This past summer I finished an incredible experience with my Leaders Collective cohort. We had just spent nine months focusing on the theme of resilient ministry and planting healthy churches. I’ll never forget our last full day as a cohort. The day started off with me honestly not being very excited. Throughout all of our … More The Day Alone
This past Sunday I got to preach at Missio Dei Church in Asheville, NC. Missio has been such an incredible encouragement to me and the rest of Coram Deo Church. They are playing a big roll in seeing us get off the ground and going. We’ve been blessed by their friendship and partnership. They invited … More Sermon – Part Nine: Do Not Steal
We are moving to Morganton, NC, in mid-2018 in order to be faithful to God’s call on our life to plant a new Christ-centered church for a city that we love. In 2011, we became part of Karis Church in Columbia to receive additional ministry training, and God kept us in Columbia longer than we … More Our Story – On to North Carolina
OUR PLACE Morganton, North Carolina is a small city of about 17,000 residents in the western part of the state. It is part of the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Area, which has a population of over 365,000 people. A survey of demographics studies highlighted Morganton as being: Diverse: Morganton is a diverse city in a multitude of … More Our Place – Morganton, NC
The name Coram Deo means presence of God or in the face of God. The idea of living in God’s presence encapsulates the Christian life. To live Coram Deo is to live one’s entire life in the presence of God, under the authority of God, to the glory of God. To live in God’s presence … More Our Name – Coram Deo
I have to start this by saying thank you. Thank you to all of those who have walked with us in these dark days. Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Thank you to those who have shouldered this burden with us. Too many suffer alone, that is … More What Now…
My wife – Hannah – and I were excited. We exchanged jokes and talked about parenting and how 6 months felt like an eternity and just around the corner at the same time. October 15th: our baby’s due date. We were going to be meeting our midwife for the first time. Hannah has trained to … More On Mourning
This past Sunday I preached on the fact that we have been included in God’s grace. You can listen here.
In this episode Billy introduces the concept of Good Creatures. Enjoy the pilot! … More Episode 1 – What’s In A Name?
This morning my wife and I rolled out of bed, half awake and groggy. We got in the car and headed out to see my brother and his family off as they head to Japan. It was a mixture of feelings. I sit here with so many tasks and I just can’t help but feel … More Sending Drew and Meg…