This is a follow up post about the need for a church plant in the Lower Anthracite Coal Region between Hazleton and Shamokin:I was on my way to Bethlehem today and met Todd Dewire for breakfast. He pastors the Foursquare church in Frackville. There is...

Friends,I have just solidified a November boot camp at Freedom Valley, November 2-6. If you know anyone who is wanting to plant, and this is the right time for them, have them call me at 717-398-9033, or write me at gerry@freedomvalley.org. The event costs...

Yes, I went to General Council last week, hoping to see progress in the area of resolution #19, about Trans-Geographical Districts.No, it did not pass. If I recall correctly, some 700 voted against it while about 500 voted for it.I am disappointed about it, but...

Announcing Freedom Valley Church Planting InstituteThis coming January, 2010, we plan to kick off the Church Planting Institute at Freedom Valley. This collaboration with Valley Forge Christian College, is an effort to take a small group of church planting teams, super power them with prayer,...

This morning our local newspaper ran this article about my refusal to take the "offensive word" Jesus out of my prayer to open the State House as a Guest Chaplain this week. In case you-all hear about this little thing and need to defend it,...

Pocono Community Church is hosting two live events on July 30 at our new facility. Need some practical advice on how to increase your giving and organize your finances? What about small groups? Haven't figured out how to put a successful small groups ministry together? Then...

At our meeting a couple weeks ago one point seemed to be the need for ongoing discussion. I for one would love to hear some other planters stories...

At last week's meeting Rich Earl challenged us to participate more in this blog. It's always seemed a bit disingenuous for me to do so, because as a non-reader, I don't read many blogs, so what right do I have to write and expect...