Pastor Mike’s Blog: We Don’t Do Faith Alone

Jesus asks a lot of His followers. Deny yourself. Take up your cross. Give to those in need. Pray for those who persecute you. Following Jesus leads to blessing, but it’s still hard. Love one another. Remain in Me. Forgive. Yes, Jesus asks a lot of us, but He doesn’t expect us to do it all on our own. In … Read More

Pastor Mike’s Blog: Reading the Bible Anew

We love the Bible and don’t make excuses for that. We believe in the life-transforming truth of God’s word. We believe the stories told in the Bible are both real and meaningful. We read, study, teach, preach, pray, memorize and obey scripture, because we have found it beautiful, powerful and inspiring. This fall we will put new action and commitment … Read More

Pastor Mike’s Blog: Remember Who Lives Inside Us

For almost 30 years, I have carried my grandfather’s obituary folded up in my wallet. He was a remark-able man, and that little slip of paper, tucked behind my driver’s license, reminds me of him and how his life impacted mine. I haven’t read the obituary in years, but I know it’s there. Maybe it’s time to read it again. … Read More

Pastor Mike’s Blog: Outreach Prayer

Who do you know who doesn’t know Jesus? Are you praying for them? Have you ever asked if you could pray with them? Jesus said that He came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). By God’s grace, we used to be lost but now have been found by the one and only Savior. That’s good news for you … Read More

Pastor Mike’s Blog: Many Hands and Many Feet

No one can do it all, and in the church, no one person can handle every issue and need that arises. We depend on lots of willing and able hands to accomplish all the many tasks required for our ministries. From small jobs to large, from up-front ministries to behind the scenes efforts, from administrative chores to spiritual undertakings, keeping … Read More

Pastor Mike’s Blog: Supporting Our Covenant Connections

Covenant church pastors and members will gather April 26-28 in Glen Ellyn for Celebration 2018, the Central Conference Annual Meeting. I know that doesn’t sound terribly exciting to most people, but I hope you will join me in praying for the work of our conference and the decisions that will be made at the annual meeting. What happens in the … Read More

Pastor Mike’s Blog: Journey to the Cross

Stations of the Cross is an ancient devotional ritual consisting of a series of images depicting Jesus’ journey to the cross with accompanying prayers. The Stations are modeled after the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, a pathway that allows believers to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. You don’t need to travel to Jerusalem to be blessed by the devotional invitation … Read More

Pastor Mike’s Blog: Ways We Care for One Another

Broadway excels at loving one another. I have said this before, and it bears repeating, not to boast in our strengths but to emphasis the importance of extending this tradition of caring well for our church family. How we love one another lays the foundation for how we will love those we reach out to and those who find their … Read More

Pastor Mike’s Blog – A New Song for the New Year

What will your new song sound like this year? Throughout the Psalms, we are invited to sing a “new song” of praise to the Lord (see Psalm 96, 98, 149, etc.). This call echoes in Revelation, where those before the throne of God worship Him with new songs of adoration (Revelation 5:9, 14:3). A new song can be exactly that, … Read More