Author Archives: Pastor Jesse

About Pastor Jesse

I am someone loved by Jesus - a disciple, husband, father, pastor, and engineer. I am passionate about making deeply surrendered disciples of Jesus who are motivated and equipped to make more.

Prayer for School at School

Prayer happened in school.  I know.  I was there.  Don’t worry.  It was entirely legal. Up-In-Out is part of what characterizes the ministry of Love First Coast.  It’s based developing a rhythm of doing what Jesus did and doing it … Continue reading

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Worship with a Meal

Some of the most profound encounters with Jesus happened around meals.  He ate with a crowd, with friends, with sinners, with enemies trying to trap him, and with the disciples.  Jesus clearly loved to eat with people.  He liked it … Continue reading

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A Church Serving Those Who Are Sent

(Our next worship gathering is July 7 @ 6:00 at the home of Kent and Kris Wehmeier.  Come and be equipped and encouraged for life on mission.) Agree or disagree:  “In the prevailing framework of the church today, leaders are … Continue reading

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Worship Gathering Sunday

Anyone who has committed to living on mission or serving in ministry has experienced it.  Disappointment.  Yet joy is offered for every season on the journey.  How do we “consider it pure joy” whenever we “encounter trials of various kinds.”  … Continue reading

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Dealing with Disappointment

I will forever be grateful for Nicky Gumble’s line in Alpha Leader Training: “Alpha is probably the most disappointing thing you’ll ever do.” It was strangely encouraging and helped me and others persevere through leading the Alpha Course.  When few … Continue reading

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Worship Gathering May 20

Anyone who’s been a part of a ministry has probably had the experience of working hard and getting limited results.  I’ve long since lost count of being a part of strategy meetings, planning sessions, and lets-just-pray-harder-and-try-harder-next-time-and-see-what-happens conversations.  I wonder how … Continue reading

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Worship Gathering May 6

Maybe you are called to fly. Or maybe it’s something a little more… “down to earth”. Or maybe you just wish you knew what your calling was and you just aren’t sure.  It seems very important.  You don’t want to … Continue reading

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