Category Archives: Community Development

Preparing for the Future: Infrastructure

On a recent walk, something caught my eye: an entrance to a street that wasn’t there. Crossing the cut-out on the sidewalk I was walking along, I looked north across an open field and saw the last subdivision in our … Continue reading

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Listening with Purpose

Talking with a friend yesterday, he told me about an experience he’d had with a minister acquaintance.  He shared the difficulty he’s had conversing with the minister because the man doesn’t appear to listen when others are talking.  My friend … Continue reading

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Becoming a Church Family

Steve Baker, who is an Ignite church planter in Elmhurst, IL, told me about a significant event he experienced a couple of weeks ago.  It happened at the end of services that morning when he noticed many of the people … Continue reading

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Service is Infectious

A few weeks ago, several Ignite churches were blessed by a mission team from Newton, IL.  The team from Scott Avenue did some building remodeling in Merrillville, IN for Impact Christian Church, helped park cars and transport people at the … Continue reading

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Looking for Guidance 2

On Friday, while touring Park Ridge, we struck up a conversation with a  couple of guys outside a local Starbucks.  We talked with them about their motorcycles, some of the rides they’d been on and other things they enjoy doing.  … Continue reading

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Looking Out

Last Friday, I was sitting on my front porch praying for our neighbors.  I told the Lord that I really wanted to minister to our neighborhood, bringing Jesus’ love and light to those who don’t know him yet.  As I … Continue reading

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Leadership in Action

Leadership is something that stands out very clearly.  I saw Garry McCarthy, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, model leadership during last week’s NATO summit in Chicago.  Before the summit, he had assured the people of Chicago that his officers … Continue reading

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