Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Last Night

Led a workshop at Sunnycrest United Methodist Church in Marion. The church wanted to come to the Saturday workshop I lead earlier in the month but could not. The discussion was lively and people were attentive. One thing they did some years ago was to build a gym hoping to attract young people. It didn't work. Many churches added family life centers or gyms in the 90's to attract folk. Some work better than others. We focused on how to go out. They came up with some ideas. I hope they are able to move from a more attractional mindset to a missional mindset. Keep all of us in your prayers. Thanks Jeff

Monday, February 25, 2008


We are in the season of Lent. Several churches in the outlying areas are have a combined Sunday Night Lenten Service, all the offerings collected with go to KUO. Unfortunately, it is difficult for me to attend the services as they start at 6:30 PM and I really do not finish until 6:15 PM. I will try to make it to the ones that are nearby.

Saturday, February 09, 2008


I had two speaking engagements this week. The first was with the United Methodist Men of Greentown(although there were several women there). I was able to share about neighborhood outreach. They shared of the wonderful things they were doing in a mobile home park in Greentown. At the end of the presentation I was asked, how could they help us in Kokomo, I encouraged them to focus on Greentown and to get other churches involved in what they are already doing.

I also spoke to the Kokomo Ministerial Association at the Kokomo Rescue Mission. Things went well there and I have been invited to speak in a couple of churches. Thanks for the prayers.

Saturday, February 02, 2008


Had a great day today leading a workshop entitled, "becoming a Missional Church". There were folks from Hammond, South Bend, and Kokomo. We talked about the life-cycle of a church, how to reach into the community, Sidewalk Sunday School and reaching people living in poverty. The day ended with particpants delivering cookies door to door in the apartment complex, showing God's love in a real way.