Sunday was our final preview service! On the one hand, that really excites me because it means that months of preparation are finally coming to a culmination. On the other hand, it makes me nervous because now I can’t hid behind the “We’re still in preparation-mode” excuse. Also, I now have to get back into […]continue reading Report on our Final Preview Service
So I was praying last week and asking God for a miracle or two to confirm that he was really in this church planting effort of ours, and then on Sunday I asked the people there to pray specifically about two things. First, we needed the school board to approve our usage and specifically, we […]continue reading Answers to Prayer
Here in Lafayette, there is an association of ministers that is far more significant than some “ministerium” that many communities have where pastors of various churches get together to try to demonstrate some unity but never really get anything done. TEAMM is the Tippecanoe Evangelical Association of Ministers and Ministries which has a couple things […]continue reading TEAMM Pastor’s Prayer Summit
I just wanted to post something quickly to say that our time in Crown Point went really well on Sunday. Jen, the kids, and I all went up there Sunday morning and had a good time at the service. Afterward, Pastor Tony and his wife treated us to lunch at Portillo’s. It was a great […]continue reading Preaching in Crown Point
We had a great service this morning. It was our second monthly service and here is a brief rundown of how it all went: Marketing We really ramped up our marketing efforts this time. Here’s what we did: We sent out our “New Movers” letters this week. (We send a letter welcoming them to their […]continue reading Reflections on Our Second Monthly Service
I thought some of you might be interested to see some pictures from our house of the Indiana snowstorm that hit us yesterday, so I’m posting them in a little gallery here http://jeffnjen.mikels.cc/~jeff/snowstorm_2007/. You should have seen the huge pile of snow that the snowplow left at the end of our driveway. I was out […]continue reading Indiana Snowstorm
Two weeks ago, we switched our weekly gatherings to Sunday morning instead of Sunday night. There was one major motivating reason for doing so. As we move toward our public launch, we need to feel a strong sense of building momentum, and we just weren’t able to do that with the low attendance we had […]continue reading Switch To Sunday Morning
…There are three things we are doing to keep things unique and motivating, and each is an answer to a specific problem we have seen in a number of churches today….continue reading Update: Our First Preview Service
Last Friday, we experienced a great success in ministry. We served people free mugs of hot chocolate and coffee in front of Wal-Mart. It was a great experience. It came to me on Black Friday The whole idea came to me last year on the day after Thanksgiving (“Black Friday” as it has been called) […]continue reading Hot Chocolate Day was a success!
All I can say is that God must like it when I’m working on the computer (sometimes) because tonight at the Skylight, I found out that one of the computers had a virus on it. I’ve worked on those computers before, so Kim told me I could take a look at it.continue reading Tonight at the Skylight
I was driving around today running an errand for the church, so I decided to make some phone calls to try to connect with some people. There’s one fellow that I have been trying to get in touch with for a while, and as I was going through my address book, I saw that he […]continue reading “Thanks for being obedient”
For the past month, we have been putting together marketing materials, soliciting donations, securing the location, and organizing the service. We passed out by hand maybe 800 invitation postcards and mailed about 100 to our mailing list. We put flyers up at local businesses, we sent out email invitations, and we talked about it to everyone we knew.
It ended up being a really good evening. Here are the details:continue reading Our Information Meeting
As I promised, here is my first (It’s the second clip from the concert. Sorry it’s out of order.) video upload for the Clayton Miller band (Cole and LD Miller). The harmonica work and the drum work are really good. For more, check out Lafayette’s Independent Music Podcast at limcast.com.continue reading Clayton Miller Band Video — clip 2
America’s Got Talent has put two Lafayette boys on the map. LD Miller is one of the most amazing harmonica players, and though criticized on the show, Cole Miller is a rather gifted musician in his own right. On the show, Cole was criticized for his guitar playing and his singing, but he admitted that […]continue reading Clayton Miller Band (Cole and LD Miller)
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. Religious license plates? Yep, that’s right. I was really put off by the idea when I first saw the link, but I clicked anyway, and what do you know, the plates are really well designed! Check this out: If you live in Indiana, go ahead and vote for your […]continue reading In God we Trust License Plates?