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Great Conglomeration of Resources!

Check out this great bibliography of resources on Union with Christ from Phil Gons...here. ...

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Gospel Identities in Practice

A healthy leader is one who believes the truth of the gospel, living as a disciple of Christ, as part of the family of God, and as a bold missionary. They live in light of their identity in Christ and the overarching mission of God in our city. As they lead their Missional Community, they foster an environment of deep discipleship, tangible care amongst the group members, ...

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The Loveliness and Grace of Jesus Christ

In April, our MC leaders will explore the doctrine of union with Christ and how that defines them as his disciples. As a supplement to that, here are some thoughts from John Owen inCommunion with the Triune God on the loveliness and graciousness of our Lord and Savior. Jesus is... Lovely in hisperson---in the glorious all-sufficiency of his Deity, gracious purity and h...

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2014 Desiring God Pastor's Conference

So very grateful for the men and messages given at the 2014 Desiring God Pastor's ConferenceentitledThe Pastor, the Vine, and the Branches: The Remarkable Reality of Union with Christ. Here are my favorite messages, and it's worth the time to work through them all...enjoy! ...

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Why Read the Bible?

Here's D.A. Carson on why we read the Bible...we read the Word to meet with the Living God. The question then becomes do you want to meet with him? Check out the original post at Desiring God....

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Mission as Cultivation

Note: this is part three of a series on being disciples, part of a family, and missionaries. God's design in creation was good, very good in factas God reflected on what he had made there was a complete satisfaction with what came about. This is obvious, but the creation he made and the intent behind it was perfect and his design in Adam's role was therefore perfect. He p...

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Arrived!

Note: this is the first post in a series looking at being a disciple, part of a family, and missionaries to our city. The goal is to clarify and give depth to each aspect of our identity in Christ by looking at the theological basis, the example of Christ, and the empowerment of the Spirit. I attended Concordia South (Luther College, Decorah, IA). Imagine our beloved pr...

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Living as a Family

Note: this post is second in a series focusing on the disciple, family, and missionary aspects of our identity in Christ. This is the reason why I have so often been hindered from coming to you. But now, since I no longer have any room for work in these regions, and since I have longed for so many years to come to you, I hope to see you in passing as I go to Spain, and ...

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Missional Community Multiplication

Last night, we launched our 16th Missional Community! It's located in the Robert Asp neighborhood of North Moorhead, which is the 14th neighborhood in which we have a presence. This group is led by Richard Traci Anderson, hosted by Michael Allison Vetter. Their mission is to make disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus where God has placed them. This is truly ge...

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A Cry for Deliverance

Fill me with grace daily, that my life be a fountain of sweet water....

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