Back to School – How Dads Make the Difference
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Back to School – How Dads Make the Difference

Within the next couple of weeks, most kids in the area will be headed back to school. Whether you choose public, private, or homeschool for your family is not the determining factor in their success. Dad, you make a defining difference in your kids’ life and education no matter which path your family is on....

They’re Back!
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They’re Back!

Family Update | August 2022 TIM, CAROLINE, AND OWEN arrived back on the mainland in mid-July. We’re so excited to have them within driving distance in the same time zone! They will report to Ft. Benning soon and begin the wait for post housing and their stuff to arrive from HI. STACY, HANNAH, AND I...

Take Them to Jesus [Podcast Ep. 90 feat. Don Coleman
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Take Them to Jesus [Podcast Ep. 90 feat. Don Coleman

As founding Pastor of East End Fellowship Church in downtown Richmond, Don Coleman now serves as Pastor Emeritus. He has a passion for seeing people meet Jesus through the lives of other believers, as well as the witness of the Church. Mike and Don discuss what it means to meet Jesus, how the Church needs...

Great Give-Away Books: Sit, Walk, Stand by Watchman Nee
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Great Give-Away Books: Sit, Walk, Stand by Watchman Nee

I love to read books. I love to give books away. Not everyone shares my enthusiasm for reading. I get that. But I still share it, especially with my family. And it’s easiest to share when I find little books with big ideas. The latest treasure is Sit, Walk, Stand: The Process of Christian Maturity...

Investing in Faithful Men [Podcast Ep. 89 feat. Carey Bates]
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Investing in Faithful Men [Podcast Ep. 89 feat. Carey Bates]

This episode originally aired October 2020. I am joined by Carey Bates, my former pastor and a man who faithfully invested in me. We met Carey when we first moved to Richmond over 20 years ago.  Before Carey even knew what discipleship really was, he started a group of men studying the Bible in his dorm room. Through the mentorship in his...

A Guide for Moms in the Battle for Biblical Sexuality
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A Guide for Moms in the Battle for Biblical Sexuality

Mom, you’re the one who is there when the kids come home from a long day. The one who tidies up scraped knees and elbows. The one who hears the exciting replay when they score the goal. The one who sees the tears when they don’t make the team. When our kids walk through the...

Goodbyes, Brothers, Graduation, & 30 Years
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Goodbyes, Brothers, Graduation, & 30 Years

Family Update | July 2022 TIM, CAROLINE AND OWEN are beginning the transition process to come back to the mainland. They’re saying goodbye to good friends and the white sandy beaches of Hawaii!   BEN has settled in to his Alabama internship but often travels to spend the weekends with Zach. We are so thankful that...

Developing a New Mentoring Initiative
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Developing a New Mentoring Initiative

Battle Briefing | July 2022 Jesus sent the disciples out two by two to give them experience in what it would be like to carry on without him. He knew that his time on earth was short, and the Kingdom’s advancement would depend on these few disciples’ abilities to advance the mission and multiply disciples...

Will You Answer the Call?
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Will You Answer the Call?

One of the challenges we face in ministry today is simply knowing how to get in touch with people.  Our email inboxes are full. We get group notifications on social media, direct messages from who knows who, texts, calls, etc. We are just trying to avoid wasting time on “spam likely” calls and being harassed...

Abiding, Pruning and Producing Fruit [Podcast Ep. 87 feat. Chris Jackson]
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Abiding, Pruning and Producing Fruit [Podcast Ep. 87 feat. Chris Jackson]

Chris Jackson has a background in business and in ministry. They were both thriving when God called him to step away from the active ministry he was running and the successful business he had invested himself into for 18 years.   Chris had been inspired by one conversation he had years ago with a man in...