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Something You Can Never Get Online

Posted by Dave Sippel on

Wow. This is just too good to keep to myself. Carey Nieuwhof just shared a new entry on his blog. It is full of good stuff for our church. Click here to read it for yourself. Here is the part that I like the best: "The attractional churches of the 90s and 2000s built their congregations by...

Grasping the Vision


Posted by Dave Sippel on

In ministry I tend to look for signs and indicators of progress. Seeing someone catch the vision is very encouraging. Ministry can be discouraging at times, and partnerships in pursuit of a vision can keep you going. I was recently approached by a father of a high school youth in our church. He...

Fully Installed

Posted by Dave Sippel on

Fully Installed! I want to thank everyone that assisted with my installation service on Sunday, November 22nd. My family feels very blessed to be part of this church and community. The installation was...special in a lot of ways. We including the vows and covenants that are very important to the...

The Great Disappearing Act

Posted by Dave Sippel on

A few people have asked me to share the verses that I used in my sermon from November 1st, 2015. Our text for the sermon was John 3:23-30 (NRSV). The key verse that I focused on was John 3:30.  "He must increase, but I must decrease." - John 3:30 (NRSV) I used two other verses as...