Pastor’s Blog

How to invite friends to church so they will actually come

If you have had a great experience with God, if you are part of a great group, if you know people who are struggling to find that something in their life that only a relationship with God can provide then you want to share what you have found.  But how to invite your friends to church so they will actually come?


Listening is the First Step to Effective Communication

“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear” (Ephesians 4:29, ESV).


Family of Eight Refugees from Eritrea Coming to The Inn at St. Paul

Good news! Last Sunday during worship, I announced that a family of eight will be coming to live in The Inn at St. Paul on October 17th. The octet will be traveling to the United States following a nine-year stay in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Due to a deteriorating political climate, the family was forced to flee their home country of Eritrea.


Conflict Resolution: Is It Easy?

No, but Jesus did give us a three-step process for resolving conflict as Christians.


Is God calling YOU to Las Vegas?

In 2006, I received a phone call. The voice on the other end of the line informed me that I was being appointed to Brice United Methodist Church. After a moment of silence, I replied, “You want me to do what? You’re sending me where?”


I am the road under your feet

In Sunday’s sermon, Pastor David quoted Helen Wodehouse, “So often, we think that the promise of God is, ‘At the end of the way you may find me.’ Not so. For God says, ‘I am the Way; I am the road under your feet, the road that begins just as low down as you happen to be. If you find yourself in a hole, the Way begins in the hole.” Listen to it again.