Community Christmas Dinner

This Saturday, December 4, represents The Core Fellowship’s first big multi-church project. We’re teaming up with Emmaus Church, Canvas Church (both downtown) and East Sunshine Church of Christ to put on a big Community Christmas Dinner at the Veridian Event Center (a brand new place across the street from the Front Porch.) It’s a gorgeous […]

Prayer and the Art of Margarita Pizza

Thursday night Christina and I split a Margarita Pizza with David Gilmour. No, not the lead singer of Pink Floyd, the other David Gilmour; our new point man with our District, out of Omaha. Our old point man (Church Multiplication Director) was just elected District Superintendent, so this pizza was our little meet-and-greet with the new guy. (Speaking of which… go to South Avenue Pizza and order the Margarita. Go now.)

New Look, Same Old Taste

When the vision of The Core and the Front Porch were in their embryonic stages, (a glimmer in our eyes, so to speak) I was writing a lot of negative stuff about the sacrosanctity of our church service formats. “Why should everything revolve around the sermon?” I asked. “What would happen if we skipped the […]

There’s a Why in Team

The Core Fellowship has a thing called The Core Team. What you might call Church members elsewhere, you’d call Team Members at The Core. And there’s about seven people planning to join it this Sunday. And yet, I’m tempted to kick everyone out of it. Myself included. Christina and I had a long and challenging […]

A Body In Motion

A day in LA, and millions of faces are looking for movement ‘Cause everything’s stuck and everything’s frozen And everyone’s broken and nobody moves And everyone’s scared that the motion will never come… This is the incompletion, stuck in a line Love is the Movement / Love is a Revolution This is Redemption / We […]

Ctrl-Alt-Del

Ctrl-Alt-Del is the new message series at The Core Worship Gathering. It will run from March 8 – 29. “Paradigm”. It’s one of those pretentious words you hear in coffeehouses. And since the Front Porch is like a coffeehouse, let’s have at it, shall we? Paradigms are to human thought what water is to a […]

One Girl Army

Recently the Front Porch team has been joined by a young lady named Stephanie. She is very active in her efforts to reach out with compassion to needy young people in center-city Springfield. And that was the topic of an e-mail she sent to me and others this morning, which she gave me permission to […]