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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…

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…
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