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Prayer Gathering

By Bryan Moak  |  Vice President of Church Strengthening

In August and September, Converge MidAmerica has been holding Prayer First Pastor Prayer Gatherings throughout the region. Over 50 of our pastors have participated in 7 different gatherings in Chicago, St. Louis, Michigan and Indianapolis. Each meeting was two hours long, and our purpose was…wait for it….to pray! I Timothy 2:1 says, “I urge then, first of all, that requests, prayers,...

New Director of Communications

Kyle Sorvick joins the Converge MidAmerica team to design communications and marketing materials by relaying messages from the team to our churches and beyond. Kyle graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Graphic Design. Kyle has over 13 years of experience as a graphic designer working for a wide variety of industries in both web, print, and mobile design. Kyle is passionate to help tell the stories of...

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.

Marshal and Wesley Gallagher - Nashville, TN 

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

21 Days of Prayer

This summer I have been reading a short biography on Charles H. Spurgeon.  When he was given a three-month trial preaching opportunity as a 19-year-old preacher at New Park Street Church in London, his first task was that his church of 80 people would learn how to truly pray.  Spurgeon said, “I can readily tell when a brother is praying, or when his is performing, or playing at prayer… Oh for a living groan!  One sigh of the soul has more power in it than half...

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Our Antioch Moment

Our Antioch Moment.  Every church and missions organization will come to a moment where they need divine direction for the next steps to be in the center of God’s advancing mission.

In Acts 13:1-3 we see the leaders of the church in Antioch gathering for worship prayer and a season of fasting as they sought God’s answer to the question, "Lord what is our next step?" For them it was to release their beloved mentor and coach Barnabas and his protégé named...

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The Dance of Ministry: Reflecting on My First Year as a Pastor’s Wife

It is most certainly summer here at what we affectionately call "Pete's Retreat." The day starts early for the three youngest boys. They share a rather large room with separate beds, yet at night when we check in on them, they're huddled together, passed out like puppies in one bed. As soon as the sun starts to come in through the curtains & the birds start singing their morning tune, they are AWAKE and HUNGRY. Which usually means Josh is half asleep, stumbling through the kitchen in desperate need for coffee that can't come quickly enough. (That’s right - HE makes the...

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What is Natural Church Development?

Natural Church Development is a way of understanding church health and growth that views the church as a living organism. It does not ask the question "How can we grow our church?" It assumes that God desires to see every church actively involved in His redemptive mission. Paul wrote, "I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow...

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Celebration Banquets 2017 Highlights

"Meeting people and hearing all the stories at the Banquets, I saw this tangible expression of how the spirit of Generosity created an atmosphere of Mission!" 
-Danny Parmelee, Vice President of Church Planting

MI Banquet "I was frankly overwhelmed with what God is doing in our region. The testimonies, the people, the wonderful diversity and generosity were amazing. I couldn't help but be immensely...

How Natural Church Development Helped Our Church

As Church Health Month approaches this May, we are encouraging churches and church plants to establish a church health rhythm that will measure the quality of their ministry and evaluate the effectiveness of their missional activity. 

Pastor Gary Ricci of New Hope Community in Round Lake, IL shared with us his experience in using...

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