Eternal Hope

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Eternal_Hope.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS When we think about the future, often we are held captive by the past. This is because we have hopes that haven't come to pass and we become blinded by the present. You are not alone in this journey. Jesus is right here

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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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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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Reflections from the journey

Reflections from the journey As this year comes to a close, I must confess that I am happy to have made it through. It has been a year of transition for sure. Having worshipped in three different locations this past year, it is good to have arrived at a “Rehoboth.” For those of you who

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The blessing and the birthright

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Dont_despise_your_birthright.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThe birthright is emphasized in the Bible because it honored the rights or privileges of the family’s firstborn son. After the father died, or in the father’s absence, the firstborn son assumed the father’s authority and responsibilities. In addition to assuming the leadership role

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Treasure within

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Treasure_within_us.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | 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

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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: iTunes | 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

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Who Am I ?

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Who_Am_I.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMany of the crises that we experience in life occur because, humanity lives with an identity crises. We don’t know WHO or WHAT we are. The same applies to the church, however it shouldn’t. Despite any circumstances surrounding or involving our birth, we were

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The Exchange

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/The_Exchange.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | 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: iTunes | 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

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The life God gives

http://imergentchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Life.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThere are very interesting lessons to be learned from the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. We tend to focus on the vent itself and overlook some lessons that also transformative. Learn with us.

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It’s harvest time

I had a great conversation with my spiritual father earlier today regarding the current state of the Pentecostal/Charismatic church. I was sharing with him about a recent paper I wrote about the Methodist roots of the Pentecostal out-pouring in the early 1900’s. One thing I discovered while researching the paper is that when people forget

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