Temple Baptist Church, Rockford, IL

  • Posted on: 9 November 2014
  • By: Dr. Lou
I always consider it a privilege when a pastor reaches out to me for an ordination service.  Being called into the ministry is a great honor yet carries much responsibility. When I am allowed the opportunity to offer wisdom and insight to a new pastor I often turn to 1 Timothy where Paul encourages and instructs Timothy in leading a church. Before a pastor enters the ministry I try to equip the pastor for battle.  As Christians we are constantly fighting to share the good news of Jesus.

Campaign Update: livingWATERS's First Campaign!

  • Posted on: 27 October 2014
  • By: Nate

LWCC set out on their first campaign: Securing the Home Front // Glorifying God // Growing Lives in an effort to secure a permanent location in Lakeville to call “home.” They found a perfect sizable land in a perfect location with current buildings. The vision went far beyond just land and a physical building as the church rallied around a four part vision summarized as “Planting our Presence, Renewing our Energies, Strengthening our Ministries and Growing our Generosity” which birthed the following tangible goals:

Oakwood Community Church, Waconia, MN

  • Posted on: 12 October 2014
  • By: Dr. Lou
Steve Anderson and Dr. Lou
I had the opportunity to preach at Oakwood Community Church in Waconia, MN the Sunday of October 12, 2014. I appreciate traveling to Converge North Central especially before the snow starts flying. It was a beautiful weekend as the trees were just starting to turn to their autumn colors.  Rev. Steve Anderson is the Senior Pastor of this great church which currently meets in a High School with two worship services.

LifeBridge Church, Rancho Bernardo, CA

  • Posted on: 15 September 2014
  • By: Dr. Lou
LifeBridge Church
LifeBridge Church in Rancho Bernardo, CA has a strong relationship with Converge Cornerstone Fund. On Sunday September 14th, 2014 I was invited to preach at LifeBridge where I taught a sermon titled “Count Your Blessings” based out of Luke 17:11-19.  The congregation was receptive of the message and was encouraged to be grateful for the blessings in one’s life. 

First Baptist Church, Muscatine, IA

  • Posted on: 13 July 2014
  • By: Dr. Lou
First Baptist Church, Muscatine IA
Pastor Don Swanson has been the lead pastor of the historic First Baptist Church of Muscatine, Iowa for the past 21 years.  On Sunday July 13 Dr. Lou Petrie was invited to preach the word of God to the congregation and attenders of the First Baptist Church.  The beautiful facility sits on 44 acres of re-claimed land.  Pastor Don and his wife Chrissy are preparing to transition to another ministry setting to which God has called them.  God is good.  He has blessed the ministry of First Baptist.  Join with us in praying as FBC begins searching for a new senior pastor.