The Window

The Window

Volume 69, Issue 1 January 2018

ONE LAST WORD How often have you heard it said, “Winstanley is not like any other church I know”? That is what I was told when I came here as pastor seventeen years ago, and I still believe it to be true. I know Winstanley is not like any other church I have pastored. With its choir, unique missions focus, openness to the community, and unique collection of believers, so…

Volume 68, Issue 11 November 2017

To My Winstanley Family: You hear it from me often. “I am grateful to be your pastor.” You are my people and I love you. I love your stories, your laughter over meals shared, your obedient service to Christ, your compassionate ministering. I love how you make up after squabbling. I love watching you grow in love for Jesus. I love your praise, your music-making, and your…

Volume 68, Issue 10 – October 2017

On Following Jesus I am at that juncture in life when I find it useful to re-read books that have particularly impacted my life. One such book is Dallas Willard’s The Divine Conspiracy. I should tell you upfront that it is an extremely challenging book. The late Willard was professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California. He took a backseat to no one in…

Volume 68, Issue 9 – September 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW As a consequence of the West Virginia mission trip, Winstanley has received lovely thank you cards from the Mercer County Day Report Center and the SAFE ministry in Welch, West Virginia. You may view these cards on the bulletin board. By now you will have noticed the addition of furniture and wall hangings in the church. The decorating committee,…

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…