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September 8, 2016 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Peace, the World, and My Sweaty Pits

Posted in: Men

December 16, 2015 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Finish Strong

Over the past two years, the church as given over $301,000 towards the Ministry and Operating fund. This number includes $20,000 given towards the Camiola Family and Grace Gardens in Jos, Nigeria. In Matthew 6:21, Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” I feel like we’re showing Jesus where our hearts are by how much we’ve increased our participation in God’s mission at MDC and around the world....Keep Reading

Posted in: Stewardship

November 24, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

The Coming King

The Coming King is a series of four Christmas messages that will explore the everyday humanity and glorious death of Jesus. In this Advent series we will see why we can hope in him, how Jesus is the power of God to transform our bleak situations, how the glory of the Son of God calls our hearts to genuinely soul-satisfying worship, and what difference it makes in our lives that Jesus endured the trials on our behalf....Keep Reading

Posted in: Church Life

October 14, 2015 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Shepherding Covenant Youth Through Prayer

Last night we had a first... Five of the thirteen in our gathering were covenant youth younger than 12! ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Discipleship Tags: children's ministry, prayer, covenant community, covenant

October 8, 2015 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Some Colossians Resources for Growth

As you probably discovered last week, I am really excited about our new sermon series through the book of Colossians called "The Core: Living with Jesus at the Center." So that you can get the most out of this series, I am going to provide you with some resources!...Keep Reading

Posted in: Discipleship Tags: Colossians, ESV

September 30, 2015 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Shepherding the shepherd

So, with Pastor Appreciation Month kicking off October 1, can I encourage you to do something with me? Pave the way for excellence and health in your pastor by shepherding your shepherd. Yep. You can do that....Keep Reading

Posted in: Church Life

March 3, 2015 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Pastor's Wife Appreciation Month

This month is Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Month. Can I encourage you to encourage her? Be creative! Go nuts with how you do it (just dont ask for too much of her time)! Bless her with a simple and yet encouraging text, email or Facebook post, a cup of coffee (Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks), prayer, a date night with her hubby, etc....Keep Reading

Posted in: Church Life

February 19, 2015 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Investigating Communion

For those of you who have been around for any length of time, you know that we have now for nearly six – seven years been celebrating communion on a weekly basis. The sweet words “The body of Christ broken for you” and “The blood of Christ poured out for you” have been heart-warming words. We have been thankful remembrance of Christ’s ongoing work in our life, celebrating God in our midst, enjoying that sweet communion with God and one another; we’ve been feed and nourished by the gospel and all the while looking forward to that day where we will eat and drink with Christ when all things have been made new. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Worship Tags: Communion, Lord's Supper

November 25, 2014 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

The Waiting | Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Deep in the heart of every human being, there is a longing for freedom, rest, restoration, and ultimately, a longing for true and lasting joy. We all desire to be caught up in a greater story, one that is not whirling out of control, much like our lives, but is rooted in something, or Someone, that is unshakeable. Someone that understands our longings, our hopes, our desires, our need for wholeness, both now and for eternity. - See more at: http://www.mdchurch.us/blog/post/the-waiting-come-thou-long-expected-jesus#sthash.MvHeGT4v.dpuf...Keep Reading

Posted in: Worship Tags: Advent, Christmas, Christ, Jesus

November 5, 2014 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Getting the Most out of Gathering with Jesus’ People

Posted in: Church Life Tags: worship, Sunday, serving, Gospel