I know that many of you who follow my blog also support the ministry of Renovation Church I just received financial statements for the first part of the year and wanted to thank you for your support and generosity.
As a church, we have been able to give over $5,000 in outreach in 2019 alone. This comes to a little more than $1,000 a month. We have been able to give to both our local community & beyond through partnerships with Simba Educational Ministries and AsOne Ministries.
We are a small church with an average attendance of 50 people (including children) in a town of 1,100 and we meet in a school each week. Nevertheless, we do not view our size or lack of a building as a handicap. Instead, we believe God has blessed us, not so we can hoard our wealth or purchase a fancy building, but rather so we can be a blessing to others & make disciples.
If you would like to partner with our church in 2019, you can give online at the link below. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so your gifts are tax-deductible.
I hope and pray all of you had a great Easter this past weekend! I had the honor of teaching about how the Resurrection changes everything from 1 Peter. The message is below and I pray it challenges you in your faith and helps you understand just how much God loves you.
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From the event on Renovation Church‘s Facebook Page:
Pastor Tyler Ramsbey from Renovation Church is going to be leading a spiritual retreat at Palisades State Park. This first retreat will be completely free but is reserved for the first 15 people to sign up. We do ask, if you sign up, please make it a commitment to attend the retreat since only a limited number of people will be able to come.
Tyler is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry with an emphasis on spiritual formation through Sioux Falls Seminary. He will be utilizing many of the ancient spiritual disciplines of the Church to guide you in this spiritual retreat. The focus will be on connecting with God through Scripture, silence, meditation, and nature. The group will meet for morning prayer, afternoon prayer, and evening prayer. Much of the day will be guided meditation on Scripture and the many ways God reveals Himself and speaks to His people.
The retreat will go from 7am – 5pm and you will be required to pay the entrance fee into the State Park and to bring your own food for breakfast and lunch. Tyler will provide more information as the retreat gets closer. For questions, e-mail Tyler at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live in the area and would like to attend, I encourage you to reserve your free ticket before they run out. You can do so by going to this page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spiritual-retreat-at-palisades-state-park-tickets-60304535489
Here in South Dakota, our area was covered with blizzard warnings on Sunday morning. Due to this, we decided to cancel our morning service and instead I led a special online service that consisted of inviting people to ask questions about the Christian faith, Jesus, and the Bible and I did my best to answer people’s questions in a way that was faithful to Scripture and Church History.
Below is the archived episode from the live stream. I pray it helps you grow in your faith on this Monday. Have a great week!
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I had the honor of being featured on the 200Churches Podcast – a podcast heard around the world for the purpose of encouraging small church pastors in ministry. Even if you aren’t in ministry, I hope & pray this conversation encourages you in your faith!
Here’s the episode: http://www.buzzsprout.com/8862/914865-episode-308-focus-on-your-strengths-in-small-church-ministry-with-tyler-ramsbey
In the message I shared this past Sunday at Renovation Church, I had the honor of teaching through the greatest failure of Peter’s life – his three denials of Jesus Christ. In a similar manner, I would argue that the vast majority of American Christians are also guilty of denying Jesus in a way that is more subtle but just as dangerous – we worship an American Jesus rather than the Jesus of the Bible.
What exactly do I mean? I invite you to get a Bible & a notebook and watch the message below!
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I am going to be leading a 3-week small group around the topic “How To Study the Bible” based out of material from the “Multiply” book by Francis Chan. I believe this is so important for everyone to experience that I am offering it both in-person in Garretson, SD and online via Google Hangouts.
The in-person small group will meet on the following Saturdays at 8am at O So Good in Garretson. If you live in the Garretson area, I’d be honored to have you join me.
- Saturday, January 19th @ 8am
- Saturday, January 26th @ 8am
- Saturday, February 2nd @ 8am
Here’s a link to the Facebook Event for the in-person small group.
The online small group will meet on the following Tuesdays at 10pm via Google Hangouts. In order to use Google Hangouts you need a Gmail account and a webcam. For questions, send me an e-mail (email@example.com) or leave a comment.
- Tuesday, January 15th @ 10pm
- Tuesday, January 22nd @ 10pm
- Tuesday, January 29th @ 10pm
Here’s a link to the Facebook Event for the online small group.