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Ministry Fixer Upper

Jay Hostetler, June 4, 2016 Growing up I wasn’t gifted in the area of fixing things. My mechanical skills are still limited! Fortunately, my wife Donna has awesome mechanical skills for necessary home projects. Her interest in projects has led…

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Warm welcome?

Donna Hostetler, May 10, 2016 Mother's Day was a beautiful day though Jay was out of state. I arrived at a local church we’re working with to provide temporary oversight of their children’s ministry while they are in a leadership…

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The Sweet Smell of Spring

Donna Hostetler, April 4, 2016 “Spring cleaning” is on! It’s also a great time to take a look (and smell) at your children’s ministry or student ministry areas. As consultants we arrive at a variety of facilities and see what guests…

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Ministry–Major League Team Ready?

Donna Hostetler, March 29, 2016 Major League Baseball’s spring training is in full swing and the season is just around the corner! I love baseball! I grew up on baseball. I was born in St. Louis and went with my…

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He is Risen Indeed

Donna Hostetler, March 26, 2016 It's Passion week. It's a reminder of what we're about every week. We invest our lives because Jesus died and rose again to give us eternal life. This Spring with the recent loss of my…

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Mom Zoomed into Heaven

Donna Hostetler, February 28, 2016 It’s been a bit of a ministry sabbatical for me this month as I sat daily with my mom in the early days of February—her last earthly days and released her into the hands of…

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Evaluate?

Jay Hostetler, February 3, 2016 The first of the year and early spring in West Michigan provides a great opportunity to evaluate some things. Rising temperatures and the desire to bust through cabin fever leads to a new focus on…

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Coaching

Jay Hostetler, January 29, 2016 Coaching is a continuous cycle. The Alabama Crimson Tide recently posted yet another National Championship in college football. Coach Lou Saban was interviewed on a sports program the morning after the game. He was, of…

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Transition Season

Jay Hostetler, January 25, 2016 Do you see the dog in the far left corner of the picture? Her name is Riesling and she’s peeking through the fence.  Do you think she wonders if the “snow is whiter on the…

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The Right Team

Jay Hostetler, January 18, 2016 After a weekend of watching NFL Divisional playoff games, I am convinced that football is truly a team sport. At this time of the year teams are going deep into the depth chart to replace…

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