This afternoon at the C3 seminar in Carlisle, we had 2 hours of pure oxygen. About a dozen or more church leaders sat around tables to discuss how we can reach more of the 9 million people in PennDel who do not attend church.As we...

Steven Sebyala mentioned this scripture last week9 Afterward the disciples asked Jesus privately, “Why couldn’t we cast out that demon?”Jesus disciples asked him a direct question. They wanted to know why they had failed, and what they should learn. I like their direct attempt to get...

The Shamokin area Catalyst pastors took a prayer journey through the deepest part of the lower anthracite coal region in central Pennsylvania this week. They returned with a great sense of the need for some solid, healthy Bible believing churches in this area. Travelling...

This weekend we have the privilege of hosting Steven Sebyala of Africa Harvest Mission. I met Steven a number of years ago at Ron Johnson's church in Hampton Virginia. I was amazed to hear about the 300 churches he planted in Africa, and about his vision...

(The following was presented for publication as a letter to the editor after a recent cross burning incident in Shamokin) The Coal Region has a rich history of hard work, sacrifice and perseverance. There is also a historic melding of many cultures. Immigrants from as...

The primary purpose of the Catalyst movement is to reproduce and plant churches. Having been in the Lower Anthracite Coal Region for 11 years, I have become aware of a spiritual vacuum in the area between Shamokin and Hazleton.This area is filled with many...

The MCM Ministry School has just kicked off its season for receiving applicants for the 2009-10 school year. We have launched a new website with information about courses, classes, teachers, etc. What is UNIQUE about MCM Ministry School? The MCM Ministry School is designed to provide a...

By now I'm sure many of you noticed the Newsweek article this week (check it here) called The End of Christian America. Interesting and sad stuff.On my watch (I've been in ministry for about 25 years), Christianity in America has dropped precipitously, dropping an additional...