On December 24th 2017, I served my last Sunday at Austintown Community Church. I wasn't asked to leave by the church board or senior pastor or denomination, but I left because I felt called to serve my home community in a new and unique way and to be closer to family as well.  And while … Continue reading Seasons


pi·e·tism /ˈpīəˌtizəm/: pious sentiment, especially of an exaggerated or affected nature. (Thanks, Google!) The Evangelical Covenant Church voted in 1885 to band together as Mission Friends committed to the Word of God and committed to each other, through good and bad. It would be inaccurate, and perhaps a bit inerrant, to fail to highlight two themes … Continue reading Pietism