After a full two years since Keri and I began this church planting journey with God, we celebrated the official launch, or Grand Opening, of MainStreet Covenant Church this Sunday at The Gillespie Center. What a joyful, energetic, Spirit-filled celebration it was. We had 180 people attend, and […]
What a great group of people – or church! – God has knit together “for such a time as this.” Next week we launch into weekly worship in Mound. Like watching Peter Bjorn develop in phases, MainStreet started sitting up on our own many months back, and this […]
Here’s a blast from the past. This article published in the local Mound Paper — The Laker — describes the philosophy behind the Revolution teen ministry I launched and led (2005-07). We hope MainStreet launches strong so we can re-launch a dynamic youth ministry like Revolution able to […]
Dear MainStreet friends, On the eve of Thanksgiving 2011, Keri and I have much to be thankful for. The past year has been perhaps the most difficult and most satisfying year of our lives. One year ago, I was unemployed and scrambling to raise seed money to start […]
This is the transcript/notes from a sermon preached at MainStreet Covenant Church on November 13, 2011, as a rally cry to mobilize a community to join us in furthering the mission of MainStreet in Mound. This was the 3rd monthly preview service before beginning regular weekly worship in […]
We’re beginning a 4-part series on spiritual warfare in preparation for breaking new ground at MainStreet in the New Year. Join us at the MainStreet Huddle this Sunday at 5PM as we explore Chip Ingram’s “Invisible War” series together.
I admit, I have a special place for ministering to and with college aged / young adults. One of the greatest blessings of planting a new church in Mound is that we have Crown College, an evangelical Christian school just a few miles away. Last fall we had […]
At first glance, Nehemiah chapter 3 is a monotonous list of random people doing seemingly mundane tasks (e.g., “So and so repaired such and such gate, putting in the doors and hinges…”). Yet, digging deeper we find a beautiful picture of an entire community — local families, business […]