has God been at work in Keri and my life leading us up to this point in the MainStreet journey?  Here’s the story so far. Follow links to watch fun videos associated with our journey. In April 2010, Keri and I were on a plane flying back from Nashville. We were sent to the…

Prayer Walking with Nehemiah

This was prepared as a guide for a prayer walk about the city of Mound.  Enjoy. -JB This fall Nehemiah will be our guide and model for mobilizing MainStreet in the task of restoring the city of Mound for the glory of God. Nehemiah was living in the King’s winter palace when he got word…

Outrageous Generosity at MainStreet

The price was right in Mound as MainStreet Covenant Church held it’s second annual Free Garage Sale at Stonegate Plaza on August 27. Donated goods were collected all week from friends in the community and given away on Saturday — everything free. Hundreds of shoppers turned out and went home with smiles on their faces…

‘Ye are the Light of Mound’

Jesus is quite clear about the purpose his disciples are supposed to serve as they follow Jesus’ unique way of life together as described in the Sermon on the Mount.  They are supposed to be salt and light to those around them.  The task becomes all that much clearer and challenging when we personalize this…