What’s changing about change?

"If You Want to Keep Getting What You're Getting, Keep Doing What You're Doing" It seems as though everywhere we turn, we are hearing about the need to restructure, reform and renew. This conversation is happening in nearly segment of our society from politics to education. It’s a conversation that needs to continue, not because

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After the Resurrection

Greetings in the name of the Lord. I trust that you had a wonderful Resurrection Celebration. This past 40 Day journey during Lent has been filled with excitement, encouragement and challenge. It is the last week that has been a time of real testing and trial. I anticipated that at the end, I would have a clear

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Preparation for Visitation

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Preparation_for_Visitation.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS   The Triumphal Entry, is a day of visitation. As Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem, we see one last applaud from the Father meant to spur Jesus on for the days to come.  Jesus knew that His disciples would desert Him. He knew the

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Spiritual Gifts

Every child of God is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, specially gifted to play a unique and valued role in the body of Christ. No one is without gift or purpose. Spiritual gifts are not our talents or skills. They are the grace of God at work within us, empowering us to

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Coming up at the Park

We are excited about the opporturtunities and minstries that developing at Residence Park / Higher Ground UMC's. (4800 N. Dixie Dr, Dayton, OH) Starting Tuesday, February 10th 7 PM The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, established in 1979 for mental health clients and their families as a self-help

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Discovering Spiritual Gifts

Residence Park Park / Higher Ground UMC’s will present a Spiritual Gifts Workshop beginning Wednesday evenings, February 3rd at 6pm at 4800 N. Dixie Dr. The workshop is designed to be both informational and transformational. If you are interested in discovering and developing your unique God given gifts, learn how they may differ from and/or

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Ferguson, the Kingdom and Reconciliation

If you are like me, you’ve been bombarded by various media sources regarding the ruling in Ferguson, MO. I confess, the ruling did not surprise me, but not for the reasons you may be thinking. You see, I am convinced that though we should work for peace on earth, ultimately until the “Prince of Peace”

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No road map

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Word_and_Spirit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSKingdom greetings, We have seen an abundance of grace over the past few months. We have found ourselves on a new leg of the journey, following the call of God. One of the most interesting aspects of this phase of the journey is, there is no road

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Jacob and the Blessing Pt.2

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Jacob_and_the_Blessing_Pt_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Blessing is very real. It was originally given to Adam and it is this that Adam lost. We see through the scripture narrative, that God has worked in every generation through The Blessing to ultimately restore it to humankind. Listen in as being to explore

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Treasure within

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Treasure_within_us.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe scriptures inform us that the gospel was first preached to Abraham (Galatian 3:6-8). Throughout the Hebrew Scriptures, the gospel unfolds until finally within the ministry of Jesus, the purpose of God is clearly proclaimed. In this message we begin to unpack the glory of the

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Believing in Christ Within

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Believing_in_Christ_Within.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOne of the most powerful yet most neglected revelations in the scriptures is that God dwells within. In this message, D.A. shares how this was always the intent of God and the motivating factor underlying all God’s activity. Grab your note pad as you listen as

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Exploring your map

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Exploring_your_map.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn the creation man was perfect without sin. At creation, man was Pure Potentiality. Do you not believe that prior to sin, man had absolutely no limitations. He had no limiting decisions to deal with. He had no bitter roots or strongholds to deal with. In

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Subconscious Realities

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Unconscious_Realities.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSRecently, it has come to our attention that many people are confused both about the existence of what is commonly called the subconscious1 and its role. Many Christians, driven by their concern about the preoccupation of psychologists with the subconscious, mistakenly ignore its Biblical basis. Because

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The Exchange

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/The_Exchange.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS We must ask ourselves at this a few questions. 1-Why did Christ need to die 2-What benefit did his death have upon humanity and 3-How do we appropriate (take to ourselves the benefits of His death) Listen in

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If Jesus would have been here

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Lord_if.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhen God doesn’t perform as we think he ought to. “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” In the passage, Martha uses exactly those words in addressing Jesus, and so does Mary. “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would

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Anointed to serve

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Anointed_to_Serve_Pt.1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe ministry of Jesus started out with the pronouncement “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to…)! The words “because, anointed and to” carry tremendous weight as we follow the ministry of the Jesus. The ministry of Jesus is characterized

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A Place called There

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/A_Place_called_There.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThere is “A Place” where God’s perfect will manifest in the believers life. In this message, we take a journey with the father’s of the faith as they reach the place called there. You may asking yourself,, “where is there”? Listen in as we discover the

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Healing Basics

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Healing_Basics.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOne of the first revelations of God revealed, is that of healer. Healing is not provided to back up the gospel, it is part and parcel of it.

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The seed of fruitfullness

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/The-Seed-of-Fruitfulness.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe scriptures reveal a very simple principle about the potential of God’s word. Everything God desires, come out of what he speaks to and produces whatever God says. You may be asking, “what did he just say”, so I will say it again. Everything God desires,

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Who will carry the ark ?

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/The-Ark-of-God.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn order for Israel to cross over into the land of promise, someone had to carry the Ark of the Ark of God and stand in the Jordan. This was different than what was required of the former generation when the crossed the Red Sea. God

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Which Time is it

Physicists say that time is the 4th dimension. If that is true, it makes understanding time a bit tricky for us, mired as we are in a 3-dimensional world. The full, fluid reality of anything includes its changing over time. But we experience time as a single moment we call the present. What I’m saying

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Issue-Inside and Outside

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Issues-inside-and-out.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOne of the common characteristics of being human is having to deal with life’s issues. Whether we are facing internal or external, ours or friends and families, we all must deal with them. In this talk, I share a fail proof approach to successfully dealing with

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Faith Cometh

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Working-with-the-Word1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe Word properly understood and applied has the power to renew, reform and revive. Over and over Jesus stated, that people’s faith has produced the desire in their lives. Join us as we examine “Faith, the key to dominion”.

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Coming up short

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Coming-up-short.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe story of Zacchaeus is more than just about climbing trees. It is a revealing account of what it takes to get a view of Jesus when you realize it is a tall order. There are certain things that Zacchaeus did in order to get a

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Brand New

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Brand-new-and-all-made-over-use.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTradition has taught that the creation of God was completed on the seventh day. Science has shown that evolution is a ongoing process. Is there any reconciliation between the the proof of science and the power of faith. Join us for this provoking discussion.

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