Preaching on Controversial Themes

Sometimes people tell pastors not to preach on controversial themes in order to keep the peace (which is no peace). I fear we’ve done just that. Because a Gospel-living-Christian is bound to be controversial by definition. After all, they follow a man who was controversial enough to get the electric chair. If our words, actions…

Apartment Dinner Church

Today we talk with Paul Parker, pastor over at Cornerstone Community Church in Battle Creek. Paul shares the story of how they got into doing dinner church in an apartment building in town, and where that has continued to lead them. Check out this podcast episode on Southern Michigan Conference’s Webpage or simply subscribe to the podcast…

Planting Microchurches

Some pastors in our conference are setting out to launch a network of Microchurches in the Michiana (Michigan-Indiana) area. This endeavor is a joint venture between the Wabash and Southern Michigan Conferences with the goal of establishing a network of churches. Today on The SMC Podcast, we talk with Dwight to hear the story of how this…

Interview with Pastor Paul Jones

My friend Paul Jones and his church recently sold their building and bought mobile church equipment. They now set up in a local middle school every Sunday and it’s really cool. Having worked for a portable church in the past, I know much of what this journey is like. Check out my interview with him…

A Look Inside Journey of Faith

In today’s SMC Podcast episode we take a look at what’s going on in Journey of Faith Community, one of our SMC churches. Pastor Sheryl Colter gives us a closer look at their group model and also shares with us what it’s like to be a woman in ministry. Check out this podcast episode on Southern…