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Focus and Funding

We recently attended the Northwest Ministry Conference in Seattle with great general sessions and breakouts. I especially enjoyed the sessions with Carey Nieuwhof.  In one session, he stated “you fuel what you fund.” He was focused on the importance 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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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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2016 New Beginnings

Donna Hostetler, January 3, 2016 Isn’t that the ultimate expression of our ministry focus?  New beginnings, new life, a new creation in Christ. All of our efforts are focused toward one goal—winning the lost, bringing hope to those without. At…

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A Child Noticed

Jay Hostetler, December 13, 2015 We recently hosted a Christmas party with a group of our former ministry staff and their families. The group of over 20 people enjoyed a fun evening of food, games and conversation. At the end…

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Ministry Artifacts

Jay Hostetler, November 9, 2015 A recent article in Harvard Business Review grabbed by attention!  The article entitled, “The Evolution of Design Thinking” postulated that organizations have created designs that could be considered as “artifacts.” The author then says that…

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Website Travel

Donna Hostetler, September 18, 2015 Vacations are wrapping up. The focus is on the Fall and how to get new guest traffic into the church. Driving across a Midwestern state this summer I noticed this old motel. At one time…

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The Children’s Ministry “Flossie”

Donna Hostetler, July 14, 2015  It was July, 2013 and it was a week of amazing temperatures, glorious afternoons in the sunshine by the beach, and beautiful sunsets over the waters of Maui. The golf courses were inhabited with happy…

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