Gospel connectivity requires the “open door,” the door on my church, on my car, on my house and the one to my heart.Read More
When asked to design a new logo for Red Tree, I was both thrilled and intimidated. I had been hoping to contribute my design skills to the church I tied my heart to seven years ago, however, creating a logo is no easy task! Lots of careful thought and consideration went into producing the new logo.
At the start of my involvement, the elders had already chosen a tagline, "Life together with Jesus" and the name Red Tree had been established long ago. That provided two elements to base the logo on: community and the Cross. God placed two Scripture passages on my heart during this process:Read More
Several years ago, I belonged to a missional community downtown. One night during our weekly gathering, we were talking about the need to be intentional with our time, to make space for spending time with other people. My friend Amanda expressed something about myself that, to me, was a startling revelation.
“I know most of us go to work, and then we come home and eat dinner with our family, for those that are married or have kids, and maybe watch Netflix or do household related duties, and then we go to bed. And we repeat this most weeknights.” She paused and looked at me. “Maggie, you’re a big exception to that.”Read More
I’ve been sitting with the elders and the deacon candidates in many meetings, of late, and it occurs to me that every point of service to which the new deacons apply themselves is, ultimately, about love in action. While leaning into God in their decision-making process, our elders have discovered and asserted areas of great and specific need and have assigned workers to address those needs. In 1 John 3:18; we are called to take action where our love of Jesus, His Father and our church body are concerned. And, if we are functioning properly as a ministry team, our individual areas of service will show the love we claim to have for our church body, for our visitors and, ultimately, for Jesus.Read More
We last wrote about our adoption process at the very beginning, back in June. What a ride it’s been so far. We hit the ground running and completed our 10 hours of required training in the late night hours of the summer, which was a surprising joy to study and work together in this way. We felt a strong sense of purpose and unity on the mission.Read More