Gary Rohrmayer

6 Ideas for Doing a Year-end or Christmas Offering Well

By Gary Rohrmayer

December is the largest giving month for most churches and non-profit organizations.  Early in my ministry I learned that most non-profits see 25% of their giving revenue come in during the last month of the year.  I thought, “Wow. We must be doing really well our giving is spread out pretty much evenly across the year.” Then I realized that we were missing an opportunity to...

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...

Hispanic Ministry Christmas Gathering

By Gary Rohrmayer

On December 1, 2012 our district had the first official Hispanic Ministry Gathering. We had a wonderful time of worship, prayer, fellowship, vision casting and (of course) food. We covered the new direction of our Hispanic Ministry and the things we feel God is calling us to accomplish in the coming year:

1. Church planting 

2. Being light in a world that is desperate for hope 
3. Quarterly trainings for leadership development during 2013 
4. The new yearly Women’s Conference
 
Carlos Herrera (Hispanic Ministry...

What Are You Offering To God As Worship?

By Gary Rohrmayer

In revitalizing our public and corporate worship services we must first seek to awaken our private and personal worship.  One of the liberating and transforming principles in the apostles' teaching is the priesthood of all believers.

Peter writes, “As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him—you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual...

Stories from Across the Region: September in Review

By Gary Rohrmayer

“…strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith…” -Acts 14:22

The month of September was a power packed month. I thought would give you an inside look at my travels among our churches. First, New Hope Christian Community in Round Lake, IL:

I spoke the week before the Grand Opening in their new building. To see this young church busting at the seams and to have so many people come up to Mary and I thanking us for helping the church get started, for providing the financing for them to purchase the building and also...

Guessing or Assessing?

By Gary Rohrmayer

Do you know why the Leaning Tower of Pisa leans over 12 feet off-center at the top? The builders failed to adequately calculate the depth of foundation needed to support the weight of the building in that specific soil.

Today we are a lot smarter, right? Maybe. In 1967 the construction of the 99 story Hancock Tower in Chicago was halted at the 20th floor because the soil settlement was greater than could withstand the weight of the full building. So construction stopped, and the owner went bankrupt, while they came up with an engineering fix to the problem....

Introduction to Ten Biblical Principles for Healthy Relating

By Gary Rohrmayer

INTRODUCTION

“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Romans 15:5-6

Trust influences us every moment of every day....

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...

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