Thursday, June 18, 2009

Street Fair

The Wyandotte Street Art fair is coming up Wednesday, July 8 through Saturday, July 11th. It opens up at 10am and ends at 9pm.

Stop by Wyandotte Family Church's booth in the parking lot next to Jimmy John's Restaurant. We'll have drawings for Chuck E Cheese gift cards, balloon animals, snow cones, carnival games and more.

We want to thank Woodland Church, Bethel A/G, Faith Christian, the CBC Team, Belding's, DeBerte's and all of the volunteers that are going to help make this a success.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Imagine waking up in the morning and being excited about your day. Imagine having relationships where you can be real, & honest about how you feel and what you are going through. Imagine living life with a greater purpose in mind then the mundane drudge of life. Imagine having strong friendships that add value to your life. Imagine not being stressed and overwhelmed.

It's so easy to focus on our past failures and disappointments. It's easy to focus on what isn't' going right or what we wish was better. How about focusing on what we want life to be like. What is your dream for your marriage? What is your dream for your work? What is your dream for your relationship with God? What is your dream for your friends?

Philippians 4:8 says one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise

Question of the day: Do you have a clear picture of how you want things to go in your life? If so, are you thinking about them.

Monday, June 15, 2009

What are they following?

Have you ever been following someone on the highway and realized you were following the wrong car? When you realize what is actually happening your heart just sinks. The person in the passenger seat says, "What's the matter." You hesitate to tell them the painful discovery.

Thought of the day: Is there anything in your life worth someone else following.

We all have areas of our lives we want to improve. We all have certain parts of our lives that we don't want others to follow. However, 1 Corinthians 4:16 says So I urge you to imitate me. Paul didn't hesitate or shy back from telling other people to follow his example. So many times we hear celebrities or well known leaders say, "don't look at me to be a role model."

It is my prayer that my life can be an example to others on this side of heaven. May your passion for Jesus and commitment to Him cause others to want to follow. May your servants heart and love for others cause others to reach out and build relationships with those who don't know Christ.

No, our lives will never be perfect. But remember, it's not about perfection but direction.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Church Planters School #3

Thought of the Day: If God created the world out of nothing, He can create something beautiful out of us.

Read Genesis 1-2 again but this time ready it slowly. God the master creator, the creative artist, the strategic designer, the steady worker, and thoughtful King made everything out of nothing. He wasn't limited by the current situation.

Psalm 127:1--Unless the Lord builds the house they labor in vain that build it.

God is the creator and designer of Wyandotte Family Church. He is going to take bring people together to love and serve and reach this amazing city. He will create, design, and work because that is His heart.

Question of the day: Are we trying to accomplish things in our own strength or His?

We live through His strength every day and in every way through prayer understanding that He is God and we are not. He is the One who makes it happen. He is the One who changes lives and destinies. He has us all in the palm of His hand.

teaching by Dave Williams

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Turning Stale

Church Planters School #2

Have you ever wondered why so many businessmen, pastors or priests start off on tract and on mission but get off tract off base and out of control? Have you ever wondered why so many people start off following Jesus but fade away? It's kind of like our favorite 2-liter; we open it up and watch the game however the next day it's lost it's fizz.

Thought of the Day: "Many are called but few are chosen." (Matthew 20:16 & 22:14)

God has called many great business men & women, doctors, CEO's pastors, missionaries and world changers but few ever accomplish it? The bridge from being called to chosen is "faithfulness" (Revelation 17:14)

It is far to easy to quit when the things get hard and go wrong. It's easy to give up when things start to become challenging. But those that are chosen and become successful have learned one thing...perseverance. NEVER GIVE UP. DO WHAT YOU ARE CALLED TO DO and stick with it.

Question of the day: What is hard and challenging in your life right now?

Determine not to quit!

teaching by Dave Williams

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Inside Out

Church Planters School #1

We are currently at Church Planters School in St. Petersburg, FL. We have had the privilege so far to sit under amazing and fruitful leaders who are living it in their own lives and ministries. Check back often this week to catch glimpses of what we are learning.

Thought of the day: Your inner kingdom always determines your outer kingdom.

Many of us find ourselves falling into the trap...other people always get the breaks, there is no way we can see growth here because of the economy, we don't have enough help etc. We find ourselves allowing our inner kingdom to be full of negative and destroying thoughts.

If you follow the children of Israel and the exodus out of Egypt you will see this principle. They were set free from slavery but as they traveled in the desert their inner kingdom never changed. What happened? Their inner kingdom determined their outer kingdom and they never left the wilderness. That generation never got to the promise land.

Question of the day: Are the thoughts and attitude in your life reflecting the destiny and future that God has for you?

Let's focus on God's promises and destiny for our lives. Let's focus and let our inner kingdom be renewed (Romans 12:1)

teaching by Dave Williams

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Journey

The first part of our mission is to encourage individuals and families on their faith journey. What is a journey? Webster's defines a journey as something suggesting travel or passage from one place to another, the journey from youth to maturity.

If you have ever been on a journey before you are well aware that a journey is often difficult. A journey often takes commitment, sacrifice, and team work.

When I think of journey I think of Lance Armstrong and his struggle with cancer. I think of his amazing determination, hard work and passion to cycle. I think of his record breaking 6 Tour De France titles. A journey is something that molds us and refines us. It makes us stronger.

The faith journey is a life-long commitment to follow Christ and to allow yourself to become more like Christ. The journey includes the good, the bad and the ugly in our daily lives.

The big question we face on a daily basis however is how do we help others start the faith journey? How do we reach others with the truth and love of Christ? I think D.L. Moody said it the best...

A man once testified in one of D.L. Moody's meetings that he had lived "on the Mount of Transfiguration" for five years. "How many souls did you lead to Christ last year?" Moody bluntly asked him. "Well," the man hesitated, "I don't know." "Have you saved any?" Moody persisted. "I don't know that I have," the man admitted. "Well," said Moody, "we don't want that kind of mountaintop experience. When a man gets up so high that he cannot reach down and save poor sinners, there is something wrong."

The answer of reaching this generation is through involvement and relationship. It’s easy to judge someone else from a distance. It’s easy to be critical of others actions and to look down on them. However, when we follow the example of Christ we see involvement and relationship creating an compassion in our hearts for others. It through relationship that other see Christ’s power & love is real.

Philippians 2:5-8— Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: 6Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!

If anyone had the right to be critical and judgemental of us it was God. If anyone had the right to get mad and leave us alone it was Him! He created us for relationship with Him and we turned our backs on Him. We are the ones who rejected Him! Yet, how did He breach the chasm between us. What was God’s way of reminding us of His love? He left His thrown in heaven and become nothing taking the very nature of a servant. Involvement and relationship!

So lets continue to build relationship, love and serve those around us. Let's watch God take us further along on our faith journey and lets help others start theirs. A journey is hard work but always worth reaching the destination.