February 2011 archive

Feb 28

Beginnings . . .

For me it seems like it is taking forever to move to the “reaching people” part of the process, but we have begun the process. We have begun gathering to pray for Lifepoint Church. We meet most Sunday nights at 6:00 PM. We have begun preparations for some evangelistic events this summer. There are some …

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Feb 28

Family Corner by Debbie (February)

It’s all about love! February is a fun month for us. Not only do we celebrate Valentine’s Day, but this month also brings our 18th wedding anniversary, TJ’s 17th birthday and Sarah’s 14th birthday. With all this love going around, our prayer is that we will not forget our First Love and in all our …

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Feb 28

Abundant Life Community Church Announces New Church Plant

Pastor Rocky Taylor shared his heart and vision at the annual Vision Sunday meeting at Abundant Life Community Church (ALCC) on January 23, 2011. Pastor Rocky said that five years ago at this meeting he asked the question “If ALCC closed it’s doors, would the community miss us?” Someone then responded that the community did …

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Feb 28

Family Corner by Debbie (January)

Happy New Year! A new year usually brings resolutions. I have resolved to get rid of the excess clutter in our home. After living here for almost 9 years, it is beginning to accumulate. It has made me think of the “clutter” that sometimes takes up space in our minds and heart. Just like the …

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Feb 28

A Foundation of Prayer

As we begin the journey of planting a church with a group of others in Strongsville, Ohio, we do not always know the right steps to take. However, God does know the perfect plan, because it is His church that we are planting, not ours. This is why a foundation of prayer is essential to …

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Feb 28

Family Corner by Debbie (December)

Things have been somewhat “dramatic”  around our house lately. Tim has been through nightly rehearsals and two weekends of performances. TJ has also had his rehearsals and performed the second weekend of December.  Josh is involved in fund raising and practice for spring baseball. Sarah has been preparing and performing Christmas choir and band concerts. …

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Feb 28

Strongsville, Ohio

We are preparing to plant a church in Strongsville, Ohio. Here is some information about Strongsville: Nickname: Crossroads of the Nation (I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike meet here) Population: 42, 378 Households with no faith involvement: 37 % Area: 24.65 sq. miles

Feb 28

The Season of Advent

I love Christmas! I really do believe it is the most wonderful time of the year. Sure, there are the parties and cookies and decorations and gifts, but it is so much more. It is the season of Advent! Advent is the celebration of the coming of the Christ Child, and it helps to remind …

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Feb 28

Family Corner by Debbie (November)

Pour out your heart like water before the Lord’s presence. Lift up your hands to them for the lives of your children.              Lamentations 2:19 This verse has come into my mind a lot lately as it seems our children are so busy. I try to offer prayers up for them often during the day as …

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Feb 14

The Mission

It is easy to assume that North Americans are over churched.  But in reality, North America is a mission field so populous, that it cannot be won to Christ without starting large numbers of new churches. The un-churched population in the U.S. and Canada is over 225 Million. The U.S. is the third largest unreached …

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