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The Monday After

Email sent by Darryn Scheske

Hi Guys,

I hope you had a fantastic Easter celebration yesterday! Big Days come with big expectations. Easter and Christmas can be rough on the church planter. Let me share a few thoughts about Easter and the morning after.

The question is not IF you will be down today (what comes up must go down). Maybe you’ve heard it called, “the holy hangover.” The real question is, "How do you come...

Meet Michigan's Newest Church Planting Recruit, Aaron and Terilynn Bump

By Aaron Bump

I’ve been in full time ministry for 15 years now. I was Youth & Music Pastor for 3 1/2 years at First Baptist in Fremont, MI then the Worship Leader and Director of Guest Relations at Lake Ann Camp for 3 1/2 years. Since then I’ve been the Pastor of Worship Arts and Media at Harvest Baptist Church in Wapakoneta, OH.


Converge MidAmerica Michigan Updates


By Jim Lacy

New Pastor Welcomed
Grace Memorial Baptist Church of Muskegon, MI has unanimously called Jeff Helbert of Grand Rapids as their new senior pastor.  A unique aspect of this call (which took place early in January) is that Pastor Jeff filled the pulpit for a full month before the vote.  He preached on “7 Biblical Ways to Relate to a Pastor” at his installation service.  Previously Jeff served as the pastor of City View Church in Grand Rapids. 

Converge MidAmerica wants to express thanks to Pastor Roy Clark who served...

Taking Charge of Your Attitude

By Gary Rohrmayer

You can take charge of your attitude.
Chuck Swindoll offers this timeless insight, “The longer I live the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude to me is more important than facts.  It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say...

26 Biblical Quotes on the Blessing of Humility

By Gary Rohrmayer

The subject of humilty has been prominent in my mind lately.  I have come to a deeper understanding that ultimately humility is a gift of grace.  May the truth of God's word wash over your soul and illuminate your minds as you meditate on blessings of true humility.

"He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed." -
Proverbs 3:34

"Take my yoke upon...

3 New Church Planters for MidAmerica

Shortly after moving to Nashville our new Vice President of Church Planting Danny Parmelee was able to recruit some high quality church planters. Three couples attended the last Converge Assessment Center in Denver and were recommended to plant a church. Be praying for these new church planting couples.

Marshall and Wesley Gallagher - Nashville, TN 

Marshall Gallagher is a Nashville native who has a deep...

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