The Window

The Window

Volume 68, Issue 3 March 2017

THE OPPORTUNISTIC WITNESS By the time this word arrives in your hands, Fielding will be on the throes of teaching the fourth evangelism training class. With upwards of forty in attendance, this class has been spectacularly successful and has the potential to unleash evangelistic witness from Winstanley in a way we have not seen for a while. God always gets the credit when…

Volume 68, Issue 1 January 2017

2017: THE YEAR OF “FILL THE FILL” Without a doubt, God has prepared Winstanley a year of “Fill the Hill.” After a long search, Fielding Poe came to be on staff in September and we have since delighted in his presence and that of Alison and Audrey. They have added immeasurably to our life and ministry. Though the final figures are not in, of course,  this year has been a…

Volume 67, Issue 12 December 2016

METRICS THAT MATTER Ten years ago I did not know what people meant when they used the word metrics. Now I do and am finding it a very useful term. Metrics are those positive measures by which we determine what is happening. For instance, beauty and good taste are the metrics by which we measure a cake. Sales and positive public opinion are two metrics by which we measure…

Volume 67, Issue 11 November 2016

Fill the Hill After an election cycle that will not end, and with negative connotations attached to the word “campaign,” “campaign” is not a term I am anxious to use. Nonetheless, in one way it describes what we will be doing as a church in the year 2017. Suffice it to say that the church council has taken note of our original building fund balance of $86.257.81 and…

Volume 67, Issue 9 September 2016

FIELDING POE UNANIMOUSLY CALLED AS MINISTER OF STUDENTS AND EDUCATION After a whirlwind weekend during which Fielding, Alison, and Audrey Poe met the church at a Saturday afternoon open house; he spoke in both Sunday morning worship services; and he was interrogated by his home church in anticipation of his ordination on September 11; Winstanley Baptist Church unanimously…

Volume 67, Issue 8 August 2016

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW It occurred to me the other day that there are things about Winstanley you may not know if you are not around here on a very regular basis or if you missed a Sunday or Wednesday.  I thought you might find these items interesting. One, we had a terrific Vacation Bible School, led by our director Denise Harrier. What you may not know is that we…

Volume 67, Issue 7 July 2016

GENERATIONS AND, THEN, HERE’S AN IDEA One of the conversation topics at our recent deacon retreat was millennials and the generation gap. So you know, millennials are people who have come of age since the turn of the century. The generation gap is the fact that millennials and, say, people my age tend to process things very differently. If you do not believe this is the…

Volume 67, Issue 6 June 2016

UNDER THE RADAR In church and in ministry things often happen about which the church at-large is generally unaware. For instance, members do know about the comings and goings of staff members. In our last business meeting, for instance, we ex-tended Lyndsay Williams’ service as interim youth leader through the summer. You are also aware of major events—summer mission…
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