Thursday, February 02, 2012

new website

we have a new home on the interwebs.
visit to find out more about the upper room winnipeg

Tuesday, January 03, 2012


this sunday we will be talking about the gospel. believe-behave-belong. i want you to think about your journey of faith. where are you in these three words? is this the order you would put them in? what about did he share the good news with people? behave-believe-belong? belong-believe-behave?
when you think about your experience with "the church", what order would you say most churches live by? (realizing that we are all in fact "the church")
a further what point does salvation or conversion occur? believe? belong? behave? when does someone become a christian...when do they truly understand the good news?
join the conversation here online or with us in person on sunday night.
peace to you,

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

making room

one of the speakers for the congress this fall is christine pohl. i have decided to try and read each of the main speakers books before they come to winnipeg in november. christine's book "making room: recovering hospitality as a christian tradition" has been really challenging.

many of us, especially when we compare ourselves with much of the world's population, live in abundance, not scarcity. but we often act as if resources are scarce; we fear there won't be enough, even before we begin sharing what we have. the problem may have much more to do with our willingness to respond than with our resources. p.135

i think the challenge for us right now is not to determine, 'how much is enough?' but rather 'am i willing to give until it costs me something?'

will we live our lives for ourselves or for others? will we focus inward or outward? will we be known for our love and hospitality, or for our seclusion and indifference?

peace to you,

Thursday, March 24, 2011

church planting congress

so looking forward to this time together in november. will be good to gather and continue the discussion of what it means to be about the mission in our consumer society. plan to be part of registration will be available soon.
peace to you,

Monday, March 21, 2011

incredible music for lent

came across this album last week and it has been on repeat on my ipod nearly non-stop. stop in and download it for free...please leave a tip for the artist as I am fairly certain you will not only enjoy, but be enriched by it.
peace to you,
(click here to get the download)

Saturday, March 12, 2011


here is a little calendar to help guide you through some suggested activities as you focus your life in this season of lent. (thanks to mars hill for the inspiration)
peace to you,

Saturday, March 05, 2011

the tangible kingdom

great book that gives you a glimpse into what we are all about...been doing this about 4 years now and just read a book explaining a journey that looks very similar to ours. worth the read.
peace to you,