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Spiritual Warfare in Our Future Together

Spiritual warfare is a fact of life for followers of Jesus.  We may differ about how we specifically engage in that warfare, but we all agree that we are in a spiritual battle.  As we look ahead to the future of our district, we must keep this reality in mind and be...

Moving the Church from Survival to Multiplication

As a handyman, I am always looking for good tools that will help me be more productive and better prepared to get the job done right and in a timely manner.   Some people would probably say I have too many tools, but a while ago, as my wife and I were completing a...

Walking With God

How do you relate to God?  We talk about a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.  Is our personal walk with God and focus on God shown by our treasuring Him, communion with Him and living by faith in God?   I recently read With by Skye Jethany which...

Lessons from the Third World

In my search to understand why the Church is growing in many third-world countries and in places where there is rampant persecution of followers of Jesus, I read two books this summer: Killing Christians by Tom Doyle and Miraculous Movements by Jerry Trousdale.  I...

Making Hay this Summer

Many of you have heard the old farm idiom “make hay while the sun is shining.”  Most Minnesotans practice making hay while the sun is shining very well.  In fact, from Memorial Day till after Labor Day there are several ministries in every church that are put on hold...