“It seems as though we are entering a time of expansion in our Cornerstone Fund ministry,” says Steve Schultz the CSF President. “The CSF has never had this volume of loan requests in the history of the Fund,” remarked Paul Kruit the VP of Operations. “Our investors want a great return on their money but at the same time they are very appreciative of the fact that our Converge churches are being provided with competitive rates on needed loans,” says Dr.
The weekend of June 7-9, 2013 I had the wonderful opportunity together with my wife Linda to attend the 25th anniversary celebrations of Christ Community Church in Fredonia, New York. It was a great weekend of reflecting on past victories and rejoicing in what God is doing in the midst of the church in these days. The people of the church were left with what their response will be in future days as they launch in faith forward to the next 25 years of ministry. Friday evening the men gathered at a local camp for a steak cookout.
On Sunday, June 1, 2103 I was invited to speak at the Bethel Baptist Church in Mankato, Minnesota which is pastored by Rev.
7 Key Questions to ask before you start fundraising.
1. Will a capital campaign work in my church?
A program's success is related to the nature of the project. A congregation will generally support a project that expands the overall gospel impact in a community. Keeping the Lord central will ensure the Lord's involvement. "You labor in vain when the Lord does not build the House."
When the people are supporting the pastor and the vision, a campaign will roll on its own momentum for the glory of God and the good of His people.
On Sunday April 19th, 2013 I was invited to preach at the Calvary Baptist Church in Turlock, California. Pastor Rusty Lyon is the spiritual leader of this faith filled congregation. There was one worship service followed by a luncheon and the annual meeting of the church. The church was asked to consider a proposal to allow the expansion of their ministry in encouraging
On April 14th, 2013 I had the wonderful opportunity to preach at the Lakeside Baptist Church in Muskegon, Michigan. This local church is pastored by Rev.
At Faith Baptist Fellowship, on Sunday March 24, 2013, Palm Sunday, I preached a message which focused on the triumphal entry of King Jesus as the true Hero of our lives. Pastor Dana Olson is the senior pastor of Faith Baptist Fellowship, having come 3.5 years ago from his position as the Prayer Coordinator of the Converge Worldwide ministries in Arlington Heights. Dana has done a great job of positioning the Faith congregation for significant ministry in the Sioux Falls community. It was fun to reconnect with Dana and hear about all of the great things which are going on in his ministr
On Thursday, March 21st, 2013 I was invited to preach at our Converge church inside the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Penitentiary. It is always a little ‘nerve racking’ to find yourself locked in a cement building with bars and doors you cannot get out of even if you wanted to. Regan and Becky Beauchamp are the directors of this very important ministry – Prison Lighthouse Fellows
On St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday March 17th, 2013, I had the privilege of preaching at Bethel Baptist Church in Ocala, Florida. Ocala is the horse capital of the world. I was surprised to learn that my dentist’s daughter had connections with horse people in Ocala. Our Converge church is pastored by Rev.