Summer Sermons

I recently had the privilege of filling the pulpit at Community Covenant Church for four weeks. Rather than creating a series of topical messages, I preached from the Revised Common Lectionary. You can listen to each message below or subscribe to CCC’s sermon audio podcast.

May 22nd, 2016: Suffering and Hope Primary Text: Romans … [Continue reading]

Recapturing Joy: A Short Testimony

This week, I was invited to do something I haven’t done in a while: to be quiet before the Lord.

I know what you’re thinking. But Mike, don’t you do that all the time? Well…no, I don’t. It’s a common assumption that pastors get up before sunrise every day to pray for three hours, … [Continue reading]

United in Christ Interviews

Between 1998-2000, I published an e-newsletter called United in Christ. As a young teen sensing a calling to ministry but with no clue where to start, I went with what I knew: the internet. I was an avid reader of the Jesus Freak Hideout and a member of several online communities, so I created my … [Continue reading]

Avoiding the Post-Christmas Slump

You did it! You survived the worship leader’s busiest season of the year. Most of us work our tails off throughout November and December preparing for special events and additional services. By the time New Years’ arrives, many of us are exhausted and ready for a break.

But there’s just one problem: you still … [Continue reading]

Dominican Republic Mission Trip

This weekend, I will be joining a team from Community Covenant Church on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. We will be partnering with Covenant Merge Ministries, an organization that facilitates short-term missions for Covenant Churches.

At CCC, we’ve been asking the question, how can we better partner with God in doing the work … [Continue reading]