Monthly Archives: May 2014

Suggested Scriptures for Be The Church by Kalinowsky and McBee

Be The Church by Ceasar Kalinowski and Seth McBee is a pretty helpful study.  You get a napkin scribble, a little dialogue driven story line, and some open ended questions.   It’s very simple and can spin out some helpful conversation. … Continue reading

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Prayer Ministry UP-IN-OUT

As we form groups at FCMC, we try to form them in a way that reflects the lifestyle patterns we see in Jesus.  I’m talking about Up, In, and Out.   But how will that work with a prayer group? … Continue reading

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Learning Easy Grace While Living Missionally

So I missed my chance on Saturday.  I’m trying to do this *BELLS strategy.  I lined up a group of people were praying for my “contact work” (aka relationship building) during my son’s soccer tournament.  I was looking for opportunities … Continue reading

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Remembering Why I Started FCMC

Revelation 5 describes a great day.  What a great day it will be when all of creation will sing praise to Jesus Christ the King of Kings.  On that day, God’s redemptive work will be complete.  Even now, His light … Continue reading

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To Live a Questionable Life

Francis of Assisi is often quoted as saying, “Preach the Gospel at all times.  Use words only when necessary.”   He didn’t actually put it that way, but according to his biographers, he probably would have agreed.  Francis lived the … Continue reading

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Missional Community Question and Answer

My friend Marilyn Beyer asked me these questions in preparation for a presentation in one of her seminary classes.  I thought I’d share.  Her questions are in bold. Why missional communities?  Why now?  Why now?  The simple answer is that it … Continue reading

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Thanks From Valerie

It Was Our Pleasure To Serve Along Side!

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