Community Relief Story

Community Relief Story

Dewight contacted Community Relief in early 2020. He asked me to look at his house, as it needed quite a bit of work, and he didn’t know where to turn. Through the evaluation process, I learned that 5 years ago, Dewight had invited someone else who was down on...
THE “VIRUS OPPORTUNITY”

THE “VIRUS OPPORTUNITY”

Many Christians have understood the COVID-19 pandemic as a detriment to the Church in general and their local church families in particular. Indeed, the virus has caused upheaval on multiple levels. Some have experienced the death of friends and loved ones as a result...
Graves into Gardens with Gen Z

Graves into Gardens with Gen Z

Hannah Wise is a Gen Z disciple movement leader. The MCECR is partnering with her as she seeks to develop a movement of multiplying disciples among the Gen Z age group in West Central Ohio. It seems like you can’t turn on Christian radio and not hear Brandon Lake’s...
Why Is This So Hard?

Why Is This So Hard?

Growing up in a country music-loving household, I recall the words of a 1970 Lynn Anderson country hit: “I beg your pardon—I never promised you a rose garden!” Those lyrics come to mind as I hear more than one Christian asking, “Why has God allowed all these terrible...
Conscience, Kingdom, And Your Vote

Conscience, Kingdom, And Your Vote

As I write this, the November elections loom just over the horizon. In past years, I’ve been approached by Christians asking “should I vote” and “for whom?” I’ve counseled that since God gives us the privilege of living in a nation in which our vote can influence the...
The Next Moment

The Next Moment

Our vision statement for the Missionary Church East Central Region is “to partner with the Church in Ohio to represent the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every man, woman and child.” God has called us to participate in fulfilling His desire that every one of the more than...